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Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (and other tickborne diseases) Toolkit for Healthcare Providers (Web-based)

Course Summary

Course:  WB4091
UAN #:  0387-0000-18-159-H01-P
CE Expiration:  08/01/2020, 11:59 PM ( ET )

This activity offers healthcare providers a technical training video and multiple companion materials (to be kept for reference) on the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, treatment, diagnostics, and geographic distribution of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and other tickborne diseases in the United States. The items collectively serve as a healthcare provider toolkit, which includes a Training video, Physician Pocket card, Clinical Timeline, and Tickborne Diseases of the United States Manual.

The learner will have the opportunity to review the toolkit materials at their own pace. While reference materials include information on several tickborne diseases in the United States, some materials apply only to RMSF. Learning objectives emphasize the early recognition of RMSF signs and symptoms and selection of the appropriate antibiotic therapy for suspected RMSF cases.

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Target Audience

Healthcare providers and public health practitioners


  • Training Video: narrated video discussing the clinical signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and treatment of RMSF
  • Physician Pocket Card: quick reference of key facts about the clinical diagnosis and treatment of RMSF
  • Clinical Timeline: printable graphic that provides key clinical features during the acute disease process and images to aide in the diagnosis of RMSF
  • Tickborne Diseases of the United States Manual: manual for healthcare providers highlighting transmission, epidemiology, clinical, diagnostic, and treatment features for tickborne diseases throughout the United States.


Knowledge of basic biological sciences and basic epidemiologic concepts, such as descriptive epidemiology

Continuing Education Accreditation Statements
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1 contact hours.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

Certified Public Health (CPH):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to  total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.  CDC provider number 98614.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-18-159-H01-P.

This is Knowledge  based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

Continuing Education for Veterinarians (AAVSB/RACE):

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1 hours of continuing education AAVSB RACE approval.

Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


TCEO does not provide CPE certificates. As a Pharmacist, you must log into the CPE monitor 8 weeks after the activity to obtain CE credit.