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Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM): Red Flags and Lifesaving Critical Care Tips for the Emergency Medicine Professional
1.0 CME | 1-hour webinar
ACCME | FBON | FEMS | FPA | CAPCE
FREE until October 31, 2018, courtesy of the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness

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About: Naegleria fowleri, the “brain-eating ameba,” is a free-living microscopic ameba commonly found in freshwater and soil. It causes a rare and almost always fatal brain infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). This webinar reviews the pre-hospital red-flags and clinical guidelines for the diagnosis of PAM, clinical care pathways, and rapid laboratory diagnostic testing criteria for emergency care patients with suspected PAM.

The Plug It Project

The Plug It Project is an initiative to create awareness about the waterborne, free-living, freshwater amoeba Naegleria Fowleri in Florida, and the resulting, deadly infection called Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM).

PAM is 100% preventable, yet 99% fatal.

Our Goals:

  • Assist in providing standardized, current and accurate information regarding Naegleria Fowleri
  • Spreading awareness about its risk and preventative steps to the public and medical/health professionals
  • Advocate for rapid diagnosis and treatment of Naegleria Fowleri and PAM
  • Assist in communications at local and state levels through partnerships with other organizations for amoeba awareness

The Plug It Project will result in many benefits to emergency medicine in Florida. Increased awareness and knowledge of Naegleria Fowleri and PAM will result in a lower frequency of infection, as well as new methods for early diagnosis and new care pathways for best practices and treatment.

The Plug It Project is funded through a generous grant from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).


CME Webinar

PAM: Red Flags and Lifesaving Critical Care Tips for the Emergency Medicine Professional
1.0 CME | 1-hour webinar
ACCME | FBON | FEMS | FPA | CAPCE
FREE until October 31, 2018, courtesy of the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness

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PAM Informational Poster

This poster covers the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of PAM.

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Naegleria fowleri Training Video

The Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness, in conjunction with Florida Hospital, has created a Lab Detection training video where Naegleria fowleri subject-matter experts discuss how to identify the amoeba in diagnostic specimens.

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