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Preventing and Managin Norovirus in Healthcare Settings
Online learning course designed primarily for nurses and infection prevention practitioners working and caring for patients in healthcare settings, CME approved course (2012)
  • Julie Reagan, Georgia Southern University
Abstract

Our continuing nursing education courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses and the Florida Board of Nursing, all states recognize our courses for accredited continuing education contact hours.

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health care professionals, and other interested individuals.

Norovirus is the predominant cause of acute gastroenteritis, causing both sporadic cases and outbreaks. It is estimated to be the causative agent for over 23 million gastroenteritis cases occurring every year in the U.S. Norovirus gastroenteritis infections commonly occur in healthcare settings. In fact, healthcare institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, are the most frequently reported settings for norovirus outbreaks in the United States and other industrialized countries. Due to the high rates of infection, as well as the burden placed on healthcare institutions in caring for ill patients, infection prevention and control of norovirus is extremely important.

This instructional course has been designed primarily for nurses and infection prevention and control practitioners working and caring for patients in healthcare settings. However, other care providers such as epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, environmental services, and other healthcare staff members will find the course information useful. The course is designed to be applicable to all healthcare settings and follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest 2011 HICPAC Guideline for the Prevention of Norovirus.

Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Julie Reagan. "Preventing and Managin Norovirus in Healthcare Settings" Online learning course designed primarily for nurses and infection prevention practitioners working and caring for patients in healthcare settings, CME approved course (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/julie_reagan/16/