Measles: Prevention, Detection, Treatment, Current and Future

Many providers have never seen a case of measles in clinical practice. This course provides practitioners with essential information on measles prevention, detection and treatment.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Department Physicians, Hospitalists, Pediatricians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Infectious Disease Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify measles and diagnose the disease in clinical practice.
  • Implement first-line treatment for patients and their families.
  • Utilize prevention techniques in clinical practice when a case of measles has been identified.
  • Determine when to escalate care to an in-patient setting for measles patients presenting through an outpatient setting.
  • Implement hospital precautions to prevent the spread among hospital workers.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Expert Opin Drug Discov. 2014 Feb; 9(2): 201–214.
  • Kristi Koenig, W Alassaf , and Michael J. Burns, MD.  West JEM 2015, March,  16(2): CDC. Prevention of Measles, Rubella, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, and Mumps, 2013:Summary Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices A(CIP). MMWR 2013;62(RR04); 1-34
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
06/01/2019
Course expires: 
05/31/2021

Prof. Aileen M. Marty, M.D., FCAP
Director, FIU Health Travel Medicine Program and Vaccine Clinic Commander, Emergency Response Team Development
Professor, Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Humanities, Health and Society
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Prof. Aileen M. Marty, M.D., FCAP, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/01/2019
Course expires: 
05/31/2021
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