4129.0 Protecting Children from Environmental Risks

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session focuses on the impact environmental toxins have on children throughout the United States. Presentation topics include consideration of environmental justice, environmental assessment techniques, strategies to promote policy development and community change, and ongoing research that will impact the health and development of children. Discussion will include contributions public health nurses can make to promote healthy environments through advocacy, data collection, and community collaboration.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify two ways that public health nurses can contribute towards ensuring a healthy environment for children. 2. Describe two health risks for children when they are exposed to environmental toxins.

10:30 AM
Ethical implications: Elevated blood lead levels in high risk populations
Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, ANP, FAAN and Eileen Sarsfield, PhDc, PHCNS, BC

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Environment, Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services

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

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