Session: Environmental Health Nursing Practice - Tools for Assessment, Intervention and Advocacy
3345.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Environmental Health Nursing Practice - Tools for Assessment, Intervention and Advocacy
Nurses, the largest group of health care providers in the country, are increasingly challenged to respond to community and individual concerns about environmental exposures and health outcomes. This session will offer insight into these concerns as well as multiple assessment, intervention and advocacy tools that public health practitioners and health educators can use when working with individuals and communities.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. Discuss the challenges of working with communities on environmental issues. 2. List tools available to assist the practitioner in performing environmental assessments and interventions. 3. Discuss the importance of environmental health advocacy training for public health practitioners.
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Organizer(s):Brenda Afzal, MS, RN
Robyn Gilden, RN, MS
Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN
Moderator(s):Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN
4:30 PMNursing opportunities and challenges in community empowerment at hazardous waste sites
Robyn Gilden, RN, MS
4:50 PMEnvironmental Risk Mapping by Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Mona Choi, MN, RN, Brenda Afzal, MS, RN, Allison Davis, MS, RN, Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN
5:10 PMA resource for nurses: Nursing environmental health toolbox
Ingrid A. Denis, MA, Teresa M. Nastoff, BSN
5:30 PMNurses and environmental health: An approach to advocacy training
Pamela Ortner, BSN, RN, COHN-S, Brenda Afzal, MS, RN
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Occupational Health and Safety
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA