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Infectious Diseases: Dengue

Length:

Approximately 11 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Infectious Diseases: Dengue" is designed to give a brief overview of dengue, its method of transmission, and concentration area. Signs and symptoms associated with dengue, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue shock syndrome, as well as their treatment will also be covered. The course concludes with a short discussion of the 2001 Hawaii dengue outbreak, and prevention and containment strategies that may be utilized to combat a dengue outbreak.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.

Competencies:

This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Institute appropriate steps to limit spread, including infection control.
  2. Initiate patient care within your professional scope of practice.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify how dengue transmission occurs.
  2. Institute appropriate preventative measures to decrease the likelihood of dengue transmission.

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.