Enterovirus EV-D68 and EV71: Outbreaks Among Children - CMEZ731

Enterovirus EV-D68 and EV71: Outbreaks Among Children

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
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This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


In mid-August 2014, hundreds of children nationwide were hospitalized with a rapidly spreading, severe respiratory disease called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). This virus can cause breathing difficulty and exacerbate wheezing and hypoxia, especially in children with a history of asthma or some type of reactive airway disease. The evidence also supports a causal relationship between EV-D68 and an acute neurological illness characterized by paralysis and cranial nerve dysfunction (including double vision, facial droop, and swallowing and speaking difficulty). This module provides nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists with the most current information on two enterovirus outbreaks, EV-D68 and EV71.


The goal of this course is to provide nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists with the most current information on two enterovirus outbreaks, EV-D68 and EV71. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the risk factors, symptoms, and routes of transmission for EV-D68 and EV71
  • Discuss the association between asthma and an increased risk of severe respiratory illness with EV-D68
  • Describe infection control practices that can reduce outbreaks of EV-D68 and EV71

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, ARNP/ARPNs, physicians and respiratory therapists.
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: 3/31/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/15/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/15/2022

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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50