• Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administration
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
(1 pharm hour)
Author(s): Eileen S. O'Neill, PhD, RN
Peer Reviewer(s): Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC
Item#: N1553
Contents: 1 Course Book (46 pages)
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Adult Acute Respiratory Infections, 2nd Edition

Price $21.95
Item # N1553
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PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with accreditation criteria, credit will not be awarded for completion of this course beyond 11/30/2017.

Expiration Date: November 30, 2017

People with airway infections account for most ambulatory healthcare visits in the United States, and pneumonia remains the sixth leading cause of death. As significant health problems, these conditions influence many situations, among them an individual’s ability to attend school, go to work, and maintain an enjoyable and productive quality of life. Healthcare professionals play a role in the detection and care of people with acute airway infections. Accurate and appropriate assessments, combined with a plan of care, are necessary to prevent transmission and complications. Healthcare professionals also need to advocate judicious use of antibiotics and educate patients on growing concerns regarding drug-resistant microorganisms.

This course provides an overview of current information concerning acute respiratory infections in adults. The course is intended for healthcare professionals who practice in acute care and ambulatory care settings. Regardless of the setting, clinicians are often asked for guidance regarding diagnosis and treatment of airway infections. Having current knowledge about respiratory infections is the only way to provide effective individual care to this large population.

California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 3 hours through April 10, 2019.

Course Objectives
  • Discuss common adult upper-respiratory infections.
  • Discuss acute infections of the lower respiratory tract in adults.
Eileen S. O’Neill, PhD, RN is Professor Emerita at the College of Nursing University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her specialty is adult pulmonary care. Dr. O’Neill’s research program centers on clinical decision making. She has been a co-investigator on several grants, most recently on a National Science Foundation grant to develop a point-of-care clinical decision support system to improve clinical decision-making and reduce errors. Dr. O’Neill has published in several leading nursing journals, focusing on the care of pulmonary patients and the role of technology in improving patient care and safety.
Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, is Associate Director for Curricular Affairs at the Institute for Biosecurity in the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She has been with the Institute since its inception in July 2000. She is a PhD nurse researcher with a background in infectious disease emergency preparedness. In addition, she is board certified in infection control and epidemiology. Her work experience includes research and clinical practice with HIV/AIDS patients and hospital infection control. Her research areas of focus include health care and public health professional disaster preparedness and surge capacity issues.
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