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Tick-borne Illness: Prevention, Assessment and Care

Release Date: 09/15/13
Review Date: 11/1/2014
Expiration Date: 06/1/2018

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

Cost: FREE for NASN members and non-members!

Program Overview
Prevention, education and care are key components of the management of tick-borne illnesses, and school nurses are the leaders in the school community to guide and support these measures. In this learning experience, school nurses will learn about the pathophysiology of tick-borne illnesses and their management in the school setting.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Briefly describe the biology and risk factors for disease in the school setting,
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of common tick-borne diseases,
  • Describe necessary follow-up and response when tick-borne disease is suspected, and
  • Explain how to protect himself/herself and students from tick-borne disease.
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.

Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN;
Director of Nursing Education
National Association of School Nurses (Silver Spring, MD)

Naomi Drexler, MPH
Christina Nelson, MD, MPH, FAAP
Anna Perea, MS
Joanna Regan, MD, MPH, FAAP;

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Marjorie Cole, MSN, BSN, RN;
State School Nurse Consultant
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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 immunization advisory committee 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 is supported by an educational grant from The DEET Education Program.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete the steps below that include viewing the full content of the program and completing the course evaluation. The posttest is designed to provide you with a list of correct answers after you complete it.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment approximately 30 days after this program initially launches. Please be advised that you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Complete pretest.
Step 2: View presentation content.
Step 3: Complete posttest.
Passing score is 75%. You may retake the test as many times as necessary to pass it.
Step 4: Review the posttest answer key.
Step 5: Complete evaluation.
Step 6: Print certificate.
NOTE: There is no cost for this course but you must still complete the 'purchase' process to enroll.