Methyl Mercury Poisoning - CMEZ308

Methyl Mercury Poisoning

A Public Health Menace

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC and Evamaria U Eskin, MD, MPH, FACOEM
CMEZ308
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This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Summary:

Mercury poisoning still threatens people’s health and lives, and healthcare providers across various disciplines have much to learn about potential sources of poisoning, prevention, and assessment. In the general population, the presence of mercury in the food chain is still the most significant pathway for mercury exposure throughout the U.S. and the entire world. There is no known treatment to reverse the damage caused by this heavy metal element, found in liquid, solid, and vapor forms, making prevention an important public-health goal.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to inform nurses, dietitians, health educators, laboratory professionals, and pharmacists about the threat of mercury poisoning in humans in the U.S. and around the world. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the properties of mercury, particularly in its most lethal form
  • List three questions to assess for exposure to mercury and three prevention strategies
  • List at least five signs and symptoms of methyl mercury poisoning
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians and dietary managers, health educators, laboratory professionals, pharmacists and physicians.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 2/24/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/17/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/17/2021

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.

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Heather W - Mesa, AZ  ·  Sep 21, 2015
good basic info for an emerging health concern
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