Measles 2015: Situational Update, Clinical Guidance, and Vaccination Recommendations
= No Continuing Education
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2015
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases ─ CDC
From January 1 to February 6, 2015, 121 people from 17 states and Washington DC were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to an amusement park in California; however, unlinked importations continue to occur. The majority of the people who got measles were unvaccinated or did not know their vaccination status. This highly contagious, acute viral illness spreads quickly in unvaccinated populations, highlighting the importance of protecting children and adults against measles in the U.S. through vaccination. During this COCA call, clinicians will learn about the current measles situation in the US. In addition, they will learn about clinical guidelines for patient assessment and management, and age-appropriate vaccination recommendations for US residents including those who travel abroad.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- Describe the current measles situation in the United States.
- Discuss the clinical presentation of measles and the clinical guidelines for patient assessment and management.
- Identify CDC vaccination recommendations.
- Outline CDC measles resources available for clinicians.
- Health Alert Network (HAN) - U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 2015
- CDC Measles Website for Healthcare Professionals
- CDC Measles Feature
- Audio conference call on 2/19/15: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 2/19/15
- Materials: PowerPoint slide set
- Activity number:WCWD2286(SC)
- Date of origination/renewal:December 12, 2013
- Date of expiration:December 12, 2015
- To earn continuing education/contact hours
- Physician Assistants
- Health Educators
- Other Clinicians
- Contact Information:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
- Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
- Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.
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 live activity for a maximum of 0.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim 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 0.0 contact hour.
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CECH:Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 0 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.
CPE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.0 Contact Hour in pharmacy education.
This program is knowledge based.
AAVSB/RACE:This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 0.0 hours of continuing education in the jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE Program at email@example.com if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
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The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
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- Page last reviewed: February 11, 2015
- Page last updated: February 24, 2015
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