• Continuing Education

  • Medical Center Occupational Health Basics

    This activity satisfies the patient safety course requirement for ABPM diplomates.

    Friday, April 27, 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 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m.

    Format: Lecture/discussion, case studies, panel, questions and answers.

    Syllabus: The syllabus will be distributed electronically (no hard copy available). Registrants will receive an email 1-2 weeks before the course with instructions about how to access and download the digital syllabus file.

    Description: The growing complexity of health care environments has resulted in a need for occupational medicine physicians and other providers of occupational medical services to acquire an increased level of sophistication. This need applies not only to developing a broad and up-to-date knowledge base regarding hospital-specific standards, but also to teaching the realities of program implementation and organization of services. The course will address principles of immunization and TB surveillance programs, infectious exposure evaluation and emerging infectious threats, management of infected healthcare workers, chemical and radiation hazards, violence in the workplace, wellness and disease management interventions, and OSHA’s emphasis program targeting hazards in the healthcare industry.

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

    • Recognize and treat illnesses and injuries most likely to affect healthcare workers
    • Implement state-of-the-art strategies to manage infectious hazards in the workplace
    • Protect healthcare workers from chemical and physical hazards
    • Implement multidisciplinary programs to reduce workplace assaults and other hazards requiring special emphasis.

    Target Audience
    This course is designed for occupational physicians who provide medical direction to occupational health programs for healthcare personnel, with specific focus on physicians who are relatively new to caring for this population. This will cover principles of immunization and TB surveillance programs, infectious exposure evaluation and post-exposure prophylaxis, management of infected healthcare workers, chemical and radiation hazards, and the basics of healthcare ergonomics. You should attend this course if you are:

    • A physician or other health care provider working in a hospital, clinic, or other medical center or health care environment where broad familiarity and up-to-date knowledge of the specific hazards of such occupational settings is essential
    • An occupational medicine physician or other provider of occupational medical services requiring a more sophisticated understanding of hospital-specific hazards, program implementation, and organization of services.

    Mark Russi, MD, MPH
    Melanie Swift, MD
    Additional 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.
    ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism
    ACOEM Member:  $530
    Non-member: $630
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $360


    ABPM will hold the MOC examination immediately following the course on Sunday afternoon. Note: registration for the OMBR course does not constitute registration for the examination. For registration and exam details, please contact www.theabpm.org or 312-939-2276.

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