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Advising patients on the Zika virus

Advising patients on the Zika virus

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

February 18, 2016

Updated

September 2, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Jessica Garner focuses on the latest advice for GPs and nurses regarding the management of patients who may have been exposed to the Zika virus. Key learning points include advice to give pregnant women and when to refer for an ultrasound scan.

Article last updated September 2016.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, primary care professionals should be better able to:
  • Show awareness of which countries are affected by the Zika virus
  • Be aware of how Zika is transmitted
  • List the symptoms of Zika virus infection
  • Know how to investigate a possible infection
  • Advise and refer pregnant women for further investigation
  • Give travel advice to all patients including those who are pregnant or planning pregnancy
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Jessica Garner
    Salaried GP
    Worcester
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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