Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases - JA0008057-0000-20-270-H01-T

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
(4.9 / 23 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

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.
Pharmacy technicians: 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 Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 10/29/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

Course Originally Released on: 10/7/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2020

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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GREGORY L - Lanesville, IN  ·  Mar 09, 2020
it is good to know about these since i do hike
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Julie K - Vanoouver, WA  ·  Mar 08, 2020
wow this was very informative
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Gordana G - CROWLEY, TX  ·  Feb 24, 2020
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Christina A - Brentwood, CA  ·  Feb 23, 2020
I learned some new things in this course
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Sherry G - Las Vegas, NV  ·  Feb 20, 2020
It provides a lot of information that is needed.
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Price: $15.00
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