Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) - CMEZ747

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

A More Deadly Human Coronavirus Emerges

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
CMEZ747
(4.5 / 6 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a lethal pulmonary disease caused by a newly emerged coronavirus. The virus is transmitted to humans from dromedary (one-humped) camels and is not fully understood. It is believed to have originated in bats before it was transmitted to camels. Since human contact with bats is limited, evidence (serological and molecular) suggests that camels are the likely animal reservoir for MERS and the primary zoonotic source for human infection. MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. As of February 2016, there have been 1,638 lab confirmed cases of MERS with 587 deaths. The virus has been found in 26 countries.

Objectives:

The goal of this Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) program is to provide nurses, lab professionals, nurse practitioners and physicians with the information needed for the prompt identification and isolation of suspected MERS-CoV-infected patients to prevent the spread of infection in healthcare facilities. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain MERS-CoV infections and how they are transmitted to humans
  • Describe symptoms, complications and diagnosis of the virus
  • Provide recommendations for preventing the transmission of the virus in hospitals
  • Discuss how the members of the interprofessional healthcare team can stem the spread of MERS in the acute care setting both individually and collectively
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, lab professionals, and physicians.
 
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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 # 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.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 3/31/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2019

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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Vincent A - Middle Village, NY  ·  Dec 17, 2018
excellent info to be on the look out for a highly infectious disease from the middle east.
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William W - Oldsmar, FL  ·  Nov 27, 2018
important medical information
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