It’s Getting Hot in Here! Effect of Climate Changes on Infectious Diseases
In this presentation, we will delve into the intricate relationship between climate change and the proliferation of infectious diseases. By emphasizing the vital importance of comprehending this link, we aim to evaluate its significance for both human health and the environment. We will focus on uncovering the correlations existing between evolving climate patterns and the emergence as well as propagation of infectious diseases. We will also assess the impact of escalating temperatures on the behavior of disease vectors, such as mosquitoes and ticks. By examining their pivotal role in transmitting diseases like malaria, dengue, and Lyme disease, we aim to shed light on the potential consequences for global health. Join us as we look at the intricate interplay between climate change and infectious diseases, exploring its implications for the health of both individuals and our planet.
This course is intended for pharmacists
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to
- Illustrate the impact of climate change on the incidence of vector-borne, water-borne, and fungal pathogens
- Evaluate treatment options for a patient diagnosed with a water-borne illness
- Interpret lab and clinical findings for a patient when a vector-borne disease is on the differential
- Design an anti-infective treatment plan for a patient that presents with a fungal infection as a potential result of climate change
Giovanni Baca, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident – Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
The planner(s) and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, Advocate Aurora Health 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.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum 1.00 hours of CPE credit for pharmacists. CPE credit can be claimed on the AAH CE platform within 60 days of activity completion and information will be provided to CPE Monitor. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)Aurora Health Care Department of Pharmacy Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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This conference is being held virtually. A link to the meeting will be provided prior to the event.
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