Legionnaires’ Disease - 0513-0000-16-040-H01-T

Legionnaires’ Disease

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(4.5 / 0 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Legionnaires’ disease gained notoriety in July 1976, when an outbreak of a serious lung infection occurred among those attending the 58th annual convention of the American Legion at the Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia. Legionella is widely present in the natural environment, and Legionella pneumophila is well recognized as a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia. In 2008, there were 3,181 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reports indicate that prevalence of Legionella infections has increased during the past two decades. It is not known if this is due to better diagnostic techniques or changes in the environment.


The goal of this Legionnaires’ disease continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, health educators, dietitians, nurses and laboratory technologists with information about Legionnaires’ disease, its epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management. After reading the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the clinical presentation of legionella infection
  • List the risk factors for Legionnaires' disease
  • Discuss two types of drugs used to treat Legionnaires' disease

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, dietitians, health educators, and nurses.
Pharmacy techs: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 10/06/2016; Planned Expiration Date: 10/06/2019

Course Originally Released on: 4/10/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/8/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/6/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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EVELYN S - SAN JOSE, CA  ·  Apr 10, 2018
yes i will have to share this to my colleage
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JEANETTE F - Las Vegas , NV  ·  Apr 10, 2018
This was an informative course
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Theresa M - Tucson, AZ  ·  Apr 09, 2018
this is a good course to take
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KEYONNA M - Raymore, MO  ·  Apr 06, 2018
very helpful and interesting
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Luis C - chandler , AZ  ·  Apr 04, 2018
good course would recommend interesting read
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50