Pediatric Currents: Managing Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

Program Date: 1 November 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about the prevalence and pathophysiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV); review prevention and treatment guidelines; and outline the clinician’s role in the management of infants with RSV.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the prevalence and pathophysiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).
  • Review prevention and treatment guidelines for RSV in the vulnerable infant population.
  • Outline the clinician’s role in the management of infants with RSV.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3070, 5000, 5070
  • Performance Indicators: 6.2.5, 8.1.5, 8.3.1
  • Media Format(s): PDF
  • Run Time: 60:00

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Michelle Doran, RN, MS

Doran is the Lead Nurse Planner and the Director of Nursing Continuing Education for Western Schools. Previously, she was the Maternal Child Health Program Manager for Humana Health Plan. Ms. Doran holds degrees from James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Regis College. She has held administrative leadership positions in pediatrics and maternal-child health in primary care, acute care, academic medical centers, pediatric rehabilitation and in the health plan industry.

Sandra L. Gardner, RN, MS

Gardner is a retired Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is the Director of Professional Outreach Consultation, a national and international consulting firm that plans, teaches and coordinates workshops on perinatal/neonatal/pediatric issues. Ms. Gardner is senior editor of the eighth edition of Merenstein and Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 2016, which won an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award. She also is co-editor of Legal Aspects of Maternal-Child Nursing Practice, 1997 and Care of the Well Newborn, 2016. Sandy is the former editor of NICU Currents and Pediatric Currents.
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