Legionnaires’ Disease - CHES658

Legionnaires’ Disease

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(4.5 / 17 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, health educators, dietitians, nurses and 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

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, dietitians, health educators, and nurses.
Health educators: 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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 4/10/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/8/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/31/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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EMILY M - algonquin, IL  ·  Apr 05, 2016
very informative, would recommend this course
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JANET W - BRANDON, MS  ·  Apr 20, 2013
This course was very imformative.
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Lindsay G - Taylor, TX  ·  Nov 25, 2012
good course would recommend course to a colleague
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00