Lionfish, Scorpionfish, And Stonefish Toxicity

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Credits

1.00

Post Assesment Questions

5

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

11 Jan 2022

Last Reviewed

11 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

More than 50 percent of all venomous vertebrates are fish, and which pose a threat to divers around the world. The family Scorpaenidae includes the most venomous fish. Lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish are members of this family. All of these fish possess spines on their dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins. These spines are encapsulated by glandular venom-producing integumentary sheaths that release venom when mechanically disrupted through contact with a victim. Lionfish are common residents of aquariums and commonly injure the fingers and hands of those who handle them. Scorpionfish are commonly encountered by divers or fishermen and likewise, often injure the hands of those who touch them. Stonefish are bottom-feeders commonly found in the coastal waters of Australia, Indonesia, and India that cause injury when they are stepped on. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish envenomation and highlights the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Summarize the frequency of encounters with poisonous fish.
  • Describe the venom producing organs associated with lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish.
  • Outline the management of a patient that has received envenomation from lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish.
  • Explain the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Lionfish, Scorpionfish, And Stonefish Toxicity

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This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.00 Contact Hours.

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided at this CNE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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