Respiratory Infections in the Long Term Care Setting – 4.5 CEUs/contact hrs

(Nurses, CCM, CRC, and CDMS)



This course provides an advanced overview of Respiratory Infections in the Long Term Care Setting. By the end of this course, learners will be able to: identify some unique factors which may lead to the prevalence of respiratory infections in long term care facilities; describe the basic anatomy of the respiratory system; describe common diseases of the respiratory tract and predispose for respiratory infections; recognize common signs and symptoms of respiratory infections in long term care settings; recognize common types of respiratory infections in the long term care setting; identify consequences specific to respiratory infections to residents, healthcare workers, and society in general; and list some resources and tools to prevent the spread of respiratory infections in long term care facilities.

Course is approved for 4.5 continuing education units-CEUs-contact hours to the following professions:

  • Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN) (all states)
  • Critical Care RN (CCRN): meets the criteria for CCRN Synergy Continuing Education
    Recognition Point(s) (CERPS) in Category B
  • Certified Case Managers (CCM)
  • Certified Rehab Counselors (CRC)
  • Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)

Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.


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