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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) – 3 CE

Activity Overview

This course is designed to help health care professionals recognize the signs and symptoms of MERS and take prompt action to help improve the prognosis for infected patients and limit the possibility that the virus will spread to others.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe common types of coronaviruses that can infect humans.
  2. Describe the commonalities and differences between MERS, SARS, and COVID-19.
  3. Describe the origins of the 2012 MERS outbreak.
  4. Describe how MERS-CoV can be transmitted.
  5. Identify populations that are at increased risk for MERS-CoV.
  6. Describe the common signs and symptoms of MERS-CoV.
  7. Describe how MERS-CoV is diagnosed and how confirmed cases should be reported.
  8. Describe methods for treating and preventing MERS-CoV.
  9. Describe the safety and infection control guidelines that must be followed when working with patients with MERS-CoV.
  10. Describe the current threat that MERS poses to health care workers and the general public in the United States.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Start Date: 07/14/2022
Expiration Date: 07/14/2025

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



3.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN
Certified Nursing Assistant
Clinical Lab Personnel
Dental Hygienist
Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Doctor
Mental Health Professionals
Nutrition Counselor
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Physician Assistant
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
Speech-Language Pathologist

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. 50-20641
AGD No. 386503
CA BRN No. 2020138
CE Broker No. 20-787754
GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268


Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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