Attn CQI Nurses - Need Info on Pneumonia - ATBx - Timeline In ER

  1. Hi There,

    I am in a Masters program and currently in a statistics class. Anyways, I am writing a paper on the treatment of patients diagnosed with pneumonia in the ER and the standard of care of giving antibiotic therapy within 4 hours.

    I know that is improves patient outcomes with decreased length of stay & etc - However, I am experiencing "writers block" and wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction related to this subject......Especially - info related to the time constraint of giving an antibiotic within 4 hours after arriving in the emergency room.

    It has been 15 years since I had a stats class and this is just not coming back to me.......grrrrrr

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  3. by   suebird3
    Have you also checked out our ER Forum at: ?

  4. by   CseMgr1
    Below is a link to JCAHO's standards for hospital care of Pneumonia, which may be helpful: