FAQs: Rabies
The purpose of this course is to explain the incidence, pathology, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, clinical picture, and treatment protocol of rabies infection in humans.

Course Publication Date: May 03, 2019

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

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:RAB050219
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the history of rabies.
  • Explain how rabies is transmitted.
  • Discuss incidence of rabies in domesticated and wild populations of animals.
  • Explain the two types of rabies biologics used for pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis.
  • Explain the steps to post-exposure prophylaxis.
  • Explain 3 reasons to give pre-exposure prophylaxis.
  • Explain management of allergic or adverse reactions to PEP.
  • Discuss the 3 phases of rabies infection in humans.
  • List and explain the 4 tests needed to diagnose rabies (before death).


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