Nursing Summit on Environmental Health

Preparing Nurses for Critical Environmental Health Issues

San Diego, California | May 6-7, 2018

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From pollution caused by hospitals, to chemicals in our food and products, to preparing for disasters, environmental issues challenge the health of nurses, and the patients and communities we care for. Over 3 million nurses practice in the US. However, not all recognize the importance of understanding the effects of environmental issues on health, especially in busy practice settings in hospitals and clinics. College of Nursing curricula do not always include in-depth environmental health content, nor do nurses always have access to continuing education in environmental health. The Nursing Summit on Environmental Health will provide both content on critical issues, and practical steps for nurses and non-nurses to take. This lively, interactive event will be content rich, offer great networking, and will send nurses home with tools to use to create a healthier planet and therefore healthier people. Join us! 

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The summit cost is $129 (includes dinner on Sunday and breakfast on Monday).

Deep discounted CleanMed rates are available to summit attendees.

Summit Agenda

(continuing education provided)

Day One | Sunday, May 6

12:00 p.m. | Registration

12:45 p.m. | Welcome

1:30 p.m. | NED Talks: Nursing, Environment, Dialogue

2:45 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

– Water, water everywhere….and not a drop to drink
– Lead poisoning: The legacy continues
– Right to know: Chemicals in common products

3:45 p.m. | Nurses Emerging Role in Disasters Workshop

5:20 p.m. | Wrap-up: Challenge and Solutions

6:30 p.m. | Networking Dinner

Day Two | Monday, May 7

8:00 a.m. | Registration – Breakfast

8:30 a.m. | Welcome | Sharing of Day 1 Challenges and Solutions

9:00 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions:

– Energy production and health risks
– Public health implications of agricultural practices
– Engaging vulnerable communities in environmental health

10:00 a.m. | Nursing Communication Hackathon

11:35 a.m. | Summary – Nursing Solutions


Nursing Sessions at CleanMed 2018

Monday, May 7 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

(A-10) Climate Change is a Nursing Issue:  How Engaging Nurses Can Help Meet Your Organization’s Climate Goals
Come hear about three different ways nurses are working to reduce the health impacts of climate change inside and outside their facilities. You’ll also learn about an exciting new campaign that will provide nurses with the tools and resources they need to be leaders in climate action.

Tuesday, May 8 | 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

(B-4) Become a Clinician Climate Advocate: Use your Trusted Voice for Change
This interactive workshop will provide clinicians with the skills and resources needed to influence policy makers, communicate effectively, and engage the media. 

(B-10) Nurses as Inspired Change Makers: Exemplars in Sustainable Foods
In this session, you’ll learn how nurses can help ensure our most vulnerable populations receive foods that are healthy, nutrient dense, and produced in a way that is also safe for the environment.