301-1: Physical Activity for Older Adults (G)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the exercise recommendations for older adults
  2. List the policy recommendations for health professionals
  3. Identify the policy recommendations for communities
  4. List the factors for prescribing exercise, including frequency, intensity and duration

(59 pages)

116: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe what is meant by “carbon monoxide” poisoning
  2. List the possible causes of “carbon monoxide” poisoning
  3. Identify the various treatments for “carbon monoxide” poisoning
  4. List the toxic elements of carbon monoxide

(25 pages)

200: Principles of EEG (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define the term Electroencephalography (EEG) and explain its role in diagnostic medicine today.
  2. List the clinical uses for EEG.
  3. Identify the advantages and limitations of EEG in clinical use.
  4. Explain what is meant by “artifacts” and provide some examples of the different types of artifacts.
  5. Describe the use of artificial neural networks for automatic description and interpretation of the electroencephalogram.

129: Determining when Medical Treatment is Futile (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define what is meant by medical “futulity”
  2. Identify the individuals whose input is important in making “futulity” decisions
  3. Identify the various circumstances that can exist in which “futility” decision-making is required
  4. Discuss the role of “ethics” in futility discussions

128: Malaria Surveillance (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Problem/Condition:

Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles species mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to areas with ongoing malaria transmission. In the United States, cases can occur through exposure to infected blood products, congenital transmission, or local mosquitoborne transmission. Malaria surveillance is conducted to identify episodes of local transmission and to guide prevention recommendations for travelers.

Period Covered:

This report summarizes cases in patients with onset of illness in 2008 and summarizes trends during previous years.

Description of System:

Malaria cases diagnosed by blood film, polymerase chain reaction, or rapid diagnostic tests are mandated to be reported to local and state health departments by health-care providers or laboratory staff members. Case investigations are conducted by local and state health departments, and reports are transmitted to CDC through the National Malaria Surveillance System (NMSS), National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS), and direct CDC consultations. Data from these reporting systems are the basis for this report.

Results:

CDC received reports of 1,298 cases of malaria with an onset of symptoms in 2008 among patients in the United States, a decrease of 13.8% from the 1,505 cases reported for 2007 (p<0.001). These cases included one transfusion-related case, one congenital case, and two fatal cases. Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, and P. ovale were identified in 40.6%, 14.6%, 1.5%, and 1.4% of cases, respectively. The first documented case of simian malaria, P. knowlesi, was reported in a U.S. traveler. Eight (0.6%) of the 1,298 patients were infected by two or more species. The infecting species was unreported or undetermined in 41.2% of cases. Based on estimated volume of travel from the World Tourism Organization, the highest estimated relative case rates of malaria among travelers occurred among those returning from countries in West Africa.
A total of 508 U.S. civilians acquired malaria abroad; among the 480 civilians for whom chemoprophylaxis information was known, 344 (71.7%) reported that they had not followed a chemoprophylactic drug regimen recommended by CDC for the area to which they had traveled. Fourteen cases were reported in pregnant women, among whom none adhered to a complete prevention drug regimen.

Interpretation:

A significant decrease in the number of malaria cases occurred from 2007 to 2008. No change occurred in the proportions of cases caused by the various Plasmodium species. U.S. civilians traveling to countries in West Africa had the highest estimated relative case rates. In the majority of reported cases, U.S. civilians who acquired malaria abroad had not adhered to a chemoprophylaxis regimen that was appropriate for the country in which they acquired the infection.

Public Health Actions:

Persons traveling to an area in which malaria is endemic should take steps to prevent malaria, which might include taking one of the recommended chemoprophylaxis regimens appropriate for the region of travel and using personal protection measures to prevent mosquito bites. Any person who has been to a malarious area and who subsequently develops a fever or influenza-like symptoms should seek medical care immediately and report their travel history to the clinician; investigation should always include blood-film tests for malaria with results available immediately. Malaria infections can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Malaria prevention recommendations are available from CDC online (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentDiseases.aspx#malaria) or by calling the Malaria Hotline (telephone 770-488-7788). Malaria treatment recommendations can be obtained from CDC online (http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/diagnosis_treatment/treatment.htm) or by calling the Malaria Hotline.

126: Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define the term “triage”
  2. Define the term “Triage Decision Scheme” indicating its key components
  3. Define what is meant by trauma center, and list what activities take place in those centers

124: Skin Cancer Screening (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. List the evidence of benefits and harms of screening for skin cancer in the general population
  2. List the sensitivity and specificity of skin self-examination (SSE) to detect new and changing moles with and without the aid of baseline digital photographs in patients with dysplastic nevi
  3. Identify those at highest risk for developing melanoma
  4. Identify how cancer prevention behavior change takes place

(40 pages)

115: Asbestos Toxicity (N)

Goals and Objectives

  1. The goal of the CEU is to increase the primary care provider’s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
  2. After completion of this course, the reader should be able to explain why asbestos may be a health hazard, describe the factors contributing to asbestos toxicity, identify potential environmental and occupational sources of exposure to asbestos, identify evaluation and treatment protocols for persons exposed to asbestos, and list sources of information on asbestos.

(31 pages)

114: Primer on Basic Concepts of ECG (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify and define key terms associated with ECG
  2. Differentiate between “rate” and “rhythm”
  3. List and discuss the criteria for “hypertrophy”
  4. Explain how to identify an “infarct” on and ECG tracing

(22 pages)

112: Spinal Cord Injuries: An Overview (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the tools for assessing spinal cord injury and repair
  2. Identify the outcome measurements used to assess injury and recovery
  3. Identify the steps involved in monitoring real-time progression of spinal cord injuries
  4. Identify the current therapeutic interventions

(60 pages)

110: Critical Thinking: An Overview (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define the term “critical thinking”
  2. List the key components of critical thinking
  3. Identify how critical thinking is needed in the nursing profession

(49 pages)

108: Breast Cancer (N)

Breast Cancer: An Overview

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Describe the various roles played by nurses in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Breast Cancer

Outline the meaning of and implications of Breast Cancer Explain how Breast Cancer is diagnosed, and it’s symptoms List the various current treatments for Breast Cancer Explain how Breast Cancer is managed

Discuss the nutritional aspects of managing Breast Cancer

107: West Nile Virus (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this continuing education unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss the key guidelines for clinicians regarding the diagnosis and treatment of the West Nile Virus
  2. Discuss the etiology and epidemiology of West Nile Virus
  3. Describe the symptoms of WNV
  4. Discuss the extent to which WNV has impacted the United State to date
  5. Describe how WNV has affected Blood Transfusion, Organ Donation and Blood Donation Screening Information

(19 pages)

719: Ethics Religion and Medicine (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss the major issues associated with the debate about whether health professionals may refuse to provide treatments to which they object on moral grounds
  2. Describe and evaluate the survey presented in this course of physician’s attitudes on this issue
  3. Discuss the roles of religion and the law in formulating a health-care professional’s attitudes regarding these issues
  4. Explain the importance of patients being aware of their physician’s views on controversial medical procedures and practices
  5. Identify and discuss some of the more controversial issues raised in the “cases” section of this course

(118 pages)

716: The Biology of Aging (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define and discuss the term “aging”
  2. Identify the “mechanisms/causes” of aging
  3. List and discuss the various “theories” of aging
  4. Discuss what is meant by “Lifespan and Life Expectancy”
  5. Identify and discuss at least 5 common characteristics of aging in mammals
  6. Discuss the Issues of Gender and Race regarding why people age differently

(89 pages)

715: Lung Volume (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define what is meant by lung volume
  2. Explain why lung volume is important and how it is measured
  3. Discuss the meaning and importance of Inspiratory Capacity (IC) and Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV):
  4. Define and discuss Body Plethysmography
  5. Discuss the context in which one finds lung-volume-reduction surgery
  6. Describe what is meant by volume ventilators, and explain their function
  7. Explain what is meant by hypoxemia and discuss how it is treated

(92 pages)

713: RSV Guidelines (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this continuing education course, you will be able to:

  1. Define and discuss bronchiolitis (RSV), including its diagnosis and current treatments
  2. Describe the goal of the new guidelines and explain how these new guidelines will impact that treatment
  3. Discuss the potential future for diagnosing and treating RSV

(78 pages)

712: CPAP Compliance Issues (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to Identify, Study and Discuss:

  1. Define and discuss CPAP
  2. Explain what is meant by “compliance” in the context of CPAP treatment
  3. Discuss why compliance is so important
  4. List and discuss the factors that affect compliance rates
  5. Identify the actions that caregivers can take to increase patient compliance

(82 pages)

 

711: Diabetes (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. List and discuss the current Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
  2. Explain the existing systems for the Classification and Diagnosis of diabetes
  3. Discuss the processes of DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF GDM
  4. Explain the differences of DIABETES CARE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
  5. Identify and discuss the systems for Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus
  6. Explain the Diabetes Care in the School and Day Care Setting

(129 pages)

710: Sleep Medicine: A Lively Introduction (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to Identify, Study and Discuss:

  1. Define OSA and describe its symptoms, causes, pathology, and treatments
  2. Discuss the interactions/relationships between COR PULMONALE & OSA
  3. Identify and discuss the wide variety of sleep disorders, including their symptoms, consequences, and treatments
  4. Explain what is meant by “insomnia” and discuss its prevalence and treatments
  5. Discuss the current status of sleep among people living in the United States

(138 pages)

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