West Nile Virus: An Update
by Instructor: Brittani Zurek, PharmD
Credentialed for: Pharmacy CE | ContinuingEducation.com

$15.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

West Nile virus (WNV) has been present in the United States for almost 20 years. Since its introduction, it has been responsible for two nationwide epidemics and has infected thousands of people. WNV is primarily transmitted via the bite of an infected mosquito. Humans and horses can become infected with WNV and experience mild to severe disease. However, both humans and horses are considered dead-end hosts because they do not transmit the disease to other mosquitoes or animals. Although there are currently licensed vaccines for horses, there is no WNV vaccine for human use. Additionally, there is no treatment for WNV other than supportive care. Identifying cases of WNV infection can also be difficult because it shares clinical symptoms similar to those of other flaviviruses. In patients who recover from WNV infection, monitoring is required for years after infection because neurological sequelae can persist. Surveillance programs monitor for signs of WNV in the community, confirmed cases of WNV infection in humans and animals, and positive tests for WNV in donated blood. The interprofessional (IP) healthcare team plays an integral role in limiting WNV transmission by participating in surveillance programs and educating patients about preventive strategies to avoid mosquito bites. Preventive strategies to avoid WNV transmission include wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, using insect repellant, eliminating sources of standing water, and ensuring that screens protect open windows and doors. Through the use of education and surveillance programs, the IP healthcare team can proactively limit the spread of WNV and prevent future epidemics.

About the Course Author

Brittani Zurek, PharmD, is a pharmacist and medical writer who graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. Brittani Zurek, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (19 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-734748
  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel CE Provider #: 50-290 Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    1.00HOURS

    ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification as well as licensure states, including California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and license renewal. Relias is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In 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.


    Type Activity: Knowledge Target Audience Designation: P
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 1.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.00HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio CE Provider #: 50-290
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PHARM48CE504
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-02-19
  • Learning Objectives:

    Apply knowledge of WNV and its management to patient cases as an IP healthcare team member.; Describe methods to confirm WNV infection.; Identify symptoms and possible complications of WNV infection.; List surveillance strategies and preventive methods to limit WNV transmission.; Review the epidemiology of West Nile virus (WNV) and its methods of transmission.; Review treatment options for WNV infection.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Health Educators; Nurses; Pharmacists; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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