This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:
- Identify the global health burden of meningococcal disease.
- Describe the modalities available for post-exposure chemoprophylaxis of meningococcal disease.
- Review the indications for meningococcal meningitis prophylaxis.
- Explain the features of Neisseria meningitidis as a disease and discuss the need for meningococcal prophylaxis.
Pharmacy Activity Type:
Disease/Drug Therapy Related
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- Authors: Katarzyna Łyczko
- Editors: Judith Borger
- Editors-In-Chief: Lauren M. CamaioneSadie Stone
Chief Medical Reviewer: Michael Rajnik
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Sandra Coleman
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Bernadette M. Makar
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Dorothy Caputo
- Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Mark V. Pellegrini
- Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Scott C. Dulebohn
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This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours for pharmacists.
FL Board of Pharmacy Tripartite, approval #20-608156.
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