Miami-Dade Heat Task Force and Florida Clinicians for Climate Action e-Learning Series

An estimated 34 heat-related deaths occurred annually in Miami-Dade County from 2015 to 2019 and 6,804 emergency room visits in the state of Florida were attributed to heat-related illness in 2019. The risk of heat related illness persists due to a warming climate. Scientific evidence indicates that patient health is already impacted by increased days of extreme heat.  Presenters from the Miami-Dade Heat Task Force and Florida Clinicians for Climate Action address how to identify signs and symptoms of heat stress and heat illness and explore cost-effective strategies to treat and prevent heat illness in our patients.

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, social workers, respiratory therapists (direct delivery), dietitians, pharmacists, nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss climate factors that are contributing to increased days of extreme heat in Miami-Dade County. 
• Explain patient characteristics associated with increased risk for heat stress and heat illness.
• Summarize the potential physiologic effects of extreme heat exposure.
• Integrate education about the impact of climate on health into routine patient encounters.
• Recommend local resources to patients to reduce their risk of heat illness.

Course Summary
Course opens: 
09/01/2022
Course expires: 
08/31/2024

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Climate, Heat and HealthBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Climate and Exertional Heat Illness - Coming SoonBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
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