Environmental Health and Nursing:
Integrating the Basics into Nursing Education and Practice
Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 2014
The newest version of the ANA’s Scope and Standards of Professional Practice includes an Environmental Health Standard. Environmental Health is now officially part of all nurses’ domains of practice.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 361, for 12 contact hours" must be included in all advertisements.
Attendee must be present for entire lecture to receive CEP credit.
Program Topics that will be covered during this seminar
Come learn how to integrate this into your nursing curriculum and your nursing practice.
Are the cleaning products you use making you sick?
Should a pregnant woman continue to use hair dyes while she’s pregnant?
How would you know?
Is the water in your community safe for a patient with HIV/AIDS?
How about other immuno-compromised patients?
Where would you find the answer to this question?
These are all questions that you will learn to answer, as you learn to integrate this information into your nursing practice.
This program is recommended to nurses in all practice settings:
Direct care nursing in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes
Public health nursing
Home health nursing
Faculty Development Program
OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INTO NURSING CURRICULUM
June 20 – 21, 2014
University of San Francisco -Presidio Campus
Friday, June 21
8:00 Registration Coffee / Tea
school, community (group process)
Soil, Food, Products
10:15 How to use a Pharmacology / Toxicology
Comparison to teach the basics of Toxicology to nurses
11:00 What is environmental health?
individual exposures / community exposures
1:15 Exploring the Scientific Evidence
Attendees will be guided through
the best sources of EH information supplied by the National Library of
Medicine, the EPA, and credible non-governmental sources
(This session will take place in
the USF library’s computer lab)
3:00 Environmental Health Risks Through the Life
and environmental exposures
4:30 Environmental Risks / Risk Communication (group activity)
5:15 Debrief /
homework (not too much) assignment and…organize evening activities –
group dinner option
Saturday, June 22
8:00 Coffee / Tea
8:30 Report back on homework
and curriculum integration ideas
9:00 Greening Nursing
ANA Environmental Health Standard
Waste issues – reducing, recycling, single-use
vs. multi-use devices, waste segregation
Nursing leadership - Green Teams, emerging roles
10:30 “Right to Know” Laws
food, cosmetics, toxic chemicals in the workplace and in products
Reading labels: What’s there, what’s not
11:00 Place-based exposures
than health care)
Health related to Food and Agriculture
2:00 Climate change
roles in mitigation, planning, and response
3:00 Environmental Justice (case studies)
3:45 Advocating / Educating for
environmental health: A critical role for nursing
efforts at the institutional, local, state, and national level
Chemical policies, Safe Cosmetics,
Pesticides, Fracking – how nurses are connecting to these campaigns and policy
integration ideas and final critique
Information regarding publicly accessible resources will be
dispersed throughout the program.
The didactic portions of the program will be recorded and
accessible to attendees on a USF webpage created for this program.
If you require any special access in order to take part in this meeting, please contact Michelle Wylie at (415) 422-4134 or by e-mail at email@example.com