This continuing education module is intended to train US health providers who care for patients who are Latin American immigrants. This CE module reviews the three most common and serious parasitic diseases among Latin American immigrants: Chagas disease, Cysticercosis, Leishmaniasis and also reviews some cultural competency concepts.
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At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how cultural and linguistic competency, or lack thereof, can influence health outcomes
- Identify ways that U.S. medical providers can successfully implement culturally and linguistically competent care into their practice
- Identify the clinical manifestations of Chagas disease
- Describe the pathogenesis and transmission of Chagas disease
- Summarize the risk factors of Chagas disease
- Understand the initial steps for medical management of Chagas disease
- Identify the clinical manifestations of cysticercosis
- Describe the pathogenesis and transmission of cysticercosis
- Summarize the risk factors for cysticercosis
- Identify specific diagnostic, treatment and preventative measures for cysticercosis
- Identify the clinical manifestations of leishmaniasis
- Describe the pathogenesis and transmission of leishmaniasis
- Summarize the risk factors for leishmaniasis
- Identify specific diagnostic and treatment measures for leishmaniasis
Juan Leon PhD, MPH
CME. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1 contact hours.
CEU. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.
DISCLOSURE. In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
CDC did not accept commercial support for this activity.
ORIGINATION DATE. August 19, 2013
RENEWAL DATE. August 19, 2015
EXPIRATION DATE. August 19, 2017
HARDWARE/SOFTWARE. Computer Hardware; Internet connection; Browser
TARGET AUDIENCE. Physicians, Registered Nurses
PREREQUISITES. Not applicable
FORMAT. Online module
FEES. No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.
CONTACT. Juan Leon
HOW TO RECEIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation for WB2101 at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
Pass the post test for WB2101 at 80% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline