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Goal and Learning Outcomes

Encounters with people who have highly infectious diseases are common for healthcare providers in acute care. To protect themselves, patients, and families, clinicians must understand how diseases are transmitted and prevented. This course discusses transmission, prevention, identification, and treatment of infectious conditions that are common in the U.S. 

The goal of this course is to provide nurses and physicians with knowledge of infectious disease conditions commonly encountered in acute care.

Disclaimer: The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing challenge for healthcare workers worldwide. Recommendations will be revised as the situation evolves, treatment guidelines change based on continued research, and restrictions and regulations are updated. Continue to follow local and institutional laws and policies.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe modes of transmission and prevention strategies for commonly encountered infectious diseases in acute care settings.
  • Identify recommended treatments for commonly encountered infectious diseases in acute care settings.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Course Originally Released On: 12/01/21

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