Is the health of your patients being degraded by poor air quality? It may seem that homebound patients would be less impacted by environmental air pollution, but conditions in the home—such as tobacco smoke and woodburning stoves—can also have significant effects on patients’ cardiovascular and respiratory health. And while some pollutants like vehicle emissions have a bigger impact in urban areas, rural areas are exposed to other air contaminants that can also trigger heart attacks and strokes and reduce life expectancy.
During this webinar, you’ll learn more about short- and long-term health effects of air pollution and discover resources to help educate patients and caregivers.
Learn How to:
- Explain how air quality impacts cardiovascular health and premature mortality
- Identify EPA tools & resources available for health care professionals to help at-risk patients avoid exposure to air particle pollution
- Describe how the Million Hearts® initiative has incorporated EPA tools & resources to reduce air pollution exposure and prevent heart attacks & strokes
Wayne E. Cascio, MD, FACC
Director, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Earn Free CE Credits!
This activity has been submitted to Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
To receive CE credit, participants must watch the webinar and complete an additional 15 minutes of related coursework in HHQI University.
This material was prepared by Quality Insights, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization supporting the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.
Publication number 11SOW-WV-HH-MMD-112018