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Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Board Review and Clinical Synopsis

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Kevin F. Smith, MD, MPH Hayley J. Smith, LLB (JD)
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Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Board Review and Clinical Synopsis is an indispensable study guide for physicians preparing to take the Occupational Medicine board exam offered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Additionally, it is a quick reference tool for physicians, nurses and other health professionals for cases presenting in their clinical practice.

Preparing for and taking the Occupational Medicine Board Examination can be a daunting task for the busy professional. The first step toward achieving certification is being armed with the essential knowledge needed to successfully prepare for the exam.

NOTE: The eBook version is online access only and NOT downloadable

Based on Dr. Smith's successful experience in taking and passing the exam three times over the past twenty years, these review outline notes are designed to assist busy physicians in their effort to prepare for the exam. Importantly, the book is based on known textbooks and covers the review topics suggested by the ABPM. Information for review is presented in a strategic and organized format.

The book's organization follows the Core Content Areas for certification in Occupational Medicine:

• Prevention, Exposure Assessment, Hazard Recognition and Control
• Clinical Patient Care
• OEHS Administration and Systems-Based Practice

The outline format allows the reader to quickly move through the review topics in a concise manner. Many valuable tables summarize information contained within the specific chapters and can aid in the final review process. The book format is designed to allow the user to write in additional notes as they study.
Table of Contents
  • Part I. Prevention, Exposure Assessment, Hazard Recognition, and Control
Section 1. Hazard Characterization
      Chapter 1. Walk-through Assessment and Industrial Hygiene Surveys

Section 2. Toxicological Principles
      Chapter 2. Toxicokinetics
      Chapter 3. Carcinogenesis
      Chapter 4. Hydrocarbons and Solvents
      Chapter 5. Metals
      Aluminum (Al)
      Antimony (Sb)
      Arsenic (As)
      Beryllium (Be)
      Cadmium (Cd)
      Chromium (Cr)
      Cobalt (Co)
      Copper (Cu)
      Lead (Pb)
      Magnesium (Mg)
      Manganese (Mn)
      Mercury (Hg)
      Nickel (Ni)
      Platinum (Pt)
      Selenium (Se)
      Silver (Ag)
      Thallium (Ti)
      Tin (Sn)
      Uranium (U)
      Vanadium (V)
      Zinc (Zn)
      Chapter 6. Gases
      Carbon Monoxide
      Hydrogen Sulfide
      Oxide of Nitrogen
      Sulfur Dioxide
      Chapter 7. Dusts
      Manmade Mineral Fibers
      Chapter 8. Pesticides
      Organochlorine Insecticides
      Chapter 9. Nitrogen Compounds
      Chapter 10. Chemical Warfare Agents

Section 3. Ergonomics
      Chapter 11. Ergonomic Evaluation and Controls

Section 4. Physical Hazards
      Chapter 12. Ionizing Radiation
      Chapter 13. Nonionizing Radiation
      Chapter 14. Noise
      Chapter 15. Dysbarism
      Chapter 16. Temperature
      Chapter 17. Mechanical Stress and Electromagnetic Fields
      Chapter 18. Vibration
      Chapter 19. Lasers

Section 5. Chronobiology
      Chapter 20. Fatigue, Shiftwork, and Travel

Section 6. Occupational Safety and Controls
      Chapter 21. Occupational Safety and Controls

Section 7. Industrial Hygiene
      Chapter 22. Engineering Controls, Personal Protective Equipment, and Administrative Controls

Section 8. Environmental Health
      Chapter 23. Environmental Health

Section 9. Risk Assessment
      Chapter 24. Risk Assessment

  • Part II. Clinical Patient Care
Section 10. General Patient Evaluation and Testing
      Chapter 25. Exposure and Occupational History, Causation and Work-Relatedness, and Contributing Factors

Section II. Conditions
      Chapter 26. Occupational Eye Examinations and Injuries
      Chapter 27. Ear, Nose, and Throat
      Chapter 28. Pulmonary
      Chapter 29. Cardiovascular
      Chapter 30. Hepatic and Gastrointestinal
      Chapter 31. Genitourinary
      Chapter 32. Hematology/Oncology
      Chapter 33. Infectious Diseases and Biohazards
      Chapter 34. Musculoskeletal
      Chapter 35. Neurologic Disorders
      Chapter 36. Mental Disorders
      Chapter 37. Reproductive Disorders
      Chapter 38. Dermatology

Section 12. Assessing and Treating Toxin Exposure
      Chapter 39. Clinical Toxicology
      Chapter 40. Pain Management

  • Part III. Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) Administration and Systems-Based Practice
Section 13. OEHS Administration
      Chapter 41. Surveillance
      Chapter 42. Medical Ethics and Confidentiality
      Chapter 43. Regulations
      Chapter 44. Workers' Compensation
      Chapter 45. Health Care Delivery Systems
      Chapter 46. OEHS Program Management

Section 14. OEHS Systems-Based Practice
      Chapter 47. Health and Productivity
      Chapter 48. Emergency and Disaster Management
      Chapter 49. Transportation Medicine
      Chapter 50. Disability Administration
      Chapter 51. Substance Use and Abuse
      Chapter 52. Workplace Violence
      Appendix. Weekly Review Schedule


Publication Date 2021
Format Softcover, 440 Pages
Product Code 23118
Kevin F. Smith, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician specializing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Smith has put his 30 plus years of clinical experience in the field, along with his experience sitting for the Occupational Medicine Board Examination three times between the initial exam and two subsequent recertifications, toward developing this board review book in partnership with his wife Hayley J. Smith, BA LAL, LLB (JD).