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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.

The goal of this course is to provide nurses, laboratory technologists, and pharmacy technicians with information about Legionnaires’ disease including epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management.

About the Course Author

Johnny earned his B.S. Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has earned certificates in Medication Therapy Management, Immunizations, and Asthma Therapy Management. He serves as Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Relias and has over 15 years of experience serving in areas of behavioral health including as a psychiatric consultant pharmacist and the pharmaceutical industry. He develops clinical analytic solutions and provides clinical considerations. He has served on the Executive Board of Directors for CMHCs and other medical organizations. He has also served as a cardiovascular consultant pharmacist, pharmacy manager, as an APPE preceptor, and on the college of pharmacy dean’s advisory council. Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. She has over 25 years of nursing experience, primarily in acute care and professional development. Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) 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 (8 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.75HOURS


    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 0.75 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.70HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 0.7 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    0.75HOURS

    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.


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  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    0.75HOURS


    Florida Board of Pharmacy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This module is approved for 0.75 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-LD
  • Hours:

    0.75
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the characteristics, pathophysiology and epidemiology of Legionella; Discuss treatment options for Legionnaires’ disease; Identify the preferred testing methods for diagnosis; Pharmacy LO: Describe the clinical presentation of Legionella infection; Pharmacy LO: Discuss preferred drugs used to treat Legionnaires' disease; Pharmacy LO: List the risk factors for Legionnaires' disease
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Characteristics
    History
    Pathophysiology
    Epidemiology
    Transmission of Legionnaires' Disease
    Causes
    Patient Presentation and Diagnosis
    Laboratory Studies
    Treatment
    Complications, Morbidity, and Mortality
    Prognosis and Prevention
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    ED Diagnosis
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Nurses; Pharmacy Technicians; 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.