Improving Outcomes in Ebola Care Management

Course #EB11062014

Total Course Available CE Credits: 6.25 (all modules)

Course Director:

Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FACP
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Senior Associate
UPMC Center for Health Security, Baltimore, Md.

Description: This course covers the history and treatment of patients infected with the Ebola virus—especially as it pertains to healthcare in the United States— as well as the practices helpful for educating the public, treating patients in a potential outbreak and protecting healthcare workers. The course modules describe the etiology and assessment of the virus; the ethical and legal issues involved in both
prevention and management, and the role of the case manager in an effective Ebola care strategy. Each of these topics is covered sequentially in Modules A through C.

Business goals: When all modules are completed the case manager can expect to:
» Elevate core competencies of health care professionals on the general issues surrounding Ebola care management in American society
by 75 percent
» Improve knowledge of assessments and Ebola presentation in the ED by 75 percent
» Improve knowledge-on-topic for patient education on the Ebola virus

Course Modules

Module A: Etiology, Impact & Assessment

Module B: Ethical & Legal Issues, Prevention & Management

Module C: The Case Manager’s Role