5131.0 Toxic Water and Human Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Safe water is critical to human health. This session provides specific examples of diseases related to toxic water and strategies to help decrease toxins in water. Examples related to drinking water and exposure to contaminated water after a disaster will be discussed. Educators and practitioners will benefit from the resources and findings presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe two human diseases related to unsafe water. 2. Discuss how educators can teach the importance of water as a means of improving health within existing curriculums.

10:30 AM
Water we drink: PHN knowledge, attitudes & behaviors related to water quality and safety
Cherie Rector, PhD, RN, PHN and Kathleen L. Gilchrist, PhD, FNP-C, CCRN
10:45 AM
Clinical decision support for nurses knowledge of restoring public health following a disaster
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD MPH MS CPNP and Adam B. Rains, MSc
11:00 AM
Hidden secrets: Toxins in our environment
Julie Becker, PhD, MPH and Teresa Mendez-Quigley, MSW, LSW

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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