Today's health care workers must be prepared to assess, plan for, and treat emerging viruses such as Ebola, MERS, and Chikungunya. An expert in infectious disease, Dr. van Duin discusses the emergence of these viruses as well as nonviral pathogens, such as multi-drug resistant bacteria, and their impact on the United States health care system.
Contact hours available until 4/22/17.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: • Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Melissa Nesmith-Vester – Employee, Aegerion • Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita
Speaker Disclosures: • David van Duin – Grant/Research Support, Scynexis; Advisory Board, Sanofi Pasteur
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Objectives: • Identify the pathogens that post the most threat of infectious disease worldwide. • Describe the transmission, clinical course, and treatment of emerging viruses such as Ebola and MERS, Chikunguny, as well as emerging non-viral pathogens such as multi-drug resistant bacteria. • Discuss the risk of pandemic disease occurring in the United States as a result of these pathogens.