003MILMED: Risk of Exertional Heat Illnesses Associated with Sickle Cell Trait in U.S. Military
Enduring Journal Article; Release Date 10 MAR 2019, Expiration Date 28 FEB 2020
Post-test & Evaluation Certificate
Available 3/10/19 – 2/28/20
Continuing Education Information
This continuing education activity is provided through a collaboration between AMSUS and AffinityCE (formerly PESG). This activity provides continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, health care executives, dentists, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians, as well as providing a general participation certificate for other attendees.
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Executives, Dentists, and Pharmacists:
- Describe the spectrum of exertional heat related injuries (EHIs) and contributing risk factors for EHIs
- Compare the individual military services’ policies for sickle cell trait (SCT) screening
- Summarize the risk of sustaining an EHI discovered in this study, particularly comparing SCT-affected to non-SCT
- Describe potential strategies that may promote the prevention of EHIs
Pharmacy Technicians and Psychologists:
- Describe the spectrum and contributing risk factors for exertional heat related injuries (EHIs) to support informed decisions
- Compare the individual military services’ policies for sickle cell trait (SCT) screening and the impacts of support required for the lifetime of the patient
- Describe potential strategies that may promote the prevention of EHIs in military and veteran patient populations
Disclosures: AffinityCE staff, AMSUS staff, planners, and reviewers have no relevant financial or non-financial interests to disclose. Presenters Mark Bates and Denise Cooper have no relevant financial or non-financial interests to disclose.
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