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NUR179 - Pneumonia (1.5 HR)

Purpose: The certified medication aide will review and update her understanding of pneumonia as well as the care and treatment of patients with the disease. Objectives: 1. Understand the implications of pneumonia nationally and internationally; 2. Describe what pneumonia is and the progression of the disease; 3. Identify the symptoms of pneumococcal pneumonia and how it is diagnosed; 4. Explain the appropriate prevention, treatment and management techniques. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.5 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.5 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.