Endemic Mycoses: Danger in the Dirt

by Expert Reviewer: Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD; Instructor: Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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 are capable of causing infections in both healthy and immunocompromised people. This module provides healthcare professionals of various disciplines with information on the rising incidence of three life-threatening endemic fungal diseases in the U.S.

About the Course Author

Dr. Demangone Yoon is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician in clinical practice for more than 20 years. Additionally, she has remained active in medical education during her career through multiple formats including an Emergency Medicine Residency Program and online medical education companies.

 

Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Connie Chettle is a retired epidemiologist and contributor to Relias continuing education courses. She has worked as a nurse expert witness on fungal infection, responsible for all infection control functions for prevention of nosocomial infections in patients, staff and visitors.  She was also responsible for employee health reviews, immunizations, triage for injured workers, workers compensation injury and case management for 2100 plus employees. 

Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE597
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-02-04
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the three diseases associated with dimorphic fungi; Explain why endemic fungal diseases are difficult to diagnose and treat; Name three endemic fungi of medical importance in the U.S. and describe their geographic distribution
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Nurses; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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