The Pox Collection - CMEZ325

The Pox Collection

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC
(4.1 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


The last outbreak of smallpox in the United States occurred in 1949, and the last naturally occurring case of smallpox in the world occurred in Somalia in 1977 — 10 years after the World Health Organization started a worldwide campaign to eradicate the disease. Unfortunately, the lingering potential for the use of the smallpox virus in an act of terrorism makes it necessary for healthcare providers to keep current with the prevention, presentation, differential diagnosis, and containment of this serious communicable disease.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, EMTs and paramedics, laboratory professionals, and physicians an overview of pox diseases, including transmission, clinical presentation, and infection control precautions. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe identifying characteristics of smallpox, chickenpox, and monkeypox
  • List infection control methods for each illness and their rationale
  • Identify at least two potential contraindications to receiving the smallpox vaccine

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/18/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/3/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/3/2021

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.

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Dorothy A - Sharon Springs, NY  ·  Jan 05, 2019
Great photos and explanations of bifurcated needles was spot on
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caleb O - Roanoke, VA  ·  Feb 27, 2015
I really enjoyed it and will try and impliment this to fellow EMS personel
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50