ERS Online Course on Pneumonia - April 10 to June 5, 2007

Target audience
  • clinicians
  • pneumologists
  • infectivologists
  • general practitioners involved in lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI)
  • research fellows and training specialists interested in updating their knowledge regarding the management of pneumonia
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Educational aims

The aim of this web-based course is to update the participants on current advances in knowledge regarding the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • evaluate the severity of the syndrome and decide the appropriate site of cure
  • understand the correct methodological approach to the microbiologic diagnosis of pneumonia
  • understand the value and the limits of current therapeutic indications and  evaluate risk factors for specific infections and antibiotic resistance
  • understand the approach to severe pneumonia, oxygen therapy and non-invasive mechanical ventilation
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 [+]  CME test or case report Definition and risk factors
W. Boersma (Alkmaar, the Netherlands)
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 [+]  Slide presentation CME test or case report Epidemiology
R. Menendez (Valencia, Spain)
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Diagnostic and therapeutic management in primary care
T. Verheij (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Multimedia files Pneumonia management in primary care: criteria for hospitalisation
R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy)
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 [+]  Multimedia files Clinical presentation
A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain)
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 [+]  Multimedia files Slide presentation Diagnostic work up
F. Blasi (Milano, Italy)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Multimedia files Antibiotic empirical treatment
M. Woodhead (Manchester, UK)
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 [+]  Multimedia files Criteria for patient isolation and assessment of severity
T. Bauer (Berlin, Germany)
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 [+]  Multimedia files 10 Non-antibiotic treatment: oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation
Stefano Nava (Pavia, Italy)
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