Date(s) - 09/09/2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tarrant County Public Health
This FREE Continuing Education Workshop is designed for healthcare professionals and other interested individuals who may be tasked with providing direct patient care in the event of a large-scale emergency. Click here to view flyer.
Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence of lightning strikes and lightning strike injury prevention techniques;
- Describe the mechanisms and pathophysiology of lightning injuries;
- Develop a treatment plan for victims of lightning strikes;
- Utilize proper ethical conduct at all levels of public health practice;
- Discuss expected ethical and professional conduct required in public health organizations;
- List the functions of ESF 8 and work within the ESF 8 guidelines to organize the medical set up and replenishment of needed resources;
- Describe the purpose of the Texas Disaster Medical Response System (TDMS);
- Identify key signs of elder abuse;
- Have simple tools to measure memory and cognition;
- Have and use simple tools to identify common medical conditions affecting elders that are not often identified;
- State three interventions for elders with poly-pharmacy; and
- Describe the needs of elders in community disasters
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses/APRN’s/PA’s, Medical Assistants, Allied Health Professionals, Laboratory Professionals, Public Health Professionals, MRC Volunteers, and Emergency Preparedness Planners
Physicians- The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 5 hours of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has determined that this CME activity provides hours towards the Texas State Board of Medical Examiner’s standard, annual ethics/professional responsibility requirement.
UNT Health Science Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides up to 5.33 contact hours.