Objectives & Accreditation:
- Identify prevention and treatment of altitude illness based on an understanding of the underlying physiology
- Recognize and properly manage frostbite in the field
- Identify and treat hypothermia in the field
- Identify fracture and dislocation in the wilderness
- Identify the pathophysiology, and treatment of heat-related illness
Target Audience: Primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers who might encounter patients in remote settings or who may treat patients that develop medical problems after visiting remote areas. No outside commercial support has been received for this activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) and Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC. The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 37.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is anticipated to offer up to 37.5 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credit, pending approval by the AOA.
Disclosure: It is the policy of Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities, and that all contributors present information in an objective, unbiased manner without endorsement or criticism of specific products or services and that the relationships that contributors disclose will not influence their contributions. Those in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose to learners all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests prior to the beginning of the educational activity.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Center for Emergency Medical Education implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.
AAFP: This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 37.5 hours of prescribed credit by the AAFP.
ACEP: This program has been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 37.5 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.
Nurse Credit: Under the new BRN guidelines, this course is also accredited for up to 37.5 hours of nursing credit.
Physician Assistants:The American Association of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
*If you do not see your accrediting body listed please contact the association directly to verify the above listed credit designation is acceptable to your particular association.