Indoor Air Quality

CNEHJ has a committee dedicated to educating and engaging nurses about the risks associated with air quality.

Indoor Air Quality in Homes: A Educational Series for Nurses

A Free 4-Part Series

Join us live: July 31, Aug 14, Aug 28, and  Sep 11

12pm PDT / 3pm EDT

Recording will be available following the webinar

Watch our free 4-part webinar series on Indoor Air Quality in Homes in collaboration with Hayward Institute. The American Nurses Association’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation program will co-sponsor the webinar series, in addition to other nursing and health professional organizations. Come listen and engage with indoor air quality experts, who will offer their insights into the critical role health professionals can play in addressing indoor air quality in homes. In addition to offering their wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field, our speakers will provide action items and assessment tools that can be adapted into our health practice.

1 hour of Nursing CE credit will be offered to participants who complete an evaluation and receive at least 80% on post-test for each webinar session (4 total CEs available).

In Collaboration with

Our Program Hosts

Alexis Duran

RN, MPH

Leadership Council Member with California Nurses for Environmental Health and Justice

Holly Carpenter

RN, BSN

Senior Policy Advisor with American Nurses Association

Introduction to Indoor Air Pollutants

 

Watch the Live Webinar:

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Our first webinar will provide a general overview of indoor air quality basics and help nurses to understand the many health risks that can be created by indoor air pollution.  Common exposures will be described as well as risks associated with climate-related events such as fires and flooding.

This comprehensive session will cover:

  • Indoor Air Quality in US Homes: Understand the current state of indoor air quality in North American households.
  • Susceptibilities and Health Impacts: Learn about the populations most susceptible to indoor air pollution and the potential health consequences they face.
  • Body Systems Affected: Discover which body systems are most impacted by indoor pollutants.
  • Health Effects of Exposure: Explore some of the health effects associated with exposure to indoor air pollutants.
  • Sources of Pollutants: Identify common sources of indoor air pollutants within homes.
  • Climate Change and Air Quality: Understand how climate change is influencing indoor air quality.

Meet our Speakers

Lisa M. Thompson

Lisa M. Thompson

PhD, MS, RN, FNP, FAAN

Dr. Lisa M. Thompson, PhD, MS, RN, FNP, FAAN, is a tenured Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. The focus of her research is to evaluate effective behavioral change interventions to reduce maternal and infant exposures to household air pollution from the use of solid cooking fuels in low-resource countries. For the past 20 years, she has worked on intervention trials related to household air pollution, starting as a graduate student on a landmark study, the first randomized stove intervention study on infant pneumonia in Guatemala (RESPIRE trial), and currently works on the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) stove intervention trial in Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda, and India. She is the principal investigator of a village-level cluster randomized trial in rural Guatemala (Ecolectivos). This is an implementation science study to develop and evaluate community-level interventions that aim to reduce household burning of plastic waste. She was inducted into the 2021 Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and received the 2023 Episteme Laureate award from Sigma.

Barbara Sattler

Barbara Sattler

RN, DrPH, FAAN

Dr. Sattler is a professor at the University of San Francisco and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. She is a founding and active member of both California Nurses for Environmental Health & Justice, as well as the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. While at the University of Maryland, she directed the Maryland hospitals for Healthy Environments, a 10-year statewide initiative that helped hospitals develop sustainable policies and practice to achieve the triple bottom line of employee health, patient health, and ecological health. She also helped to bring local, sustainable, and healthy foods to Maryland’s hospitals, supported by grants from the US Department of Agriculture. 

Dr. Sattler has worked in communities facing environmental health risks associated with lead-based paint, pesticides, superfund sites, and risks associated with gas and oil extraction, including fracking. She has been an advisor to the US EPA’s Office of Child Health Protection and the National Library of Medicine for informational needs of health professionals on environmental health. Dr. Sattler has been the recipient of NIEHS, HUD, and EPA grants, as well as a host of private foundations. She is also an author of Environmental Health and Nursing Practice and a host of peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Sattler is a Registered Nurse with an MPH and DrPH from the John Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

 

Watch the Live Webinar:

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Our second webinar will expand on the Introduction to Indoor Air Pollutants in Homes webinar where we learned how to identify common air pollutants present in the home. This time, we will equip nurses with practical actions they can implement at home to improve indoor air quality. Additionally, we will introduce an indoor air quality home assessment tool designed for use in patient’s homes. This tool is especially relevant for nursing specialties such as public health, home health, case management and other roles where nurses commonly enter the patients living space.

This comprehensive session will cover:

  • State of Indoor Air Quality: Learn how to identify indoor air pollutants found in the home that require action.
  • Attainable and Affordable Actions: Learn how to prevent, reduce and eliminate those indoor air pollutants in the home.
  • Home Health Assessment: Identify when it is important to conduct an indoor air quality home health assessment.
  • Home Health Assessment: Understand how to do conduct an indoor air quality home health assessment.
  • Indoor Air Quality Engagement: Explore some effective ways to engage patients, families and communities in improving their indoor air environments.

 

Meet our Speakers

Crystal Loucel

Crystal Loucel

RN

For over a decade Crystal Loucel has served as a bilingual and bicultural Public Health Nurse (PHN) within the San Francisco Bay Area. She obtained her Master of Science from UCSF’s School of Nursing and a Master in Public Health from Loma Linda University. Since 2019, Crystal has worked as a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (CDCES) and a Health & Wellness Nurse Coach (HWNC-BC). In her current role, she works as a Research Nurse for a study in Type 1 Diabetes and co-transplantation of pancreas cells for improved insulin production. She currently serves on the National Board of Directors of NAHN and Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee. In 2023, she was awarded year-long fellowships through the Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment as well as an Emerging Diversity Leaders Fellow with AcademyHealth.

Barbara Sattler

Barbara Sattler

RN, DrPH, FAAN

Dr. Sattler is a professor at the University of San Francisco and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. She is a founding and active member of both California Nurses for Environmental Health & Justice, as well as the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. While at the University of Maryland, she directed the Maryland hospitals for Healthy Environments, a 10-year statewide initiative that helped hospitals develop sustainable policies and practice to achieve the triple bottom line of employee health, patient health, and ecological health. She also helped to bring local, sustainable, and healthy foods to Maryland’s hospitals, supported by grants from the US Department of Agriculture. 

Dr. Sattler has worked in communities facing environmental health risks associated with lead-based paint, pesticides, superfund sites, and risks associated with gas and oil extraction, including fracking. She has been an advisor to the US EPA’s Office of Child Health Protection and the National Library of Medicine for informational needs of health professionals on environmental health. Dr. Sattler has been the recipient of NIEHS, HUD, and EPA grants, as well as a host of private foundations. She is also an author of Environmental Health and Nursing Practice and a host of peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Sattler is a Registered Nurse with an MPH and DrPH from the John Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Indoor Air Quality “Hot Topics”

 

Watch the Live Webinar:

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Our third webinar will explore several air quality “hot topics” with expert speakers that will include the health effects of gas stove pollution with actionable steps to reduce health risks.

More Information Coming Soon

Preparing the Air for Newborns and Children

 

Watch the Live Webinar:

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2024 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT

Our fourth webinar will share evidence-based tips and tools to create rooms in the home with optimal air quality for newborns and children. We will also explore common consumer and household products that contribute to poor air quality and the accompanying health impacts common in children such as childhood asthma. 

More Information Coming Soon

Thank You to Our Co-sponsors