AVAILABLE 3/1/2017-1/31/2019

The goal of this course, Agricultural Medicine in the Northwest: Special Topics Lecture Series is to provide series of one hour lectures and other resources on pertinent and/or emerging topics of interest of interest to those who provide health care to the agricultural community. These lectures will contribute to a foundation in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) to rural primary health care providers and will improve health professionals’ ability to recognize, diagnose, treat, prevent and provide patient education pertaining to work-related injuries and illnesses in the agricultural community.

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The lecture series, beginning March 1, 2017 will launch one lecture per 2-3 months over 1 year, to include:

Recognition, Management and Prevention of Pesticide ExposureOccupational Perspective - available now

Matthew C. Keifer, MD, MPH

Director, Employee Health

Puget Sound Veterans’ Administration Hospital

Affiliate Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

University of Washington

 

Preventing Heat-related Illness (HRI) - available now

June Spector, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences,

University of Washington School of Public Health

 

Recognition, Management and Prevention of Pesticide Exposure – Pediatric Perspective - coming soon

Catherine Karr, MD, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, University of Washington (UW) Pediatrics and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)

Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research

Director, Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)

Prinicipal Investigator, UW Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH)

 

Respiratory Disease Associated with Hops Dust - coming soon

David Bonauto, MD, MPH

Research Director, Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention (SHARP),

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (WA L&I),

Clinical Assoc. Professor, UW DEOHS and General Internal Medicine

 

Recognition, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Spine Injuries - coming soon

Gregory Carter, MD, MS

Medical Director, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute  and the Center of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) Communities of Eastern Washington

 

 

The overall goals of this course are to:

  • Provide continuing education on relevant and emerging topics in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) to rural primary health care providers (HCPs) who treat agricultural workers and their families
  • Increase competency of HCPs to recognize, diagnose, treat, prevent and provide patient education pertaining to occupational injuries and illnesses in the region
  • Provide a continuing series of lectures on special and emerging topics in agricultural and rural medicine that are of interest and importance in the Pacific Northwest.

Specific learning objectives:

  • Identify new 2 developments in understanding of occupational and environmental medicine practice in agricultural communities
  • Discuss 3 practical applications of new scientific discoveries, treatment options, and prevention methods
  • Describe 2 current issues and emerging trends in agricultural occupational/environmental medicine

Intended audience includes:

Primary care physicians, pediatricians, physician assistants, mid-level providers, family practice physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, farm worker health clinicians, rural health care professionals, employee health directors, emergency room and emergency response professionals, and public health educators.

 

**Important Registration Information**

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Please note:  you can only be added as a course registrant if you have a University of Washington email account or a Google Gmail account. This is a requirement of the learning management system for this course. If you signed up using a non-UW or or non-Gmail account, you will need to obtain one of those email account types and update your osha.washington.edu account.

ACCREDITATION

CDC-approved continuing education is available for those who complete the course. Participants will be directed how to register on the CDC continuing education website, and complete a survey and pass a short post-test.

Please view detailed accreditation and disclosure information for Lecture 1 here.

Please view detailed accreditation and disclosure information for Lecture 2 here.