Environmental Medicine Education for Health Professionals
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ATSDR’s environmental medicine education products for health professionals have been revised and refreshed to better meet needs for continuing education in a demanding professional climate. All of these products include current environmental medicine content drawn from peer-reviewed medical literature. In addition, these education products provide the latest information on evidence-based diagnosis and treatment. Each product offers free, accredited continuing education and is available and downloadable online.
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine
ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) are self-instructional, continuing-education primers designed to increase primary care providers’ knowledge of hazardous substances and aid in the evaluation of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances. Each CSEM comes with additional companion products such as Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine and Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets.
For more information and access to the ATSDR CSEM page, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.html.
Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine
ATSDR Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine (GREM) are 1-hour, continuing-education seminars and video Web streams designed for medical educators, health-care providers, and other professionals involved in environmental health. GREM can be use for face-to-face education and are available in two versions: GREM Instructional Presentation Kits and GREM Web Stream Presentations. These consist of a detailed script, PowerPoint slides, learner support materials, Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets, and video Web streams.
For more information and access to the ATSDR GREM page, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/health_professionals/grem.html.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Continuing Education Module
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a rapidly progressive neuro-degenerative disease. It belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases, which are characterized by the gradual degeneration and death of motor neurons. These diseases cause loss of ability to trigger specific muscles, which results in the muscles becoming weak and ultimately leading to paralysis. This educational module provides
- A clinical overview on ALS
- Current clinical practice recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with ALS, including communication strategies
- Information on the importance of standard diagnostic coding procedures for diagnosis of ALS patients in clinical practice
- Information on the new National ALS Registry and the importance of ALS patient self enrollment in the registry
For more information and access to the ATSDR ALS Continuing Education Module page, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/ALS/.
For more information and access to the ATSDR ALS Continuing Education Course Registration and Posttest, please visit http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/registration/detailpage.asp?res_id=2471.
Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets
ATSDR Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets complement the newly developed or revised CSEM and GREM topics. These job aids give health-care providers ready-to-use materials to aid in patient care.
For more information and access to the ATSDR Patient Education page, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/health_professionals/instruction
ATSDR Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Training Moduleis an environmental health anticipatory guidance training module that introduces pediatric health care providers to the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit and provides instruction on environmental health and use of toolkit materials.
For more information and access to the ATSDR Pediatric Environmental Health Training page, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/health_professionals/pediatrics.html.
For more information and access to the ATSDR Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Training Course Registration and Posttest, please visit http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/registration/detailpage.asp?res_id=1996.
ATSDR offers additional course resources accessible via Web stream. These courses include:
Surviving Field Stress for First Responders
Developed in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information and access to the Surviving Stress for First Responders page, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/health_professionals/surviving_field_stress.html
For more information and access to the Surviving Stress for First Responders Course Registration and Posttest, please visit http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/registration/detailpage.asp?res_id=2493
Emergency Risk Communication
Developed in collaboration with the Pan American Health Association. This course is obtainable in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Available at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/cerc/CERConline/index.html.
Chemical Specific and Other Environmental Medicine Topics
For a list of available environmental medicine topics, please visit the Environmental Medicine Topics page.
Continuing education is available free of charge for all ATSDR environmental medicine educational course work.
For more information and access to continuing education offerings, please visit the ATSDR Continuing Education Site at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/conteduc.html.
Disclaimer and Disclosure
The medical information provided in these courses is for educational use only.
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