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This activity is targeted towards primary care practitioners.
Statement of Need
In the United States, vector-borne diseases, including those transmitted by ticks, are occurring more frequently and represent a significant public health concern. The CDC reported the number of disease cases in the US and its territories caused by mosquito, tick, and flea bites grew more than threefold from 2004 to 2016. Tickborne diseases can be very serious and sometimes fatal, providers need to be aware of common symptoms. Because of the inherent delay in obtaining laboratory confirmation, early implementation of evidence-based treatment based on the patient’s clinical presentation is extremely important.
At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
Mark J. McDonald, MD, CPE, FAAP
Medical Director, Norton Children’s Hospital & Norton Children’s Medical Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Victoria Statler, M.D. M.Sc
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville
Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases Service at Norton Children’s Hospital
Norton Children’s Hospital
Speaker, Moderator and Planner Disclosures
The speaker, moderator and planners for this activity have no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.
This activity has not received commercial support.
American Medical Association
Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Kentucky Board of Nursing
Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Approved Provider: Norton Healthcare, provider number 4-0002-12-20-224. The program has been approved by Norton Healthcare for .60 contact hours which expires 12/31/2020. KBN approval of a continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Nursing participants must attest to the number of hours of attendance and complete the evaluation to receive contact hours. For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon DNP, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC at (502) 446-5889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Date of Original Release | August 2020
Course Termination Date | August 31, 2022
Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical Education; (502) 446-5955 or email@example.com
Resources for Additional Study
John, M.D., Teny and Taege, M.D., Alan; Appropriate laboratory testing in Lyme Disease; Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Volume 86, Number 11, November 2019, pages 751 - 759.
Tickborne Diseases of the United States: A Reference Manual for Healthcare Providers, Fifth Edition, 2018. U.S. Department of Health and Humana Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Xiaojing Chen, et.al; Epidemiology of tick-borne encephalitis in China, 2007-2018; PLoS ONE 14(12):