(13 contact hours) Infectious diseases are a key concern for any healthcare professional. Globally, infectious diseases are responsible for more than 25% of all deaths, second only to cardiovascular disease. Millions more individuals are affected by the most common types of infectious diseases, which can have both short- and long-term health consequences.
This certificate program offers insights into infectious diseases that are essential for medical professionals. The program begins by examining basic techniques and procedures for preventing the transmission of infectious disease. Then you'll take a closer look at some of the most common and dangerous infectious diseases: influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDs, zoonoses (diseases that are spread from pets to people), and tickborne diseases.
The program concludes with an examination of emerging global infectious diseases (EIDs), which threaten individuals, families, and communities throughout the developing world. By the end of this program, you'll have a solid understanding of the most common infectious diseases as well as a grasp of the procedures that can help contain them.
The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will:
- enhance your professional marketability;
- build your skills and competencies;
- fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals
The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program provides health care professionals and interested individuals in a wide range of careers with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a culturally diverse patient and client population. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, social work, massage therapy, teaching, hospice care, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.
This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and interested individuals.
Note: All healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.
The Infectious Diseases and Infection Control certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses:
- Infection Control Basics
- Influenza: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
- Pneumonia in Adults and Children
- The ABCs of Hepatitis
- HIV/AIDS Education for Healthcare Professionals
- Zoonoses: Can Your Pet Make You Sick?
- Tickborne Diseases
- Emerging Global Infectious Diseases
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11
This activity is being provided by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and jointly provided by Cengage Learning, Inc.
Expiration Date: 11/11/2018
About The Instructor
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.
Caroline Young, MPH, has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.
These authors/presenters are the Co-CEOs of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC. They have no affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material or information presented in this activity. No commercial support has been received for this activity. All applicable local, regional, state, and/or national laws and regulations have been followed in the development and delivery of this activity.