Update on Meningococcal Disease
Fees Instructions for Obtaining Credit
Currently in the U.S., there are two college campuses that have been affected by separate outbreaks of meningococcal disease. This disease causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients who acquire the infection. Clinicians should be familiar with the signs and symptoms of the disease as well as be up to date on pre-hospital care for students with the illness. As part of emergency preparedness, a health service should think through how to respond to such a case prior to encountering one.
- Physicians and Physician Assistants
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
The participants should be able to:
- Describe the spectrum of meningococcal disease.
- Describe the methods of diagnosing meningococcal disease.
- Describe goals of partnering with state and local health departments when an outbreak occurs.
- List steps to review your health service’s protocol for triage and referral of students with suspected meningococcal disease.
Alfred DeMaria, Jr., MD
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute
Jessica MacNeil, MPH
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
David McBride, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, University Health Center Director
Carol Sulis, MD
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center
Program Planning Committee
Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee:
Program Planning Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.
Continuing Education Committee, Continuing Medical Education Subcommittee
Nell Davidson, MD
Case Western Reserve University
Continuing Nursing Education Subcommittee
Kathy MacLachlan, MS, ANP-BC
Syracuse University (retired)
Continuing Psychology Education Subcommittee
Michael Malmon, PhD
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists Subcommittee
Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University
Continuing Education for National Certified Counselors Subcommittee
Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, NCC
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Clinical Medicine Section Representative
David McBride, MD
University of Maryland, College Park
There is no fee for viewing the webinar.
There is a fee* for each individual requesting continuing education credit. This is payable to ACHA and is required prior to receiving your CE certificate. This fee is non-refundable.
ACHA individual members at member institutions: FREE
ACHA individual members at a non-member institution: $15
Instructions for Obtaining Credit
It is estimated that it will require 1.5 hours to view the download of this program and complete the post-test and evaluation. (You will be asked to identify the type of credit you are requesting when you take the post-test.)
Step 1: View the recorded webinar. You may also view the webinar presentation material in PowerPoint [ppt] format or in Adobe Acrobat [pdf] format (please note that these are large files and may take a few minutes to download).
Step 2: Complete the post-test and evaluation form.
Step 3: Purchase CE credit. Exception: ACHA individual members at member institutions receive free credit, so may skip this step.
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