UVM participates in eXtension: A national organization creating rich education for local Extension programs.
The AgriSafe Network is a program for rural practices, Critical Access Hospitals and agricultural service providers which complements existing medical services through:
- Up-to-date diagnostic and treatment information
- In-depth occupational health screenings
- On-site farm health and safety environmental evaluations
The Vermont AgriSafe program is designed to enhance existing primary care and emergency services in rural practices and hospitals.
The AgriSafe training provides information and skills needed to assist health care students and professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of agricultural illness and injury. This program is for healthcare providers across the spectrum: primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, social workers, naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists, and agricultural professionals.
2013 Training Opportunities
Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals
- On-site Training
- April 16-19, 2013 (Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, VT)
- Weekly Webinars
- February 6-April 9, 2013 (Live on Wednesdays, with recorded version available after)
This training provides information and skills to assist health care professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of agricultural illness and injury. It is designed for primary care physicians; physician assistants; nurse practitioners and nurses; EMTs; CAM practitioners; social workers; physical and occupational therapists; veterinarians and other agricultural professionals.
Training topics include:
- Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine
- Veterinary Biological Exposures
- Effects of Agricultural Pesticides
- Zoonotic Diseases
- Agricultural Skin Diseases
- Acute Agricultural Injuries
- Respiratory Diseases
- Farm Behavioral Health Issues
- Musculoskeletal Conditions & Agricultural Ergonomics
- Cancer in agricultural populations
- Child Development and Safety Issues
- Geriatric Health and Safety Issues
- Integrating Occupational Health Care into Established Health Care Practices
For more information, and to register, go to the Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center website.
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