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Course Overview

Morgan Curry

Author: Caitlin Goodwin

Measles (Rubeola) is an infectious virus that predominantly affects children. It can affect many systems leading to life-threatening pneumonia or encephalitis. Many healthcare practitioners are inexperienced with 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 to 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

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.

In this course we will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of measles, along with education strategies. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

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 implications.

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

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

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.

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Course Created on: March 01, 2019

Course Renewed on: March 01, 2022

Course Expires on: March 01, 2025

Course Offering: #5