Understand Environmental Emergencies by Viewing CME Webcast. It is incumbent on all of you as physicians to be ready to deal with common environmental emergencies whether you are caring for victims in the emergency department, in your neighborhoods, or on the golf course. Joining on moderator to discuss common environmental emergencies is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Daniel Bachman. Also joining him is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Nicholas Kman.
View a video introduction of this webcast
What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: discuss epidemiology and presentation of the 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 the 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
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