Contact Tracer Program - University of Houston
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Help your community fight the COVID-19 pandemic by learning about the role of Contract Tracers. Earn a certificate and 10 CEUs.

During a public health pandemic, contract tracers are a powerful workforce that can help reduce the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. The University of Houston has launched a contact tracing training program. At the end of the course, nursing professionals will have a better understanding of the contract tracing process and the role of contact tracers.

Continuing Education & Training for Nursing Professionals

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

At completion, earn a certificate and 10 CEUs.

Register for Nursing Professionals Training

Microscopic view of a spherical virus with triangular protrusions

What Does a Contact Tracer Do?

In contact tracing, health care professionals can use the process to contact an individual who may be infectious and help identify those with whom they may have come in contact.

Health care professionals (contact tracers) then warn these individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible.

Contact tracers provide contacts with education, information, and support to understand their risk, what they should do to separate themselves from others who were not exposed, monitor themselves for illness, and that it is possible for them to spread the infection to others even if they themselves do not feel ill.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention >>

About the Program

Nurse Professionals will learn:

Basics of a pandemic
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19
Actions and requirements associated with each step of the contact tracing process
How to apply contact tracing protocols to a range of health scenarios and populations

Course Name: Contact Tracing for Nursing Professionals

Course Organizers

Bettina M. Beech, Dr.PH., MPH
Associate Provost of Planning and Strategic Initiatives and Associate Dean for Research, University of Houston College of Medicine
Professor, Health Systems and Population Health Science


LeChauncy D. Woodard, MD, MPH
Founding Director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute
Clinical Professor, University of Houston College of Medicine
Professor, Health Systems and Population Health Science


Tracy McManaman-Bridges, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Professor of Practice, University of Houston College of Nursing

Kathryn Tart, EdD, MSN, RN
Founding Dean and Professor, University of Houston College of Nursing
Humana Endowed Dean’s Chair in Nursing

Details

Fee:
$49 for course and 10 CEUs. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Delivery:
Online Modules

Schedule:
10 hours, self-paced

Register for Nursing Professionals Training

For more information about the Contact Tracing Program for Nursing Professionals email tlmcmanaman-bridges@uh.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have signed up, you will be able to start the course immediately on Coursera.

Yes. At completion of the course, a certificate for the program and 10 CEUs will be generated. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Contact Tracing Program for Nursing Professionals is $49 for a certificate and 10 CEUs. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

At completion of the course, health care professionals may reach out to their organization and express interest in putting the training to work.

Please note: UH is not hiring contact tracers.