Pneumonia is a clinical diagnosis that should take into consideration the history of present illness, physical exam findings, adjunct testing, and imaging modalities. Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children younger than the age of 5 years. The aetiology of pneumonia in the pediatric population can be classified by age-specific versus pathogen-specific organisms. In many cases, complaints associated with pneumonia are nonspecific, including cough, fever, tachypnea, and difficulty breathing. This module aims to help the review important clues to the diagnosis, identify risk factors requiring admission and update your knowledge on new investigative and treatment options available.
Upon viewing the video and completing the quiz in this course, you will be given 1 CPD point, that will be credited instantly in your MMA CPD account.