Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 1 Contact Hour
Author(s): Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC
Peer Reviewer(s): Bobbie Berkowitz, Ph.D., RN, CNAA, FAAN
Item#: N1613
Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)
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SARS: An Emerging Public Health Threat, 2nd Edition

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Item # N1613
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PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with accreditation criteria, credit will not be awarded for completion of this course beyond 3/31/2018.

Expiration Date: March 31, 2018

This course provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with information about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) as an emerging infection and public health concern. Healthcare professionals in all fields can benefit from this course since SARS is a global public health concern that impacts everyone. It is particularly useful to healthcare professionals who work in public-health settings, health education, emergency rooms, and infection control.

The health care professional plays an important role in understanding and recognizing SARS, and must be prepared to respond to this infectious disease outbreak. They need to know infection control measures and re-sponse strategies. Healthcare professionals are at risk for transmission of SARS from undiagnosed patients. As an important resource of information, the healthcare professional must educate the public and allay fears about medical issues and emerging public health threats. This course provides factual information about SARS.

Course Objectives
  • Define SARS.
  • Recognize the chain of events during the outbreak of SARS globally.
  • Define criteria used to identify a SARS case.
  • Describe infection control measures recommend-ed to prevent the spread of SARS.
  • Identify isolation and containment strategies used to contain the spread of SARS.
Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, is Associate Director for Curricular Affairs at the Institute for Biosecurity in the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She has been with the Institute since its inception in July 2000. She is a PhD nurse researcher with a background in infectious disease emergency preparedness. In addition, she is board certified in infection control and epidemiology. Her work experience includes research and clinical practice with HIV/AIDS patients and hospital infection control. In her current position with the Institute for Biosecurity, she is responsible for the Master’s in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Program, including curriculum development, program management, and student advising. Her research areas of focus include health care and public health professional disaster preparedness and surge capacity issues.
Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in July 1996 after having served as Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Health. Prior to 1993, she was Chief of Nursing Services for the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Bobbie is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hanford Environmental Health Foundation and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal, Public Health Nursing and as Associate Editor of Nursing Outlook. She serves on the Board of Directors of Qualis Health and The Public Health Foundation. Bobbie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the Institute of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Case Western Reserve University and Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.