The Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) module from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an interactive clinical education tool with case-based scenarios that provides technical training on RMSF. The module highlights key clinical messages aimed at promoting early clinical recognition and treatment. It is self-directed with knowledge checks, reference materials, and an interactive rash identification tool that allows healthcare providers to compare the rash seen in RMSF to other illnesses.
The module includes the following elements:
- Core Content: self-directed web-based module reviewing the epidemiology, transmission, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of RMSF
- Rash Comparison Tool: exercise that allows providers to compare the rashes seen in different febrile illnesses
- Case-based Exercises: scenarios that provide an opportunity to apply knowledge of RMSF to management of patients