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1 Introduction of Environmental Health into Fundamentals of Nursing Curriculum

2 Introduction into Nursing
Florence Nightingale 1:10 Most trusted Responsibility Be accurate, find out, promises kept Quiet hour Evidenced based practice Body Burden Study as a preventative tool

3 Florence Nightingale Founder of modern nursing Established the first school of nursing that combined clinical and theory Recognized the influence of environment on health care “the act of utilizing the environment of the patient to assist him in his recovery.” Florence Nightingale

4 National Student Nurse Association
Joining Leadership In NSNA At college Green committee Recycling efforts Fragrance free Advocacy

5 Connecticut Hospital Association Test
Radiation Safety MSDS sheets Hazardous Substances

6 Health Protection and Safety Hazards and Health Care
Appropriate Red Bag Waste Incineration Cost (guest relations) Appropriate room stocking, use of supplies Work on relationship with hospital for donations of unused supplies and equipment Reading directions Fragrance Ingredients Handwashing Triclorsan

7 Handwashing Project Obtain 5 commonly used products often in hospital
Read use directions Read ingredients Review MSDS sheets Research ingredients on Hazardous Substances Database Contrast and compare Safer Alternatives Compare cost

8 Communication Lecture contains info on therapeutic communication
Exercise Written communication Letter to editor Letter to clubs to join green effort Corporate responsibility Publication of successes in college publication Publication to NSNA journal or other

9 Introduction into Holism
Healthy People 2010 Goals Self Care Personal Care Products Fragrance Free Health Promotion/Prevention 3 Levels of Prevention Primary True prevention- precedes disease Secondary Early detection of disease Tertiary Begins after illness- minimizes effect of long term disease

10 Nurse’s Role in Health Promotion
Model healthy lifestyle Facilitate client involvement Teach self-care strategies Educate clients to be effective health care consumers Advocate in the community for changes that promote a healthy environment

11 Dimensions of Wellness
Figure 17-2 The seven components of wellness. (From Wellness: Concepts and Applications, 6th ed. (p. 4) by D.J. Anspaugh, M.H. Hamrick, and F.D. Rosato, Reproduced with permission of the McGraw-Hill Companies.)

12 Nutrition Food diary Organic vs non-organic Food source Pesticides
Fish Beef and Dairy-rBGH Pesticides Dirty dozen, clean dozen Preservatives Storage Transportation

13 Nursing Care Plan Development
Exercise Compare client’s diagnosis or symptoms with profession utilizing EnviroDx

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