Tetanus: Deadly But Preventable - RAD754

Tetanus: Deadly But Preventable

by Zadoo Bendega, MBBS
(4.6 / 343 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Tetanus, although known to healthcare professionals in general, is not a familiar condition. This is mainly because the incidence has decreased significantly worldwide. This is a good thing but can become a problem when someone unfamiliar with tetanus is presented with it in the ED. It would be most unfortunate, because currently there is no ready laboratory or imaging test to diagnose tetanus, so one must have a high index of suspicion or sharpened clinical acumen to diagnose tetanus. The diagnosis of tetanus is made clinically. Healthcare professionals must become more familiar with tetanus and develop an accurate diagnostic method.


The goal of this continuing education program is to acquaint or reacquaint radiologic technologists, nurses, and laboratory professionals with the risk factors, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment modalities of tetanus and to encourage researchers to develop an easier way of diagnosing the condition. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify populations at risk for tetanus
  • Identify the mainstay symptoms and signs of tetanus
  • Describe how teamwork and interprofessional communication can resolve some of the difficulties involved in diagnosing tetanus

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including imaging and radiation therapists, laboratory professionals, and nurses.
Imaging and radiation therapists: 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 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 CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 08/03/2017 to 09/01/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 10/13/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/13/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/1/2020

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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Mckenzie Y - Austin, TX  ·  Oct 17, 2019
Very informative and will help me take care of patients in the future
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Cheryl H - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Oct 08, 2019
Thorough and interesting information.
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ALYSSA K - mount carmel, PA  ·  Sep 29, 2019
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Megan M - Sutherlin, OR  ·  Sep 23, 2019
I learned something from this and thought is was good information.
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Courtney S - Lakeland, FL  ·  Sep 16, 2019
very informative and useful information
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00