Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Environmental Emergencies. Regardless of field or specialty, physicians should be familiar with how the environment affects our patients. This year alone, we have seen catastrophic flooding in Louisiana and Hurricane Matthew caused a storm surge contributing to the deaths of 1027 people. According to the NOAA, over the last 20 years, the United States averaged 51 annual lightning strike fatalities, placing it in the second position, just behind floods for deadly weather. This session will focus on Environmental Emergencies with a special look at Weather Related Emergencies.
Dates and Times
End Date: 11/11/2019
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: discuss epidemiology and presentation of following Weather and Environmental Emergencies: a. Wind/Storm Related b. Heat Related Illness c. Lightning Injuries d. Drowning e. Hypothermia
And participants will be able to discuss treatment of following Weather and Environmental Emergencies: a. Wind/Storm Related b. Heat Related Illness c. Lightning Injuries d. Drowning e. Hypothermia
You’ll also learn about the following:
- The physician’s role in disaster response
- Most common environmental injuries in emergency medicine
- Temperature of heated IV fluids
- Management of frostbite
- Hurricane Matthew: medical effects 2 weeks later
- How U.S. emergency response is organized
The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians
The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.