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Colleen Garcia

Colleen Garcia, RN, BSN, CLC, CCE currently works as the CEO of Avalon Medical Educators, as well as an educator for the company.  

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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Ebola: Beyond the Hype

Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $12.00

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Ebola: Beyond the Hype
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This online continuing education course will review the recent Ebola Virus outbreak in the United States; discuss epidemiology, signs and symptoms, prevention and supportive care for patients and victims of this virus.  We will trace the virus back to West Africa in countries such as Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone where it’s currently at an epidemic level.


Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define Ebola virus disease (EVD) and/or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF).
  2. List at least five ways that EVD is transmitted from human-to-human.
  3. Verbalize the time frame from exposure to onset of symptoms of EVD.
  4. State the signs and symptoms of EVD to look for in patients.
  5. Describe the pathophysiology involved in EVD.
  6. Discuss prevention methods being utilized.
  7. Recognize the overall mortality rate and its’ economic impact on affected counties.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Causes of Ebola Virus Disease

Chapter 3: Transmission

Chapter 4: Signs and Symptoms

Chapter 5. Diagnostic Tests

Chapter 6. Differential Diagnosis

Chapter 7: Prevention/ Education

Chapter 8: Treatment

Chapter 9: Prognosis

Chapter 10: Economic Effects of Ebola

Chapter 11: Conclusion

Chapter 12: References