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Time Commitment: 5.5 hours
Course Type: Self Paced
Continuing Nurse Education
Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours: 5.5
Chamberlain University is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
You will receive a continuing education certificate with contact hours when you meet the criteria for successful completion.
Successful completion - Criteria for successful completion of the course include the completion of all learning activities in each module of the course, the achievement of 80% or greater on each module knowledge check and the final exam, and submission of the post-course survey.
Conflict of Interest – All planners, authors, and content reviewers report no conflict of interest.
The purpose of this course is to serve as an introduction to contact tracing for nurses. Foundational topics include the background of epidemics, contact tracing purpose, protocols, and ethical principles. Tools and resources used to aid the contact tracer in their investigation will also be reviewed. The course is designed in alignment with peer-reviewed articles, evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, and state health departments’ recommendations.
During this course you will:
- Review the history of epidemics, the purpose and process of contact tracing, and how contact tracing can positively impact the community.
- Determine how the presentation, transmission, infectious periods of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic are used by the contact tracer.
- Identify contact tracing processes, effective communication methods, technological resources, and mitigating strategies used during an investigation.
- Recognize and apply ethical principles when collecting, communicating, and disseminating Personal Identifiable Information.