Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2014 | Herpes Zoster in Older Adults and Implications for Vaccination

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Publish Date: June 18, 2014. This course will be available for three years from this date. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe clinical presentation, laboratory testing and risk factors for Herpes zoster.
  2. Develop a treatment plan for a patient who develops Herpes zoster.
  3. Describe best practices for treatment and prevention of Herpes zoster.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Steven Pergam, MD, MPH
Director of Infection Control, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle
Consultant and Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, UW Medicine/Fred Hutchinson Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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