The ABCs of Infectious Disease: From Anthrax to Zika
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The purpose of this course is for health professionals to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to respond, contain, and protect themselves and their patients from an infectious disease outbreak. The goal is to prepare health professionals to face adverse events. It will provide participants a basic understanding of epidemiological principles, including the chain of infection and levels of disease. Emphasize is put on the importance of disease surveillance systems as detection mechanisms, as well as review the history of syndromic surveillance and its applicability to the current infectious disease environment. Click here
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Update: The course has been expanded to include information on the Zika virus and parasitic infections.
Upon completion of this activity, attendees will have received information that should allow them to:
Who Should Attend:
- Reduce the risk for transmission of infectious pathogens to patients, healthcare and clinical workers;
- Increase awareness on the chain of infection in the healthcare setting;
- Improve level of preparedness for an infectious disease occurrence in the clinical and health care setting.
Health professionals and individuals working in a healthcare facility who have direct patient contact and are essential to admitting patients, caring for patients, and preventing further spread of an infectious disease.
CNE Contact Hours
This activity is provider approved for 7.2 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education by Workplace Nurses, LLC. Workplace Nurses, LLC, is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13654.