Course Summary

In early 2022, unusual outbreaks of mpox (monkeypox) were reported in various countries worldwide. Most of the confirmed cases were reported in countries where mpox is not typically found. This mpox outbreak may impact multiple populations, including children and healthcare workers. Confirmed cases of mpox, disease progression, and physical and mental health complications are discussed in terms of the recommended methods to diagnose and treat the disease.

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • WHO and CDC Reports on Mpox Global Outbreaks
    • 2022 Statistics on Mpox Outbreak
  • Mpox Virology
    • Human Mpox Disease
    • Disease Transmission
  • Clinical Presentation and Differential Diagnosis
  • Prevention and Treatment of Mpox Illness
    • Infection Control: Precautions and PPE
    • Infection Control: Environmental
    • Supportive Care and Drug Treatment
    • Drug Therapy: Vaccinia Immune Globulin
  • Pre-exposure and Post-exposure Prophylaxis
  • Post-exposure Prophylaxis for Healthcare Workers
    • Post-Exposure Monitoring
  • Mpox and HIV Infection
    • Mpox Severity and HIV
    • HIV and Risk of Acquiring Mpox
  • Children and Adolescents
    • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Surveillance, Case Investigation, and Contact Tracing
  • Neurological and Psychiatric Implications
    • Psychiatric Issues
    • Psychosocial Factors Associated with Suicide
    • Stress and Psychiatric Disorders
    • Prevention
    • Lessons Learned
  • Summary


Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 27 years as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, textbook chapters, and more than 100 online CE articles, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center. He lives in Wappingers Falls, NY.

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