Acute Sinusitis - RAD79-17

Acute Sinusitis

by Sanchita Sen, PharmD
(4.5 / 173 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Sinusitis is a common disorder characterized by inflammation of the lining of the paranasal sinuses. In most cases, inflammation of the nasal mucosa is also involved in rhinitis; the condition is referred to as rhinosinusitis. Acute sinusitis is defined as a viral or bacteriological infection of the sinuses that is less than four weeks in duration; sinusitis is also classified as subacute sinusitis, recurrent acute sinusitis, and chronic sinusitis. Antibiotic therapy for acute sinusitis requires clinical judgment, and antibiotics should not be routine for all patients because indiscriminate use can lead to bacterial resistance. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists and radiologic technologists with knowledge about the clinical aspects of managing patients with acute sinusitis. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment modalities for acute sinusitis
  • Explain the antibiotic treatment selection criteria for bacterial sinusitis
  • Describe the role of adjunctive treatments in the management of acute sinusitis

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and imaging and radiation therapists.
Imaging and radiation therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 04/18/2018 to 05/01/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/26/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Allison C - Fort Worth, TX  ·  May 24, 2019
Good source of info about sinus
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Todd W - Plant City, FL  ·  May 24, 2019
good information on medications
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Kristin S - Ringgold, GA  ·  May 21, 2019
informational and helpful
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Julia K - Monticello, IA  ·  May 15, 2019
Interesting to see the differences between acute sinusitis vs URI and how to decide if antibiotics are warranted
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Rebecca L - Kingston Mines, IL  ·  May 15, 2019
great info. very informative
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50