Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Identification of Communicable Diseases in Children A. Meet Julie B. What Is a Communicable Disease? C. Common Types of Communicable Diseases D. Signs and Symptoms to Recognize E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Management of Communicable Diseases A. How Are Diseases Spread? B. Interacting with a Sick Child C. Educational Considerations D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Prevention of Communicable Diseases A. Health Maintenance Plans B. Immunizations and Prevention Methods C. Environmental Cleanliness D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations
This course was written by Marissa Lemley Brown, MSN, RN, CPN. Marissa began her nursing career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2001 as a staff nurse working with the acute care pediatric population. When Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was constructed as a freestanding facility in 2004, she transitioned to the Infant, Toddler, School Age Medicine and Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Over the course of 11 years, she has worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse educator, and clinical nursing instructor. Now as a member of the Nursing Education & Professional Development Team, Marissa works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist for the Children’s Hospital. Beginning her family’s 4th generation of nurses, Marissa received her degree from Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. She furthered her education through The University of Phoenix where she received a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education. Disclosure: Marissa Brown, MSN, RN, CPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.