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Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Jodi Neuens, RN
Jodi Neuens, RN
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Launch date: 20 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 31 Mar 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory infections in infants and children. Most reported cases of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in the pediatric population can be attributed to RSV. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 100% of children in childcare contract the virus within the first two years of life. Infants who are born prematurely and/or suffer from a cardiac condition or have chronic lung disease have a higher likelihood of suffering severe or even life-threatening complications resulting from the viral infection. RSV can also pose a threat for adults who are immuno-compromised and/or suffer from chronic cardiac or pulmonary complications.

The Centers for Disease Control has a system to track outbreaks through the use of a laboratory based tracking device known as the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS). This surveillance system has the capability to report trends of RSV activity throughout the United States. Figure 1 below summarizes the percentages of RSV detection from the Northeastern, Southern, Midwestern and Western regions detailing from January 1999 to May 2002. Public health laboratories in 47 states report weekly to the CDC the number of RSV tests performed including the number of positive results for respiratory and enteric viral infections through antigen detection and virus isolation methods. Because RSV is so highly contagious and poses a threat to infants, children and persons who are immuno-compromised, NREVSS is a promising tool that may aid in alerting healthcare providers the approximate onsets of RSV outbreaks for a specific region.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss the impact of and pathophysiology of a respiratory syncytial virus infection.

2. Describe the transmission of respiratory syncytial virus, its clinical presentation, and prevention.

3. Discuss how to diagnose a respiratory syncytial virus infection and the various treatment options that are currently available.
Jodi Neuens, RN

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Jodi Neuens, RN
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Jodi L. Neuens, RN, BSN is currently a part of the adjunct faculty for Pediatrics at Maricopa Community College District in Arizona and is a resource nurse in Pediatrics, Neonatal ICU, and Pediatric ICU at Desert Samaritan Medical Center in Mesa Arizona, while she is completing her Masters Degree in Nursing (August 2002) through the University of Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona. She obtained her BSN at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

Her clinical background includes Neonatal ICU, Level II nursery, and couplet care. She has also taught community child-care classes for John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a member of the National Honor Society of Nursing and The Academy of Neonatal Nurses.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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