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June 9-10, 2014 - Updates in Occupational Health Nursing
Register now for upcoming webinars:
March 12, 2014 - Studying & Test Taking Strategies for the COHN Exams FREE!
March 20, 2014 - OH! My Aching ???: Materials Handling Ergonomics
April 16, 2014 - Job Accommodation for Pre-placement to Return-to-Work to Special Needs
May 28, 2014 - The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act: Understanding the Law and the Role of the Occupational and Environmental Health Nurse
June 24, 2014 - This Job Has Made Me Sick: Investigating Health Events at the Workplace
Coming Soon - An Overview of the OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard and the Role of the OHN
Complete your degree or earn an advanced degree online - Learn more about what AAOHN's partnership with Chamberlain College of Nursing means to you.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposes to cover Hepatitis C testing as a preventive service benefit for at-risk populations. A final ruling is expected in June. You can read the draft memo here. (March 7, 2014)
Joe Dear, former assistant secretary of labor at OSHA during the Clinton Administration, passed away February 26, 2014 at the age of 62, as reported in this Los Angeles Times article. (March 6, 2014)
Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College releases fact sheet on Health and the Older Worker. (February 26, 2014)
News from the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable - February 2014 Read here. (February 26, 2014)
International Labour Organization (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health at Work is April 28. The theme is "Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work." Plan to recognize the occasion with a poster and other tools. (February 25, 2014)
From the March of Dimes: Healthy Babies Healthy Business: Improving Outcomes in Your Workforce (February 25, 2014)
New PreventionMatters infographic shows how working together, we can keep Americans healthy: http://1.usa.gov/1ctknth (February 19, 2014)
From the CDC: TWH in Action newsletter (February 12, 2014)
USPSTF releases draft Hepatitis B Screening Recommendations. The draft recommends (with a “B” grade) testing everyone who is at high risk for hepatitis B infection. You can help make sure the draft “B” grade stays in the final recommendations by submitting public comment. You can write a brief statement of support for the recommendations with a message about why screening those at risk for hepatitis B is important to you, your community, or people you serve. Public comment is being accepted until 5 p.m. ET, March 10, 2014, and you can submit your comments here. (February 12, 2014)
AAOHN members: Please urge members of Congress to support the Veteran's Health Administration's recent change in their Nursing Handbook, which allows nurses with advanced training to practice medicine without physician supervision throughout the VHA system. Show your support here. (February 10, 2014)
AAOHN member Gail King, RN, OHN, helps keep employees of the Ellen DeGeneres Show healthy during flu season: Watch the video. (January 22, 2014)
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Surgeon General's report that first warned of the dangers of smoking. Learn more:
CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinars planned: Jan. 23: 2013-2014 Influenza Season: Updates and Recommendations for Clinicians; Jan. 28: Malaria Cases in the US Reach 40-Year High: Information and Guidance for Clinicians (January 21, 2014)
Central Industrial Hygiene Association of India invites EHS professionals to attend first National Conference In industrial Hygiene at Mumbai, India, February 13-14, 2014. The conference is organized in collaboration with American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. AAOHN President Pam Carter is scheduled to present at the conference. Learn more and register here. (January 21, 2014)
News Update from the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (January 21, 2014)
The American Nurses Association announces a call for applications for the Nursing Scope and Standards Revision Workgroup and an associated Nursing Scope and Standards Revision Advisory Workgroup to undertake the review and revision of the 2010 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. The Revision Workgroup will meet two times per month via two-hour conference calls and via email starting in early 2014. The Advisory Workgroup will dialogue electronically and may also be invited to participate in one or two conference calls in 2014. All registered nurse applicants must be either an ANA member OR a member of one of ANA’s two Premier Organizational Affiliates (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association). Electronic applications for this 12-18 month intensive professional work effort will be accepted through January 31, 2014. Learn more. (January 10, 2014)
The CDC has issued a fact sheet and report on the abuse of alcohol in the United States, stating that dialogue between healthcare professionals and their patients can reduce alcohol consumption significantly. Alcohol screening and counseling is an effective but underused health service. Excessive alcohol intake is associated with an increase in heart disease, breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, sudden infant death syndrome, motor-vehicle crashes, violence, and suicide. See how the CDC System’s changes such as discussing alcohol intake with your health provider have been shown to reduce alcohol consumption by 25%. (January 10, 2014)
AAOHN members are invited to participate in Buck Consultants' WORKING WELL: A Global Survey of Health Promotion, Workplace Wellness, and Productivity Strategies. The survey is designed to gain insight into how employers around the world implement and evaluate strategic wellness and health promotion initiatives to improve employee health and morale, control costs, and enhance workforce productivity and performance. (December 23, 2013)
The White House yesterday released new national and state reports showing the costs of repealing the health care law. (December 20, 2013)
Viral Hepatitis Testing Legislation Introduced in Congress Learn more:
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