Course Type: Onsite Course
Contact Hours: 12.75
This two-day course is designed to update the occupational health nurse regarding the assessment, intervention and evaluation of common problems encountered in the work setting. Topics will include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, mental health, and thermal injuries. Additionally, this program will include introductory ergonomics principles so the occupational health nurse can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. Following this program, the attendee will be able to assess patients with selected presenting conditions. Attendees will learn protocols and guidelines for management to include emergent and stabilization measures and treatment of occupational health conditions in the presence of existing co-morbidities. Appropriate documentation will also be covered. Case studies will be used to apply the material to occupational health scenarios.