EPA is offering a free new evidence-based training for health care professionals on Particle Pollution and Your Patients’ Health
The course is designed for family medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, occupational and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, asthma educators, pulmonary specialists, cardiologists, and other medical professionals.
The course is available online at https://www.epa.gov/particle-pollution-and-your-patients-health.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to
- Explain what size particles are the greatest health concern and where and when they are a problem.
- Identify how particle pollution exposure affects the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
- Identify how particle pollution exposure can affect the general population.
- Identify how particle pollution exposure affects patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease.
- Explain the purpose and use of the Air Quality Index for advising patients how to protect their health.
- Discuss methods to reduce exposure during high particle pollution events.
- Address typical patient questions and clinical scenarios relating to particle pollution exposure
Accreditation statements for CME, CNE, and CEU
CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of (1.25) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides (1.2) contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer (0.1) CEUs for this program.