Endemic Mycoses: Danger in the Dirt - 384-597-19

Endemic Mycoses: Danger in the Dirt

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
384-597-19
(4.7 / 246 ratings )

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

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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 U.S. 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 their mold phase from dust in the environment. Endemic fungi can cause infections in both healthy and immunocompromised people. This continuing education module provides healthcare professionals of various disciplines with information on the rising incidence of three life-threatening endemic fungal diseases in the U.S.

Objectives:

The goal of this endemic mycoses continuing education program is to provide nurses, laboratory professionals, pharmacists, and physicians 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
 
Level of Instruction: Basic
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, laboratory professionals, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and physicians.
 
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 www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. 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.
 
Relias LLC 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 #384).
 
384-597-19 "Endemic Mycoses: Danger in the Dirt" is approved 06/07/2019 to 06/30/2021.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Mariangie F - Miami, FL  ·  May 28, 2020
Great Review! I specially interested in the histoplasmosis. The story within the course made it more interesting to follow.
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Matthew T - West Palm Beach, FL  ·  May 26, 2020
I am fascinated by mycology.
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Evangeline E - Anaheim, CA  ·  May 21, 2020
this course is very informative
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Martha B - martinez, CA  ·  May 19, 2020
It's interesting what can be found in the soil.
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Carmela M - Moraga, CA  ·  May 12, 2020
Course was very informative.
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Price: $10.00
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