Acute Sinusitis - 0513-0000-17-079-H01-T

Acute Sinusitis

by Sanchita Sen, PharmD
(4.6 / 809 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


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 acute sinusitis continuing education program is to provide pharmacy technicians with knowledge about acute sinusitis. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify at least two prescription antibiotics commonly prescribed for the treatment of bacterial sinusitis by brand and generic name
  • List two examples of over-the-counter products a provider may recommend for controlling symptoms of acute sinusitis
  • Describe at least three adverse effects associated with antibiotic use for this condition

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and imaging and radiation therapists.
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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at 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: 03/27/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 03/27/2020

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/26/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/27/2020

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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JESSICA A - Independence, MO  ·  Sep 19, 2018
The course was very well written and informative. I would recommend to my coworkers.
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JOHN H - Olathe, KS  ·  Sep 17, 2018
Has a lot of information about sinus and treatments.
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Carla B - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Sep 16, 2018
this takes up too much time i think it should be eliminated
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Angelia S - Oakley, CA  ·  Sep 15, 2018
Useful info that I did not know before
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THERESA J - Kansas city, MO  ·  Sep 15, 2018
Great information to learn about
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Price: $15.00
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