Pneumonia and Seizure Disorder Diagnosis and Documentation
This activity will discuss pneumonia and seizure disorder.
Pneumonia is one of the most common conditions encountered in clinical practice and is defined as inflammation of one or both lungs' parenchyma often caused by infections (e.g., bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites). Successful documentation requires a high level of specificity including clinical presentation, diagnostic testing, identifying type or cause and location of infiltrate or consolidation.
Epilepsy affects approximately 50 million people. A diagnosis of epilepsy can be made based on a clinical constellation of findings, in combination with imaging. It is important to differentiate between a first-time seizure and epilepsy. And it is especially important to document the epilepsy type and features appropriately.
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals interested in the care of individuals with pneumonia or seizure disorder (SD).
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define and understand types and causes of pneumonia.
- Describe the diagnostic approach to pneumonia.
- Understand pneumonia documentation best practices.
- Identify and document diagnostic criteria for SD.
- Recognize clinical and coding definitions of SD and epilepsy.
- Document clinical support for SD to the highest level of specificity.
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
Kelli Graziano, MD
Patricia Newman, NP
Associate Director, Clinical Quality
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The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit Designation Statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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