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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 March 23, 2017.
- 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.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.