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Thomas J. Doyle, MD, MPH, presents in-flight medical emergencies (IMEs) and explains how to provide medical care with limited resources aboard a commercial airline. Dr. Doyle also describes altitude physiology and how to respond to medical issues before or after commercial airline travel.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how to respond as a medical volunteer during IMEs
  • Identify equipment and resources available to a volunteer
  • Recognize the most common medical complaints found on board commercial aircraft
  • Describe legal ramifications of volunteering during an IME

Disclosures

Dr. Doyle has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEUs) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

ABIM MOC Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive your ABIM MOC Part 2 credit, you will need to complete the post-test with a pass rate of 100% and provide your date of birth and ABIM number, along with the other required fields. This information will be shared with the ABIM using the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Release Date: 12/23/2019 | Last Modified On: 12/23/2019 | Expires: 12/23/2020

 

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