Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests High Risk or Helpful?

by Instructor: Joanna Kentes Spahis, MSN, RN, CNS, AGN-BC
Credentialed for: Nursing Professionals

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing is a relatively new form of genetic testing that allows consumers to collect a sample of their DNA, mail it to a company, and receive a report on their possible future genetic risk of disease. However, consumers may receive confusing or unexpected results and may not receive competent guidance from a genetic health professional. This module provides an overview of the types of genetic testing available and the types available through direct-to-consumer genetic test companies and also discusses the advantages and drawbacks of DTC testing. Healthcare professionals in all practice settings will play a role in the delivery of genetic information to the public.

About the Course Author

Joanna Spahis, MSN, RN, CNS, AGNBC, is an advanced practice nurse in genetics and is a genetics clinical nurse specialist at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Joanna Kentes Spahis, MSN, RN, CNS, AGN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 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.


  • 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 (CE 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 CE 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 CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-718880
  • 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.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.00HOURS

    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 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
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    1.00HOURS

    OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for .1.0 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
  • American College of Sports Medicine

    2.00HOURS

    The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 2.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE600
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-07-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the types of genetic testing available and the types available through DTC genetic test companies; Describe three patient education points involving DTC genetic testing that a clinical nurse specialist trained in genetics may provide to patients ; Explain the possible benefits and drawbacks to DTC genetic testing
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Nurses; 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.
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