Pediatric Respiratory Infections - CMEZ60081

Pediatric Respiratory Infections

by Deborah S. Boroughs, MSN, RN and Joan McNichol Dougherty, BSN, RN, CPN, CSN
(4.7 / 67 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (5.00 Credits)
Physician (5.00 Credits)

Price: $51.00
CE-PRO Price: $25.50


Children frequently develop respiratory infections. This course will inform clinicians about viral and bacterial respiratory infections that affect children so clinicians can recognize the diseases and provide the most effective care. This module will discuss respiratory syncytial virus, bronchiolitis, viral croup and associated croup syndromes, epiglottitis, pertussis, viral and nonviral pneumonia, and prevention of pneumonia in the pediatric age group.


The purpose of this pediatric respiratory infection continuing education course is to inform clinicians about viral and bacterial respiratory infections that affect children so that they will be able to recognize the diseases and provide the most effective care. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate among several pediatric respiratory infections
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of each respiratory infection
  • Discuss the methods used to make a definitive diagnosis for each respiratory infection
  • Explain clinical care for each respiratory infection
  • Identify infection control practices to prevent the nosocomial spread of respiratory infection

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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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) 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.
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 5.0 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 5.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/25/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/16/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/16/2020

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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Eric M - Noth Hollywood, CA  ·  Sep 06, 2019
great review of information
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Kelly B - Moorpark, CA  ·  Jun 24, 2019
Great information! Thanks!
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Catherine C - Riverview, FL  ·  Mar 07, 2019
course was very informative and up to date
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Carolyn J - Cashmere, WA  ·  Mar 02, 2019
Excellent course. Very through for severe infections. No mention of the more common ones (common cold, tonsillitis) which would have been nice in terms of current recommendations and how relevant to the other infections and vaccinations.
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ajay s - pembroke pines , FL  ·  Jan 30, 2019
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Price: $51.00
CE-PRO Price: $25.50