Month: October 2017

Mold and Moisture CME Course

Mold and Moisture CME Course – Guidance For Clinicians

Patients present to primary care services with symptoms and health concerns that require consideration of environmental factors. In some cases, patients’ exposure to mold and moisture in their homes, offices, schools, and workplaces may be having a significant effect. This course includes guidance designed to help the healthcare provider address patients with illnesses related to mold in the indoor environment by providing a background understanding of how mold may be affecting patients. With an appreciation of the time pressures in the clinical medical setting today, the course describes “tools” to help the provider evaluate the patient and help the practitioner explore environmental relationships to illness.

The course can be found here: Mold and Moisture CME Course

Part 1: Health Effects Related to Mold and Moisture in Indoor Environments

Part 2:Resources for Health Providers: Preventing Respiratory Disease in Patients who are Exposed to Damp Moldy Environments

EPA and UConn Health Webinar

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and UConn Health Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine would like to invite you to our webinar:

“Guidance for Clinicians and Public Health Professionals on Mold and Moisture Exposure Indoors”

Presented by: Paula Schenck, MPH, Center for Indoor Environments and Health at University of Connecticut (UCONN) Health, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Date and Time: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Environments Division

Paula Schenck is the co-founder of the Center for Indoor Environments and Health at UCONN. The Center focuses research, education and service towards amelioration and/or prevention of human disease by addressing the indoor environment in schools, offices and homes.

Ms. Schenck will be discussing the book, “Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors” as it relates to current events in health care and public health settings. She will highlight prominent areas of the guidance, present recent findings in scientific literature as well as share her perspective on why mold exposure and health is becoming more of a concern for individuals and communities, what exposures mean for human health, and what her current work tells us about added risks to communities recovering from catastrophic weather events.

To register for the webinar: Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

WHO WOULD HAVE INTEREST IN THIS PROGRAM?

•             Physicians, nurses, asthma educators and other health care providers

•             Health directors, facility managers, school superintendents, employers, building owners

•             Storm response planners and rebuilders, construction workers, community planners

•             Professional/ technical consultants

•             Individuals with concerns about how mold exposure may be affecting their health

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

Become aware of information on the relationship between mold exposure and health effects as discussed in current guidance and peer-reviewed literature

Have guidance to explore mold and moisture exposure as contributors to illnesses in clinical settings

Explore strategies for the public and worker populations to reduce exposure when in wet moldy environments so  to possibly prevent illness (especially important when preparing for and responding to flooding and severe weather events).