Sustainable Respiratory Care Course (multiple dates)

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 09:00 - 13:00

This foundation course offers an overview of the relationship between human health and the climate and ecological crises, with a focus on respiratory health.  It demonstrates how the health system is vulnerable to, but also contributes to, climate change and ecological degradation, examines the specific contribution of inhalers to carbon emissions and other environmental impacts and explores how to develop a more sustainable approach to respiratory healthcare whilst maintaining or improving quality of care. 

Course structure:

  • Part I. Self-study online
  • Part II. Live workshop online
  • Part III. Mentoring

Course date:

  • Workshop: 25 August (Thur) 9.00-13.00
    • Self-study period opens: 4 August

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Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the relationship between the global environmental crisis and human health with specific reference to respiratory health.
  2. Describe the risks to the healthcare system, and the contribution of the health sector, particularly respiratory care, to environmental degradation. 
  3. Apply the principles of sustainable development to respiratory care
  4. Develop carbon literacy and identify carbon hotspots
  5. Plan a project to improve the sustainability of respiratory care in your workplace. 

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