1.0 contact hours will be awarded to participants Program Available until July 8, 2022
Healthy Homes and Environments:
Simple Steps to Empower Nurses to be Environmentally Conscious and Toxin Free
Originally aired Thursday December 3, 2020
Presented By Hacah Goggin, RN, MSN
The 2020 pandemic has dramatically increased the public profile of environmental health. As nurses, we already knew some of the basic principles of environmental health, however, it is time to learn about current environmental concerns impacting health from toxic chemical exposures to climate change.
Be informed Join us for an insightful presentation on how we can design environmentally friendly and safe surroundings.
Be empowered Take simple steps towards making yourself and your loved ones safer, healthier, and greener.
Be prepared Make your life more environmentally friendly. You may be surprised to find areas where you can improve your practice. You will want to share this timely and important information with your family, friends, and colleagues!
Topics we will cover:
Environmental health—toxins and climate change
Current research on certain chemicals of concern and their effect on health
Identify simple steps towards making our personal care, our homes and our communities, greener and healthier
Hacah Goggin, RN, MSN
Hacah has been a nurse for over 20 years, as well as an educator and advocate for environmental health. She has served in many roles within nursing, from bedside care to education and public policy. While obtaining her MSN in community health, Hacah first learned of environmental nursing. It was during this time that she began to understand the personal and population health impacts, and how nurses are particularly positioned to address them. Hacah has worked with both local and national public health groups, including the CT nurse association, the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT, and others. Through public speaking, education, and lobbying for policies on environmental toxin exposure and climate change, she hopes to be a valuable change agent bringing healing to the world.
One (1) Professional Development Contact Hour will be awarded
Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
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