Mumps: A Call for Vigilance
Article from the JNP February 2018 Issue
Other: Acute Care
, Best Practices
, Evaluation (Follow-up)
, Evidence-Based Guidelines
, Infectious Disease
, Treatment Plan
, Viral Infections
Released: February 1, 2018
Expires: February 28, 2020 (subject to change)
Reference Number: 17112940
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Mumps is a viral infectious disease that historically was a common childhood illness. The mumps vaccine, first licensed in 1967, has successfully decreased the number of cases to the point that mumps is no longer a frequently encountered disease. Prior to the mumps vaccine program, approximately 186,000 cases of mumps were reported each year in the United Stated (US). Even with the sporadic clusters of re-emergence, there has been a 99% decrease in the number of reported cases since the inception of the vaccination program. As of July 15, 2017, there have been 3,886 cases of mumps reported this year in 45 states, making it a clinically relevant, though not prevalent, illness. Although not a new illness, many healthcare providers may not have diagnosed or treated patients diagnosed with mumps. Here, we provide vital information to nurse practitioners, so they may adequately diagnose and treat mumps as well as remain vigilant in their surveillance of such an old virus that continues to infect individuals today
CE Credit Instructions
- Read this activity description, including objectives and disclosures.
- Complete the educational content completely:
- Articles: Read articles/monographs fully.
- Review all additional materials provided (handouts, posttest reviews, any other downloadable resources).
- After completing all content, go to Steps to Receive Credit to complete the posttest and evaluation to receive full AANP CE/Rx credit. If other types of credit are offered, these options will be available after completing the activity evaluation.
After completion of the article, the participants will be better able to:
- Develop appropriate treatment plan of mumps and prevention measures against the mumps virus in the primary care setting
- Formulate appropriate treatment plan for individuals who develop mumps or mumps with complications
- Differentiate between mumps and illnesses with presentations similar to mumps
Marilou Shreve, DNP
Charleen McNeill, PhD
Anna Jarrett, PhD, APRN
This program was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. The authors have no relevant affiliations to disclose
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