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Environmental Topics and Course Registration

Introduction

ATSDR offers environmental health and medicine education products for health professionals, community members, and interested members of the public. These materials are designed to increase awareness and knowledge of how the environment interacts with human health and includes tools to promote the positive health aspects and prevent and/or minimize the known adverse health impacts of these interactions. These materials are developed to meet specific audience needs, are free of charge, and are based on the latest evidence based science and medicine.

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM)

Accredited for CE Credits
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Asbestos
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Environmental Triggers of Asthma
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Nitrate/Nitrite
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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Toxicity
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Principles of Pediatric Environmental Health
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Taking a Pediatric Exposure History
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Taking an Exposure History
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CE Unavailable (Informational Purpose Only)
(Updates in Progress)

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Arsenic
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Beryllium
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Cadmium
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Cholinesterase Inhibitors
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Chromium
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Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol
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Lead
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
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Radon
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Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
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Trichloroethylene (TCE)
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Uranium
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For more information and access to the ATSDR CSEM page, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.html.

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Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine (GREM)

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Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets

For more information and access to the Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets, please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/emes/health_professionals/instruction_sheets.html.

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Additional Educational Products for Health Professionals

ATSDR offers additional course resources accessible via Web stream. These courses include:

A Story of Health

When disease strikes, people often ask their doctors “how did this happen to me?" As a health professional or scientist, you know the causes of a specific case are often difficult to determine. At the same time you want to keep up with current research about the interactions between genes and environmental conditions that can influence good health or disease.

A Story of Health, a new illustrated multi-media eBook that offers continuing education credits, provides the latest research on several diseases in a fictional case-based format. The first installment describes the lives of three characters and their families - Brett, a young boy with asthma; Amelia, a teenager with developmental disabilities; and toddler Stephen, recently diagnosed with leukemia. Each story features the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention.

A Story of Health was developed through collaboration among the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency (OEHHA), the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), and the University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (UCSF PEHSU).

The following stories are available online for free continuing education:
A Story of Health: Asthma- Brett’s Story
A Story of Health: Learning/Developmental Disabilities- Amelia’s Story
A Story of Health: Leukemia- Stephen’s Story

Download the individual stories from the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit web site at http://coeh.berkeley.edu/ucpehsu/soh.html

After reading each story, please return to the following links to register for free CE and take the CE test.

A Story of Health: Asthma- Brett’s Story CE registration
A Story of Health: Learning/Developmental Disabilities- Amelia’s Story CE registration
A Story of Health: Leukemia- Stephen’s Story CE registration

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.

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Training Module

ATSDR Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Training Module is 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.

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.

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Community Environmental Health Presentations

For providers interested in delivering educational presentations to communities, ATSDR provides Community Environmental Health Presentations that are designed to increase environmental health literacy and address the positive and/or negative impact that the environment has on human health.

Please visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/public/health_presentations.html. At this address, you will find Community Environmental Health Instructional Presentation Kits and Community Environmental Health Web Stream Presentations.

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Continuing Education

Continuing education is available free of charge for all ATSDR environmental medicine education course work.

Accreditation Statements

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®)

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. Cases studies have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Commission on Accreditation

 

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

CHES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer IACET CEU's for this program.

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.

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Disclaimer and Disclosure

Disclaimer

The state of knowledge regarding the treatment of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances in the environment is constantly evolving and is often uncertain. In developing its educational products ATSDR has made a diligent effort to ensure the accuracy and the currency of the presented information. ATSDR, however, makes no claim that the environmental medicine and health education resources discussed in these products comprehensively address all possible situations related to various substances. The products are intended for educational use to build the knowledge of physicians and other health professionals in assessing the conditions and managing the treatment of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances. The products are not a substitute for a health-care provider’s professional judgment. Please interpret the environmental medicine and the health education resources in light of specific information regarding the patient and in conjunction with other medical authorities.

Use of trade names in ATSDR products is for identification purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Disclosure

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use. CDC, our planners, and the presenters for this seminar do not have financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. This presentation does not involve the unlabeled use of a product or product under investigational use. There was no commercial support for this activity.

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ATSDR Resources

For additional information on other ATSDR resources on hazardous substances and their potential health effects, including Toxicological Profiles, ToxFAQs™, and information on specific substances, please visit ATSDR’s Toxic Substance page at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxicsubstances.html.

For additional information on substance specific resources, please visit ATSDR’s A-Z Index page at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/az/a.html.

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Contact Information

For additional information about Environmental Medicine Education Products, please email atsdrdtemce@cdc.gov.

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