CNE Activities


Asthma and Allergies in School

The purpose of this education activity is:
To enhance the knowledge of prevention, treatment, and identification of triggers causing allergies and asthma episodes in the school setting of the Clinic and School Registered Nurse in the area of Texas by addressing Asthma and Allergies in Children in an effort to improve asthma and allergy care and prevent episodes as evidenced by rate of absenteeism among students in the schools with these symptoms.

Hot Topics in Pediatric Environmental Health

At the end of this program the nurse should be able to define the terms: arsenic, hydraulic fracking, bedbugs, nanotechnology. Nurses should be able to differentiate between organic and inorganic arsenic and the respective toxicity levels of each. The nurse will be able to identify the symptoms of arsenic toxicity and become familiar with current safe-level standards. Nurses will be able to cite health hazards of hydraulic fracking and be familiar with current EPA initiatives. Nurses will be able to identify bedbugs and ways to eradicate an infestation. Nurses should be able to identify and treat bedbug bites and symptoms. Nurses will be able to recognize the human and environmental concerns of nanotechnologies. The nurse will understand current questions posed on the EPA website concerning nanotechnology use.

Making the Connection: Environment Health and Performance

At the end of this program the nurse should be able to recognize examples of building designs that exhibit both good and poor IAQ features. The nurse should be able to recognize and identify symptoms of poor IAQ exposure in a school setting. The nurse should be able to draw connections between IAQ and student health and academic performance. The nurse should be able to cite examples of poor indoor air quality in school settings.

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology

The purpose of this activity is to increase knowledge about the factors that may affect human reproduction and specific factors that are known to have adverse human reproductive and developmental effects due to workplace environmental hazards. The nurse will be able to advise men and women relative to workplace reproductive hazards and understand relevant regulatory issues. The nurse should be able to advise pregnant employees regarding workplace accommodations and be aware of current environmental and consumer product concerns related to reproductive and developmental toxins.

"Nursing Contact hours have been applied for through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation."

Each course is eligible for 1 nursing continuing education contact hour. In order to receive contact hours for either of these continuing education activities, the participants must:

  1. Complete the course
  2. Complete the Evaluation
  3. Mail evaluation to:
    ATTENTION: LaShonda Malrey-Horne Program Director SWCPEH
    11937 US Hwy 271 Tyler Texas, 75708

Upon receipt of the following materials and verification of successful completion, a "Certificate of Successful Completion" will be awarded and mailed to the address listed by the participant on the evaluation form. Please include your current mailing address and nursing license number on the evaluation for proper processing.

Any questions regarding this program activity should be directed to the Program Administrator at 903-877-5919 or lashonda.malrey-horne@uthct.edu.