Toxic Exposures: Veterans Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
1.0 CE Military service members, veterans, and their families face unique health challenges and chronic conditions.
Time & Location
Feb 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
About the Event
Exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials has historically been an unfortunate reality for millions of veterans that have served across the globe. However, with more than half of the veterans receiving their care outside of the VA health system, many veterans are unaware of the possible source of their illness and are not properly screened and assessed by the civilian healthcare community. In this webinar, we will explore how to properly screen and assess our veteran community and their families for possible toxic exposure, how to access appropriate resources, and discuss the new federal policy impacting the available care and benefits.
1. Identify the hazardous exposure as it related to the chronological date and location of military service.
2. Identify resources for nurse screening, assessment, and treatment for veterans with toxic exposures.
3. Review the current federal policy (PACT Act) impacting the care and benefits of veterans.
Meet the Host:
Dr. Ali R. Tayyeb, Ph.D., RN, NPD-BC, PHN
Dr. Tayyeb (he/him/his) is a United States Navy Veteran, Registered Nurse, Educator, artist, and creator, and host of the RN-Mentor podcast. Dr. Tayyeb, is currently an adjunct associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tayyeb’s work and research concentrates around improving access to care and benefits for veterans and advancing social networks to connect and advance nursing issues while facilitating nursing discourse centered around the theory of social contracts.