Climate Change and Parasitic Infections

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About the Course  

The purpose of this course is to review current knowledge about the management of parasitic infections and provide healthcare workers with information on the changing landscape of such infections as climate changes. 

???Learning Outcomes

  • Explain epidemiology of common parasitic infections.
  • Discuss the impact of climate change on individual parasitic diseases and how healthcare providers should be prepared to adjust.
  • Describe management of parasitic infections and predicted changes that will affect healthcare providers.
  • Identify ways for interdisciplinary teams to work together to manage parasitic infections.

About the Author

Madeline King, PharmD, is an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at Cooper University Healthcare. She obtained her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Texas, doctor of pharmacy from Texas A&M, and completed a PGY1 at New York Presbyterian Hospital followed by a PGY2 in infectious diseases at Temple University. She served as faculty at a college of pharmacy for 6 years and is now instituting outpatient antimicrobial stewardship as co-director of the outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program for the Cooper health system. She is also currently working on her masters of public health degree and hopes to use skills learned through this program to improve health communication and education to the public. She regularly uses Twitter to discuss infectious diseases and public health topics, and lead virtual chats.

How to Receive Credit  

  • Read the entire course online or in print and participate in the video and activity portion of the course which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
The planners, faculty, and others in control of content of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 
 

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement

It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

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Accreditations and Approvals

InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.