Zika: The Pandemic Threat - CHES746

Zika: The Pandemic Threat

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.5 / 109 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, lab professionals, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, and respiratory therapists.
Health educators: 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.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 2/17/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2022

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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Beatriz M - MIAMI, FL  ·  Jan 07, 2018
great course and was very informative
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Erica L - Ogden, UT  ·  Sep 30, 2017
In depth presentation on Zika virus. Found educational and useful as a health care professional.
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Jasmine M - Greensboro`, NC  ·  Jan 30, 2017
This particular course is very informative
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Regan W - Keezletown, VA  ·  Jan 28, 2017
This was a very thorough and interesting course. I knew only basic information about zika prior to this course and I feel like I learned much more.
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Thomas M - Concord, VA  ·  Jan 25, 2017
everything you need to know about zika issue
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Price: $20.00
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