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Preventive Health Care

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Screening is an effective method for detecting and preventing acute and chronic diseases. In the United States healthcare tends to be provided after someone has become unwell and medical attention is sought. Poor health habits play a large part in the pathogenesis and progression of many common, chronic diseases. Conversely, healthy habits are very effective at preventing many diseases. The common causes of chronic disease and prevention are discussed with a primary focus on the role of health professionals to provide preventive healthcare and to educate patients to recognize risk factors and to avoid a chronic disease.

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Collaboration In Preventive Medicine
  • Screening For Disease Detection And Prevention
  • Alcohol Use Disorder And Addiction
  • Tobacco Or Nicotine Use And Addiction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dental and Periodontal Disease And Oral Cancer
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hepatitis B And Hepatitis C
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Illicit Drug And Prescription Drug Use
  • Glaucoma
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Genitourinary Infections And Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Depression
  • Screening For Newborns, Children And Adolescents
  • Intimate Partner Violence And Elderly Abuse
  • Prevention And Personal Health Counseling
  • Summary

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