CONTACT HOURS: 9.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.90
Every day, in everything we do, we interact with our environment. Whether it is drinking water, breathing our air, eating food raised from the earth, or dealing with weather and seasons, our health is supported by the health of our planet. The connection between protecting the natural environment and safeguarding human health has been recognized for a long time. Exposure to harmful chemicals, air pollution, and biological agents on the human body can dramatically affect our health and the health of the entire planet. Increasingly, climate changes and the strains of a growing human population put all life on earth, including human life, in peril. Preserving the variety of life on earth is also essential to human health. Understanding how human health and environmental health are connected is the focus of this certificate program.
The quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink is essential to our overall well-being, our economic prosperity, and the environment. Clean air and water play an important role in maintaining our health, and contaminants in either one or both can impact our well-being and lead to the development of many diseases. In high enough concentrations, these contaminants can be fatal. Creating optimal healing environments requires close attention to air and water quality.
The term “overpopulation” is not a common topic of conversation between citizens or among politicians. Yet, overpopulation is now considered to be the biggest threat to the future of the planet. Because the world's population is growing at an alarming rate that has never been experienced before in history, those of us here today must consider the serious health and environmental implications of continued growth. The Earth is not expanding and resources are limited.
Numerous independent researchers and scientists all across the world know that Earth is warming and human activity is the primary cause. How much climate change we will experience in the future is dependent on the choices we all make as global citizens to reduce our global emissions and reconsider our patterns of consumption.
While most of us consider our home a place of safety, the products we use every day and the communities in which we live can be causing our health to suffer. Common everyday items and medications can prove toxic to ourselves, our families, our pets, and the environment. In addition, the way our house and neighborhood is designed and built can either improve or degrade our health and the health of our communities. By knowing how our home and neighborhood can impact our health and knowing what is in our homes, we can empower ourselves to improve our health as well as the health of our families and our community.
The outcome of this program is for the learner to describe the connection between wellness and the environment, with a specific focus on air and water safety; the global impacts of overpopulation; climate changes and human health; the common health hazards found in the home; and action steps to improve the environment and human health.
Certificate Objectives - Upon completion you will be able to do the following:
- Explain the relationship between clean air and water and human health.
- Identify the global health impacts of overpopulation.
- Describe ways in which climate change can impact human health.
- Describe common health hazards found in the home.
- Identify action steps to improve the environment and human health.
Nurses, health care professionals, and interested individuals
Criteria for Successful Completion
Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course Evaluation Form.
Certificate of Completion is provided for individual courses once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.
Certificate of Completion is provided for certificate programs once all of the courses within the certificate program have been successfully completed per criteria above.
Practice Level (For Occupational Therapy Only): Beginner/Introductory
Content Focus (For Occupational Therapy Only): Domain of OT
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American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).
ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Approved Provider # 3166).
California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.
California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.
Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076).
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Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.
Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.
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Accommodations for Disabilities
Continuing education (CE) licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. These CE requirements may vary in terms of the number of hours required to the types of courses that must be taken. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions recommends you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. Compliance with CE requirements is the responsibility of the individual health care provider. Health care providers must understand the CE requirements in their jurisdictions, and be sure they are up-to-date on any rule changes that affect their license. For further information, please see our Accreditation information page.
Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships
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The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.
Non-endorsement of Products
Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA approval or endorsement of any commercial product.
Off-label Use of Products
None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
Caroline Young, MPH
January 13, 2022
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