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Lightning, Tractors and Gators…Oh My! – Florida’s Environmental Emergencies

Florida is a top tourist destination as it provides visitors with a unique vacation experience.  The lightning capital of the United States and the state with the most number of sharks, Florida is also home to numerous plants and animals both indigenous and non-indigenous. From beaches to forestry, alligators to amoebas, farming to tourism, each unique characteristic about Florida also carries with it a particular set of medical needs. The frequency of encountering a victim who’s been maimed in a farming accident, attacked by an alligator, bitten by a snake or poisoned after touching a toxic coral while scuba diving are not typical occurrences and are dependent on the locale of the emergency medicine professional. In all of these instances, timely assessment, treatment and management is critical.  The Florida College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center’s Lightning, Tractors and Gators…Oh My! – Florida’s Environmental Emergencies series is a collection of lectures that reviews different topics within the realm of environmental and wilderness medicine specific to Florida. Funded via by an educational grant from the Florida Department of Health, each lecture will be created by experts in the field of emergency medicine, toxicology and/or environmental medicine and review the following but not limited to: manifestations; presentations; and on-site treatment of a particular environmental and wilderness emergency. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Agricultural-related injuries
  • Marine Envenomations
  • Land Envenomations
  • Water-related emergencies
  • Non-venomous Animal Encounters
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Heat-related emergencies
  • Poisonous plants

Below is a listing of the courses to be featured in FCEP & EMLRC’s  Lightning, Tractors and Gators…Oh My! – Florida’s Environmental Emergencies series:

Drowning Resuscitation

Drowning Resuscitation 
Presented by Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH

Unfortunately, this presentation is no longer available. Please stay tuned to EMLRC.org to find out how to access it in the future.

Need to claim your Continuing Education (CE) credits for this webinar? Please contact EMLRC’s Clinical Education Scheduler Evan Buckley at ebuckley@emlrc.org.

The Shocking Reality of Lightning - Current Truths & Myths

The Shocking Reality of Lightning – Current Truths & Myths
Presented by Benjamin Abo, DO EMT-P FAWM

Unfortunately, this presentation is no longer available. Please stay tuned to EMLRC.org to find out how to access it in the future.

Need to claim your Continuing Education (CE) credits for this webinar? Please contact EMLRC’s Clinical Education Scheduler Evan Buckley at ebuckley@emlrc.org

Don’t let the palm trees fool you: Heat & Cold Related Environmental Emergencies

Don’t let the palm trees fool you: Heat & Cold Related Environmental Emergencies
Available through March 23, 2018
Presented by Adam C. Benzing MD, MPH
Hosted via ReadyTalk

While Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, Father Winter has been known to visit. ‘Heat & Cold Related Environmental Emergencies’ will provide an overview of pathophysiology, assessment, and management of the most common medical emergencies associated with extremes of environmental temperatures in Florida. The lecture will emphasize pre-hospital care and introduce initial goals of emergency department management in order to better inform patient care decision-making across disciplines.

Unfortunately, this presentation is no longer available. Please stay tuned to EMLRC.org to find out how to access it in the future.

Need to claim your Continuing Education (CE) credits for this webinar? Please contact EMLRC’s Clinical Education Scheduler Evan Buckley at ebuckley@emlrc.org

Myths that bite: UP to date truths and care for snake envenomation

Myths that bite: UP to date truths and care for snake envenomation
April 18, 2018
Presented by Benjamin N. Abo, DO EMT-P FAWM
Hosted via ReadyTalk

For centuries, snake bites have led to significant death and disability. They are a significant cause of injury and death globally but especially in Florida compared to the rest of the US. With all of this time, where are we with envenoming care? What myths or misunderstandings continue to prevail in our current care regiments and protocols? The answers may surprise you along with the significant jump in numbers because of storm-related displacement and increasing numbers of venomous snake enthusiasts.

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