Tickborne Diseases Essential Content for the Healthcare Provider

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Course Description

This course reviews key concepts related to the tick lifespan, various types of ticks, and their disease transmission.  The location for certain ticks in the United States will be reviewed. Specific tickborne diseases, their transmission, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment will be discussed in detail. The student will learn key concepts in tickborne disease prevention.

Intended Audience

All healthcare providers

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to:

  • Describe ticks that are endemic to a particular geographic region.
  • Compare the pathogenesis of select tick-borne diseases
  • Describe the presentation, symptoms, management, and treatment of several tickborne diseases
  • Identify key concepts in patient education and tick-borne disease prevention

At the completion of this activity, assistants, aids, support staff, and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Explain tick-bite prevention strategies
Credit/Contact Hours
Pharmacotherapy Hours
  • Megan Arbour, PhD, RN, CNM, CNE
    Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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