Taking the Pulse of Sustainability in Healthcare: What can we all do?
To have healthy people we need to have a healthy planet. The WHO organization has called the climate crisis, the biggest threat to human health in the 21st century. The US healthcare sector contributes to 10% of the country’s CO2 emissions. As healthcare providers, we have a responsibility to respond and to mitigate our own emissions. This talk will describe exciting healthcare sustainability work happening at UPMC as well as opportunities for everyone to be involved.
Following this presentation the learner will be able to:
- Describe the climate crisis.
- Describe the ongoing healthcare sustainability efforts at UPMC.
- Identify areas of opportunity for healthcare team members to get involved in the sustainability efforts.
Dr. Isabela Angelelli
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- Nursing: The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.
- Physician Assistant (AAPA) The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance