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Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider

Description

The Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider course is a web-based training course designed to teach clinicians about the epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria. Lesson 1 provides some background on malaria and discusses the epidemiology of malaria. Lesson 2 discusses the prevention of malaria in travelers. Lesson 3 reviews the diagnosis and treatment of malaria. After the lessons, three clinical scenarios will be presented.

Technical Requirements

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Instructions for Completing Posttest & Evaluation Online

  1. Once you have logged in/registered, Click on search and keyword search for course WB1901.
  2. Click on the course. The course information page will come up. Scroll down to register here. Click on the type of CE credit that you would like to receive and then submit. Three demographic questions will come up. Complete the questions and then submit.
  3. From "Participant services," click on "evaluations and tests"
  4. Answer the questions presented on posttest (all answers are in the course material).
    1. To receive continuing education credit, you must answer all of the questions.
    2. Some questions have more than one answer. Questions with more than one answer will instruct you to "indicate all that are correct."
  5. Complete the course evaluation.
  6. You will be able to immediately print your continuing education certificate from your personal transcript.
    1. A record of your completion will be located in the transcript and certificate section of your record.
  • Origination Date: 10/24/2011
  • Expiration Date: 10/24/2015

Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe malaria disease epidemiology, life cycle of Plasmodium, and risk factors for malaria.
  2. Describe how to manage a patient during the pre-travel consultation to prevent malaria using CDC guidelines for malaria prophylaxis.
  3. Describe how to diagnose and treat malaria using current CDC recommendations.

Target Audience

The Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider is intended for the following clinicians who desire a basic introduction to malaria prevention, diagnosis, and management:

  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Physicians

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accreditation Statements

Students completing the Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider course can earn continuing education credits/contact hours in one of the following categories:

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME):
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE):
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity provides 1 contact hours.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU):
    The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

    To obtain continuing education credit/contact hours, go to CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online (www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline) after completing the content of this module and register for course WB1901 (Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider). You will be required to complete a posttest in order to obtain the credit or contact hours.

Disclosure Statement

CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturer of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support.

Support/Funding: This program was developed solely by CDC.

Fees: No fees are charged for CDC's CE activities

Author/Developer Information

Course Developer, Subject Matter Expert Reviewer, and Update Reviewer:

Kathrine Tan MD MPH
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Malaria Branch
Center for Global Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acknowledgements

Paul Arguin, MD
Jeremy Ciccone
LeAnne Fox, MD MPH
Kristen Little, MPH
Amy Shah, MPH©
Stefanie Steele, RN MPH
Kelly Stimpert, MPH
 

Contact Information

For assistance with registration, completing the course assessment and posttest, transcripts, and printing continuing education certificates, please contact OWCD Training and Continuing Education. OWCD can be reached via:
Online: http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/help.asp
Email: ce@cdc.gov
Phone: 1-800-41-TRAIN (Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:00pm ET)
Fax: 404-498-6045
Please email malaria@cdc.gov with any questions regarding this course.
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION POLICIES

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Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    MS A-06
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • Health care providers needing assistance with diagnosis or management of suspected cases of malaria should call the CDC Malaria Hotline:
    770-488-7788 or 855-856-4713 toll-free
    (M-F, 9am-5pm, eastern time).
  • Emergency consultation after hours, call:
    770-488-7100
    and request to speak with a CDC Malaria Branch clinician.
  • malaria@cdc.gov
  • Page last reviewed: January 23, 2014
  • Page last updated: January 23, 2014
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