Tetanus: Deadly But Preventable - 249-754-17

Tetanus: Deadly But Preventable

by Zadoo Bendega, MBBS
(4.6 / 205 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Tetanus, although known to healthcare professionals in general, is not a familiar condition. This is mainly because the incidence has decreased significantly worldwide. This is a good thing but can become a problem when someone unfamiliar with tetanus is presented with it in the ED. It would be most unfortunate, because currently there is no ready laboratory or imaging test to diagnose tetanus, so one must have a high index of suspicion or sharpened clinical acumen to diagnose tetanus. The diagnosis of tetanus is made clinically. Healthcare professionals must become more familiar with tetanus and develop an accurate diagnostic method.


The goal of this continuing education program is to acquaint or reacquaint radiologic technologists, nurses, and laboratory professionals with the risk factors, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment modalities of tetanus and to encourage researchers to develop an easier way of diagnosing the condition. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify populations at risk for tetanus
  • Identify the mainstay symptoms and signs of tetanus
  • Describe how teamwork and interprofessional communication can resolve some of the difficulties involved in diagnosing tetanus
Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including imaging and radiation therapists, laboratory professionals, and nurses.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).
249-754-17 "Tetanus: Deadly But Preventable" is approved 05/01/2017 to 05/31/2019.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/13/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/13/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/31/2019

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.

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German P - Escondido, CA  ·  Apr 18, 2019
great course and very important material.
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Tara M - AUSTIN, TX  ·  Apr 16, 2019
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Reyla F - PFLGUERVILLE, TX  ·  Apr 10, 2019
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Barbara K - Arcata, CA  ·  Apr 02, 2019
good content, presentation could be better
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Judith W - Phx, AZ  ·  Mar 28, 2019
It was informative and interestimg
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Price: $10.00
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