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Course Overview

Tetanus, although known to healthcare professionals in general, is not a common condition and its 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. 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. The content in this course is applicable to radiologic technologists, clinical laboratory professionals, and registered nurses.

About the Course Author

Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.

Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Zadoo Bendega, MBBS, is a physician who graduated from the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, in Nigeria. She works in England in the National Health Service Zadoo Bendega, MBBS 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

    1.00HOURS


    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 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 9/1/2022.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT 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.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    1.00HOURS


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

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS


    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Dietitians

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Radiation technologists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners- Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS


    Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners - Clinical Laboratory Personnel (CEBroker Provider #50-290)



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE754
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-02-28
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how teamwork and interprofessional communication can resolve some of the difficulties involved in diagnosing tetanus.; Identify populations at risk for tetanus.; Identify the mainstay symptoms and signs of tetanus.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Tetanus
    The Four Categories of Tetanus
    Diagnostics and Treatment
    Supportive Therapy
    Roles and Responsibilities
    Prevention
    Section 3: Vignette
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
    Exam
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Nurses; Radiologic Technologists.
  • 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.