ACOEM offers CME for reading selected articles in our peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). One (1) credit can be earned per article.
To earn credits, you must have an active individual subscription to JOEM for the issue in which the ACOEM Online CME course is offered. The CME activity itself must not be expired.
About the Article
The aim of this study was to assess cardiorespiratory effects of air pollution in older adults exercising outdoors in winter.
Adults 55 years of age and older completed daily measurements of blood pressure, peak expiratory flow and oximetry, and weekly measurements of heart rate variability, endothelial function, spirometry, fraction of exhaled nitric oxide and urinary oxidative stress markers, before and after outdoor exercise, for 10 weeks. Data were analyzed using linear mixed effect models.
Pooled estimates combining 2014 ( n = 36 participants) and 2015 ( n = 34) indicated that an interquartile increase in the Air Quality Health Index was associated with a significant ( P < 0.05) increase in heart rate (0.33%) and significant decreases in forced expiratory volume (0.30%), and systolic (0.28%) and diastolic blood pressure (0.39%).
Acute subclinical effects of air pollution were observed in older adults exercising outdoors in winter.
Accessing the Online Exam
After reading the article referenced in the title of this product and purchasing this CME product, navigate to ACOEM Connect. Select "Education>Access My Online Learning" to complete the online exam and evaluation.
You will have unlimited opportunities to pass the exam to earn CME credit for each article. You may also claim MOC credit.
• 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
• 1 ABPM Maintenance of Certification credit
This activity expires on August 31, 2021. Claiming must be completed before then to earn credit.