Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases - CMEZ787

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
(4.5 / 12 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Tick populations are increasing in the United States and their geographic ranges are expanding, largely due to climate change. Since ticks are responsible for nearly 95% of annually reported vector-borne diseases, this increase represents a new and severe public health concern.  In the U.S., ticks are responsible for transmitting a greater variety of viral, bacterial, and protozoan diseases than any other blood-feeding arthropod. In addition, in some people, tick bites can cause allergic reactions to red meat and possibly milk and other dairy products. This CE course presents information on eight of the most common tickborne illnesses.


The goal of this continuing education course is to provide clinicians with information on the increasing incidence of tickborne diseases in the United States. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe basic tick biology and tick behavior.
  • Identify the most common diseases transmitted by ticks.
  • Describe the geographic areas where tick-borne diseases are most likely to occur.
  • Explain prevention and control methods to prevent exposure to tick-borne diseases.
  • Discuss how the healthcare team should collaborate in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating tick-borne diseases.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and physicians.
Physicians: 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.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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.
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: 10/7/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/7/2022

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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Leila P - Hyde Prak, NY  ·  Dec 19, 2019
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Hannah J - Minneapolis, MN  ·  Nov 21, 2019
Good information regarding tick-borne illnesses
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Susan N - marietta, GA  ·  Oct 30, 2019
Very good information
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Betty H - Cumming, GA  ·  Oct 30, 2019
Would have like a little more in depth explanations about the diseases the ticks cause.
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Dorothy S - St.Charles , MN  ·  Oct 15, 2019
Amazing how lethal these ticks could be . Very Interesting topic
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50