CE747: The goal of this Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) program is to provide nurses, lab professionals, nurse practitioners and physicians with the information needed for the prompt identification and isolation of suspected MERS-CoV-infected patients to prevent the spread of infection in healthcare facilities. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
—Explain MERS-CoV infections and how they are transmitted to humans
—Describe symptoms, complications and diagnosis of the virus
—Provide recommendations for preventing the transmission of the virus in hospitals
—Discuss how the members of the interprofessional healthcare team can stem the spread of MERS in the acute care setting both individually and collectively

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