ATSDR Clinician Brief: Ethylene Oxide


This educational activity is designed to increase awareness among healthcare professionals about ethylene oxide and its health effects. It also intends to enhance competency in exposure recognition, patient management, and risk reduction counseling.

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the properties of ethylene oxide and its sources in the environment.
  2. Describe routes of exposure to ethylene oxide.
  3. Describe populations at risk for ethylene oxide exposure.
  4. Explain the biological fate and potential health effects from exposure to ethylene oxide.
  5. Describe clinical evaluation and management of patients exposed to ethylene oxide.
  6. Describe appropriate follow up of ethylene oxide exposed patients.
  7. Explain patient counseling and risk reduction strategies.

Coming Soon: ATSDR Clinical Overview: Ethylene Oxide, with CE available.

Who is this training for?
Clinicians in practice and in training, including physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, nurses, and nursing students.

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Clinician Brief: Ethylene Oxide
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Page last reviewed: August 12, 2022