Zika in the ED: How Emergency Care Staff can Take Action
Zika is a mosquito-borne disease currently spreading throughout multiple countries, three US territories, and in two small areas of Miami, FL, in the continental United States. People with Zika may seek care from various healthcare settings, including emergency departments. During this COCA Call, emergency providers will learn critical information about Zika, such as how to identify people at risk for infection either through recent travel or through sex with someone infected with Zika, examine the importance of screening protocols, and understand likely symptoms, such as fever, rash, and conjunctivitis. Additionally, emergency providers will learn key nursing assessment, clinical interventions, and the general process for reporting Zika cases.
Monica Escalante Kolbuk, MSN, RN, CEN
Senior Associate, Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention
Emergency Nurses Association
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians
- Outline the importance of screening protocols for Zika.
- Review nursing assessment and clinical interventions as it relates to Zika.
- Describe the process for reporting Zika cases.
- Discuss patient education and discharge teaching for any people who may be at risk for, exposed to, or diagnosed with Zika.
- Audio conference call on 11/01/16: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 11/01/16
- Materials: PowerPoint slide set
“WC2286” for attendees who participate in the live call (must be completed by December 1, 2016)
“WD2286” for attendees who participate in the online presentation (must be completed by December 1, 2018)
- Physician Assistants
- Health Educators
- Other Clinicians
- Contact Information:email@example.com
- Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
- Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
- Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.
CME:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.
IACET CEU:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEU's for this program.
CECH:Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.
CPE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-16-207-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-16-207-H04-P course category.
Course Category: This activity has been designated as knowledge-based.
Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.
AAVSB/RACE:This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.0 hours of continuing education in the jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE Program at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
CPH: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credit for this program.
CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance please contact NBPHE at http://www.NBPHE.org.
There is no cost for this program.
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- Page last reviewed: October 27, 2016
- Page last updated: January 31, 2018
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