Measles: The Forgotten Virus is Making a Comeback

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06
Mar

Contact hours: 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)

More Course Information

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

Author: Caitlin Goodwin, MSN, CNM

Objectives:

After reading this article, 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

This course will take the average learner 75 minutes to complete and awards 1.5 contact hours of continuing education.

Target Audience: 

Registered Nurses (RN) 

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) 

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN) 

Requirement for completion:

Successful completion of all modules (course content, test, and evaluation).

Course Offering # 5

Continuing Education Provider Approval # 7-0090

Expiration: December 21, 2021

Nursing CE Central is an approved provider of continuing education per the KBN.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days
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Instructor

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.

Free

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