Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia - 0513-0000-16-078-H02-T

Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia

A Common Opportunistic Infection in HIV Patients

by Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, BCPS
0513-0000-16-078-H02-T
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, it is still commonly abbreviated as PCP. Before the 1980s, there were less than 100 cases of PCP reported annually in the United States; by the end of that decade, well over 100,000 cases of PCP were reported. The occurrence of PCP has significantly decreased with the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and prophylaxis. Despite this, PCP still remains the most frequent opportunistic lung infection in patients with HIV. If PCP is suspected, empirical treatment should begin immediately as mortality is almost 100% if untreated.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to educate pharmacists, physicians, and health educators about the clinical presentation, extrapulmonary manifestations, and treatment/prophylaxis of PCP. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe some signs and symptoms of PCP infection in a patient with HIV
  • Identify the most commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of PCP infection and the recommended dose
  • List at least 2 alternative drug regimens used for treating PCP
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, physicians, and health educators.
 
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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: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/30/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/6/2019

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TAMMY H - overland park , KS  ·  Oct 22, 2017
It was a interesting study
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Elisabeth B - Peculiar, MO  ·  Sep 13, 2017
it was interesting my father died of pneumonia and even though it wasn't this kind I learned a little about treatment
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edgard d - miramar, FL  ·  Dec 28, 2016
this course very knoledgeable
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Barbara M - Tampa, FL  ·  Dec 22, 2016
This is a very interesting course
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