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Pneumonia

The Pneumonia measure has 7 recommended treatments that must be achieved to be deemed successful.

Learn more about these steps and this quality measure by watching a brief video below from Baptist's Chief Medical Officer. The seven steps are also outlined at the bottom of this page. To view the quality measures of our hospitals, click here.

Pneumonia Process of Care Measures Brief Explanation

1. Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

Having enough oxygen in your blood is important to your health.

2. Percent of Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

A pneumonia (pneumococcal) shot can help prevent pneumonia in the future, even for patients who have been hospitalized for pneumonia.

3. Percent of Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics

A blood culture tells what kind of medicine will work best to treat your pneumonia.

4. Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling

Smoking is linked to pneumonia. Quitting may help prevent you from getting pneumonia again.

5. Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival

Timely use of antibiotics can improve the treatment of pneumonia caused by bacteria.

6. Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)

Antibiotics are medicines that treat infection, and each one is different. Hospitals should choose the antibiotics that best treat the infection type for each pneumonia patient.

7. Percent of Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination

An influenza shot can help prevent influenza in the future, even for patients who have been hospitalized for pneumonia.

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