Zika: The Pandemic Threat
by Expert Reviewer: Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC; Expert Reviewer: Beth R. Wallace, MPH, CIC; Expert Reviewer: Ellen Turner, MD; Instructor: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP); Instructor: Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
Credentialed for: Social Work CEUs | ContinuingEducation.com

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Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Barbara BarzoloskiO'Connor 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. Barbara 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. Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Beth Wallace, MPH, CIC, is the manager of infection prevention at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Beth R. Wallace, MPH, CIC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Ellen Turner, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN, is an epidemiologist and a frequent contributor to OnCourse Learning continuing education courses. Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • American Association for Respiratory Care

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Approval #: 181444000 This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021. Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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
  • 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: T


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-0513-0000-16-188-H01-P
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-03
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-04
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how the interprofessional team can collaborate to promote improved outcomes and prevent 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; Identify the signs and symptoms of Zika virus infection; List the prevention measures for mosquitoborne illness
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Audiologists; Dietitians; entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; entry level Emergency Medical Personnel; Health Educators; Nurses; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; Physicians; Respiratory Therapists; 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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