As pressure mounts for schools to reopen this fall, awareness is growing of the need for specific plans on how schools will protect the health of children, families, teachers, and school staff. Healthy Schools Network Founder, Executive Director, Claire Barnett offers insights and recommendations.
PHOENIX (PRWEB) July 23, 2020
As pressure mounts for schools to reopen this fall, awareness is growing of the need for specific plans on how schools will protect the health of children and their families, teachers, administrators, and school staff.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 3:00 pm ET, the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) weekly webinar series, “Medical & Public Health Considerations of COVID-19” will address this timely and important topic with Founder and Executive Director of the Healthy Schools Network, Claire Barnett. She will discuss the recently released National Call to Action for state public health agencies to provide all schools an authoritative School Infection Prevention and Control Plan to adopt. She will be joined by Allen Barkkume, an Industrial Hygienist who helped author the report, and will discuss occupational health and indoor air in schools. The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required.
- Claire Barnett, MBA, Founder & Executive Director, Healthy Schools Network, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Allen Barkkume, MS, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, New Jersey Work Environment Council, Trenton, NJ
- Sharon Vanairsdale, DNP, MS, RN, NP, CNS, ACNS-BC, NP-C, FAEN, Director for Education, National Ebola Training and Education Center; Program Director, Serious Communicable Diseases Unit at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
- Paul M. Wax, MD FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)
- Ziad Kazzi, MD FACMT, Board Member, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT); President, Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)
About the Webinar Series
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) in collaboration with several national and international partner societies, offers a weekly webinar series featuring presentations, panel discussions, and front line updates from medical and health professionals from around the globe. Subject-matter experts and practitioners, many of whom are caring for COVID-19 patients, present on emerging issues related to COVID-19, and participate in a Q and A. The goal of this webinar series is to provide timely, critical, and science-practice-based information as part of the global response to this pandemic and caring for COVID-19 patients.
Series partner organizations: American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT), American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP), American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT), Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX).
Upcoming webinars topics include the impact of racial and ethnic disparities during the pandemic on August 5, and COVID-19 modelling on August 12. For more information on previous and upcoming webinars visit ACMT’s COVID-19 Webinar page.
The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise and board certification in medical toxicology. Our members specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of injury and illness from exposures to drugs and chemicals, as well as biological and radiological agents. We care for people in clinical, academic, governmental, and public health settings, and provide poison control center leadership.