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Continuing Education

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit
This resource features a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. The Toolkit fills the need for environmental health education and information, and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The Greater Boston (GBPSR) and San Francisco Bay Area chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility, in partnership with the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at the University of California, San Francisco, and a team of pediatricians from around the country, developed the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit.

 

Environmental Medicine: An Integrative Approach

Environmental Medicine: An Integrative Approach
This is an on-line training course developed by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine for medical and nursing personnel with continuing education credits available. UCSF PEHSU Director Dr. Mark Miller was a contributing author on this project. The course uses an interactive model to explore the interaction between the environment and human health, and its role in mediating disease. Specific topics include: examining the importance of considering environmental factors in patient cases; developing a working knowledge of the strengths and limitations of environmental health research; and understanding why certain populations, such as children, are particularly vulnerable.

 

Organophosphate Pesticides and Children's Health - A Primer for Health Care Providers

Organophosphate Pesticides and Children's Health - A Primer for Health Care Providers
Aimed at health care providers, but open to the general public, this course presents the current scientific evidence regarding health risks for children exposed to organophosphate pesticides (OPs). This information is needed to understand potential risks to pediatric patients and inform clinical problem solving regarding pesticide exposure.

 

Pediatric Environmental Health & Air Pollution

Pediatric Environmental Health & Air Pollution
This CME activity was developed by the Region 5 PEHSU at the University of Cincinnati and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

 

ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Health

ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Health
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) offers several case studies designed to increase primary care providers’ knowledge and evaluation of patients exposed to hazardous substances. Particularly important case studies include: Environmental Triggers of Asthma, Principles of Pediatric Environmental Health, and Taking a Pediatric Exposure History. Patient education sheets and grand rounds presentations accompany certain case studies. Note: CE is not available for all courses.

 

Continuing Nursing Education

Pediatric Environmental Health & Air Pollution

Pediatric Environmental Health & Air Pollution
This CNE activity was developed by the Region 5 PEHSU at the University of Cincinnati and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

 

Nursing Education Courses from the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health
Nursing Education Courses from the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health

Asthma Triggers: Best Practices for Identification and Management in the School Setting
At the end of this program the RN nurse should be able to identify asthma triggers, differentiate between an inflammatory trigger and a symptom trigger, assess a child with asthma, and design an action plan to manage and control asthma episodes.

Asthma Primer for School Nurses: New Guidelines and Intervention Techniques for Asthma

The purpose of this program is to address the problem of asthma among school-aged children. After this program the school nurse should be able to identify causes, signs, and symptoms of asthma. The school nurse will also be able to identify asthma triggers and their impact on learning.

Children and Disasters: New Guidelines and Recommendations in Nursing Practice

The purpose of this program is to address the needs of children related to preparation for, response to and recovery from all-hazards, including major disasters and emergencies.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tools for Clinical Practice

Pediatric Environmental Health History Forms

Pediatric Environmental Health History Forms
Forms designed for the primary health care provider to capture most of the common environmental exposures to children. Developed by the National Environmental Education Foundation.

 

The Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs

The Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs (pdf)
Practical information about using integrated pest management (IPM) to prevent and manage pest problems in early care and education programs.The Toolkit includes: A curriculum booklet, Integrated Pest Management: A Curriculum for Early Care and Education Programs, which includes general information about IPM, the Healthy Schools Act, what you need to know about pests and pesticides, how to implement IPM, and appendices with sample policies, forms and letters.

These materials were developed by the University of California (UC), San Francisco School of Nursing's California Childcare Health Program, UC Berkeley's Center for Children's Environmental Health Research, UC Statewide IPM Program and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

 

Pediatric Environmental Health Interactive Curriculum

Pediatric Environmental Health Interactive Curriculum
This is an easy to introduce environmental health curriculum which helps pediatric residents meet ACGME competencies.

 

 

Free Online Continuing Education Course

Free Online Continuing Education Course
Free Online 1.5 hour Continuing Education Course based on the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit for physicians, nurses, health educators, and other health professionals interested in Pediatric Environmental Health. Designed by UCSF PEHSU in collaboration with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and Physicians for Social Responsibility. CE credits given by the CDC.