Chagas Disease: Optimizing Care for Pregnant Women and Children
COURSE NUMBER: WB4491
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Seminars are designed to increase knowledge and change competency of congenital Chagas disease practices and strategies. Content is derived from epidemiologic information, evaluation and treatment recommendations, and case studies.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe Chagas disease.
2. Explain the treatment options for Chagas disease.
3. Recognize the transmission and clinical features of congenital Chagas disease.
4. Describe the management of Chagas disease in pregnant and nursing mothers.
5. Discuss the diagnosis and management of infants of Chagas-positive mothers.
6. Describe the evaluation of family members of an individual diagnosed with Chagas disease.
7. Apply the course content to identify and manage congenital Chagas disease presented in the case studies.
8. Describe the importance of the healthcare team to address Chagas disease in mothers and babies.
Stephanie R. Bialek, MD, MPH, Division Director, CDC, National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases
Susan P. Montgomery, DVM, MPH, Veterinary Medical Officer/Epidemiology Team Lead, CDC, Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Parasitic Diseases Branch
ORIGINATION DATE: August 1, 2021
EXPIRATION DATE: August 1, 2023
HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: Computer hardware; Internet connection; Browser
TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians; Registered nurses; Nurses
PREREQUISITES: Medical background/knowledge
FORMAT: This activity is Web-based.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Parasitic Diseases Branch (404) 718-4745
In support of improving patient care, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CME: The CDC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of (1.25) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: The CDC designates this activity for 1.25 nursing contact hours.
DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.
Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
- Complete the activity
- Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/GetCE
- Pass the posttest at 80% at www.cdc.gov/GetCE
FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.