Zika Virus Management Tips for Midwives and Health Care Professionals
Excellent Resource for Zika Virus Management
Midwifery is all about being prepared for any situation. We learned this a few years back when the threat of the Zika virus loomed large throughout the globe. And while the recent news has been more focused on the COVID pandemic, it’s important to remember that Zika never went away. Whether you plan on practicing abroad or want to feel ready for anything, taking time to study the Zika virus will benefit you exponentially.
We developed this course to give you a thorough understanding of the disease as well as to give you the keys to manage it should you or your client be exposed. The course is taught by Dr. Jill Chasse, an expert who has spent over 20 years studying public health. Throughout this course, you’ll learn the epidemiology of Zika. You’ll study the risks of the virus before and during pregnancy. We’ll also discuss breastfeeding with Zika. While this course is beneficial for those who practice in areas currently facing greater risks of spreading the virus, we’ve designed it so it’s helpful for every midwife. As COVID has shown us, illnesses are unpredictable. By studying the epidemiology and the management of this specific virus, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how we can be ready in the face of a public health crisis.
At Empowering Midwifery Education, we’re here to ensure you’re constantly learning and growing! Once you buy this course, you’ll have lifetime access and can revisit as needed. You’ll have access to any future course updates free of charge. The class is virtual and gives you the ability to learn at your own pace so you can fit it around your busy schedule. You’ll also be able to ask questions throughout and get answers from our expert instructors. We can’t wait to help you unlock your potential by equipping you with knowledge!
Dr. Jill Chasse is an experienced and accomplished Doctor of Public Health and Indigenous Medicine, Perinatal Epidemiologist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a birth worker in both health and psychology. In addition, she has over a decade of midwifery schooling and apprenticeships including homebirth, birth center, and hospital experience.
Her clinical strengths are in the areas of applied clinical epidemiology including clinical trauma, neuropsychology and psychopathology. Her preventive medicine concentration from her public health post graduate focus is in tropical medicine and global maternal/ infant health. She has worked in various federal health agencies including NIH and the CDC and is a certified EMT.
In 2020, Dr. Chasse passed her Board Certification in Naturopathic Medicine and was honored with a Doctor of Humanitarian Services award. She is dedicated to volunteer and humanitarian work and currently works as a Duty Officer for the Red Cross Disaster Action Response and Volunteer State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI).
Dr. Chasse lives in Northern NJ with her husband and amazing teenagers, and works as Adjunct Professor and Instructor at several universities, schools and programs. She enjoys teaching both the science and art of maternal/perinatal health, global health, and integrative medicine.
-Dr. Jill Diana Chasse, DrPH, PhD, MPA, MSpsy, IMD, CCTS-P