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ATSDR Case Study in Environmental Medicine: Taking an Exposure History

Course Number: WB2579

Taking an Exposure History (case study/monograph) is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase primary care providers'' and other health professional''s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. It provides the health care provider with the principles and processes of investigating the etiology of exposure possibilities when assessing and diagnosing patients and bridges the practice gaps that will allow physicians and other healthcare personnel to increase their knowledge/competency and make applicable practice changes to better prevent, diagnose, treat, counsel, and manage patients while taking an exposure history.

This is one in a series of courses intended to close the educational gap created by a paucity of formal training in environmental medicine for healthcare professional during undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate training and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identified clinical competencies in environmental medicine recommended for the primary health care provider.

The monograph begins with a composite case study that describes a realistic encounter with a patient followed by an initial progress check and questions and answers. Tables and key points are presented.


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TARGET AUDIENCE: Our primary target audience is primary health providers and other health professionals involved in preventing/mitigating exposure to hazardous substances and/or related health promotion activities. The target populations for ATSDR Case Study in Environmental Medicine: Taking an Exposure History are pediatric health care providers, primary health care providers and other health professionals that are interested in environmental health topics which includes: CHES certified health educators dentist D.O.s Epidemiologist Laboratorians: Licensed practical/vocational nurses MDs Medical assistants Nurse practitioners Nurse technicians Other health educators Physician assistants Registered nurses.

MATERIALS: The participant will need access to a computer with internet access and a printer to print out the certificate on completion once training is completed. The participant is expected to complete the Posttest. The participant must pass the Posttest with a score of 80% or higher. One re-take is allowed. If participants fall below 80% on the retake, they must redo ATSDR Case Study in Environmental Medicine: Taking an Exposure History course if they are seeking continuing education credits. The participant may then complete a course evaluation and print out their certificate of completion. Both the posttest and course evaluation may be taken at the following web-site: http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline . Participants may access the course by visiting the ATSDR website at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/cse/html

PREREQUISITES: A basic knowledge of medicine or related basics of human health promotion at a professional level is desired.

ADDITIONAL INFO: The participant will need access to a computer with internet access and a printer to print out the certificate on completion once training is completed. The participant is expected to complete the Posttest. The participant must pass the Posttest with a score of 80% or higher. One re-take is allowed. If participants fall below 80% on the retake, they must redo ATSDR Case Study in Environmental Medicine: Taking an Exposure History course if they are seeking continuing education credits. The participant may then complete a course evaluation and print out their certificate of completion. Both the posttest and course evaluation may be taken at the following web-site: http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline . Participants may access the course by visiting the ATSDR website at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/cse/html

DEVELOPED BY: ATSDR/DTHHS/EMB


CE Expiration Date:
6/5/2019

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