Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Training Module
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CE Original Date: October 1, 2009
CE Renewal Date: April 14, 2014
CE Expiration Date: April 16, 2016
This site provides information about the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT) Training Module and how to register for free continuing education credits. To begin your training, please visit the PEHT training module.
More information about the Toolkit and the online training follows.
Who is this training for?
This online training was developed for pediatric health-care providers, health educators, and other health professionals interested in environmental health anticipatory guidance for pediatric patients and their parents or guardians.
What is this training about?
This interactive Web-based module introduces users to the basics of environmental health and explains the purpose and best use of Toolkit materials. It offers health-care providers detailed examples about how to best deliver anticipatory guidance on a range of environmental health issues, especially during well-child visits.
Case examples explore the unique biological factors and exposure patterns that make children especially vulnerable to toxic chemicals. These will help pediatric health-care providers recognize possible environmental causes for some of the illnesses they might treat in their daily practice, as well as potential environmental exposures to be avoided.
The module discusses current pediatric medical practices related to environmental health and provides resources for delivering anticipatory guidance during well-child visits. Anticipatory guidance is designed to help patients avoid or mitigate exposures to toxic substances. Features include how to take an environmental history and hyperlinks to additional learner resources, including the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR) Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) and ToxFAQs™.
What is in the PEHT and how can I access the Toolkit materials?
The PEHT provides in-depth information about preventing exposures to toxic substances. It includes laminated desk and pocket reference guides for providers, bilingual patient handouts including "Prescription for Prevention" sheets, refrigerator magnets, and two colorful, bilingual posters for clinics or exam rooms. Toolkit materials can be downloaded at http://www.psr.org.
How much time should I schedule to take the training?
The training takes about 90 minutes with an additional 20 minutes to complete the post test. The post test is required for continuing education credit.
Why was this training developed?
ATSDR and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) it sponsors are committed to protecting children from environmental health threats. This commitment propelled ATSDR’s Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine (DTEM), the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and the University of California-San Francisco PEHSU to develop an environmental health anticipatory guidance training module. This training module is based on PSR’s PEHT, which has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It will introduce users to environmental health, instruct pediatric health care providers in the use of the Toolkit, and discuss the best methods for delivering environmental health anticipatory guidance in the clinical setting.
Information on free continuing education offered from ATSDR
Once you launch the module you will be prompted to register for continuing education through a hyperlink.
- Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Physicians: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits
- Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) for Nurses: 1.5 contact hours
- Continuing Education Units (CEU) for other Professionals: 0.15 credits
- Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists
(CHES): 1.5 Category I credits
- This training will take approximately 90 minutes. Going outside the module to explore Internet links provided in the module will increase the amount of time to complete the training. To view a list of all the Internet resources, please click here.
- All hyperlinks to external web pages have a blue font and are underlined.
- The module contains animation. You will need the free Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to play the animations.
- Animations contain audio. To hear audio, you will need to turn your speakers up or on. If you prefer to read the text, rather than listen to it, click on the link provided at the top right side of the screen.
- Each animation has a link provided to its transcript located at the top right hand side of the screen.
Training Module Navigation Guide
- The left margin of the screen contains a progress bar to indicate your progress in the training module. The progress bar becomes a solid color starting at the top and moving downward as you navigate through the module.
- The bottom center of the screen contains a drop-down menu bar. Use the down arrow in the right hand corner of the bar to the view list of training sections. Selecting a section name will allow you to jump to that section.
- You can view the module in a linear process by using back and next arrows located in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Click on the back arrowto go to previous screen, and on the next arrow to go to the next screen.
- To exit the module, click on red X circled in the top right corner of the screen.
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