Fine-particle air pollution in Miami, Florida, has been increasing steadily, with an estimated increase of 30 percent from 2015 through 2021. Ambient air pollution has been linked to increased risk for a variety of chronic diseases. Due to increasing temperatures, Florida has additional potential health risks, including severe storms, vector-borne diseases and heat illness. Scientific evidence indicates that patient health is already impacted by increased days of extreme heat. Join presenters from the Miami-Dade Heat Task Force and Florida Clinicians for Climate Action as they address how to identify signs and symptoms of illness associated with the impact of climate change.
Physicians and other interested healthcare professionals.
- Describe the impact of climate change on common diseases treated in the Emergency Department.
- Explain how certain populations are disproportionately impacted by the health impacts of climate change.
- Outline how health facilities are impacted by acute climate related events and steps that can be taken to ensure continuity of operations.
- Integrate education on climate health impacts into routine patient encounters.
FACULTY & DISCLOSURE
Cheryl L. Holder, M.D.
Co-Chair of the Miami Dade County Heat Health Task Force
Interim, Executive Director, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
Cecilia Sorensen, M.D.
Director, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
Associate Professor, Columbia Irving Medical Center
Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health
New York, New York
Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC
FCCA Steering Committee Member
Cheryl Holder, M.D. and Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC, moderators for this activity have no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Cecilia Sorensen, M.D., faculty for this activity have no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*
*Ineligible companies: Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Baptist Health South Florida and Florida Physicians for Climate Action (FCCA).
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.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour each, CE Broker Course #20-1125380, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 1 credit each for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Pharmacists and Techs. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy