Lecture 12 - Occupational Medicine An Orientation to the Specialty October 7 2008 HSCI 101 Carl D Griffin MD Occupational Health Services Arnett

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Occupational Medicine: An Orientation to the Specialty October 7, 2008 HSCI 101 Carl D. Griffin, MD Occupational Health Services Arnett Clinic
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Breadth of occupational medicine activity Prevention Diagnosis Treatment Surveillance Finkelstein’s test Keywords Keywords
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Overview Early Associations of Employment with Illness, and responses Breadth of Specialty Activities today Types of Occupational Medicine Practice Training Rewards
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First Associations of Employment with Illness
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“What’s Past is Prologue” --The Tempest, Act II William Shakespeare
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Today’s Forerunners Paracelsus: Described acute and chronic forms of mercurialism in metallurgists. Ramazzini: “Father of Occupational Medicine” Sir Percival Pott: Observed the prevalence of scrotal cancer in English chimney sweeps
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Modern Day Chimney Sweep
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American College of Occupational Medicine • ACOM, founded in 1916 • Largest medical society • Promotes health of workers • Seeks advances in preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education • Added “Environmental” in 1990’s, became ACOEM • Increasingly active politically
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ACOEM Mission • ACOEM provides leadership to promote optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments by: – educating health professionals and the public; – stimulating research; – enhancing the quality of practice; – guiding workplace and public policy; and – advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine.
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Breadth of Occupational Medicine Activities in the 21 st Century • Prevention • Diagnosis • Treatment • Surveillance • Research
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Prevention: Health, Productivity, and the case for Employer-based Wellness
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Lecture 12 - Occupational Medicine An Orientation to the Specialty October 7 2008 HSCI 101 Carl D Griffin MD Occupational Health Services Arnett

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