CME Online: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection – diagnosis and treatment

CME Online: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection – diagnosis and treatment - article image

31 May, 2023

A new CME module, focusing on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, is now available on the ERS Respiratory Channel.

This module is directed by Prof. Thea Kølsen Fischer and co-directed by Dr Shamez Ladhani and Dr Lieke de Vrankrijkerr, who will help guide participants through the session.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a viral infection that is common world-wide, most prevalent in the coldest months of the year. RSV is the most common cause of severe lower respiratory tract infections among young children. However, recent studies have documented that RSV also poses a considerable health threat to adults, particularly to the elderly with a chronic obstructive lung disease and/or an impaired immune system. As RSV in children and adult patients is often underdiagnosed and sometimes treated ineffectively, the symptoms should be identified, and correct diagnostics and clinical management performed.

After having fully completed this module, participants will gain the knowledge to be able to:

  • Recognise the most common RSV symptoms in children and adults with severe RSV disease
  • Understand and identify the risks for severe cases of RSV disease in a child and an adult patient
  • Choose correct diagnostic for detection of RSV RNA and treatment of children as adult patients with confirmed severe RSV infection

This module is designed for paediatric specialists, pulmonary specialists, infectious disease specialists, healthcare professionals in general, general practitioners, clinical researchers and public health experts.

Take the module and collect a CME credit:

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