2.0 Free CEUs for Nursing: The Ebola Virus & Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever- An Overview

A colorized, magnified electron microscope image of the Ebola virus growing out of an infected VERO 46 cell. Image by National Institute of Allerfy and Infectious Disease

A colorized, magnified electron microscope image of the Ebola virus growing out of an infected VERO 46 cell. Image by National Institute of Allerfy and Infectious Disease

Ebola: The Evolving Catastrophe– Define Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF). Discuss the evolving catastrophe of the current ebola outbreak. Relate the “hypothesized” modes of transmission of the Ebola virus from bats to various animal populations to humans. List five ways EVD is transmitted from human-to-human. State the signs and symptoms of EVD including time from exposure to the ebola virus and onset of symptomology. Describe the pathophysiology underlying EVD. Relate a minimum of three key questions which should be asked during the medical history which would lead the healthcare worker to suspect EVD. Discuss prevention. Describe the supportive care which should be provided to every individual with EVD. Discuss the overall mortality rate and its meaning to the countries and the entire world. List some long-term problems which may persist after surviving EVD. Discuss the economic effects on the Ebola ravaged countries and the global implications of these effects.

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