Herpes Zoster Virus (Shingles) Explained
The goal of this course is to present the professional nurse with a detailed study of herpes zoster virus (shingles) and the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment of herpes zoster virus infections. A discussion about how individuals contract herpes zoster infection and why this occurs is also presented in this course.

Course Publication Date: May 18, 2020

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

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:HZV122719
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of herpes zoster virus infections and identify those individuals at risk.

  • List the most current pharmaceutical treatment options for herpes zoster virus infections.

  • Understand the importance to treating herpes zoster virus infections in a timely fashion to decrease associated complications (i.e., incidence and duration of postherpetic neuralgia).

  • State how vaccinating children against chickenpox decreases the incidence of shingles.

  • Discuss the importance of the vaccine Zostavax and the role it plays in the prevention of shingles.


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