Which patients with bacterial pneumonia must be stabilized before transfer?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Patients who are severely ill and those with signs of respiratory failure, sepsis, and/or neutropenia must be stabilized before transfer. Transfer, if needed, is safe for a patient in otherwise stable condition who is being admitted for antibiotic therapy and pulmonary toilet.


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