Medscape has launched a new continuing medical education online course on blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The course will discuss why BAC data is essential to understanding the factors underlying fatalities related to alcohol-impaired driving crashes and to designing solutions on local, state, and federal levels. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 31 percent of traffic-related fatalities in the United States. To register, visit Medscape's website; you may need to fill out a brief registration form on the site.
On Jan. 26 from 2-3 p.m. EST, ASTHO, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and WebMD/Medscape, will host the webinar "Public Health Importance of BAC Testing and Reporting." The webinar will focus on the public health uses of BAC data, and will feature speakers from NHTSA and the National Association of Medical Examiners. For more information or to register, contact Mandy Deutsch, ASTHO's health promotion and disease prevention analyst.