How to Treat Aspiration Pneumonia?



Medical Treatment:
Antimicrobial therapy
Continue therapy until sepsis has no characteristics.
  • Penicillin G, IV, 2 million units 6 hours a day.
PLUS
  • Oral, metronidazole 400 mg 8 hours per hour.
If you live with nosocomial infection or nursing home:
ADD
  • Amikacin 15 mg / kg five days daily.
Follow with:
  • Amoxicillin, oral, 500 mg 8 hours.
PLUS
  • Oral, metronidazole 400 mg 8 hours per hour.
Penicillin allergy:
  • Clindamycin IV, 600 mg 8 hours per hour.

When to refer:
  • Facemask oxygen non- responsive hypoxaemia.
  • Suspected aspiration of a foreign body.
  • Suspected pneumonia of chemical aspiration.
  • Unresolved pneumonia.

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