Warm weather often brings with it an increased number of patients being exposed to summer hazards and risks. A variety of health conditions occur more frequently during the summer months when free time, travel and vacations lead to potentially hazardous increased outdoor activities for adults and children alike. Heat-induced dehydration endangers the elderly and those with renal disease. Heatstroke becomes more likely to happen as people spend more time outdoors, and physicians should urge caution about sun damage with potential for skin cancer and the hazards of tick-borne disease.
This timely series of self-paced, CME activities provides an increased understanding of how to properly manage and prevent summertime medical conditions. This course is relevant for U.S. and worldwide physicians, medical students, residents, nurses, physician assistants and other allied health and medical professionals who participate in the diagnosis, prescribing, and treatment of patients.
Start today and gain a better understanding of the increased potential for traumatic injuries and hazardous conditions related to outdoor activities during the summer months. Topics you will learn about as part of this online CME course include: Gun Violence Trauma - Understand firearm safety and firearm related injuries, Football and Bicycle Trauma - Discover symptoms and implications of the most common concussions, Travel - Learn about common medical emergencies that may occur while traveling, Ticks and Treponemes - Explore the symptoms and effects of these common summer issues, Heat, Sun and Allergies - Discover ways to prevent heat-related risks, skin cancer and severe allergies
Who is This CME For?
The Managing Common Summer Health Conditions CME is a self-paced online course designed for medical professionals who would benefit from a better understanding of common health conditions that peak in the summer, specifically ticks, heat related trauma, and football injuries, including those who specialize in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pain medicine, pediatrics, preventative medicine, radiology and surgery. Physicians can earn up to 41.25 CME credits.
For over 170 years, the AMA has played an important role in the development of medicine in the United States. In order to provide physicians and other medical professionals with comprehensive, current and informative education, our summer health CME features coursework from a variety of trusted sources and Journals, including JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Dermatology, JAMA Surgery and more.