sábado, 4 de agosto de 2012

CDC Learning Connection: News for August

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                                                                     August 2012      

Where the public health community goes to learn

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August Spotlight: Travelers’ Health

CDC Learning Connection (CDC LC) highlights the August  Spotlight, Travelers’ Health.
This spotlight features products and resources to help the public health community understand more about the practice of travel medicine including those infectious diseases that commonly pose a risk to international travelers, such as malaria and dengue fever. Below are a few of the learning products provided this month:
  • CDC Commentary: Clues to Diagnosis in the Patient With Post-travel Illness Information on the three phases of pre-travel consultation
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Providers Advising Travelers
    Provides comprehensive and up-to-date  information on the history and epidemiology of yellow fever, vaccine recommendations, the pre-travel consultation, and how to become a designated yellow fever vaccination provider
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Resources featured in the Spotlight come from a variety of sources and include
  • CDC Travelers' Health     
  • CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization
  • Practices (ACIP) International Society for Travel Medicine (ISTM) The Practice of Travel Mediciene: Guidelines by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

Quality E-learning: Mobile Development

Learn on-the-go with Quick Learn Lessons!
Our newest Quick Learn Lesson, Create an Epi Curve, has been optimized for all your devices. You can access this short lesson via your mobile device or desktop computer.

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Expect to see more of these lessons in the future. To access this and other lessons, access the Quick Learn Lessons web page.
Do you have suggestions for other Quick Learn Lesson topics? Contact learning@cdc.gov

New Learning on CDC TRAIN

CDC TRAIN is the learning management system used by CDC LC.  CDC TRAIN is part of a national network providing access to a comprehensive catalog of public health learning products.

A selection of the newest courses added to CDC TRAIN is listed below.
  • 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines
  • CDC’s Role in Emergency Response
  • Ready, Set, Surge!  Fundamentals of Responding to a Public Health Emergency U.S. Ports of Entry [CE]
  • Use and Misuse of Metal Chelation Therapy [CE]
     [CE] — offers continuing education

Visit the CDC Learning Connection to access CDC TRAIN and view the complete list of public health training resources available, many of which offer free continuing education.

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