CAOHC Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program, 14 AUG 2023

August 14, 2023

Program Description

This live, virtual Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program© (PS/A) course is an intermediate-level, full-day course. It emphasizes real-world applications that physicians and audiologists encounter in evaluating audiometric and exposure records of noise exposed workers, managing technicians responsible for conducting surveillance audiometry, evaluating hearing conservation program effectiveness, and working as an integral hearing conservation team member in a variety of occupational settings. The course lectures review the current literature and practice guidelines. Instructors present employee case studies for participant problem-solving, critical thinking and small-group discussion. Case presentations discuss PS responsibilities, guidelines for managing problem audiograms and determination of work-relatedness.

For instructional personnel disclosure information, click on the speaker’s bio link.

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for: physicians and audiologists. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the roles and responsibilities of the Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program (PS/A) in occupational hearing conservation programs (HCPs)
  2. Recognize key factors in the review of occupational audiometric databases, including:
    • Problem audiograms
    • Revising baselines
    • Determining work-relatedness of hearing loss
  3. Identify federal standards and regulations that apply to HCPs
  4. Identify the pathophysiologic factors of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and interactions between noise and other agents.
  5. Identify medical and legal aspects of managing an HCP
  6. Identify best practices of HCP management, including essential elements of a quality HCP, program audits, evaluations and resources.
  7. Differentiate between regulatory compliance and best practices for the prevention of NIHL.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 ABOHNS MOC II
  • 6.50 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 6.50 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 6.50 ASHA
    American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
    Course # is ABIT 2312
    Level
    0.65 ASHA CEUs
    Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology, and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
  • 6.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 6.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 6.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
07/31/2023
Course expires: 
08/28/2023
Event starts: 
08/14/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
08/14/2023 - 5:00pm EDT

Location: MS Teams – Live Virtual Class

Lt Col. John M. Foster, AuD, MPH, CCC-A, CPS/A.
Presenter has no financial relationships to disclose. Lt Col Foster has a non-financial disclosure. He currently serves on the CAOHC Board representing the Military Audiology Association

Dr. Raul A. Mirza, DO, MPH, MSc, CPS/A, FACOEM.
Presenter has no financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Mirza has a non-financial disclosure.  He currently serves on the CAOHC Board representing the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

COL(R) Carlos R. Esquivel, MD, FACS, FAAOA.
He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity. Dr. Esquivel has a non-financial disclosure. He currently serves on the CAOHC Board representing the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons.

LTC(R) John A. Merkley, AuD, CCC-A, CPS/A.
Presenter has no financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Merkley has a non-financial disclosure. He currently serves on the CAOHC Board representing the Military Audiology Association.

Speaker(s)

Carlos Esquivel, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O.A.

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

John Merkley, AuD, CCC-A, CPS/A

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Raul Mirza, D.O., M.P.H., M.Sc., C.P.S./A., F.A.C.O.E.M.

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 ABOHNS MOC II
  • 6.50 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 6.50 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 6.50 ASHA
    American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
    Course # is ABIT 2312
    Level
    0.65 ASHA CEUs
    Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology, and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
  • 6.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 6.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 6.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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