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Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project: Environmental Health Medical Toolkit
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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This continuing education is meant to attract physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants interested in learning about the health impacts of shale gas drilling activities.

Educational Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Inform health care providers of current information regarding the contribution of shale gas development exposure to disease causation or exacerbation of pre-existing conditions.
  • Utilize environmental health and exposure history as a systematic risk assessment in care of patients.
  • Identify environments of concern and organize potential exposure hazards.
  • Identify susceptibility of certain segments of a population to specific exposures.
  • Recognize illnesses related to environmental exposure.
SPECIAL NOTE:
There is no educational content contained within this module. This online module is designed to administer the post-test, collect the CME evaluations, and issue a certificate of attendance.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. McKenzie LM, Witter RZ, Newman LS, et al. 2012. Human health risk assessment of air emissions from development of unconventional natural gas resources. Science of the Total Environment 424:79-87.
  2. Krivoshto IN, Richards JR, Albertson TE, et al. 2008. The toxicity of diesel exhaust: implications for primary care. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 21:55-62.
  3. Osborn SG, Vengosh, A, Warner NR, et al. 2011. Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108:8172-8176.
  4. Penn Medicine. 2013. Penn pilot study finds that group of Bradford County, PA residents concerned about health effects of hydraulic fracturing. Retrieved from http://uphs.upenn.edu/new/News_Releases/2013/04/fracking/ 5Rabinowitz PM, Skizovskiy IB, Lamers V, et al. 2014. Proximity to natural gas wells and reported health status: Results of a household survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Environmental Health Perspectives 123:21-6.
  5. Steinzor N, Subra W, Sumi L, 2013. Investigating links between shale gas development and health impacts through a community survey project in Pennsylvania. New Solutions 23: 55-83.
  6. Ferrar KJ, Kriesky J, Christen CL, et al. 2013. Assessment and longitudinal analysis of health impacts and stressors perceived to result from unconventional shale gas development in the Marcellus Shale region. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 19:104-112.
  7. Goldman RH, Peters JM. 1981. The Occupational and Environmental Health History. Journal of the American Medical Association 246: 2831-2836.

Authors:

1. David Brown. ScD - Consultant, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

2. Jessa Chabeau, MSW - Case Manager, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

3. Lydia H. Greiner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC - Consultant, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

4. Sujit Joginpally, MD, MBA, MPA, MAS - Project Manager/Consultant, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

5. Carole Perry, PhD, MPH, RN - Nurse Educator, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

6. Lenore K. Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN - Nurse Practitioner, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

7. Leslie A. Walleigh, MD, MPH - Occupational Medicine and Public Health Consultant, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

8. Beth Weinberger, PhD - Consultant, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.


Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded ( 0.1 ) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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