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Course Overview

Members of the healthcare team must be able to recognize symptoms of bacterial meningitis to expedite testing and treatment, and advocate for preventive vaccination among appropriate age groups. With knowledge of preventive measures and awareness of early symptoms, the impact of meningitis can be greatly reduced.

The goal of this course is to educate clinical laboratory technicians, nurses, and pharmacists about the causes, symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment of bacterial meningitis. 
 

About the Course Author

Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff and charge nurse; Director of School Health Services/school nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection control practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist; and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University.  Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    0.50HOURS


    Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    0.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-053-H04-P
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

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    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

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    Florida Board of Pharmacy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This module is approved for 0.5 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-BM
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define meningitis and identify meningitis classifications.; Identify treatment and prevention strategies for bacterial meningitis and associated complications.; List common causes, symptoms, and complications of bacterial meningitis.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Bacterial Meningitis
    Andy
    Caution and Opportunity
    What is Meningitis?
    Meningitis Classifications
    Pathophysiology of Meningitis
    Meningitis and Sepsis
    Common Causes of Bacterial Meningitis
    Symptoms
    Diagnosis
    Monitoring
    Infection control
    Treatment
    Prevention
    Spreading the Word
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Susan
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
     
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Nurses; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.