DHA-US035 Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Overview (1 hr)

This course introduces health care providers to the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. It explains the registrys history, eligible deployment dates and locations, and the process service members and veterans follow to participate in the registry. In addition, this course will look at why airborne hazards and open burn pits are of concern and provide references to research on the health effects of these exposures. This course will also describe clinical considerations for the optional registry medical evaluation and use two case studies to enhance learning and interactivity. Upon completing this course, health care providers will be able to better counsel service members about the registry and exposure concerns and conduct the associated medical evaluation. In addition, this course offers numerous resources for providers to download for future reference.