Food Gone Bad - CMEZ459

Food Gone Bad

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Beth R. Wallace, MPH, CIC
(4.4 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Because infectious outbreaks from contaminated food are such a problem in the United States, healthcare professionals in all settings need to be familiar with the common foodborne pathogens that can be present in home, restaurant, and even hospital kitchens. With this knowledge, healthcare professionals can provide education about proper food preparation, inform special patient populations about foods to avoid, and care for patients who have contracted a foodborne illness.


The goal of this program is to provide nurses, physicians, and physician assistants with information about the safety of the U.S. food supply and pathogens that cause most outbreaks of foodborne illness. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Give two reasons why foodborne illness is occurring more often
  • Describe the four most common serious foodborne illnesses, including sources of contamination, signs and symptoms, and treatment options
  • Name five precautions to take when preparing food

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
Physicians: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 3/12/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/12/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/12/2019

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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Aaron J - portsmouth, NH  ·  Aug 02, 2019
Great overview of food borne illnesses
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CRAIG C - Wesley Chapel, FL  ·  Jan 10, 2019
absolutely nothing to add
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Vanessa P - Murrieta, CA  ·  Aug 19, 2018
very informative and straight to the point
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Iheonu O - Vero Beach, FL  ·  Jan 29, 2018
Good coursework. Nothing more to add.
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Katie K - Dallas, TX  ·  Jul 30, 2015
The stats are very interesting and informative.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50