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Preventive Health Care

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI  and Noah Carpenter, MD

CE: 5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Health prevention programs that involve annual physical evaluations and screening is an accepted method to effectively reduce the incidence and negative impact of common diseases. In the United States, research has focused on initiatives to improve community-based programs to increase healthy lifestyles throughout all age groups. New strategies to promote healthier populations must consider prior barriers to preventive healthcare and environmental influences that impact the risk and outcome of a disease state. By developing a solid understanding of health prevention, enhanced strategies to improve health outcomes may be reached by health teams that support healthier populations in U.S. regions and worldwide.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Screening for Disease Detection and Prevention
  3. Alcohol Use Disorder
    1. Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test – AUDIT
    2. Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption - AUDIT-C
    3. Research: Alcohol Use Prevention and Road Safety
  4. Tobacco Use Disorder
    1. Smoking Cessation Interventions
    2. EHR: Screening and Prevention
    3. Research: Smoking Cessation Program
  5. Lung Cancer - Research: National Lung Screening Trials
  6. Breast Cancer
    1.  American Cancer Society Screening Recommendations
    2.  USPSTF Screening Recommendations
    3.  Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Recommendations
    4.  Research: Nutrition and Breast Cancer Prevention
  7. Cervical Cancer - Research: Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Vaccination
  8. Prostate Cancer - Research: Prostate Cancer Risk and Dairy Intake
  9. Skin Cancer - Research: Skin Cancer Screening and Patient Adherence
  10. Colorectal Cancer
    1. USPSTF Screening Recommendations
    2. Research: Colorectal Cancer Screening
  11. Oral Cancer - Research: Oral Leukoplakia and Oral Cancer Prevention
  12. Coronary Heart Disease and Hypertension
    1. Hypertension
    2. Research: Benefit of Exercise for Disease Prevention
  13. Diabetes and Lipid Disorders
    1. Diabetes/Prediabetes Testing in Asymptomatic Adults
    2. Screening for Medical Complications Associated with Diabetes
    3. Components of Diabetes Care
    4. Research: Exercise and Metabolic Disorders
  14. Obesity - Research: Obesity Risk in Youth
  15. Osteoporosis - Research: Vitamin D Deficiency and Osteoporosis
  16. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
    1. Hepatitis B
    2. Hepatitis C
    3. Research: Hepatitis C in MSM
  17. Human Immunodeficiency Virus - Research: HIV and Biomedical Advances
  18. Illicit Drug and Prescription Drug Use - Research: Opioid Use in an Era of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
  19. Glaucoma - Research: Open-angle Glaucoma Case Study
  20. Hearing Impairment - Research
  21. Genitourinary Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    1. Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
    2. Chlamydial Infection
    3. Gonorrhea
    4. Syphilis
    5. Research: Rates and Trends on Syphilis
  22. Iron Deficiency Anemia and Pregnancy - Research: Intravenous Iron for Iron Deficiency Anemia
  23. Major Depression - Research: Comorbid Major Depression and PTSD
  24. Screening for Newborns, Children and Adolescents
    1. Congenital Hypothyroidism
    2. Obesity
    3. Phenylketonuria
    4. Sickle Cell Disease
    5. Research: Sickle Cell Disease
    6. Visual Impairment in Children Ages 3 to 5: Amblyopia
    7. Research: Amblyopia in Children
    8. Interpersonal Violence: Intimate Partner & Elder
    9. Elder Abuse
    10. Research: Interdisciplinary Team and Elder Care
  25. Prevention and Personal Health Counseling - Vaccinations
  26. Summary

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