Zika: The Pandemic Threat - 384-746-19

Zika: The Pandemic Threat

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.8 / 154 ratings )

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

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Zika, a mosquito-borne viral infection, is the most recent of four arboviruses (arthropod-borne viral diseases) that have spread to the Western Hemisphere in the last 20 years. It follows the dengue virus, which became re-established in the 1990s after the failure of mosquito eradication programs; the West Nile virus that emerged in 1999; and chikungunya in 2013. Zika virus is a neurotropic virus. It has been identified as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome (CZS), which includes microcephaly and other congenital abnormalities (decreased brain tissue, eye abnormalities, joint contractures, and hypertonia) in the fetus. In adults, the virus can trigger Guillain-Barré syndrome and other neurological diseases. This continuing education program will inform and heighten awareness of nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, lab professionals, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers about the emergence of Zika virus both in the U.S. and internationally.


The goal of this Zika virus continuing education program is to inform nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, lab professionals, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers about the emergence of Zika virus both in the U.S. and internationally. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Zika virus infection
  • Discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for pregnant women and testing of infants with possible congenital infection with Zika virus
  • List the prevention measures for mosquito-borne illness
  • Describe how the interprofessional team can collaborate to promote improved outcomes and prevent Zika virus infection
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, laboratory professionals, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, and respiratory therapists.
Laboratory professionals: 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. 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.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-746-19 "Zika: The Pandemic Threat" is approved 07/16/2019 to 07/31//2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/17/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Albert P - Chino Hills, CA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
I would strongly recommend this review material to al the health care. Workers. It is a very helpful review material for everyone in the health care field
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Juan Z - Glendale, AZ  ·  Apr 05, 2020
Information was very educational and interesting. It was somewhat relevant in my patient care experience.
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Ariana C - Glendale, AZ  ·  Apr 03, 2020
The reading was easy to follow, and the questions weren't very hard if you pay attention to what you read
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Christopher C - Santa Clara, CA  ·  Apr 01, 2020
I learned a lot about this new threat, thanks
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Zachary D - Chandler, AZ  ·  Apr 01, 2020
Good topic about zika
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Price: $10.00
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