Info and tools for health care providers on the dangers of extreme heat, and how to properly prevent, diagnose and treat heat-related illnesses.
Learn more about this program in this short video.
The duration and frequency of extreme heat events is on the rise in Canada, and this program was designed to give health care providers training and tools to better prevent and manage heat-related illnesses. Work through the module and then download patient and provider resources and brochures from the resources section.
This e-learning activity is a form of self-study using enduring materials (e-learning modules) as defined by the Maintenance of Proficiency (Mainpro+®) Program of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Self-study using e-learning modules is included under the Non-Certified Self-Learning credit category. Any non-certified activity is generally eligible for one non-certified credit per hour.
This e-learning activity is a form of self-study using enduring materials (e-learning modules) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Self-study using e-learning modules is included as an example of a Section 2 activity. Reviewing enduring materials is generally valued at 0.5 credit per topic. However, additional research/self-study using the e-learning can also be submitted as Personal Learning Projects (PLPs) where you will earn two (2) credits per hour.
We estimate that this activity should take about 2 hours.
Published in 2011, The Guidelines are designed to provide a broad overview for health care workers and to facilitate linkages on common concerns and solutions regarding extreme heat.
Brief 2-page Fact Sheet with recommendations and information for health care workers in acute care settings. You can also order paper copies or a pad of 100 sheets.
Two-page Fact Sheet for health care workers working outside of facilities in the community and in patient/client homes.
Recommendations for effective health facility management to protect your staff and patients.
A brochure with information for physically active adults on how to protect themselves from extreme heat. This brochure can also be ordered from the link below for distribution in your office or waiting room.
A brochure designed for parents on how to protect children from extreme heat. This brochure can also be ordered from the link below for distribution in your office or waiting room.
A brochure with information for older adults on how to protect themselves from extreme heat. This brochure can also be ordered from the link below for distribution in your office or waiting room.
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Learn about the health risks of radon and how to reduce patient exposures, based on Health Canada’s national radon awareness program.
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