Online Program

Sustainability and nursing practice: The anhe practice work group

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Kathi Randall, RNC, MS, NNP-BC, gRN NICU consulting, Moreno Valley, CA
Most practicing nurses are unaware of the body of evidence that links environmental health (EH) issues to chronic diseases and other health impacts. Opportunities to engage practicing bedside nurses in advocacy in their work place, their communities, local and national government related to EH issues abound. The Practice Work Group primarily focuses on activities to introduce working nurses to the concepts of environmental health through presentations and continuing education webinars. There is also great need to educate and engage nurse leaders in hospitals and other health care facilities to champion EH issues and the Practice work group is now looking at Magnet status as an untapped route for approaching EH issues and quality of care in hospitals.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Identify resources that nurses can utilize in healthcare sustainability efforts. Describe how nurses can engage in sustainability efforts in their workplace.

Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Nurses

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments since its inception in 2008 and have served as the co-chair of the Practice Work Group since 2010. Through ANHE activities, self-study, speaking and attendance at education conferences I have become well-acquainted with the needs of practicing nurses who are interested in environmental health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.