Mpox: A Review of the Poxvirus Previously Known as Monkeypox


About the Course 
Since the outbreak of mpox in 2022, we have learned much about this infectious and communicable poxvirus. Traditionally, many poxviruses were named in relation to animals in which the virus was observed. However, some stigmatizing concepts and language have been attributed to the name monkeypox. So, the name of the virus has been changed from monkeypox to mpox. Join this podcast to learn more about this viral disease now referred to as mpox: presentation, identification, transmission, testing, and overall concepts related to care.  

Note: This podcast was recorded in December 2022. In the rapidly evolving nature of the topic, bear in mind that some content may not remain current. Please check for updates.  

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps. 

Learning Outcomes  
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Discuss a general presentation of common signs and symptoms of mpox. 
  • Examine various information related to mpox: revision of the name, transmissibility, and other care-related concepts.
  • Identify ways that interprofessional collaboration and communication can influence the healthcare team’s provision of care for a patient with mpox. 

About the Presenter 
Daniel Griffin, PhD, MD, is a physician-scientist, board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease with expertise in global health, tropical medicine, parasitology, and virology including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).?He is an active clinician and internationally invited speaker lecturing for multiple organizations including the University of Glasgow, the Peace Corp, the University of Minnesota, the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Floating Doctors, and Remote Care Education, as well as for other groups in Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and India.?Dr. Griffin is also one of the co-hosts of the popular 5-star rated podcasts “This Week in Parasitism” and “This Week in Virology.” He is one of the authors of Parasitic Diseases, now in its 7th edition, with thousands of copies distributed to over 100 countries throughout the world. 

About the Content Reviewer 
Maria Morales, MSN, RN, CLNC, is a nurse planner for Colibri Healthcare and a certified legal nurse consultant. She is a quality-focused, results-driven nursing education professional. As a continuing education leader with nurse executive experience in developing interprofessional educational programs, she supports healthcare workers with educational activities to help increase communication within the healthcare team. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire recording which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

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