Disease Clusters: An Overview
Goals and Objectives
CE Original Date: August 1, 2002
CE Expiration Date: September 30, 2008
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The goals of this CSEM are to:
- increase the knowledge of health care providers, especially pediatricians, of the special susceptibilities of children to hazardous substances in the environment and
- to aid in their evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
After completion of this educational activity, the reader should be able to:
- define a disease cluster,
- describe the components of the public health department disease cluster investigation, and
- describe the physician's responsibility regarding disease clusters.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
This activity for 1.6 contact hours is provided by CDC, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider of continuing education and training programs by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training and awards 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs).
Continuing Health Education Specialist (CHES)
CDC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is a designated event for the CHES to receive 1.5 category 1 contact hours in health education.
CE Expiration: September 30, 2008
This CSEM is under revision; continuing education credit (CE) is not available at this time.