Measles Epidemic: Overcoming Vaccine PrejudicePage 2 of 8


Photo child with measles being examined.


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Author: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN

Contact hours: 2
AOTA CEUs: 0.2
Expiration date: March 1, 2025
Course price: Free

Free course

Course Summary

This course discusses measles history, measles causes, types of measles, clinical symptoms of measles, treatment and prevention strategies for measles, and addresses positions of anti-vaccination advocates. It begins with a look at the availability of the MMR Vaccine and its vaccine resistance by some members of the public. Emphasis is on addressing the measles epidemic and wiping out measles altogether.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants*.

*If you are an OT or OTA, you may need the following information for relicensure:

AOTA Approved Provider Logo 2023 ATrain Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider #6558. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.2 CEUs, introductory, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to*:

  1. List at least 4 arguments in favor of vaccination for measles.
  2. State 3 clinical symptoms of measles.
  3. Identify 3 strategies for treatment and prevention of measles.
  4. Discuss 2 ways to educate parents regarding measles immunization.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.