Ebola Virus Disease: Preparation and Prevention - SW60209

Ebola Virus Disease: Preparation and Prevention

An Interprofessional Perspective

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD and Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP and Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) and Oren Shtayermman, MSW, PhD and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
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This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (1.50 CE ClockHr)

Price: $13.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.50


Ebola is no longer a tropical disease that occurs only in isolated regions of Africa. It has crossed borders through highly populated areas and reached the U.S. Global efforts will be required to stop continued spread. As with other infectious diseases, prevention is the best defense. Healthcare professionals armed with evidence-based knowledge are crucial to this process and well suited to provide the best care possible to those who have been stricken with Ebola.


The goal of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based information about Ebola virus disease to guide detection of cases, prevent transmission of infection, and safely manage patients with the disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the clinical features of EVD
  • Explain the screening process for the identification of probable and possible cases of EVD
  • Identify appropriate isolation precautions to use to safely manage patients with EVD

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, laboratory professionals, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, social workers and speech language pathologists.
Social workers: 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.
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2017 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 general social work continuing education clock hours.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-Interactive
Course deliver format: Narrative with clinical vignette
Social Workers
Social Work Practice Levels: Intermediate
Author Information
Barbara Barzoloski-O’Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, is the infection control manager at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md. She is responsible for administering, coordinating, and monitoring all infection control functions of the hospital and serves as an educator and consultant with regards to infection control matters. Barzoloski-O'Connor also serves on other committees and is a liaison between the hospital and public health officials, and is responsible for serving as staff support to the Orthopedic and Pediatric Clinical Department Review Committees.
Dawn A. Demangone-Yoon, MD is a board certified emergency medicine physician in practice since 1996. She was involved in the development of an emergency medicine residency program and served for several years as an assistant program director. Demangone-Yoon also developed and directed an emergency medicine ultrasound program, and served as co-director of a medical student emergency medicine clinical clerkship. Demangone-Yoon has numerous publications and has presented on multiple emergency medicine topics. Demangone-Yoon joined OnCourse Learning in 2013 where she oversees CME as well as surgical technology content and development.
Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP is clinical associate professor, respiratory therapy, Ohio State University School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Columbus, Ohio. A registered respiratory therapist, she holds an EdD in Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration. Dunlevy has been an educator for 27 years and has published many articles in the field of respiratory therapy.
Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD, has created continuing education programs since 1984. She founded Nutrition Dimension, Inc., and is a former hospital chief clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in the WIC program. She has written, edited, and presented numerous continuing education seminars and distance learning courses, and has lectured before international, national, state and local groups of medical, fitness and nutrition professionals.

Olive Peart is radiography educator, an established lecturer, and a writer. She gives lectures on mammography and other radiography-related topics at seminars throughout the United States and Canada and her articles appear regularly in radiological journals and news magazines. Peart writes regular technical query columns for Radiologic Technology - Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologist. She is certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and is a member of the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the Authors Guild of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).
Oren Shtayermman, MSW, PhD, clinical editor, social work for OnCourse Learning, is associate professor at the BSW program at Eastern CT State University and the field coordinator.  Shtayermman’s research focuses on mental health issues among adolescents and young adults, autism spectrum disorders & comorbid disorders, and the impact autism spectrum disorders has on family members.  Shtayermman has consistently been involved in research examining disabilities and their impact on individuals and their environment. 

Catherine J. Swift, MT, ASCP is clinical laboratory technology editor for OnCourse Learning. She has experience working in hospital laboratories and research experience in microbiology and clinical research trials, involving patients and various drug therapy for osteoporosis, endometriosis, and bone density.
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
Jurisdictional Requirements
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here.
Accommodations for Disabilities
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
Grievance Procedure
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of members of the Provider Unit Planning Committee and continuing education division.
While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee or designated staff within 5 working days.
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919

Course Originally Released on: 11/6/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/16/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/16/2020

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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This course was very informative. I would recommend this course this course to a friend or colleague.
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Sandra F - Loveland, OH  ·  Apr 30, 2018
5 yes this information was interesting, educational and useful
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Lori B - Topeka, KS  ·  Apr 24, 2018
Very informative course
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Lynn B - Junction City, KS  ·  Mar 09, 2018
Learned a lot in the course, informative and relevant todays society
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Katie J - Cottage Grove, MN  ·  Feb 28, 2018
Challenging course, but really good info to know. would like to learn more about this topic.
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