About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

Screening for Pneumonia

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no screening tests or screening guidelines available for pneumonia. Pneumonia is usually diagnosed when symptoms arise.

References

Pneumonia symptoms diagnosis and treatment. American Lung Association website. Available at: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/pneumonia/symptoms-diagnosis-and.html. Accessed October 3, 2012.

Pneumonia. National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pnu. Updated March 1, 2011. Accessed October 3, 2012.

Pneumonia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 27, 2012. Accessed October 3, 2012.

Pneumonia in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 27, 2012. Accessed October 3, 2012.

Primary Care Medicine. 4th ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2000.

Revision Information

Health Headlines
New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of HemophiliaView in a lightbox
Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid DelayedView in a lightbox
Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey FindsView in a lightbox
New York City Ebola Patient in Stable ConditionView in a lightbox
Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating EbolaView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices | Talks Your Health