Lyme Disease Continuing Education

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This four-part series will enable front-line healthcare providers to recognize, diagnose, and treat Lyme disease. The free online curriculum serves as a valuable resource for primary care clinicians, public health professionals, pharmacists, and health educators who encounter patients with Lyme disease. Free Continuing Education credits are available.

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Lyme disease training modules

Module 1: Introduction to tickborne diseases and disease prevention (WB4328R)

This module highlights the following topics:

  • Lyme disease transmission
  • Lyme disease geographic distribution
  • Care of a patient presenting with a tick bite
  • Appropriate use of post-exposure prophylaxis for Lyme disease after tick bite
  • Patient education about tick bite prevention

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Module 2: Lyme disease clinical overview (WB4329R)

This module highlights the following topics:

  • Early localized and disseminated manifestations
  • Differentiating erythema migrans from other similar skin conditions
  • Recognizing clinical presentations that might suggest tickborne disease co-infections

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Module 3: Lyme disease testing and diagnosis (WB4330R)

This module highlights the following topics:

  • How to select validated tests
  • Why there is currently no "test of cure"
  • How pretest probability and disease stage inform whether to test for Lyme disease
  • The significance of the seroconversion window period
  • Why testing for Lyme disease may not be clinically helpful for patients with erythema migrans

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Module 4: Lyme disease treatment and management (WB4380R)

This module highlights the following topics:

  • Treatment options for erythema migrans
  • Clinical management of Lyme carditis
  • Clinical management of Lyme arthritis
  • Clinical management of neurologic Lyme disease
  • Care of patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease

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Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinar

This webinar provides healthcare providers and their patients with updated information in Lyme disease epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The webinar also provides new educational tools that will be valuable to both healthcare providers and their patients in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease Updates and New Educational Tools for Clinicians (WC2922-052021)

This COCA Call highlights the following topics:

  • Populations at risk
  • Early signs and symptoms
  • Appropriate use of diagnostic tests
  • Appropriate use of antibiotics
  • Clinician and patient education on early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, tick bite prevention and post-exposure prophylaxis

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