Est. time: 10 min
Transmitted to humans by ticks, Lyme disease is a bacterial infection affecting multiple body systems in the short and long term. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate 300,000 people per year are infected. Although anyone can become infected, children spend a large amount of time outdoors and are one of the most common populations to contract the disease. Schools have the potential to decrease these numbers and support the special needs of students by developing a school curriculum focused on prevention education and training for educators teaching Lyme disease infected students. Written by Maria Angelone, BSN, RN, in this tutorial, you will learn the following objectives: How Lyme disease is transmitted, symptoms, treatment, acute and chronic effects, special considerations for students, and prevention strategies; Support strategies for students with Lyme disease; About resources available to help develop a Lyme disease education curriculum.
State Customized Versions available for: NJ (15 min)