Unmasking Respiratory Viruses: The Basics of Respiratory Viral Interactions (Online CE Course)

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Author: Jennifer Eddins PhD, SM(ASCP); Reviewer: Erin Phipps M(ASCP)

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Microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and general medical laboratory scientists all have some interactions with viral orders or tests. This course provides basic descriptions of seven common respiratory viruses, how they interact with the host, and types of viral mutations. The course also highlights testing methods, disease symptoms, vaccines, and common treatments available.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 3/31/2023
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Explain the basic components of respiratory viruses and their function in the host.
  • Describe how the virus and host interact with each other.
  • List the types of viral mutations and why they are important.
  • Describe testing methods and indications of disease.
  • Identify the types of vaccines and treatments available for respiratory viruses.

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Course Outline

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  • Explain the basic components of respiratory viruses and their function in the host
      • Introduction
      • Basic Components of Influenza
      • Respiratory Syncytial Virus Components
      • Coronavirus Basic Components
      • Basics of Respiratory Adenovirus
      • Components of Parainfluenza
      • Human Metapneumovirus
      • Rhinovirus Basics
      • Influenza type A sub types and strains are determined by?
      • Adults are NOT susceptible to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).
      • Coronaviruses are__________.
      • Select all true statements.
      • Parainfluenza viruses commonly _______
      • Rhinovirus____________
      • Human Metapneumovirus attaches to the host cell using two glycoproteins.
  • Describe how the virus and host interact with each other
      • Interactions of Respiratory Viruses with the Host
      • Virus Entrance Into the Host Cell
      • How the Host Responds To the Invading Virus
      • Humoral Response
      • Match the appropriate word with the correct statement.
      • The host begins to respond to an invading virus by initiating various response mechanisms. Put these response mechanisms in order of occurrence.
  • List the types of viral mutations and why they are important
  • Describe testing methods and indications of disease
      • Testing Methods
      • PCR and Multiplex PCR
      • Important Notes About PCR
      • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) _________
      • Target sequences chosen for PCR amplification can overlap with other organism sequences.
  • Identify the types of vaccines and treatments available for respiratory viruses
      • Treatments and Prevention
      • Supplemental Treatments
      • Essential Oils With Known Anti-viral Properties
      • Peer-reviewed Laboratory Research on Essential Oils Against Influenza
      • There has been no laboratory research that supports the use of supplements or essential oils to reduce or prevent respiratory infections.
      • Vaccines________.
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic
Intended audience: This course is intended for all laboratory personnel. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Jennifer Eddins PhD, SM(ASCP) has over 30 years of experience in medical microbiology as a technologist, lead, and technical specialist. She also teaches introductory microbiology courses online to pre-nursing students and creates continuing education modules for MediaLab. Jennifer has a BS in Microbiology from Colorado State University and a PhD in Public Health with a focus on epidemiology from Walden University.
Reviewer information: Erin Phipps, M(ASCP), has 19 years of experience as a medical lab scientist. She is currently a Lead Medical Lab Scientist in the Molecular Diagnostics Department at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Course Description: Microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and general medical laboratory scientists all have some interactions with viral orders or tests. This course provides basic descriptions of seven common respiratory viruses, how they interact with the host, and types of viral mutations. The course also highlights testing methods, disease symptoms, vaccines, and common treatments available.
 

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Includes 147 CE courses, most popular
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Coronavirus


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Adenovirus


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H1N1


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Parainfluenza


Rhinovirus