Continuing Medical Education

Continued Medical Education (CME) Courses on Environmental and Occupational Health

Lead Poisoning in Children

The Jonas Center is sponsoring a free online Continuting Education Course to enhance nurses' ability ot reduce lead poisoning and exposure among children. Learn more about this free online course here.

Emerging and Re-Emerging Occupational and Environmental Exposure and Disease & Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Event offered by UCSF, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. March 8-10, 2018. See the event flyer here. Click here to register online. 

Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety: A Slumgullion Stew of Science, Policy, and Practice

The Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) is offering a monthly seminar series for Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) or Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians Registered (NDTRs). Learn more about the seminar and earning Continuing Professional Education Units (CEUs) here.

Integrating Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Issues into UCSF’s Curriculum

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Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Courses offered by UCSF, click here to register. March 8-11, 2017.

USPSTF Endorses Updated Breastfeeding Recommendations

Medscape is offering free CME credit for primary care clinicians, obstetrician-gynecologists, nurses, and other clinicians who may influence a mother's decision to breastfeed her infant. In order to access the article and earn CME credit, please go to http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/871710.

Environmental Health and Nursing

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments has published this open access e-textbook for nurses and other health professionals. The electronic format provides direct links to authoritative resources such as the EPA, ToxNet and WHO.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

CDPH has developed four free online training courses offered through UC Davis Health System and CME California. Medical care providers (physicians, nurses, and physician assistants) and Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) can earn continuing education units for completion of any of the following one-hour courses.

  • Coccidioidomycosis: Focus on Occupational Health Issues
  • Lead: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Lead: Overview of Occupational Lead Poisoning in California
  • Mercury Exposure and Health Effects

Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)

  • A Story of Health: This free multi-media eBook grounds the science of health in stories of fictional people, their families, and communities to enable readers to explore the risk factors for disease as well as how to prevent disease and promote health and resilience.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

  • ATSDR Environmental Medicine Education Resources: ATSDR provides online access to complete the continuing education (CE) certificate process. This process includes registration for a course, completing the course posttest and assessment, and printing of the continuing education certificate.
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Training Module: This site provides information about the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT) Training Module and how to register for free continuing education credits.
  • Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) are self-instructional, continuing-education primers designed to increase primary care providers’ knowledge of hazardous substances and aid in the evaluation of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances

PEHSU

  • The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units are dedicated to increasing knowledge about environmental medicine among healthcare professionals regarding children’s environmental health. They offer various educational opportunities that include the ability to obtain continuing education (CE).

Environmental Medicine Training

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine has developed a new, online, interactive course on environmental medicine. It uses a case-based approach to organize and apply current research and recommendations in environmental medicine to guide our patients and their families. The 6-hour Introduction to Environmental Medicine CME course explores research on how what we eat, drink, breathe, place on our skin, or are otherwise exposed to in our environment has a direct effect upon our health. From lead poisoning to the safety of household cleaning products, cosmetics, and pesticides, this course explores the impact of environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations. The course is rich in resources for patients and clinicians and provides background on several important emerging areas of research in environmental medicine that have immediate clinical relevancy. Faculty who complete the course will receive 6 hours of CME credit.