The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has launched a free online course for health care providers on what they need to know about the Ebola virus. Nurses and physicians who desire CE credits can take the course for a nominal fee.
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The course covers historical events related to Ebola, its biological classification, epidemiology and current facts, pathogenicity/toxicity, patient presentation, and treatments and supportive care. The goal of the course is for health care providers to understand the pathways for Ebola infection in humans, understand the history of the current outbreak, and how to provide supportive care management for hospitalized patients with Ebola.
Content is derived from organizations on the ground in West Africa, and from leading infectious disease scientists in the U.S., and includes information provided by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, peer-reviewed journals, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
UAB School of Nursing Associate Professor Gail Hill, PhD, CRNP, developed the online course in concert with UAB Professor of Medicine, Craig Hoesley, M.D., an expert in infectious diseases. Hill has worked in a number of low resource countries, including Zambia, Thailand, India, and the Gaza Strip. She has taught masters' level nursing for 30 years at UAB. Hoesely is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. His research interest is in HIV prevention and he is the UAB site Principal Investigator for the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network.
UAB School of Nursing offering Ebola course for health care providers
UAB School of Nursing is offering a free online course for health care providers on what they need to know about the Ebola virus