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Adenovirus Infection in Pediatric Populations

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Adenovirus Infection in Pediatric Populations

Author: Beth Malley

Adenoviruses are not a nationally notifiable disease in the U.S. (not required to test or notify the CDC), and many outbreaks go undetected or unreported. An adenovirus infection can cause many illnesses in the pediatric population (5). In patients with weakened immune systems or with chronic medical diseases, certain care areas in addition to community members, especially the elderly, are at risk for severe complications, even death (2).  

Educating and empowering parents and children to engage in behaviors and develop habits that prevent the spread of an adenovirus infection is vital; as it can work toward decreasing the chance of serious infections, and outbreaks that can extend beyond pediatric patient care areas. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. What is an Adenovirus Infection?
    Associated Illness and Symptoms of an Adenovirus Infection
    Spread and Prevention  
  3. Diagnosis Testing and Complications 
  4. Treatment of Adenovirus Infection 
  5. Surveillance  
  6. Conclusion 
  7. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss adenoviruses in pediatric populations. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand adenovirus infections in pediatric populations. 
  2. Identify groups that are high risk for severe complications of adenovirus infections. 
  3. Describe prevention strategies and their importance. 
  4. Understand the diagnosis, testing, and treatment measures. 
  5. Recognize how to report outbreaks, and availability of CDC surveillance information.  

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course created on: June 04, 2021

Course Expires on: June 04, 2024

Course Offering: #79