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Environmental health and nursing practice

Author: Barbara Sattler, DrPH.; Jane Lipscomb
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book for nurses on how the environment affects nursing practice. Nurses should be concerned with environmental issues for two reasons: 1. Many diseases (such as asthma, lead poisoning, and some cancers) are caused by exposures to toxins in the environment; and 2. Hospitals themselves are sources of pollutants, through release of mercury and dioxin (a byproduct of incinerating plastic PVC products).  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Environmental health and nursing practice.
New York : Springer, ©2003
(DLC) 2002017022
(OCoLC)48917966
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Sattler, DrPH.; Jane Lipscomb
ISBN: 9780826142832 0826142834 1281813443 9781281813442 9780826142825 0826142826
OCLC Number: 298734213
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 380 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Pollutants produced by the health care industry --
Occupational health risks in the health care industry --
Latex allergy in health care --
Ergonomics --
Health care without harm: a case study in advocacy --
Toxicology --
Environmental epidemiology --
Finding information about chemicals in our environment --
Risk assessment and risk management of environmental exposures --
Risk communication --
Water pollution --
Drinking water quality --
Air pollution --
How food production can affect safe consumption --
Environmental tobacco smoke and smoking cessation --
Hazardous and municipal waste sites --
Pesticide exposure --
Environmental hazards in the home --
Children's environmental health --
Environmental health risks in the work setting: recognizing sentinel events --
Environmental health risks in schools --
Cross-cultural issues on the Mexican-U.S. border --
Occupational and environmental health history-taking --
Understanding environmental health policy --
Environmental health education --
Advocating for environmental justice: protecting vulnerable communities from pollution --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Environmental health resources.
Responsibility: Barbara Sattler, Jane Lipscomb, editors.

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This is the first book for nurses on how the environment affects nursing practice. Nurses should be concerned with environmental issues for two reasons: 1. Many diseases (such as asthma, lead poisoning, and some cancers) are caused by exposures to toxins in the environment; and 2. Hospitals themselves are sources of pollutants, through release of mercury and dioxin (a byproduct of incinerating plastic PVC products). The book includes information on basic environmental health principles and common environmental health hazards (e.g., in our water, air, schools, hospitals, and homes). It offers a.

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