Clinician Overview: Ethylene Oxide

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Course: WD4714
CE Original Date: July 10, 2023
CE Expiration Date: July 10, 2025


This instructional video is designed to increase awareness among healthcare professionals about ethylene oxide and its health effects. It also intends to enhance competency in the recognition, management, and counseling of patients exposed to environmental hazards.


At the conclusion of the session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the latest science on ethylene oxide exposure.
  2. Discuss potential adverse clinical effects associated with ethylene oxide exposure.
  3. Describe how to clinically manage patients exposed to ethylene oxide.
  4. Describe how to improve collaborative practice across the health care team regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients exposed to ethylene oxide.
Who is this training for?

Clinicians in practice and in training, including physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, nurses, and nursing students.


Dianyi Yu, MD

CE Information

Hardware: Computer Hardware; Internet Connection; Browser

Materials: None

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of medicine or related basics of human health promotion at a professional level is recommended.

Format: This activity is Web on Demand.

Accreditation Statements:

In support of improving patient care, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 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 designates this activity for 0.5 nursing contact hours.

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

To receive continuing education (CE) for WD4714 – Clinician Overview: Ethylene Oxide please visit CDC TRAIN and search for the course in the Course Catalog using WD4714 Follow the steps below by July 10, 2025.

  1. Register for and complete the course.
  2. Pass the post-assessment at 80%.
  3. Complete the evaluation.
  4. Visit Your Learning to access your certificates and transcript.

Fees: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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