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. 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 heat stress and heat illness and explore cost-effective strategies to treat and prevent heat illness in our patients.
Physicians and other interested healthcare professionals.
• Describe patient characteristics associated with increased risk for heat illness.
• Determine appropriate interventions for the treatment of heat illness in the adult and pediatric populations.
• Integrate education on climate health impacts into routine patient encounters.
FACULTY & DISCLOSURE
Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC
FCCA Steering Committee Member
Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC, moderator of this activity, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.
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 #20-953440, 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.