Common Foodborne Illnesses: History, Prevention, and Treatment: Part 1


About the Course  

The purpose of this podcast is to provide the most current research and evidence-based practice for common foodborne illnesses. The course will focus on the history and significance of foodborne illness with an emphasis on barriers and surveillance of foodborne infections.

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Recognize barriers that prevent the proper management of foodborne illnesses.
  • Discuss globalization and environmental changes that act as potential mediators of foodborne diseases.
  • Examine new foodborne disease surveillance technology and strategies used worldwide to mitigate the transfer of foodborne pathogens.

About the Author/Presenter

Kirk Ornstein MSM, MS, RN, NCSN, CNL, is a dedicated healthcare professional with a Master's degree in nursing, a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification, and a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN). His extensive experience includes private duty, medical ICU step-down, pediatric nursing, camp nursing, school nursing, and field triage. He has also contributed to epidemiologic fieldwork focusing on foodborne illnesses and was a contact tracer for the NYS Dept. of Health. Kirk's expertise extends to nursing artificial intelligence in pediatrics, and he has a background in the pharmaceutical industry, developing medical education programs and offering insights into FDA regulatory approval processes.

How to Receive Credit

  • Listen to the entire recording which requires a 1-hour commitment of time
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement

It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.


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

©2023: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.  

Accreditations and Approvals

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.