Ebola Education Course Opened To Nurses, Health Professionals at No Cost

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CEUFast hopes new continuing education course helps to protect nurses and reduce the spread of Ebola.

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CEUFast.com is offering the course, Ebola the Evolving Catastrophe, for free as a public service.

With a recent poll revealing that most U.S. nurses feel unprepared to deal with Ebola, subscription-based service CEUFast has decided to provide their Ebola course to nurses, health professionals and the general public at http://www.ceufast.com/free.

CEUFast wants to empower health professionals with accurate information that will protect themselves as well as their patients.

As a number of Ebola patients begin to appear in the U.S., a National Nurses United poll taken in October found 85 percent of American nurses said they had not received training on how to identify patients with Ebola, nor how to treat patients with Ebola http://goo.gl/Rb2cnV.

When the 2014 Ebola outbreak began in West Africa, it claimed over 3,100 lives as of September, including several health care professionals who were attempting to treat Ebola patients. CEUFast wants to help protect U.S. health professionals from the same fate. “Healthcare professionals need to be able to identify this devastating disease early to avoid disease transmission and facilitate immediate supportive care,” said Julia Tortorice, RN, MBA, MSN, Nurse Planner and Founder of CEUFast.com, with 38 years experience in the nursing field.

This lack of education about the Ebola virus has proven to be devastating. The Texas nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., became infected with Ebola herself. Duncan tragically succumbed to the disease Oct. 8.

Nurses are often a part of the first line of defense in treating any infectious disease, so it’s imperative that they be prepared.

“CEUFast.com is offering the course, Ebola the Evolving Catastrophe, for free as a public service,” Tortorice said.

CEUFast.com’s accredited free course covers the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from the details of the recent outbreak and transmission, to prevention and how to safely care for Ebola infected patients.

“We are hoping this course will help nurses to incorporate patient history questions and health assessment techniques that lead to the early recognition of Ebola Disease. Early recognition leads to early isolation; reducing opportunities for disease transmission," Tortorice said.

For more information on the course, please email Kristal Roberts at kristal.roberts(at)ceufast(dot)com or call (904) 844-0345.

CEUFast is nationally accredited as a continuing education provider by the American Nurses Association. We are also an approved provider by the state boards of nursing for Alabama, California, Florida, Kentucky, and Washington DC. For more information, visit https://www.ceufast.com/about.asp.

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