SARS: A Guide to Prevention
OVERVIEW:

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a virulent pneumonia-like illness that made a sudden appearance in February 2003, originating in southern China. Air travel and global business have spread handfuls of cases throughout the world, and the disease, caused by a newly emerged coronavirus, has the potential to create a global pandemic. The disease does not respond to any current medications and so far the mortality rate is approximately 6%. Yet SARS is just one of several emerging diseases that threaten the United States. Some others are West Nile emcephalitis, E. coli O157H7, cryptosporidiosis (crypto), coccidioidomycosis, vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections (VRE), various influenza strains and hantavirus, plus multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. It is essential for healthcare professionals and the public to work together to combat the spread of these emerging diseases.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course (reviewed in 2009 for accuracy), the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the early history of SARS.
  • Describe the symptoms and manner of spread of SARS.
  • Describe other emerging diseases, including West Nile encephalitis, E. coli O157H7 disease, cryptosporidiosis (crypto), coccidioidomycosis, vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections (VRE), various influenza strains and hantavirus, plus multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify infection control procedures to be used against SARS and other emerging diseases.
This program also includes workbooks that can be ordered separately.

 This program has been designated for 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education credits.
Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED664
Media: DVD
Year: 2009
Duration: 11:43 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Infection Control
 
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