Vaccination for Pneumococcus, Shingles and Influenza
by Expert Reviewer: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer); Instructor: Esther Kim, PharmD; Instructor: Troy Kish, PharmD, BCPS

$44.00

i 3.00 CEH

Course Overview

Globally, Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia, sepsis, otitis media, and meningitis. Influenzavirus infection is one of the most common infectious disease in North America. Varicella (chickenpox) is caused by the varicella zoster virus, and following the initial infection during childhood, VZV becomes dormant in the spinal dorsal root ganglia. Reactivation of this virus results in herpes zoster (shingles). Prevention is the most effective strategy for these three global infectious disorders. Vaccines for all three organisms have proven effective and cost-efficient. Healthcare providers must understand the appropriate use, storage, and indications for these vaccines to ensure positive health outcomes for patients.

About the Course Author

Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, is the co-founder/senior executive at Boston Medical Publishing, eMedicine, and Pearlsreview. Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Esther Kim, PharmD is a Certified Cannabis Pharmacist with Cure Dispensary in Philadelphia, PA. Esther Kim, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Troy Kish, PharmD, BCPS, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Long Island University. He completed a PGY-2 residency in infectious diseases at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center where he continues to practice as a faculty member of LIU. He has worked on several continuing educational activities for various audiences and currently lectures on the topics of principles of infectious diseases and clinical oncology to pharmacy students. Troy Kish, PharmD, BCPS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    3.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CMEZ-PH124
  • Hours:

    3.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-07-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how pneumococcus, influenza, and herpes zoster are acquired and methods for prevention; Explain the pathophysiology of pneumococcus, influenza, and herpes zoster; List the different pneumococcal, influenza, and herpes zoster vaccines, and their indications, dosing, and adverse effects
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; Physicians; 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 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:

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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.
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