Prerecorded Webinar: Mpox (Monkeypox) Situational Awareness
Mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, is a viral disease caused by the mpox virus. The virus is a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus. Mpox is a viral disease that exists in multiple countries around the globe. Mpox generally causes less severe illness than smallpox. Diverse methods of transmission include close contact with an infected person or animal or exposure to material contaminated with the virus. A patient may present with fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes, and complications are possible. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health agencies is evolving. Therapeutic options for monkeypox may include the smallpox vaccine, cidofovir, tecovirimat, and vaccinia immune globulin (VIG), among others. Pharmacy team members are ideally positioned to engage in healthcare conversations involving mpox prevention and countermeasures.
Understand the mpox virus, its etiology, and transmission
Recognize the signs and symptoms of the mpox virus
Specify treatment options for mpox
Use this information to answer patient or healthcare team questions
II. History of mpox
III. The Current Mpox Outbreak
IV. Transmission of the Mpox Virus
V. Signs and symptoms of Mpox
1. The Invasion Period
2. The Skin Eruption Period
VI. Potential Health Impact
VII. Avoiding Transmission of the Mpox Virus
VIII. Approaches to Treatment
1. Brincidofovir and Cidofovir
2. Smallpox vaccine
3. Smallpox and Mpox Vaccines
5. Vaccinia Immune Globulin (VIG)
IX. What is next?
- Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
- Read the course material
- Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
- Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor
Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Pamela Sardo, PharmD, B.S., and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
Unlabeled Use Disclosures
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Computer Hardware/Software Requirements
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- Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
- Supported Browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera
- A connection to the internet
- For Live Webinars or Conferences: GoToWebinar application for iOS, Android, Mac, or PC. You cannot 'call into' a live conference.
- Target Audience: Pharmacy Tech
- Contact Hours: 1.0
- Activity Release Date: 12/10/2022
- Activity Expiration Date: 12/10/2025
- Activity Type: Knowledge
- UAN: 0669-0000-22-073-H01-T
- Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
- CeBroker Number: 20-972814
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