Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia - CMEZ-PH78

Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia

A Common Opportunistic Infection in HIV Patients

by Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, BCPS
CMEZ-PH78
(4.7 / 85 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Summary:

The course will be discontinued on October 31, 2019. Please plan to finish the course by October 30th if you wish to earn credit for it.
 
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, it is still commonly abbreviated as PCP. Before the 1980s, there were less than 100 cases of PCP reported annually in the United States; by the end of that decade, well over 100,000 cases of PCP were reported. The occurrence of PCP has significantly decreased with the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and prophylaxis. Despite this, PCP still remains the most frequent opportunistic lung infection in patients with HIV. If PCP is suspected, empirical treatment should begin immediately as mortality is almost 100% if untreated.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to educate pharmacists, physicians, and health educators about the clinical presentation, extrapulmonary manifestations, and treatment/prophylaxis of PCP. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the epidemiology of PCP in patients with HIV
  • Describe the clinical presentation and means of diagnosis of PCP
  • List the drugs used for treatment and prophylaxis of PCP in patients with HIV
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, physicians, and health educators.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 4/23/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/30/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Mikhail B - BELLINGHAM, WA  ·  Jul 18, 2019
Video and audio please.
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Vincent A - Middle Village, NY  ·  Feb 19, 2019
A great wealth of information.
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Jacqueline S - West Milford, NJ  ·  Jan 14, 2019
short and very informative
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Edward V - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Jul 28, 2016
The course was brief and informative. I learned the basics of PCP and how to treat.
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Meredith H - Brooksville, FL  ·  Jul 07, 2016
I spent about 20 minutes on this topic. It was informative and clear.
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