$25.00

i 1.40 Hours

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Northwest Hospital, Lifebridge Health in Randallstown, Maryland. Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC, CPHQ 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 (11 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.40HOURS


    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.


    Nurses will receive 1.4 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.40HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.4 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care

    1.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.40HOURS


    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.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.4 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60040
  • Hours:

    1.40
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-09-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify the three components common to all infectious diseases; Identify three organisms associated with nosocomial disease; List six of the factors associated with the emergence or resurgence and transmission of disease and one control measure for each
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; Respiratory Therapists; 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.