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The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to understand effective care components and considerations for people with pneumonia.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Name three (3) predisposing factors to pneumonia.
  2. List four (4) clinical symptoms of pneumonia.
  3. Identify four (4) complications associated with

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about pneumonia by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy


Debbie Flippin, RN, MBA

Debbie has over 40 years of nursing experience
specializing in end-of-life care, and chronic diseases. She has developed and implemented disease management programs for patients with chronic and life limiting conditions. Debbie has served in various positions within Home Health and Hospice, including case manager, team leader, Director of Professional Services, VP of Compliance and Regulation and Director of Accreditation. Debbie has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care, homecare and hospice offices, hospice inpatient unit, accreditation program and pediatric oncology. Debbie is committed to educating clinicians in chronic and end-of-life care and patient advocacy.

Pneumonia - Healthcare Academy
Healthcare Academy



Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that causes mild to severe illness in all populations but can be fatal for the older adult. Nurses play an important role in improving outcomes and preventing rehospitalization with attention to changes in condition that can lead to early identification and treatment.

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