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Course Overview

The presence of mercury in the food chain from environmental pollution is the most significant pathway for mercury exposure throughout the U.S. and the entire world. Methyl mercury can cause serious morbidities, particularly in children. It is important for healthcare providers to offer informed counseling about the risks of eating fish, the safety of vaccines, and handling small mercury exposures in the home.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI, has 17 years of ICU and ED experience. He currently works as a hotline operator at the Connecticut Poison Control Center. He has been published in peer-reviewed nursing journals and has authored many online continuing education modules. Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (18 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Nurses will receive 0.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    0.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    0.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

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    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

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    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

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    Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

  • Certified Health Education Specialist

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    Sponsored by Relias LLC, 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 0.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    0.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-034-H05-P
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

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    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

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    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

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    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

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    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    0.50HOURS

    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    0.50HOURS

    This module is approved for 0.5 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-MMPRT
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify two treatments for methyl mercury poisoning.; List two ways to assess for exposure to mercury and three prevention strategies.; Recognize the risks of methyl mercury and state at least five signs and symptoms of methyl mercury poisoning.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: A Volatile Metal
    Mercury Poisoning Remains a Threat
    Section 3: Sources of Mercury Contamination
    Environmental Pollution Impacts the Food Chain
    Non-Food Sources of Mercury
    Section 4: An Insidious Invader
    What Happens After Exposure
    Impact on Children
    Signs and Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
    Testing for Mercury Exposure
    Treatment of Methyl Mercury Poisoning
    Section 5: How to Reduce Exposure
    Prevention is Key
    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
    Guidelines for Fish Consumption
    Screening Patients
    Reducing Mercury Exposure
    Section 6: Clinical Vignette
    Miss Johnson
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
     
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Health Educators; Nurses; 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.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.