Legionnaires’ Disease - 249-658-17

Legionnaires’ Disease

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.6 / 312 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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 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 characteristics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of Legionella
  • List the risk factors for Legionnaires’ disease
  • Discuss treatment options for Legionnaires’ disease
  • Discuss safe procedures for testing,
  • Discuss preferred testing methods for diagnosis
Level of Instruction: Basic

Approval Information
This course is intended for laboratory professionals.
OnCourse Learning is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).
249-658-17 "Legionnaires’ Disease" is approved 05/03/2017 to 05/31/2019.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/10/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/30/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/31/2019

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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John Mark V - Chino, CA  ·  Apr 16, 2019
Good informational source and easy to understand
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Patria B - Vacaville, CA  ·  Apr 15, 2019
very accessible and handy
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Reyla F - PFLGUERVILLE, TX  ·  Apr 12, 2019
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Tiffany M - Greeley, CO  ·  Apr 11, 2019
Very informational. However, the reading didn't cover the questions asked in the quiz, but the questions were good questions to be asked.
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Jasmeet M - Richmond, CA  ·  Apr 11, 2019
This course was interesting, some points were a little ambiguous and some overly stressed.
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Price: $10.00
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