Pulmonary Infections

Infectious Diseaes consultation should be considered for any patients who are immunocompromised or at risk for resistant pathogens


If the patient has any of the following characteristics, see the section for Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (HCAP).

  • Hospitalization for ≥2 days in the preceding 90 days

  • Residence in a skilled nursing facility or a long-term care facility

  • Family member/close contact with multidrug-resistant pathogen

  • Immunosuppressive disease and/or therapy

  • Home wound care

  • Home infusion therapy

  • Chronic hemodialysis

  • Antimicrobial therapy within prior 90 days