Tick-borne Infections: Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Lyme Disease & Others
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.

Course Publication Date: September 10, 2021

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:TBI060421
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Learning 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 spotted fever rickettsias, such as Rocky Mountain 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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