ABCs of Herpes Simplex Virus
The goal of this course is to present the professional nurse with a detailed study of how herpes simplex virus is contracted, how it is transmitted to others, and the complications it presents to certain individuals who contract herpes simplex viruses. Herpes simplex viruses can cause major complication to other body organs as well. Included in this course are the current treatment methods for those individuals who develop herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2. This course also discusses current research being conducted to treat herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2. Testing methods for detecting the presence of herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2, and practices to avoid contracting either type are also addressed.

Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:HSV071818
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Define the current treatments for herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2.
  • Identify the most accurate testing methods available for detecting herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2.
  • Discuss current research regarding the transmission of herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2.
  • Understand the importance of case finding and appropriate treatment for patients with seropositive herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2.
  • State the effects of herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2 on other organs of the body.
  • Explain how herpes simplex viruses, types 1 and 2 compromise an individual with a suppressed immune system.
  • Discuss the possibility of a vaccine for herpes simplex viruses in the future.


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