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Tuesday, October 2 • 8:50am - 9:10am
Science & Research: An Innovative Approach to Raise Radon Awareness: Train the Trainer and Targeted Map Infographics

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AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO RAISE RADON AWARENESS: TRAIN THE TRAINER AND TARGETED MAP INFOGRAPHICS
 Karen M. Butler, DNP, RN, Kathy Rademacher, Renee Fox, Bethany Overfield, Amanda Wiggins, and Ellen J. Hahn
University of Kentucky College of Nursing, BREATHE
Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA
Karen.Butler@uky.edu
Abstract
Most radon induced-lung cancers occur in those also exposed to tobacco smoke. We evaluated the impact of disseminating county-level radon map infographics using a Train-the-Trainer approach and free radon test kits. User-friendly geological map infographics were created and disseminated; 42 public health professionals participated in Train the Trainer workshops. Trainers received presentation slides and free radon test kits for distribution. Map infographics were posted to our website. On average, 22 test kits were distributed per trainee for a total of 903; 12% were deployed. Perceived barriers to distribution will be presented. There was no association between position or type of training on number of test kits distributed. There were 1,388 website hits to the map infographics. There was a marginal increase in trainees’ perceived synergistic risk (radon + tobacco smoke) at post-training. This approach engaged the community, increased radon testing, and may decrease barriers to radon education and home testing.

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Karen M. Butler, DNP, RN

Dr. Karen Butler is a Professor and Assistant Dean in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and a Faculty Associate in BREATHE.  She has clinical and research experience in tobacco control and reduction of radon exposure, and works with community partners to reduce the health... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:50am - 9:10am EDT
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