Endemic Mycoses: EMS Needs to Know - 16-GANN-F3-0122

Endemic Mycoses: EMS Needs to Know

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Beth R. Wallace, MPH, CIC and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
16-GANN-F3-0122
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This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

Coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis and blastomycosis — caused respectively by Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum and Blastomyces dermatitidis — are endemic mycoses, or fungal diseases, that have emerged as important health threats for people who live or travel in certain regions of the United States. Each disease is caused by a dimorphic fungus, which is a fungus that grows as a mold with septate hyphae (threadlike filaments divided by cross walls into sections) in the soil, and as a yeast cell or spherule in the human body. People acquire these diseases almost exclusively by inhaling the pathogens in mold phase from dust in the environment. Endemic fungi are capable of causing infections in both healthy people and people who are immunocompromised. This module provides information on the rising incidence of three life-threatening endemic fungal diseases in the U.S.

Objectives:

The goal of this endemic mycosis continuing education program is to provide EMTs and paramedics with information on the rising incidence of three life-threatening endemic fungal diseases in the U.S. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name three endemic fungi of medical importance in the U.S. and describe their geographic distribution
  • Describe the three diseases associated with dimorphic fungi
  • Explain why endemic fungal diseases are difficult to diagnose and treat
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
 
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
 
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 08/10/17 to 12/01/20.
 
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Course Originally Released on: 6/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/7/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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DAMECIA S - lehigh acres, FL  ·  Oct 15, 2018
This course was great.
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ADRIEN R - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Oct 12, 2018
Interesting subject and scary thinking about the amount of virus / bacteria
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ALBERT A - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Oct 10, 2018
this is a good course on endemic mycoses
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LAUREN T - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Oct 05, 2018
Wow learned a lot on this topic. Trougher subject than the normal. But it does help learning more about subjects that can help you down the road
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Steven S - Grand Prairie, TX  ·  Sep 27, 2018
Good knowledge builder for types of fungal infections
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