Zika: The Pandemic Threat - RT746

Zika: The Pandemic Threat

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
RT746
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This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Zika, a mosquitoborne viral infection, is the most recent of four arboviruses (arthropodborne viral diseases) that have spread to the Western Hemisphere in the last 20 years. It follows the dengue virus, which became re-established in the 1990s after the failure of mosquito eradication programs; the West Nile virus that emerged in 1999; and chikungunya in 2013. Zika virus has been identified as a cause of congenital microcephaly, a potentially devastating birth defect in which babies are born with small heads and underdeveloped brains. The virus has also been linked to an increase in Guillain-Barrré syndrome, myelitis, and meningoencephalitis. This CE program will inform and heighten awareness of nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, lab professionals, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers about the emergence of Zika virus both in the U.S. and internationally.

Objectives:

The goal of this Zika virus continuing education program is to inform nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, lab professionals, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers about the emergence of Zika virus both in the U.S. and internationally. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Zika virus infection
  • Discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for pregnant women and testing of infants with possible congenital infection with Zika virus
  • List the prevention measures for mosquitoborne illness
  • Describe how the interprofessional team can collaborate to promote improved outcomes and prevent Zika virus infection
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, health educators, lab professionals, pharmacists, physicians, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
 
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. This course is approved from 4/15/2016 to 4/15/2018.
 
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/17/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/10/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/15/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Paul V - Artesia , CA  ·  Jan 20, 2017
it was a great and effective course.
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Leanne D - Sherman, TX  ·  Jan 20, 2017
Good information, well presented
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Maria B - Pea Ridge, AR  ·  Jan 20, 2017
It was very informative.
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ermin a - Carson, CA  ·  Jan 20, 2017
Very informative and easy to comprehend.
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Julee S - SLC, UT  ·  Jan 20, 2017
Very informative and interesting findings
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