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Course Overview

Almost 4,100 cases of bacterial meningitis and 500 deaths from bacterial meningitis occurred annually in the U.S. between 2003 and 2007, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Members of the healthcare team must be able to recognize symptoms that could indicate meningitis to expedite testing and treatment. Clinicians also can advocate for preventive vaccination among appropriate age groups. Bacterial meningitis remains a dangerous foe. With knowledge of preventive measures (basic good hygiene, including droplet precautions and vaccination) and awareness of early symptoms, the impact of meningitis on children and young people can be greatly reduced. This course covers the incidence and causes of bacterial meningitis, its common symptoms and complications, prevention and treatment.

About the Course Author

Deborah C. Varnam, RN, MSN, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner at Varnam Family Wellness Center in Shallotte, N.C., and an independent legal nurse consultant. Deborah C. Varnam, RN, MSN, FNP-C has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Donna Cleary APRN, BC, AE-C, is a clinical instructor at the University of Texas‐Arlington and a certified clinical nurse specialist and asthma educator. She has 24 years of experience working with the respiratory population in a variety of roles, such as clinical nurse specialist, case manager, and educator. Donna Cleary, APRN, BC, AE-C has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Beth Wallace, MPH, CIC, is the manager of infection prevention at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Beth R. Wallace, MPH, CIC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN, is an author who has published books for young adults on hepatitis, malaria and skin cancer and lives in Sacramento, CA. Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Kim Strelczyk, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CIC, a healthcare consultant in the North Texas area, has worked in infection prevention and control for more than 20 years. Kim Strelczyk, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CIC 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 (2 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    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: 0513-0000-18-053-H01-P
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    1.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-0513-0000-18-053-H01-P
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-02-28
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the common symptoms associated with bacterial meningitis; Discuss the vaccines used to prevent bacterial meningitis; Identify the bacteria that cause most cases of bacterial meningitis in the U.S.
  • 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.
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