Ebola Virus: A Deadly Infectious Cause of Acute Hemorrhagic Fever - 0513-0000-14-158-H01-P

Ebola Virus: A Deadly Infectious Cause of Acute Hemorrhagic Fever

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.7 / 88 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


The Ebola virus is one of at least 30 known viruses that can cause acute hemorrhagic fever. Although the viruses known to cause viral hemorrhagic fever have a diverse structural and genetic background, they all have a distinct lipid envelope, and are RNA viruses. The majority of these viral infections are highly lethal and no specific treatments are available. The Ebola virus has no racial or sex predilection; no one is immune from this infection. The treatment of Ebola virus infection rests on supportive therapy. This includes aggressive fluid hydration, replacement of electrolytes and nutrition. The patient must be isolated, and universal precautions must be practiced. All body fluids should be handled with extreme care. Patients who die should be buried as quickly as possible with minimal body contact.


The goal of this Ebola virus continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, laboratory professionals, and EMTs and paramedics with accurate information about the Ebola virus, including its epidemiology, presentation and treatment. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology, presentation and diagnosis of Ebola virus infection
  • Discuss the management of patients with viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus
  • List the role of passive immunity and vaccination for treatment of Ebola virus infection

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, laboratory professionals and EMTs and paramedics.
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com/ and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 04/30/2014; Planned Expiration Date: 04/30/2017

Course Originally Released on: 11/25/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/21/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/30/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Anne M - League City, TX  ·  Jun 02, 2016
great course with very good information
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Juanita F - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Feb 20, 2016
great information for everyone's overall precautions for the Ebola virus and understanding of it's existence.
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Anis M - SUGAR LAND, TX  ·  Aug 30, 2015
Excellent informatinon
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Tisha W - MISSOURI CITY, TX  ·  Jun 24, 2015
rate is a 5. informative for current happenings
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Jilene W - Mesa, AZ  ·  Dec 30, 2014
A good general overview of ebola. I learned several important things
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Price: $15.00
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