Tinea Capitis: A Common Superficial Fungal Infection in Children - JA0008057-0000-20-145-H01-T

Tinea Capitis: A Common Superficial Fungal Infection in Children

by Nicole Schroeder, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP and Daniella Krantz, CPhT, BS, MS
(4.6 / 13 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
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Tinea capitis, commonly known as ringworm of the scalp, is one of the most common superficial fungal infections in the world. Typically, it affects school-age children up to 10 to 12 years of age. Tinea capitis infections can be caused by several different dermatophytes, making the clinical presentation unique to the fungus species. Once the fungus species has been identified, it can be treated easily with oral antifungal agents. Education is important to prevent/reduce disease transmission to other individuals.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacy technicians with a complete and thorough overview of tinea capitis, including the information needed to identify, treat, and prevent tinea capitis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of tinea capitis.
  • Identify common medications used to treat tinea capitis.
  • Discuss methods for preventing a tinea capitis infection.
  • Identify materials pharmacy technicians can provide self-care patients.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacy technicians
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 Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 0.5 contact hours
Initial Release Date: 9/20/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

Course Originally Released on: 11/20/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2020

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.

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Timothy B - Waynesville, MO  ·  May 31, 2020
This course works well for me.
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Darius G - tampa, FL  ·  Apr 26, 2020
Good information to refresh on.
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John Mark F - Glendale, AZ  ·  Apr 14, 2020
Lists the pros and cons of certain medications for treating fungal scalp infections. Some are quicker than others but not as efficient in curing the symptoms. Goes in depth with not just treatment but the effects of each medication.
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Melita B - Beltsville, MD  ·  Jan 26, 2020
good information if a parent presents with their child so you know to refer them to the dr. for treatment.
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Ryan S - San Francisco, CA  ·  Jan 19, 2020
Nice, good, excellent.
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Price: $15.00
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