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Release: Jan. 23, 2001

I-CASH agricultural health issues training program for health care providers set for February

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) will host a training program for health care professionals who treat and help prevent occupational illnesses and injuries on the farm.

The Agricultural Occupational Health Training Program will be offered during two sessions, running from Feb. 21-23 and from April 18-20. The training program will be on the Oakdale Campus of the University of Iowa. Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists and other health care providers are invited to participate. Both sessions are approved for continuing education credits for physicians and nurses. Additionally, the course may be taken for three graduate credit hours from the UI College of Public Health.

Topics to be discussed include: agricultural health care delivery, respiratory illness, acute trauma, skin diseases, noise induced hearing loss, mental health issues, ergonomics and farming, toxic pesticide and biological hazards, and other topics. All the training sessions will be led by recognized experts in the various topic areas.

For more information about these training sessions or to register, contact Kay Mohling at (319) 335-4219, Brenda Countryman at (319) 335-4438, or visit the web site at

Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) is a consortium including the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The consortium represents and helps maintain a statewide network of public and private agricultural health and safety organizations. Located on the UI Oakdale Research Campus, I-CASH’s key objective is to reduce illness and injuries among Iowa’s agricultural population.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.