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When Insect Bites Can Kill, Prevention Is a Must!

Release Date: 09/01/2017
Expiration Date: 09/01/2019
Originally presented at the NASN2016 Annual Conference

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hour.

Cost: $20.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
The purpose of this session is to enable the learner to understand the transmission of insect-borne diseases such as Zika virus, where/how transmission is likely to happen and consequences for young children and adolescents and pregnant women. The learner will be equipped to communicate effectively with others -- conveying key messages about strategies for prevention, recognition of symptoms, complications associated with asymptomatic disease -- and counsel others regarding travel to endemic areas.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
  • Share concerns associated with contracting Zika virus and other insect-borne infections with others;
  • Explain symptoms/lack of symptoms and why precautions are needed to prevent both sexual and mosquito-borne transmission;
  • Explain to students, their families, colleagues and others on how to prevent mosquito and tick-borne transmission of various infections; and
  • Appropriately educate children and parents on the proper use of insect repellents and other bite avoidance preventive measures.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.


John C. Christenson, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This program did not receive commercial support or sponsorship.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. Enroll through the e-commerce system. The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.