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Goal and Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to help nurses recognize that infectious diseases that originate in other parts of the world are not stopped at the borders of the U.S. and that there is an increasing possibility that they will encounter some of these emerging diseases in their practice. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe three reasons why new diseases emerge or reemerge in the U.S.
  • Identify at least four emerging diseases that threaten people in the U.S.
  • Give two reasons for the increase in antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Course Termination/ Update Date : 05/18/2019

Course Originally Released on : 01/12/2004

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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