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Course Overview

Legionnaires‘ disease gained notoriety in July 1976, when an outbreak of a serious lung infection occurred among those attending the 58th annual convention of the American Legion at the Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia. Legionella is widely present in the natural environment, and Legionella pneumophila is well recognized as a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia. In 2008, there were 3,181 cases of Legionnaires‘ disease reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reports indicate that prevalence of Legionella infections has increased during the past two decades. It is not known if this is due to better diagnostic techniques or changes in the environment.

About the Course Author

Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD, RPh, is critical care clinical pharmacist at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, N.J. Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD, RPh has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Susanne Morgan graduated with a PharmD, and later in her career a MS in library and information science. She has been researching and writing educational materials for health care professionals for over 12 years. More recently she has been a part of quality control for a pharma and nutritional supplement company. In this role she has worn many hats, from formulating new topical cosmetics and drugs to investigating and closing adverse events. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her four children.

Susanne Morgan, PharmD, MSLIS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD, is a physician who holds a PhD in pharmacy. Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-0513-0000-16-040-H01-P
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the characteristics, pathophysiology and epidemiology of Legionella; Discuss treatment options for Legionnaires’ disease; List the risk factors for Legionnaires’ disease
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Health Educators; Nurses; Pharmacists; 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.
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    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:

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  • 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.