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
Mary L. Williams, M.D
Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dermatology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Cheryl L. Holder, M.D.
Co-Chair of the Miami Dade County Heat Health Task Force
Interim, Executive Director, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC
FCCA Steering Committee Member
Mary L. Williams, M.D., faculty for this activity has no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Cheryl Holder, M.D., moderator for this activity has no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC, coordinator 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.
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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.
- 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