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Case Conference: The Aliso Canyon Gas Leak: Public Health Roles and Responses - March 23, 2016

posted on Mar 17, 2020

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Describe the health impacts of the Aliso Canyon gas leak on the adjacent communities
  • Understand how local and state agencies interact to evaluate air contaminants and other environmental hazards
  • Describe the role of a local Public Health department in mitigating during and after an environmental threat
The speaker will begin by presenting several clinical cases/case presentations. The cases to be presented will be provided in final proposal. This will be followed by a discussion of the outcome of the case with consideration and implications for current and future clinical and public health practice. The presenter will conclude by discussing preventive steps that can be taken to decrease exposure to environmental hazards and improve patient care.

Cases discussed:

  • Newborn male with no symptoms, feeding and sleeping normally
  • 6-year-old female with history of asthma and allergies, hospitalized in the PICU with pneumonia and respiratory failure
  • 12-year-old male was diagnosed in with anemia and undergoing a workup for possible leukemia

Presented by:

Rangan_Cyrus PhotoCyrus Rangan, MD, FAAP, FACMT
Director, Bureau of Toxicology and Environmental Assessment
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA
Region 9 PEHSU
 
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