Hantavirus Disease in the Four Corners: Information for Medical Providers

Learn how to diagnose, treat and report hantavirus in the Four Corners Region

This training video was developed in partnership with Navajo Nation, Indian Health Services, and the Arizona and New Mexico Departments of Health. It provides an overview of hantavirus disease for clinicians and healthcare providers in the Four Corners region of the U.S., where incidence of hantavirus is high, compared to the rest of the country. It describes the clinical presentation and epidemiology of hantavirus in the Four Corners region and provides methods for diagnostic testing and options for treatment.

What you will learn

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Describe at least three risk factors of Hantavirus disease.
  • Describe one pathogenic species for each of the two groups of Hantaviruses.
  • List the counties reporting Hantavirus cases in the Four Corners region, from 1993-2016.
  • Describe the peak season for Hantavirus cases in the Four Corners region.
  • Describe the two stages of the acute course of Hantavirus disease.
  • Describe at least two methods for diagnosing a patient with Hantavirus disease.
  • Provide at least two reasons for using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the treatment of Hantavirus disease.
  • Describe the patient information required for reporting Hantavirus to public health authorities in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Describe my role, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a team member when diagnosing and treating patients with Hantavirus disease.
Free Continuing Education Credit

To receive continuing education (CE) from TCEO for the Hantavirus Disease: Information for Medical Providers training complete the following—

    1. Visit TCEO and follow these steps before February 1, 2021.
    2. Complete the pre-test on hantavirus disease.
    3. Complete the training.
    4. Complete the Evaluation and pass the posttest at 100%.
After Registering for the CE Credit Take the Required Pre-test
Training Video—Hantavirus Disease in the Four Corners: Information for Medical Providers
ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

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 material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 0.3 contact hours.

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