Test Your Knowledge of Managing Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Urgent Care (Postscript 1 of 2)

Evidence-Based Urgent Care Postscript
Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnosis and Management in the Urgent Care Setting | January 2024

A vaccinated, well-appearing 2-year-old girl with upper respiratory infection symptoms for 1 day and fever to 38.3°C (101°F) presents to your urgent care. She is well-hydrated and has normal work of breathing on examination. You auscultate some transmitted upper airway sounds and scattered rales. You should:

  1. Refer the child to the emergency department.
  2. Give expectant guidance and return precautions before discharging the girl home with appropriate follow-up.
  3. Order a chest x-ray, laboratory studies, and a blood culture.
  4. Prescribe amoxicillin.

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