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The Story of Air Quality & Cardiovascular Health


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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.

After attending, you'll be able 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.

Meet Our Featured Expert

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 Continuing Education Credits

This activity has been approved by Alabama State Nurses Association for 1.25 contact hours.

Alabama State Nurses Association is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

To receive CE credit,
must watch the webinar and enroll in the corresponding course in HHQI University's Cardiovascular Health catalog to complete related coursework.

Step-by-step instructions 
will be reviewed at the end
of the webinar.

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