Communicable diseases continue to be a leading cause of illness and death as illustrated by HIV/AIDS, drug-resistant pathogens, H1N1 influenza, hepatitis, and outbreaks of foodborne illness. The prevention and control of communicable diseases has been, and continues to be, a primary function of public health.
This course addresses the constant threat of common and emerging communicable diseases through varying modes of transmission. Preventive concepts and measures will be offered to for approaches to control the spread of communicable diseases. Research will be cited for regarding emerging and re-emerging disease that pose a threat to the U.S. population.
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- Description of communicable diseases
- Detail on how various communicable diseases are spread
- Review of the communicable disease cycle
- Review of levels of prevention
- Description of ways to protect against communicable diseases
- Description of proper donning and doffing of PPE techniques
- The Virus
- Macrophage, Virus Replication, T-Helper-Cell, CD4
- Infection, Sexual Contact, Body Fluids and Tissues
- Stages of HIV/AIDS
- HIV and Healthcare/Massage
- Education is Prevention
Hour 4- Text Product
- Meningococcal Diseases
- Hepatitis A, B, C
- Avian Flu
- Swine Flu
- Contagious Diseases and Public Health
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the constant threat of common and emerging communicable diseases through varying modes of transmission.
- Describe elements of varying communicable diseases related to transmission of the disease
- Identify types of immunity and their impact
- Identify appropriate PPE for protection against communicable diseases
- Describe how to appropriately don and doff PPE
- Demonstrate an understanding of isolation precautions for communicable diseases
- Gain knowledge of the public health influence of communicable diseases
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Licensed Massage Therapist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Shannon Simmons is employed by Tarleton University and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service