Why Does South Carolina Still Care About Zika?

Why Does South Carolina Still Care About Zika?

Course Expiration Date: 6/30/18

This course is free.  

Course Description: Zika Virus is a world-wide problem. Statistics from a June 27, 2017 CDC report show that there were 1,997 cases of pregnant women with any lab evidence of Zika Virus infection in the United States and DC.  In US Territories that number increases to 4,175.  According to an ArboNET report on July 5, 2017, there were 5,365 cases of Zika Virus in the US and DC and 36,966 in US Territories. (Source: CDC, July 2017). This course will focus on the history, epidemiology, signs and symptoms of Zika virus. The course also outlines primary prevention strategies and how to participate in developmental screening to increase positive outcomes.  Early intervention services are also discussed.

Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Lehman and Lorraine Cragan-Sullivan, LMSW, MA, NCC

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists, and other interested healthcare workers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

•Summarize the history and epidemiology of Zika virus.

•List modes of transmission for Zika virus.

•Cite at least 3 strategies for primary prevention of Zika virus.

•Recognize microcephaly as most consistent finding in infants exposed to Zika virus in utero.

•List at least 3 other neurologic abnormalities seen in infants exposed to Zika virus in utero.

•Describe strategies for early detection of Zika virus.

•Define developmental monitoring and engage families in the process.

•Define developmental screening and engage families in the process.

•Be knowledgeable about the role of development screening in early detection of developmental delays.

•Identify agencies that treat Zika virus related conditions.

 Length of Course: 40 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.6  contact hours.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 0.6 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 0.6  hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.06 CEUs (0.6 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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