Cursos Mandatorios

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dengue, Chikungunya & Zika (2 crédits) (IEMC-0003-O)

The goal of this online course is to effectively provide pertinent information about Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika for the physician. It will be a guide to recognize these three diseases in a timely manner. Guidelines will be provided on how to clinically diagnose them and also how to confirm the diagnosis by laboratory methods. The proper patient assessment will be discussed and since these three viral illness can have similarities in clinical presentation, emphasis on differential diagnosis will be done. Appropriate management strategies for all three illnesses will be presented.

Target audience:
The target audience are physicians, including physicians in training . Physicians living in Puerto Rico or other areas were these Arboviral diseases are present, will benefit from this course. This course satisfies the requirements of the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline ( JLDM) (Junta Licenciamiento y Disciplina Médica) of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico. The 2 credit requirement for medical license renewal is: Diagnosis and Management of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.
  • Intro-Dr. Ana Medina
  • Course Description
  • Course Objectives
  • Pre-Test (30 Minutes)
  • Dengue, Chikunginya & Zika (S3)
  • Module 1 - Dengue Virus- Introduction(S4-S8)
  • Epidemiology of Dengue(S9-S20)
  • Dengue - Clinical Manifestations(S21-S42)
  • Plasma Leakage Video 2 (3:39 Minutes)
  • Causes of Death in Dengue(S43-S45)
  • Dengue Diagnostic Testing(S46-S47)
  • Management of Dengue(S48-S68)
  • Dengue CDC Case Management Guide (PDF-Doc)
  • Summary Dengue Virus(S69-S70)
  • Short Quiz- Module 1- Dengue Virus (15 Minutes)
  • Module 2 - Chikungunya - Introduction(S71-S73)
  • What is Chikungunya? - Video 3 (3:30 Minutes)
  • Epidemiology of Chikungunya(S74-S77)
  • Chikungunya Clinical Manifestations(S78-S84)
  • Chikungunya Virus - Video 4 - (4:03 Minutes) -The virus that "bends up"
  • Chikungunya Diagnostic Testing(S85)
  • Management of Chikungunya(S86-S96)
  • Chikungunya- Clinical Management- Video 5 (4:17 Minutes)
  • Summary Chikungunya(S97)
  • Short Quiz -Module 2 -Chikungunya Virus (10 Minutes)
  • Module 3 - Introduction to Zika Virus(S98-S100)
  • Epidemiology of Zika Virus(S101-S105)
  • Zika Virus Clinical Manifestations(S106-S115)
  • Congenital Zika Syndrome(S116-S125)
  • Zika in Babies in US Territories(S126-S128)
  • Zika Virus in Babies in US Territories- Video 6 - (1:00 Minute)
  • Zika Virus Diagnostic Testing(S129-S135)
  • Management of Zika Virus(S136-S140)
  • Summary Zika Virus(S141)
  • Short Quiz - Module 3- Zika Virus
  • Similarities between Dengue, Chikungunya & Zika(S142-S148)
  • Post-Test (30 Minutes)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 3 years