Infectious Microbes and Disease - CMEZ60040

Infectious Microbes and Disease

General Principles

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC
CMEZ60040
(4.3 / 12 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Each year, Streptococcus pneumoniae  — a bacterium — is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. despite the availability of a vaccine. Until 2000, at least 40% of the 60,000 cases of invasive S. pneumoniae infection were resistant to at least one drug. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2012 Active Bacterial Core Surveillance Report estimated that 3,300 cases of invasive pneumococcal infections caused by S. pneumoniae were fatal. By 2015, case counts had decreased to 29,500, with 3,350 deaths. This course provides information about infections, antibiotic resistance, colonization, and breaking the chain of disease.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to broaden and update nurses’ and respiratory therapists’ knowledge of infectious disease causation and prevention. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the three components common to all infectious diseases
  • List six of the factors associated with the emergence or resurgence and transmission of disease and one control measure for each
  • Identify three organisms associated with nosocomial disease
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (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 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 5/15/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/27/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/27/2021

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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Philip Y - Palmer, MA  ·  Aug 11, 2018
I always reading about infectious disease articles and alwayslearn what is up to date and new inn the field.
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Kalliope S - Tarpon Springs, FL  ·  Jun 13, 2018
Overall it was a great course
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Evan E - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Jun 29, 2016
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ONLINE
Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50