Could you recognize smallpox if you saw it? Most nurses have never seen a case of smallpox. This course provides nurses with the essential resource information about smallpox disease and the vaccination program.
About The Author(s):
- Describe the historical significance of smallpox and identify its mode of transmission
- Identify the clinical features and the course of smallpox disease
- Differentiate between smallpox and other rash illnesses
- Describe vaccine usage including indications, administration, contraindication and normal and adverse reactions
- Explain the smallpox response plan initiated by the federal government
Amy B. Bernard - RN, BSN, MS
Amy B. Bernard, RN, BSN, MS, is a Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience, most of them as a nurse educator. She has taught nursing and health education in clinical and academic settings in Florida, Illinois, New York and Massachusetts. Ms. Bernard earned her nursing diploma from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Miami FL, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing cum laude from the University of South Florida, Tampa FL, and a Masters of Science in Health Education cum laude from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale FL. Ms. Bernard currently is Nurse Education Planner for Western Schools Inc., South Easton MA, where she is responsible for the development of continuing education home study programs for nurses nationwide.