The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a new online course, Wildfire Smoke and Your Patients’ Heath, with continuing education credit provided by the CDC.
The free course includes sections on:
- Health effects
- Lifestages and populations at greater risk of experiencing health effects
- Air quality and smoke
- Actions to take before and during a wildfire to reduce smoke exposure, and
- Available resources such as facts sheets
The course takes about 45 minutes to complete and is intended for physicians, registered nurses, asthma educators and others involved in clinical or health education, although the course is accessible to anyone.