measles1 (1)

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

Measles (Rubeola) is an infectious virus that affects predominantly children. It can have affect many systems leading to life-threatening pneumonia and/or encephalitis. Many healthcare practitioners are inexperienced the disease as it was rare in the U.S. prior to the current anti-vaccination movement. In this course we will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Measles. We will discuss strategies used to educate families so that they may make an educated vaccination decision.

Course outline:

  1. Purpose
  2. The History of Measles
  3. Enter the Measles Vaccine
  4. Signs and Symptoms of Measles
  5. Diagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  8. Treatment
  9. Measles Spread
  10. Parent Education and Shared Decision Making
  11. The Anti-Vaccination Movement and Public Health Implications
  12. Recent News
  13. Summary
  14. References (Bibliography)

Accreditation statement: Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

More course information

In this course we will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Measles, along with education strategies. It will take the average learner 75 minutes to complete.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe how to recognize, diagnose, and treat measles.
  2. Identify factors that prevent the spread of a measles epidemic.
  3. Examine strategies that healthcare workers can use to educate patients.
  4. Discuss the concerns surrounding the anti-vaccination movement and public health implication

Target audience: 

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for completion:

1.) Enrollment in the course by the learner

2.) Read and learn all course materials

3.) Complete the course evaluation

4.) Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Course offering: # 5

Accreditations and approvals:

ANCC (Provider# P0614)
California BRN (Provider# 17418)
Kentucky Board of Nursing (Provider# 7-0090)

Course expiration date: March 1, 2022

Conflict of interest statement: Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days
  • Measles: The Forgotten Virus is Making a Comeback  0/1


Caitlin Goodwin, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife

Caitlin is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) with significant experience in women's health and midwifery. She is a graduate of Frontier University in Kentucky and currently practices in Ohio as a CNM.


In this course we will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Measles, along with education strategies.