• Continuing Education

  • CAOHC Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program Workshop

    Thursday, May 3, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Registration/Hotel Information

    Course Summary

    Length: Course is 1 day, beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm.

    Format: Lecture/discussion, case studies, panel, self-assessment exercise, questions and answers.

    Syllabus: A hard copy of the syllabus will be distributed onsite.

    Description: The Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program© (PS/A) Workshop is an intermediate-level, full-day course. It emphasizes the real-world application of audiology expertise as encountered in occupational settings. Lectures review the current literature and practice guidelines. Instructors present employee case studies for participant problem-solving, critical thinking and small-group discussion. Workshop topics include professional supervisor responsibilities, noise exposure and control, guidelines for managing problem audiograms and determination of work-relatedness.

    Learning Objectives
    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Define the roles and responsibilities of the Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program (PS/A) in occupational hearing conservation programs (HCPs)
    • Recognize key factors in the review of occupational audiometric databases, including definition of:
      • Problem audiograms
      • Revising baselines
      • Determining work-related hearing change
    • Understand federal standards and regulations that apply to HCPs
    • Understand the pathophysiologic factors of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and interactions between noise and other agents
    • Identify medical and legal aspects of managing audiometric monitoring components of an HCP
    • Recognize best practices of HCP management, including essential elements of a quality HCP, program audits, evaluations and resources
    • Differentiate between regulatory compliance and best practices for prevention of NIHL

    Target Audience
    This workshop is intended for audiologists and physicians (MD and DO) who supervise and review audiometric testing for hearing conservation programs.
    Participants should understand governmental regulations and components of hearing loss- prevention programs and have interest or experience in professional supervision of these programs. Other licensed healthcare professionals are welcome to attend but are not eligible for certification.

    Faculty to be announced

    Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 7.5 ABPM MOC credits.

    This program is typically offered for 0.75 (7.5 hours) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Continuing Education Units (CEUs) (Advanced level, Professional area).
    This program is typically offered for 0.6 (6 hours) American Academy of Audiology (AAA) CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
    ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

    • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Systems-based Practice
    • Professionalism

    Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and CME/MOC credits

    ACOEM Member:  $530
    Non-member: $630
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $360


    Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org.