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
|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.