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ATSDR Case Study in Environmental Medicine - Tetrachloroethylene Toxicity (Web-Based)

Course Summary

Course:  WB4066
CE Expiration:  06/30/2020, 11:59 PM (ET)
Available CE:  CME, CNE, CEU, CPH, CHES

This case study is designed to increase knowledge and enhance competency of primary care providers’ and other health professionals’ such that they can implement strategies and improve their healthcare practices. Content is derived from actual case studies.

This training is designed to increase primary care providers’ and other health professionals’ knowledge of Tetrachloroethylene Toxicity in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. By introducing or enhancing the principles and practices of environmental medicine for primary health care providers (consideration of environmental etiologies in the differential diagnosis, taking appropriate public health actions, and providing related patient education and counseling which supports preventive actions), practice gaps in environmental medicine can be addressed and practice adoption supported. In this way, physicians and other healthcare personnel have the opportunity to increase their knowledge/competency and make applicable practice changes to better prevent, diagnose, treat, counsel, and manage patients exposed to chemicals in the environment.

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Target Audience

Our primary target audience is primary health providers and other health professionals involved in preventing/mitigating exposure to hazardous substances and/or related health promotion activities. The target populations for these trainings are pediatric health care providers, primary health care providers and other health professionals that are interested in environmental health topics; which include: ; dentists; DO epidemiologists; laboratorians: Licensed practical/vocational nurses; MD; medical assistants; nurse practitioners; nurse technicians and health educators; physician assistants; and registered nurses.


The participant will need access to a computer with internet access and a printer to print out the certificate of completion once training is completed. The participant is expected to complete the Posttest. The participant must pass the Posttest with a score of 80% or higher. One re-take is allowed. If participants fall below 80% on the retake, they must redo if they are seeking continuing education credits. The participant may then complete a course evaluation and print out their certificate of completion. Both the posttest and the course evaluation may be taken at the following web-site: Participants may access the course by visiting the ATSDR website at


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

Continuing Education Accreditation Statements
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (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.

This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU's for this program.

Certified Public Health (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.

Continuing Education Contact Hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):

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 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.5.  CDC provider number 98614.

TCEO does not provide CPE certificates. As a Pharmacist, you must log into the CPE monitor 8 weeks after the activity to obtain CE credit.