Enterovirus EV-D68 and EV71: Outbreaks Among Children - RT731

Enterovirus EV-D68 and EV71: Outbreaks Among Children

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
(4.7 / 334 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


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, physicians and respiratory therapists.
Respiratory therapists: 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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. 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.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 10/15/2015 to 10/15/2017, 4/1/2019 to 4/1/2020.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.

Course Originally Released on: 3/31/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/15/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/1/2020

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


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Emily S - Largo, FL  ·  Dec 06, 2019
very educational read.
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Nikki G - Fairfield, CA  ·  Dec 05, 2019
very interesting read.
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Christy M - mesa, AZ  ·  Dec 04, 2019
very interesting information, useful to my job
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Shannon B - Ontario, CA  ·  Nov 27, 2019
This course provided good information
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Sara M - CapeCoral, FL  ·  Nov 22, 2019
This course gives a better understanding of enteroviruses and how to treat them
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00