A Story of Health Wildfire Health Impacts: Sofia’s Story

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Quality Training Badge

Course: WB4465

CE Original Date: September 1, 2021

CE Expiration Date: September 1, 2023

Introduction

This training is designed to introduce the educational case study, ASOH Wildfires Smoke, Sofia’s Story (Wildfire Health Impacts).  This presentation is part of a series of self-instructional modules designed to increase the primary care provider’s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment; and to help in evaluating and treating potentially exposed patients.

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of smoke resulting from wildfires.
  2. Explain the relationship between climate change and wildfires.
  3. Explain how wildfire smoke affects asthma.
  4. List ways patients can protect themselves from wildfire smoke.
  5. Describe wildfire emergency preparedness procedures to protect health.
  6. Explain how to assess and protect indoor air quality during wildfires.
  7. Explain why children are more vulnerable to wildlife smoke than adults.
  8. Describe how to improve collaborative practice across the healthcare team regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients expose to smoke from wildfires.

To access A Story of Health Wildfire Health Impacts, please visit A Story of Health Wildfire Health Impacts training pdf icon[PDF – 7.4 MB]external icon.

To access the full multi-media eBook, please visit A Story of Health EBookexternal icon.

Faculty/Credentials

Stephanie Holm MD, MPH
Co-Director
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, University of California, San Francisco

Samuel Goldman MD, MPH,
Professor of Medicine & Neurology
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit,
University of California, San Francisco

Mark Miller, M.D., MPH
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Director, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Director, Children’s Environmental Health Center, California EPA

Anthony Pacini MD, MPH
USN – Medical Corps
Resident Physician
UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
University of California, San Francisco

Brian Tencza M.Ed.
Team Lead
Environmental Medicine and Health Systems Intervention Section
Office of Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Marie Valenti
Director, Health Education Literacy Program
Commonweal

Marya Zlatnick MD, MMS
Professor, Ob, Gyn, Repro Sci
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
University of California, San Francisco

Who is this training for?

Physicians, Registered Nurses, and Health Professionals

What is this training about?

A Story of Health begins with a family reunion that brings you into the lives of fictional people with some of the chronic illnesses that are a serious problem for the health of our nation – asthma, developmental disabilities, cancer, infertility, diabetes, and cognitive decline. Through their stories, you’ll learn the potential causes of these diseases and conditions, and explore prevention strategies.

They are stories about our health as individuals, families and communities. The stories highlight the many ways our health is affected by the environments where we live, eat, work, play, pray, volunteer, gather and socialize.

These stories also illustrate how we can prevent disease and promote health.

This interactive eBook includes colorful illustrations and graphics, videos from health and policy experts, links to numerous resources, and more, to help readers navigate the complex world of health.

Who developed this continuing education training?

A Story of Health is a collaboration among the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency (OEHHA), the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), and the University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (UCSF PEHSU).

Continuing Education

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, University of California, San Francisco. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 1.0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB4465  A Story of Health Wildfire Health Impacts: Sofia’s Story, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before September 1, 2023.

Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/Get CE

Pass the posttest a 75% at www.cdc.gov/GetCE

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

To receive free continuing education, please visit A Story of Health Wildfire Health Impacts CE registration page.

To access A Story of Health Wildfire Health Impacts, please visit A Story of Health Wildfire Health Impacts training. pdf icon[PDF – 7.4 MB]external icon

Training Module Information

Prerequisites:
None

Materials:
None

Hardware/Software:
Computer Hardware; Internet Connection; Browser

Participants may access the full Story of Health training by visiting the Story of Health website at https://wspehsu.ucsf.edu/main-resources/for-clinical-professionals/training/a-story-of-health-a-multi-media-ebook/external icon

Disclosure

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Contact Information

Debra Joseph, ATSDR, OAP
DOJ7@cdc.GOV
(770) 488-0715

Page last reviewed: September 8, 2021