Emergency Medicine: Tick-Associated Diseases
The purpose of this course is to outline the incidence, transmission, symptoms, treatment, and preventive methods related to tick-borne diseases in the United States.

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:TAD053011
Contact Hours:5.00
Method:Online Self Study
Course Expiration:12/31/2014  NOTE: The course must be completed by the expiration date to receive credit
Categories:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.
  

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Course Objectives
  • List 3 distinct life stages of hard ticks.
  • List 11 tick-borne diseases.
  • Discuss methods to prevent tick bites.
  • Explain the method for removing a feeding tick.
  • Discuss the symptoms and treatment for babesiosis.
  • Describe the treatment for ehrlichiosis.
  • Discuss possibilities of co-infection with human anaplasmosis.
  • Describe the symptoms related to different stages of Lyme disease.
  • List treatment options for Lyme disease.
  • Discuss the classic triad of symptoms related to Rocky Mountains spotted fever.
  • Explain the difference between Lyme disease and Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).
  • List 3 methods of transmission of Q fever.
  • List and discuss 6 types of tularemia.
  • Explain what is meant by an arbovirus.
  • Explain beginning and advanced symptoms of Powassan encephalitis.
  • Describe Phase I and Phase II of the fever cycles related to Colorado tick fever.
  • Describe the series of phases that are collectively known as a crisis in tick-borne relapsing fever.

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