Taking an Exposure History
- Explain why clinicians should be knowledgeable about the exposure history process.
- Identify the possible sources of toxicants from indoor air pollution, in the home and environment.
- Describe the components of an exposure history.
- Identify specific questions asked in the occupational history.
- Identify specific questions asked in the environmental history.
- Evaluate a possible temporal relationship between patient’s symptoms and patient’s home and surrounding environment.
- Recognize resources available that help identify toxicants.
Timur S. Durrani, MD, MPH, MBA
Assistant Medical Director, San Francisco Division
California Poison Control System
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Approximate Completion Time
Continuing Education Information
This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
Origination Date – 01/29/2014
Renewal Date – 01/29/2016
Expiration Date – 01/29/2018
1.0 CME (for physicians)
1.0 CME (attendance for non-physicians)
1.0 CNE (for nurses)
.10 CEU (for other professionals)
1.0 CHES (for certified health education specialists)
Funding for this web-based learning module was made possible (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000117-05 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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