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Polio Resurgence: Guidance for Health Care Workers

Ended Jan 19, 2024

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NETEC Webinar Series Presentation

Polio Resurgence: Guidance for Health Care Workers

Release Date: 01/20/2023

Expires: 01/19/2024

The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 60 minutes.


This accredited continuing education activity is intended primarily for healthcare workers and teams which may include but are not limited to, medical and nursing staff, administration, education/training leadership, and infection control leadership. Staff specializing in emergency management, communications, specialized clinical areas, laboratory, facilities management and environmental services are also welcome.


At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the different types of polio vaccines.
  • Discuss CDC ACIP polio vaccine recommendations.
  • Discuss management considerations and Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • Describe the different types of laboratory testing for polio including antibody and virus isolation. 
  • Describe how specimens are collected, stored, and shipped to the proper facilities for testing.


In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must complete the following steps:

  1. View the entire presentation
  2. Complete the post-test with a score of 2 out of 3 or better
  3. Complete the online evaluation
  4. Submit the Completion Attestation


Ashlesha Kaushik, MD, FAAP
Consultant: Merck, Pfizer

The below faculty have nothing to disclose:

  • Jake Fray, MLS (ASCP)
  • Jill Morgan, RN*

*faculty and planning committee member


The below planning committee members have nothing to disclose:

  • Britton Clark, MPH
  • Valeta Creason-Wahl, HMCC
  • Vicki Herrera, MS
  • Chimora Imonugo, MD, MPH
  • Heidi Keeler, PhD, MSN/MBA, RN
  • Benjamin Mattson, MS Ed
  • Jason Noble, BA, BFA
  • Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN
  • Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP


This program is funded by ASPR