Tickborne Disease Continuing Education

Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis Continuing Education

This free continuing education activity provides information to healthcare providers on the assessment, evaluation, and clinical implications of ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis cases in the United States including infections that are donor-derived through solid organ transplant or blood transfusion.

Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis among Transfusion and Transplant Recipients in the United States

This activity highlights the following topics

  • Clinical characteristics and implications of infections among transfusion and transplant recipients
  • Recognition and diagnosis of donor-derived infection
  • Prevention of donor-derived infection

Lyme Disease Training Modules

This four-part series will enable front-line healthcare providers to recognize, diagnose, and treat Lyme disease, an increasingly common tickborne illness. 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.

Module 1: Introduction to Tickborne Diseases and Disease Prevention (WB4328)

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 following tick bite
  • Patient education about tick bite prevention
Module 2: Lyme Disease Clinical Overview (WB4329)

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
Module 3: Lyme Disease Testing and Diagnosis (WB4330)

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
Module 4: Lyme Disease Treatment and Management (WB4380)

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

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

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Continuing Education

This free online training module and toolkit provide information pertinent to healthcare providers and public health practitioners on the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical characteristics, treatment, and diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and other tickborne diseases.

RMSF Module: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment for Healthcare Providers (WB4219)

This module highlights the following topics:

  • RMSF epidemiology, vectors, and risk factors
  • Clinical characteristics
  • Importance of early clinical diagnosis and recommended treatment
  • Available laboratory tests for diagnosis
  • Patient education about tick bite prevention
RMSF and Other Tickborne Diseases in the United States Toolkit for Healthcare Providers (WB4019)

This toolkit highlights the following topics:

  • Clinical characteristics associated with early, intermediate, and late presentations of RMSF
  • Appropriate use of available diagnostic tests
  • Epidemiology
  • Appropriate treatment recommendations for pediatric and adult patients