Course Overview

Course: SS4561
CE Original Date: 08/05/2022
CE Expiration Date: 08/05/2024


This Case Study in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) provides an overview of trichloroethylene toxicity. Trichloroethylene is widely used for vapor degreasing of fabricated metal parts in the automotive and metal industries and has some limited uses in consumer and commercial products. Knowledge from this course will help health care providers diagnose and treat patients exposed to trichloroethylene. This online course will take about approximately 90 minutes to complete. You may finish the entire CSEM in one session or complete each chapter separately. The course begins with a patient case study to help you assess your current knowledge about trichloroethylene toxicity.


At the conclusion of the session, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the latest science on TCE exposure in both environmental and occupational settings.
  • Discuss potential adverse clinical effects associated with TCE exposure.
  • Describe how to clinically manage patients exposed to TCE.
  • Describe how to improve collaborative practice across the healthcare team regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients exposed to TCE.
Additional Course Information


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TARGET AUDIENCE: Clinicians in practice and in training, including physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, nurses, and nursing students.

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

FORMAT: This activity is a self-study.

Accreditation Statements
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

In support of improving patient care, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of (1.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for (1.5) nursing contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer (.2) CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to (1.5) total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are (1.5). Continuing Competency credits available are (1.5). CDC provider number 98614.

CPH: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer (2) CPH recertification credits for this program.


In compliance with continuing education requirements, all planners and presenters must disclose all financial relationships, in any amount, with ineligible companies during the previous 24 months as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or products under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, and content experts wish to disclose they have no financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept financial or in-kind support from ineligible companies for this continuing education activity.

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

To receive continuing education (CE) for SS4561 Case Study in Environmental Medicine-Trichloroethylene Toxicity please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before August 05, 2024.

Complete the activity at

Complete the Evaluation at

Pass the posttest at 80% at

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Contact Information

For more information, contact us at

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Office for Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science
Environmental Medicine and Health Systems Intervention Section