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Date: September 27, 2012
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Pm (ET)

Environmental health and sustainability in simulation labs and nursing education

Webinar Overview

The new ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice includes an Environmental Health standard.  Simulation labs can be a natural locus of learning for environmental health.  There are opportunities to discuss chemical, biological, and radiological exposures and their associated health risks to patients and nurses; environmentally-conscious purchases and practices; and environmental health assessment skills.  These opportunities will be explored and a wide range of resources will be included.

Webinar Speakers

Barbara Sattler

Dr. Barbara Sattler is a Professor at the University of San Francisco and a Board member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. (She recently left the University of Maryland after 23 years of service.) She is on the Environmental Health Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Nurses and a member of the Environmental Health Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nurses. She has been the PI on NIH and EPA grants and founded the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, a model state program for engaging hospitals in sustainable and environmentally-healthy practices. She has served on Institute of Medicine committees on environmental health information. Dr. Sattler is the co-author of Environmental Health and Nursing and a host of journal publications. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurses and has a Doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.


Beth Schenk

Beth Schenk is a Registered Nurse at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula Montana, where she leads their award winning program on environmental sustainability. She is also a doctoral student in nursing at Washington State University, studying the environmental impacts of nursing practice. She is a member of the national steering committee for the Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment. She has given presentations at national and international conferences on issues related to the environmental impacts of healthcare. 




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