Radon Continuing Education Module 1056655
 Course ID: 1056655
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 3 CHES; 3 CME; 3 Registered Sanitarians
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance, Radon Continuing Education
Course Description:

At the completion of this module, those seeking RS credit will be required to complete a comprehensive assessment in TRAIN.  Once completed, you will receive your certificate from TRAIN.  For all other credit types, you will be sent to a CE Central link where you will take one final brief overall quiz and receive your CE certification. You must complete the entire module and assessment to be eligible for the 3.0 credit hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Radon Continuing Education Course for Health Professionals


This CE program (i.e., CME, CHES, RS) is intended to: (a) increase awareness of the negative health effects of radon exposure and the synergistic effects of radon and tobacco smoke; (b) promote home radon testing and mitigation to reduce radon risk; and (c) learn ways of communicating with patients and families about reducing the risks of radon exposure. The course provides health professionals with up-to-date, relevant information about the health consequences of exposure to radon as well as the synergistic effects of radon and tobacco smoke. The course provides health professionals with communication strategies and materials to share with patients and families to promote home radon testing and mitigation.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how exposure to radon gas progeny increases the risk of developing lung cancer, especially in combination with tobacco smoke.
  2. Discuss the basics of radon exposure, testing procedures, and mitigation.
  3. Discuss the laws and policies designed to reduce radon risk.
  4. Communicate with patients and families that radon's radioactive decay products may initiate and propagate carcinogenesis in the lung.
  5. Provide answers for frequently asked questions from patients and the community.
  6. Discuss how strategies and knowledge of resources can prompt patients and families to test their homes for radon and mitigate as indicated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Course Objectives

Chapter 1: Radon and Health

1. Provide an update on radon, radon-induced lung cancer, and who is affected
2. Describe the synergistic interactions between radon and tobacco smoke

Chapter 1 will answer the following questions:

  • What Is Radon?
  • What Are the Health Effects of Radon?
  • Who Is Affected?
  • How Do Radon and Tobacco Smoke Interact?
Chapter 2: Sources of Radon
This chapter will introduce the basic properties and characteristics of radon and where radon levels are high in the United States and in Kentucky.

Chapter 2 will answer the following questions:
  • Where Is Radon Found?
  • How Does Radon Enter Buildings?
  • Do Radon Levels Vary by Location?

Chapter 3: Radon Testing and Mitigation to Protect Health
This  chapter  is  designed  to  provide  an  update  on  radon,  known  negative health effects of  radon  (mainly  lung  cancer)  and synergistic interactions  between  radon  and  tobacco smoke,  as  well  as  to  describe  who is  affected  and how  you  may  provide information to patients.

Chapter 3 will cover:

  • Radon Testing
  • Radon Mitigation
  •  Radon-Resistant Construction
  • The Role of Healthcare Providers

Chapter 4: Public Health Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about Radon
This  chapter  is  designed  to  provide  an  update  on  radon,  known  negative health effects of  radon  (mainly  lung  cancer)  and synergistic interactions  between  radon  and  tobacco smoke,  as  well  as  to  describe  who is  affected  and how  you  may  provide information to patients.

Chapter 4 will cover:
  • Past scientific debate and current consensus about the association between residential radon exposure and lung cancer
  • Public perceptions of radon testing and mitigation

Chapter 5: Radon Policy and What Health Professionals Need to Know
This chapter is designed to provide an update on radon, known negative health effects of radon (mainly lung cancer) and synergistic interactions between radon and tobacco smoke, as well as describe who is affected and how you may provide information to patients.

Chapter 5 will cover:

  •  Federal Radon Policies and Initiatives
  • Types of State Radon Policies

Chapter 6: What Patients Need to Know about Radon

This chapter is designed to provide an update on radon, known negative health effects of radon (mainly lung cancer) and synergistic interactions between radon and tobacco smoke, as well as describe who is affected and the best ways to provide information about radon to patients.

Chapter 6 will cover:

  • The Importance of Risk Communication
  • Public Perceptions of Radon Risk
  • Communicating Risk to Encourage Testing and Mitigation
  • Communicating the Synergistic Risk of Radon and Smoking
  • Radon Testing and Mitigation

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Planning Committee:
Ellen J. Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN
Timothy Mullett, MD
Kyle Hoylman, BS
Holly Brothers, PhD
Heather Robertson, MPA
Nathan Shuler, BA

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Release/Expiration Dates

Release: January 2016
Expiration: December 31, 2017

Estimated Time to Complete

2 1/2 hours

Cost: Free

Credits: CME 3.0, CHES 3.0, RS 3.0, Other 3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Original Posting Date: 12/23/2015


                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Subject Area(s):
Environmental / Industrial Health
General Public Health
Health / Risk Communications
Policy / Planning
Prevention / Promotion
Assessment/Analysis
Audience(s):
Environmental Health Professionals
Nurses
Physicians and Other Clinicians
Policy / Planner
Public Health
Healthcare
Background/Role(s):
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Government / Community Leader
Senior Level-non supervisory staff
Volunteer
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Kentucky State Radon Program
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
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Name: Heather Robertson
Phone:
email: HRobertson@uky.edu
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Description:
Name: Renee Fox
Phone: 859-257-7028
email: angela.fox@uky.edu
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