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Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Course

Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Started Apr 12, 2021
1 credit

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Full course description

10.0 Contact Hours  |  The COVID-19 pandemic has required unprecedented collaboration and highlighted the complex relationship between work and health. This interdisciplinary symposium created in partnership with COEH UC Berkeley and COEH UC Davis is designed to advance knowledge and discussion among Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety and Allied Health communities.

Click here to view the course syllabus, which includes presentation and instructor information. 

 

Audience:

This symposium is intended for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals and clinicians including MD / DO, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, ergonomists, researchers, and other allied health professionals. 

 

Course Format:

This course includes presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions recorded during the live symposium on February 11 - 12, 2021. In addition to recordings, course materials include downloadable presentation PDFs with slides and written narrative, English subtitles, and audio-only formats. In order to qualify for a Certificate of Completion, learners must complete all session recordings and assessments. Course assessments include brief, 1-2 question quizzes, and open reflection on how course content may be applied to practice.

Upon completion of all course modules, learners will be able to submit a course evaluation and obtain their Certificate of Completion worth 10.0 Contact Hours. 

 

Learning Objectives:

Interdisciplinary Action to Protect Workers (Thursday, February 11, 2021)

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and reported personal protective equipment use among firefighters and emergency responders in San Francisco, CA
  • Describe the evidence demonstrating disproportionate mortality in certain occupational groups by race and ethnicity, identify key elements of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards for COVID-19 Prevention, and describe the role of emergency legislation and regulations to protect workers
  • Describe the components of a virtual ergonomics evaluation and summarize common home office ergonomic mistakes, symptoms, and strategies to mitigate risk
  • Identify the impact of COVID-19 on grocery store workers, including physical and mental health risk
  • Examine the impact of social and economic factors on work-related disease and illness and strategies to employ an occupational health equity approach in practice
  • Discuss strategies and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and research in occupational and environmental health

Ethical Response When Addressing Emerging Scientific Data (Friday, February 12, 2021)

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the application of epidemiological research to clinical care, and how to rapidly pivot public health practices and policies in response to emerging infectious diseases
  • Apply the latest evidence from public opinion surveys about the U.S. public’s attitudes, knowledge, and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations to the learner’s own practice
  • Apply harm reduction principles from HIV, sexual health and addition medicine to mask messaging, and discuss data on the relationship between viral dose and infectivity
  • Practice interdisciplinary communication and utilize messaging strategies to combat misinformation and build trust
  • Describe the structure and successes of international research collaboration N95DECON and discuss the challenges in maintaining collaborative efforts
  • Identify recognized symptoms of Post-COVID Syndrome and utilize resources to refer and evaluate these patients for further treatment
  • Discuss ethical considerations and ethical response when addressing emerging scientific data

 

Accreditation:

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 10.0 Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Nurses:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 10.0 contact hours.

Physicians:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Davis. The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Industrial Hygienists:
ABIH® Diplomates may be eligible to earn up to 10.0 contact hours for this event. Visit http://abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information.

Safety Professionals:
Certified Safety Professionals may be eligible to earn up to 10.0 contact hours for this event. Visit https://www.bcsp.org/safety-certifications/recertification for more information. 

 

Disclosure:

This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Davis.

Helen Y. Chu, MD, MPH has disclosed research support from Gates Ventures, NIH, CDC, DARPA, Sanofi-Pasteur, and Cepheid; is a consultant for Merck, Pfizer, Ellume, and BMGF; and has served as a co-investigator on studies funded by Pfizer, Novavax, and Glaxo Smith Kline.

No other individuals involved in the planning or presentation of this activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 

Released: February 2021

Expires: February 2024