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GH Office Brushes up on Ebola with Online Course

ebola virusWith Ebola continuing to dominate headlines, the GH Office would like to share the opportunity to learn more about the virus through a new online course from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing. The course, Ebola: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know, is offered free, or for a nominal fee for nurses and physicians who desire CME credits. McMaster MSc Global Health students have already registered.

The goal of the UAB course is to help healthcare providers understand pathways for Ebola infection in humans, as well as the history of the current outbreak, and how to provide supportive care management for hospitalized patients.

The course's content covers historical events related to Ebola, as well as information about its biological classification, epidemiology and current facts, pathogenicity/toxicity, in addition to patient presentation, treatments and supportive care. This content is derived from organizations on the ground in West Africa, and from leading infectious disease scientists in the U.S., and includes information provided by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, peer-reviewed journals, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

UAB School of Nursing Associate Professor, Gail Hill, PhD, APRN, developed the online course in concert with UAB Professor of Medicine, Craig Hoesley, M.D., an expert in infectious diseases. Hill has worked in a number of low resource countries, including Zambia, Thailand, India, and the Gaza Strip. She has taught masters’ level nursing for 30 years at UAB. Hoesely is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. His research interest is in HIV prevention and he is the UAB site Principal Investigator for the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network.

Find out more about the course and register

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