Pediatric Respiratory Infections - RT60081

Pediatric Respiratory Infections

by Deborah S. Boroughs, MSN, RN and Joan A. Dougherty, RN, BSN, CPN, CSN
(4.7 / 2056 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (5.80 Contact Hr)

Price: $56.00
CE-PRO Price: $28.00


Children frequently develop respiratory infections. This course will inform clinicians about viral and bacterial respiratory infections that affect children so clinicians can recognize the diseases and provide the most effective care. This module will discuss respiratory syncytial virus, bronchiolitis, viral croup and associated croup syndromes, epiglottitis, pertussis, viral and nonviral pneumonia, and prevention of pneumonia in the pediatric age group.


The purpose of this pediatric respiratory infection continuing education course is to inform clinicians about viral and bacterial respiratory infections that affect children so that they will be able to recognize the diseases and provide the most effective care. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate among several pediatric respiratory infections
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of each respiratory infection
  • Discuss the methods used to make a definitive diagnosis for each respiratory infection
  • Explain clinical care for each respiratory infection
  • Identify infection control practices to prevent the nosocomial spread of respiratory infection
The Florida Board of Respiratory Care will not accept contact hours offered in tenth hour increments (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour (example: 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours, 1.4 contact hours becomes 1.0 contact hours). This course will be reported to CE Broker for FL Respiratory Care Practitioners Critical Care, Respiratory Care Practitioners Non-Critical Care, Registered Respiratory Therapists, and Certified Respiratory Therapists as 5.5 hours.

Approval Information
This CE course is approved for respiratory therapists from 1/10/2012 to 1/10/2014, 6/25/2014 to 6/25/2016; 5/15/2017 to 5/15/2019.
This program has been approved for 5.8 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 1/10/2012 to 1/10/2014; 6/25/2014 to 6/25/2016; and 5/15/2017 to 5/15/2019 .
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/10/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/16/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/15/2019

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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darryl j - modesto, CA  ·  Mar 19, 2019
very informative and I learned lots.
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Matthew L - Tucson, AZ  ·  Mar 16, 2019
This was very helpful in working with Peds
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Sabrina R - Plano, TX  ·  Mar 16, 2019
always good to have a refresher in peds since we don't see much peds here at MCP.
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Channa B - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Mar 16, 2019
We informative, I would definitely recommend this course.
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Lance B - Mckinney, TX  ·  Mar 15, 2019
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Price: $56.00
CE-PRO Price: $28.00