Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs - CHES320

Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Body Busters, Not Builders

by Suzanne Albrecht, PharmD, MSLIS
CHES320
(4.3 / 25 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Summary:

Once viewed as a problem only associated with body builders, Olympians and professional athletes, performance-enhancing drug abuse is no longer confined to these groups. In addition to those taking these drugs for sports, larger numbers of young people are turning to performance-enhancing drugs (e.g., methyltestosterone, androstenedione, HGH, stimulants) to improve their appearance. Well-informed healthcare professionals can help teens avoid making the wrong choices by providing guidance to those at risk and to their parents.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to educate nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, athletic trainers, health educators, pharmacists and physical therapists on the prevalence, effects and dangers of anabolic steroid and other performance-enhancing drug use among adolescents and to identify personal and socio-environmental factors associated with use of these substances. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Categorize performance-enhancing drugs
  • Identify the physical and psychological effects of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drug use in different age groups and genders and discern anabolic steroids from glucocorticoids
  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Describe the pressures teenagers face regarding performance-enhancing drug use

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, and physical therapists.
 
Health educators: 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/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, 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 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 10/27/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/27/2018

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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Karen C - willingboro, NJ  ·  Sep 16, 2016
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Kandace S - Murfreesboro, TN  ·  Jul 18, 2016
Interesting. I never knew about the different types
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Mel W - Walnut Creek, CA  ·  Nov 03, 2014
This course met my objectives for taking it.
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CYNTHIA R - Manchester, MO  ·  Sep 03, 2014
VERY CURRENT TOPIC AND GOOD INFORMATION; COULD HAVE BEEN EXPLORED FURTHER HOWEVER
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Ikuyo Y - , NV  ·  Feb 20, 2014
IT WAS VERY HELPFUL PROGRAM AND IT WAS GOOD INFROMATION FOR PARENTS AND SCHOOL.
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