ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Toxicity
Course Number: WB1519
This Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) case study/monograph is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase primary care providers and other health professionals knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. By introducing or enhancing the principles and practice of environmental medicine for primary health care providers within this educational offering ( including how to take an appropriate exposure history , consideration of environmental etiologies in the differential diagnosis, taking appropriate public health actions, and providing related patient education and counseling which supports preventive actions) , practice gaps in environmental medicine can be addressed and practice adoption supported. In this way, physicians and other healthcare personnel have the opportunity to increase their knowledge/competency and make applicable practice changes to better prevent, diagnose, treat, counsel, and manage patients exposed to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs).
TARGET AUDIENCE: Our primary target audience is primary health providers and other health professionals involved in preventing/mitigating exposure to hazardous substances and/or related health promotion activities.
PREREQUISITES: A basic knowledge of medicine or related basics of human health promotion at a professional level is desired.