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 healthcare providers about the emergence of Zika virus both in the U.S. and internationally.
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.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Physicians will receive 1.00 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Florida Board of Respiratory Care (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners - Clinical Laboratory Personnel (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Staff Writer: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
Connie Chettle is a retired epidemiologist and contributor to Relias continuing education courses. She has worked as a nurse expert witness on fungal infection, responsible for all infection control functions for prevention of nosocomial infections in patients, staff and visitors. She was also responsible for employee health reviews, immunizations, triage for injured workers, workers compensation injury and case management for 2100 plus employees.Disclosure: Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN 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. Disclosure: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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