TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice
L. Kristian Arnold, MD, MPH, ArLac Global Health Services, Lexington, MA
Fabrice Czarnecki, MD, MA, MPH, FACOEM, The Gables Group, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Edward I. Galaid, MD, MPH, Roper St. Francis Health Care, Charleston, SC
Thomas Hales, MD, MPH, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH
David Louis, MD, MS, FACOEM, Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH
Daniel G. Samo, MD, FACOEM, Northwestern Medical Group, Chicago, IL
This session is designed for those wanting to keep up with latest occupational medical guidance for firefighters, law enforcement officers (LEO) and emergency medical service workers. Learn about the complex world of firefighter cancer presumption laws and the evidence linking firefighting and cancer. Explore the causation of firefighter/LEO on-duty cardiovascular events and how physicians can help lower the risk of these events by addressing both behaviors and utilizing non-invasive testing. Review the newest section of ACOEM’s Guidance for the Medical Evaluation of Law Enforcement Officers covering sleep issues and improve skills to evaluate sleep disorders in applicants and incumbents. Finally, dissect the important elements of a LEO pre-placement medical evaluation and construct effective, evidenced-based, LEO new hire exams. In addition to the didactic content, there will be time for real-world questions and discussions with leading public safety medicine researchers and practitioners. This session was organized by the Public Safety Medicine Special Interest Section.