Bancroftian Filariasis

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Credits

1.00

Post Assesment Questions

5

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

6 Sep 2022

Last Reviewed

6 Sep 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Bancroftian filariasis is a leading cause of disability worldwide and a significant public health problem. The chronic sequelae of the disease are crippling. This activity outlines the epidemiology, symptomatology, and management of the ailment and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in coping with the morbidities of the disease and working towards its eradication.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of bancroftian filariasis.
  • Outline the treatment options available for bancroftian filariasis.
  • Identify the risk associated with initiating diethylcarbamazine therapy in patients with concomitant loiasis.
  • Summarize the importance of collaboration between infectious disease, epidemiologists, surgeons, urologists, and various other clinicians and pharmacists in working towards the goal of eliminating bancroftian filariasis by 2020.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Bancroftian Filariasis

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Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


 

 

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Nurses: This activity is designated for 1.00 ANCC contact hours

 

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  • StatPearls and AKH reserve the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances. StatPearls and AKH will not be responsible for other expenses incurred by the participant in the unlikely event that the program is canceled.

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Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

StatPearls and AKH adhere to ANCC Standards regarding commercial support of continuing nursing education. It is the policy of StatPearls and AKH that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved and also that authors and editors will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to starting the activity.

The information provided at this CNE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

  • Name: 'Wuchereria_bancrofti_1_DPDX.jpg' Attribution: Contributed From the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Public Domain) Image courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuchereria_bancrofti#/media/File:Wuchereria_bancrofti_1_DPDX.JPG
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