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Colleen Garcia

Colleen Garcia, RN, BSN, CLC, CCE currently works as the CEO of Avalon Medical Educators, as well as an educator for the company.  

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Our continuing nursing education courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and the Florida Board of Nursing. All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing education contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467, course provides 1.00 contact hours. This document must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course concludes.

Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking # 20-468380, for 1.0 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256.
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Ebola: Beyond the Hype

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Ebola: Beyond the Hype
Our continuing nursing education courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and the Florida Board of Nursing. All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing education contact hours.

This online continuing education course will review the recent Ebola Virus outbreak in the United States; discuss epidemiology, signs and symptoms, prevention and supportive care for patients and victims of this virus.  We will trace the virus back to West Africa in countries such as Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone where it’s currently at an epidemic level.


Objectives


After successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

1. Define Ebola virus disease (EVD) and/or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF).
2. List at least five ways that EVD is transmitted from human-to-human.
3. Verbalize the time frame from exposure to onset of symptoms of EVD.
4. State the signs and symptoms of EVD to look for in patients.
5. Describe the pathophysiology involved in EVD.
6. Discuss prevention methods being utilized.
7. Recognize the overall mortality rate and its’ economic impact on affected counties.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Causes of Ebola Virus Disease
Chapter 3: Transmission
Chapter 4: Signs and Symptoms
Chapter 5. Diagnostic Tests
Chapter 6. Differential Diagnosis
Chapter 7: Prevention/ Education
Chapter 8: Treatment
Chapter 9: Prognosis
Chapter 10: Economic Effects of Ebola
Chapter 11: Conclusion
Chapter 12: References

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