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Taking an Occupational and Environmental Health History

Jointly provided by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, the Tulane University School of Public Health Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, and Center for Continuing Education

Release Date: September 28, 2015
Date of Last Review: June 20, 2018

STATEMENT OF NEED
Healthcare providers do not receive adequate education in environmental and occupational medicine. People may be exposed to hazardous substances in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Environmental and occupational injuries and diseases are generally not distinctive. They have non-specific symptoms that can have a variety of causes and present in the clinic just like anything else. Providers need the tools to help them identify and treat problems caused by environmental and occupational exposures.

OVERVIEW
Exposures to hazardous substances in the environment and workplace are estimated to account for 24% of the global disease burden and 23% of all deaths. You will learn three simple questions that will help you identify and treat problems caused by environmental and occupational exposures. These questions will help you to connect the dots between a patient's health problems and the possible sources of those problems in his or her environment, which will allow you to treat your patient most effectively. In the process, you may also be protecting other people from the same risks.

GOAL
You will learn three simple questions that will help you identify and treat problems caused by environmental and occupational exposures. These questions will help you to connect the dots between a patient's health problems and his or her environment, which will allow you to treat your patient most effectively. In the process, you may also be protecting other people from the same risks.

TARGET AUDIENCE 

LEARNER OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to …

PREDICTED OUTCOMES
Predicted Changes in Practice as a result of participating in this activity include the ability to …

COMPETENCIES
This activity may address elements of competencies identified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC):

ABMS:  Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice

IOM:  Provide patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Employ evidence-based practice, Apply quality improvement, and Utilize informatics

IPEC:  Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice; Roles / Responsibilities; Interprofessional Communication, and Teams and Teamwork.

PRESENTERS

Last Name   

First Name    

Role in the Activity

Epperson Melinda Director, Tulane CME
Gutman Anya Speaker (Health History)
Harrison Robert  Speaker (Seafood & Health History)
Kirkland  Katherine  Co-Activity Director, AOEC 
Kleinpeter Myra Chair, Tulane CME Advisory Committee
Krane N. Kevin  Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Tulane SOM       
Lichtveld  Maureen  Co-Activity Director, Tulane SPHTM 
Lind Caroline Educ. Eval. & Research Specialist, Tulane CCE
Meister Raymond  Cases (Seafood & Health History) 
Refvem Sarah Program Coordinator, Educ. Eval. & Research,
Tulane CCE
Schmidt  Pamala  Assistant Director, Tulane CME 
Silver  Elaine  Speaker (Seafood & Health History)
Sliwinski  Roblynn  Department Administrator, Tulane CME
Wickliffe  Jeffrey  Reviewer (Seafood & Health History) 

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PRESENTATION NOTES

SPONSORS AND FUNDING
The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program was developed jointly by BP and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee as part of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement, which was approved by the U.S. District Court in New Orleans on January 11, 2013 and made effective on February 12, 2014.  The Outreach Program is supervised by the court and is funded with $105 million from the Medical Settlement.