Ebola Virus Disease and Its Potential Spread Beyond Africa

NOTE: Presentation slides and references can be downloaded from the pdf files at the bottom of the page. 

Course Description

This forty-five minute, online CME course will provide a review of the Ebola outbreak of 2014 including epidemiology, reporting, treatment and vaccines, and evaluating where we are now with potential outbreaks.

Program Goal

To provide an Accredited CME program for health care providers on the current status of Ebola.

Course Instructions

Participants will need to complete the post-test (70% pass rate) and program evaluation to receive CME credit. Once the requirements are successfully completed, a certificate can be downloaded. The program can be completed at participant's convenience.

A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of required activities (post-test and evaluation) for health care professionals who want to self-claim Continuing Education (CE) credit.

AOA and AMA PRA CME for this activity will automatically be submitted to the appropriate accrediting body.

Course Format and Fees

This educational activity is presented in an online, recorded presentation and powerpoint slide format and includes:

1. Pre-test
2. Video (37 minutes)
3.
World Health Organization Report 
4. Post-test
5. Course evaluation
6. Certificate

Fees:

Physicians - $25
PAs and NPs - $20 (applied at the cart level)
LMU clinical faculty, alumni, and preceptors - $15 (applied at the cart level)

Residents - $10 (applied at the cart level)

Review Date: March 12, 2018
Original Release Date: May 4, 2018
Termination Date: May 4, 2019
Course Prerequisites  No course prerequisites
Estimated Time to Complete: 45 minutes (can be completed at your convenience)

Target Audience

Health Care providers who are interested in the current status of Ebola.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Review the fundamentals of Ebola including epidemiology, pathophysiology, and risk factors.
  2. Recognize current outbreak trends and public preception of Ebola. 
  3. Understand the importance of military involvement in Ebola containment.
  4. Examine Ebola reporting and notification measures for providers in rural practice and beyond.
  5. Evaluate options for treatment and vaccines in rural practice and beyond.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 0.75 AOA CME Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/02/2018
Course expires: 
05/04/2019
Cost:
$25.00

Dr. Littrell in Zabul Province

 

Anthony Littrell, MD, MPH, FACPM
LTC U.S. Army Medical Corp (Retired)
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine 
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)

Dr. Littrell has no relevant financial conflicts of interest or disclosures.

AMA PRA

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

UNECOM designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and .75 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians.  Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Committee for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) and Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.  UNECOM is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AOA

The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

AAPA

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of .75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program accepts certificates of participation for educational activities sponsored by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for continuing medical education (CME). Nurse practitioners may receive one-to-one credit for a maximum of .75 (CE) continuing education for completing this program.

Physicians and other attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 0.75 AOA CME Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/02/2018
Course expires: 
05/04/2019

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

• A device with an Internet connection
• One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
• Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
• Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing