Free Indoor Air Quality in Homes Webinar Series with CE 4785

Free Indoor Air Quality in Homes Webinar Series with CE

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Join the California Nurses for Environmental Health & Justice, Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation, and other sponsors for this enlightening series!

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Indoor Air Quality in Homes

We often think about air pollution as an outdoor issue. However, you might be surprised to learn that the concentration of indoor air pollutants can be 2-5 times and even 100 times higher than outdoor pollutants.¹ This is especially alarming since Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors.² As nurses, it is important to have an understanding of what contributes to indoor air pollution and how to reduce and eliminate these pollutants so that we are empowered to protect our health and the health of our patients and communities. 

Join us in a free 4-part webinar series on Indoor Air Quality in Homes in collaboration with the California Nurses for Environmental Health and Justice and the Hayward Institute. Come listen and engage with air quality experts who will offer their insights into the critical role health professionals can play in addressing indoor air quality in homes. In addition to offering their wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field, our speakers will provide action items and tools that can be adapted into our personal and professional practice.

            The webinar series will begin on July 31, 2024 at noon PDT/3pm EDT and will continue every other Wednesday. 1 hour of Nursing CE will be offered to participants who complete an evaluation and receive at least 80% on post-test for each webinar session (4 total CEs available). 

Sign up for the webinar series here:  
California Nurses for Environmental Health and Justice registration site. 

First Webinar: Introduction to Indoor Air Pollutants 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Our first webinar will provide a general overview of indoor air quality basics and help nurses to understand the many health risks that can be created by indoor air pollution.  Common exposures will be described as well as risks associated with climate-related events such as fires and flooding.

Second Webinar: Improving Indoor Air Quality
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT

Our second webinar will expand on Introduction to Indoor Air Pollutants in Homes where we will equip nurses with practical actions they can implement at home to improve indoor air quality. Additionally, we will introduce a simple indoor air quality home assessment tool designed for use in the patient’s homes. This tool is especially relevant for nursing specialties such as public health, home health, case management and other roles where nurses commonly enter the patients living space.

Third Webinar: Indoor Air Quality “Hot Topics”
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Our third webinar will delve deeper into a couple of air quality “hot topics” that were touched on in previous webinars. This time, we will engage with speakers that will share their expertise on topics such as the health effects of gas stove pollution and actionable steps to reduce health risks.

            Fourth Webinar: Preparing the Air for Newborns and Children
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Our fourth webinar will share evidence-based tips and tools to create rooms in the home with optimal air quality for newborns and children. We will also explore common consumer and household products that contribute to poor air quality and the accompanying health impacts common in children such as childhood asthma. 

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  1. Clean Air Indoors | American Lung Association. https://www.lung.org/clean-air/indoor-air
  2. Indoor Air Quality | US EPA. https://www.epa.gov/report-environment/indoor-air-quality

 
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