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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia. Certain people are more likely to get sick with pneumonia including adults 65 years of age or older; children younger than 5 years of age; people who have medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or asthma; and people who smoke cigarettes. This page contains pneumonia prevention resources and education for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

The following links are APIC resources on pneumonia for healthcare professionals.

Implementation guides and tools

Education & training

APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs. The following resources are educational opportunities related to pneumonia. Visit the Education & Certification page for more educational opportunities.

Prevention Strategist articles

The following links include articles on pneumonia prevention from APIC’s Prevention Strategist magazine.

AJIC articles

Search the American Journal of Infection Control website for more articles on pneumonia. To access these articles, you need to first login to the APIC website.

External resources

The following links are APIC and external resources on pneumonia for consumers.

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External resources