CENTER FOR INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS AND HEALTH
Mold and Moisture: Clinicians Guide
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 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.
- UConn School of Medicine
- Center for Indoor Environments and Health
Note: Continuing Medical Education Credits are no longer offered for this course.
Each segment of the course is designed to give the participant information on how to consider the environmental contributors to illness when treating individuals or addressing situations with concerns over mold and moisture exposure.
- Health Effects Related to Mold and Moisture in Indoor Environments
- Resources for Health Providers: Preventing Respiratory Disease in Patients who are Exposed to Damp Moldy Environments
Each segment includes video presentations, an interactive case discussion based on experience at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at UConn Health and a short question set. In addition each segment begins with one or two case situation(s) that we ask you to initially consider and then reconsider given the course material at the end of the program segment. Course materials include tools for patient documentation and identification of appropriate resources for patients and the practitioner.