Sinusitis is a common disorder characterized by inflammation of the lining of the paranasal sinuses. In most cases, inflammation of the nasal mucosa is also involved in rhinitis; the condition is referred to as rhinosinusitis. Acute sinusitis is defined as a viral or bacteriological infection of the sinuses that is less than four weeks in duration; sinusitis is also classified as subacute sinusitis, recurrent acute sinusitis, and chronic sinusitis. Antibiotic therapy for acute sinusitis requires clinical judgment, and antibiotics should not be routine for all patients because indiscriminate use can lead to bacterial resistance.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists and radiologic technologists with knowledge about the clinical aspects of managing patients with acute sinusitis. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment modalities for acute sinusitis
- Explain the antibiotic treatment selection criteria for bacterial sinusitis
- Describe the role of adjunctive treatments in the management of acute sinusitis
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and imaging and radiation therapists.
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), 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: 03/27/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 03/27/2020
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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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