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Conference

Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

11-13-2019

Abstract

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physician Assistant Education intends to improve health outcomes of patients in Midwest agricultural communities through didactic, clinical, and case-based instruction of Physician Assistant (PA) students.

Aims

  1. Increase PA student awareness of agricultural health and safety issues
  2. Increase PA student medical knowledge on respiratory health, chemical exposure, and noise-induced hearing loss
  3. Enhance PA student communication skills with agricultural patients
  4. Increase patient health care access in agricultural environments

UNMC PA students will undergo learning specific to agricultural-related respiratory health issues, chemical exposures, and hearing loss, including preventative health education and communication with agricultural patient populations. Additionally, students will complete 12 weeks of clinical learning opportunities in a rural, primary care setting.

Disciplines

Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

CS-CASH Pilot Grant: Improving Agricultural Worker Health & Safety Awareness through Multimodal, Case-Based Physician Assistant Education

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