Dr Gonzalo Fernandez, MD
Friday, August 14
2:00pm – 3:30pm
This class will focus on identifying and preventing heart disease, cancer and obesity in fire departments. We will discuss key NFPA 1582 exam components that all departments should be utilizing as well as advanced testing available for different types of cancer and heart disease.
We will also focus on treatment options for obese firefighters. Real case studies will be provided showing the effectiveness of these screening techniques.
Identify key components of NFPA 1582 that help screen for cancer and heart disease.
Understand the role that diet, exercise, weight loss, surgery and pharmaceutical drugs play in preventing obesity.