What Is Ebola?
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the signs and symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of Ebola.

Course Publication Date: October 31, 2018

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:EB101718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Name the five identified Ebola virus species.
  • Identify five signs and symptoms of Ebola.
  • State three diagnostic tests available for Ebola diagnosis.
  • Describe how Ebola is treated.
  • Describe how Ebola is transmitted.
  • Discuss the patient care checklist for an Ebola patient.
  • Describe the PPE to be used when caring for an Ebola patient.
  • Discuss administrative procedures and safe work practices required by administration of a facility to protect healthcare workers.
  • List steps to follow to prevent the spread of Ebola if you are a healthcare worker who might have been exposed to a patient with Ebola.
  • Discuss three basic interventions used to improve chances of survival of an Ebola patient.
  • Discuss the risk of Ebola to household pets in the United States.


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