COVID-19 and the Environment: Pandemics, Climate, and Ecosystems, and the Environmental Challenge in Dialysis

COVID-19 and the Environment: Pandemics, Climate, and Ecosystems, and the Environmental Challenge in Dialysis

Identification: nnj_jf22_A5
Issue: January-February 2022
Volume: Vol. 49, No. 1
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The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the population worldwide. Patients with chronic kidney disease treated with kidney replacement therapy were no exception because they were considered highly vulnerable due to multiple comorbidities. The consequences of the physical, biological, and ecological system on the environment as a result of human activity represent a huge global health care danger. The purpose of this article is to identify strategies that improve environmental sustainability, improve prevention of COVID-19 infection in dialysis centers, and improve the environmental impact of hemodialysis centers.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 2/29/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty, reviewers, authors):

Editorial Board Disclosures:
Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, discloses that she is a consultant for Rockwell Medical.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development education activity.

Author(s) Disclosures:
The author(s) reported no actual or potential conflict of interest.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor-in-Chief, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.

Accreditation Statement:
The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.

This NCPD article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the nephrology nurse will have a greater ability to engage in strategies that improve prevention of COVID-19 infection in dialysis units by being aware of environmental issues.


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COVID-19 and the Environment: Pandemics, Climate, and Ecosystems, and the Environmental Challenge in Dialysis

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Elaine Hathaway
4/2/22 10:44 pm

Excellent and so right on. In the reality of the current situation that we have all experienced from the covid-19 pandemic one statement that I would like to share that stands out for me in this article says it all in the following conclusion: “ Culture and knowledge,therefore,progress on the knowledge and experience of the past. We should have learned about viruses, living with them, and defending ourselves from them by learning to respect the natural balance of our planet, If we continue to pollute,deforest,cultivate ,and breed intensively ,perhaps we may consciously give viruses the chance to survive.” Pg.63.