Basic Course CME Information

Accreditation

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOCOPM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Each part of this course has been approved for (8) to (8.5) Category 1-A AOA CME Credits.

The AOA designates this activity for a maximum of (8) to (8.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Need

Many physicians and mid-level providers desire to transition into occupational medicine, or incorporate occupational medicine services into their primary care office practices. It is important for these physicians and providers to understand the unique aspects of occupational medicine in order to provide safe and effective care, as well as preserve the health of the members of the workforce and public entrusted to their care. This course covers the following 25 learning domains:

1. Introduction to Occupational Medicine
2. Clinical Toxicology
3. Medical Surveillance
4. Biostatistics and Epidemiology
5. Occupational Safety & Health Regulations
6. Solvents and Organics
7. Occupational Dermatology
8. Occupational Cardiovascular Disorders
9. Occupational History and Physical Examination
10. Disability/Impairment Evaluations
11. Physical Hazards
12. Infectious Disease/Biological Hazards
13. Ergonomics
14. Legal Issues in Occupational Medicine
15. Plastics & Pesticides
16. Facility Walk-Though Survey
17. Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation (provided as a study guide)
18. Noise Induced Hearing Loss
19. Occupational Cancer Risk
20. Psychiatric Aspects of Occupational Medicine
21. Reproductive Issues in the Workplace
22. Occupational Pulmonary Disorders
23. Substance Abuse and Testing
24. Occupational Metals
25. Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury

Learning Objectives

Estimated Time to Complete each Part of the Course

8.5 to 9.5 hours (due to necessary breaks)

Instructional Format

May be offered in person and/or via live and interactive Zoom webinar; afterwards listed on the AOA Online Learning portal. 

Method of Participation

For Zoom:  Link into the webinar.  Participate in Q&A via chat feature.  Complete the pre-test, post-test and evaluation via Survey Monkey (for both Live and Zoom courses) or on the AOA Online portal (for online courses).

Disclosures

The American Osteopathic Association has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest must be identified in the activity syllabus and/or program.

In accordance with disclosure policies of AOA and the ACCME, every effort has been made to ensure all CME activities are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. These policies include complying with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and resolving all possible conflicts of interest for all individuals in control of content.  

The AOCOPM's faculty have each reported no conflicts of interest and do not plan to discuss any off-label pharmaceutical uses.  

Disclaimer

The information in this educational course is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the AOA.  In no event will the AOA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME course.

No Commercial Support

The AOCOPM and the AOA acknowledge that no support other than course registration fees have been accepted in the offering of this course.