Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

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.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Contact hours
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Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA


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.

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.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Contact hours


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