Nursing Care Plan – Community Acquired Pneumonia

Pneumonia is inflammation of the terminal airways and alveoli caused by acute infection by various agents. Pneumonia can be divided into three groups: community acquired, hospital or nursing home acquired (nosocomial), and pneumonia in an immunocompromised person. Causes include bacteria (Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella, Legionella). Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAD) is a disease in which individuals who have not recently been hospitalized develop an infection of the lungs. It is an acute inflammatory condition that’s result from aspiration of oropharyngeal secretions or stomach contents in the lungs.

Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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