Originally broadcast December 19, 2008
Body modifications such as piercing, tattoos, and indoor tanning have become very popular in recent years, especially among teenagers and young adults. However these body altering practices are associated with real health risks. During this program, you will be introduced to different types of body modifications and the health risks associated with them. Interviews with local health departments and people who perform these body modifications will provide insight into the different health risks and the steps that can be taken to minimize them.
- Describe several types of body modifications
- Identify health risks associated with body art facilities, equipment and application of body modifications
- List three infection control practices associated with body art modifications
- Describe why indoor tanning is a public health concern
To see the most current information related to Permit Issuing Officials for the implementation of tanning facility programs in New York State please visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/tanning/permit_issuing_officials/
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-185; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.