CONTACT: LYNN ROSE
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9585; fax(319) 335-8034
Release: Jan. 23, 2001
I-CASH agricultural health issues training program for health care providers
set for February
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowas Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
(I-CASH) will host a training program for health care professionals who treat
and help prevent occupational illnesses and injuries on the farm.
The Agricultural Occupational Health Training Program will be offered during
two sessions, running from Feb. 21-23 and from April 18-20. The training program
will be on the Oakdale Campus of the University of Iowa. Nurses, nurse practitioners,
physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists and other health care
providers are invited to participate. Both sessions are approved for continuing
education credits for physicians and nurses. Additionally, the course may
be taken for three graduate credit hours from the UI College of Public Health.
Topics to be discussed include: agricultural health care delivery, respiratory
illness, acute trauma, skin diseases, noise induced hearing loss, mental health
issues, ergonomics and farming, toxic pesticide and biological hazards, and
other topics. All the training sessions will be led by recognized experts
in the various topic areas.
For more information about these training sessions or to register, contact
Kay Mohling at (319) 335-4219, Brenda Countryman at (319) 335-4438, or visit
the web site at www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icash.
Iowas Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) is a consortium
including the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the Iowa Department
of Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
The consortium represents and helps maintain a statewide network of public
and private agricultural health and safety organizations. Located on the UI
Oakdale Research Campus, I-CASHs key objective is to reduce illness
and injuries among Iowas agricultural population.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.