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Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Enviornments CE Webinar 2/19/15

Posted over 2 years ago by Denise Souza

February 16, 2015
Join us for the first in the 2015 Practice Work Group Continuing Education Series!

Throughout 2015, the ANHE Practice Work Group will be hosting dynamic speakers who are experts in content you can use in your practice.

To kick off the series we are very pleased to have Beth Eckl and Hermine Levey Weston speaking about Environmentally Preferable Purchasing.

ANHE Practice Work Group February Call
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
February 19, 2015 3pm - 4pm ET
Call in number: 240-454-5720 No PIN needed

Presentation will be posted the day of the call at: http://envirn.org/pg/event_calendar/view/84237

Just like many of you wouldn't think of purchasing a product without checking the label for potentially harmful ingredients, hospitals and other healthcare facilities need to do the same when they are making purchasing decisions. At the end of this program, participating nurses will be able to:
• Describe the life cycle of products you use
• Articulate opportunities for environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) in the healthcare setting
• List at least 2 toxic chemicals in healthcare products and less toxic alternatives
• Discover ways that nurses can become engaged in EPP efforts at their place of work

This session has been approved for 1 Continuing Education Credit by the California Board of Registered Nurses Provider Number 16546.

If you would like CE credit please email katie@envirn.org and she will email you the program evaluation after the presentation. You must complete the evaluation in order to receive the credit.

Speakers:
Beth Eckl is Director of the Environmental Purchasing Program for Practice Greenhealth. She provides consulting, education and training services on environmental purchasing to purchasers in health care systems and Group Purchasing Organizations. Beth has over 20 years of environmental purchasing experience both as a consultant, leading implementation of purchasing strategies with over a dozen government agencies, and as a manager of one of the earliest programs in the country to include environmental criteria in the supply chain process for Alameda County's General Services Agency in Oakland, California. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Energy, Environmental Science and Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA is the Facility Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth where she manages member accounts by providing support and technical expertise related to environmental and sustainability programs in health care settings. She is a health care professional with over 25 years of experience in health care quality management. Prior to joining the Practice Greenhealth team she was employed by the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts. Hermine developed the sustainability framework for improvement at this hospital and consulted with other community hospitals and nursing homes in Western Massachusetts regarding health care sustainability. For these efforts she was recognized as a Nurse Luminary whose members shine a light on environmental challenges in the diverse settings where they live and work. Hermine applied her healthcare experience while earning a Green MBA from Antioch University New England.