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Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


September 27, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

This session will provide information on job placement concerns associated with employees who have diabetes. The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 1-1-2009, considers person with diabetes to have a disability under the law. The job protection implied by ADAAA may require reasonable job accommodations to be in place. With the rising prevalence of diabetes among persons in the workplace, the OHN may find more frequent instances that require knowledge about the ADAAA and subsequent impact on the obtainment and use of medical information. The speakers will use case study examples to provide information about the impact of diabetes as a disease entity on expectations in the work place with regard to voluntary disclosure, job accommodation and safety concerns.


Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering



Presenter Information: Karen Rae Kelly has worked as an occupational health nurse for over 20 years. Because of her interest in diabetes prevention, she became the process owner responsible for assisting employees at Eli Lily who have diabetes and prediabetes learn self-management skills. Karen is a key partner on the small team developing the AAOHN Managing Diabetes in Workplace.


Dr. Pamela Allweiss has had an Intergovernmental Practice Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Diabetes Translation since 1999, working on diabetes education programs in the workplace as part of the NDEP (National Diabetes Education Program), a joint CDC and NIH program. She is an Endocrinologist who completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the LA County- USC Medical Center, a fellowship in Endocrinology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the chief clinical fellow at the Joslin Clinic in Boston. She received a Masters of Science in Public Health while completing a residency in Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health at the University of Kentucky. She has previously presented at AAOHN and ACOEM Conferences.




Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


August 10, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Immunization is one of the top achievements in medicine and public health. In spite of the benefits, immunization coverage rates are low and the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases is high among adults in the United States. In addition to an overview of the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization coverage rates among adults, the presenters will describe the 2017 adult immunization schedule (including the 2017 influenza vaccine), and discuss adult immunization practice standards and evidence-based strategies to improve adult immunization coverage rates in the United States. Proper storage and handling of vaccines will be discussed.


Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering



Presenter Information: Dr. David Kim is a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service currently assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunizations in the Immunization Services Division. Since joining CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in 1995, Dr. Kim worked in a variety of programs including immigrant and refugee health, quarantine, HIV drug resistance, cruise ship epidemiology, and public health emergency preparedness. He serves as the Secretariat of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization Working Group. Yes, he is up-to-date on his immunizations.


Dr. Rittle has a long history of working in public health as an Air Quality Inspector, Community Health Nurse, and District Epidemiology Manager. Dr Rittle developed and taught courses in Project Management at the local Community College in Pittsburgh for 15 years. He has done extensive study of vaccines and their role in improving public health and currently teaches courses in an RN-BSN Program in Health Policy & Finance, Community & Environmental Health, and Cross-Cultural Nursing. A current area of research interest is the incidence of various chronic conditions by age group in the workplace. He is a past speaker at the AAOHN 2012, 2013, 2013, and 2015 National Conferences, PA State AAOHN Conferences and a number of other local and International Conferences. He loves to travel with his wife of 43 years, follow his favorite professional hockey team, and spend time with two very active grandchildren.

This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Comprehensive Review of the Healthy People 2020 Occupational Safety and Health Objectives: Part 1. Tools for the Occupational Health Nurse in Goal Attainment." 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Comprehensive Review of the Healthy People 2020 Occupational Safety and Health Objectives: Part 2. Tools for the Occupational Health Nurse in Goal Attainment." 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "A Family History Intervention: Enhancing Cardiovascular Risk Assessment", is also presented in the April 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "An Integrated Approach to Worker Self-Management and Health Outcomes: Chronic Conditions, Evidence-Based Practice, and Health Coaching", is also presented in the November 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on “Associations Between Obesity and Stress and Shift Work Among Nurses". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Building a Health Literate Workplace". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Consulting in Occupational Health Nursing: An Overview". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Cut-Laceration Injuries and Related Career Groups in New Jersey Career, Vocational, and Technical Education Courses and Programs". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Demographic Challenges Across the European Union Member States". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Does Current Scientific Evidence Support a Link Between Light at Night and Breast Cancer Among Female Night-Shift Nurses?" 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Evaluating and Improving Nurses’ Health and Quality of Work Life", is also presented in the April 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Evaluation of a Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program at a Workplace Medical Clinic,” is also presented in the October 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Focus on the Aging Worker", is also presented in the October 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Health Disparities of Coal Miners and Coal Mining Communities - The Role of Occupational Health Nurses", is also presented in the July 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
Health promotion practice has evolved over the past four decades in response to the rising rates of chronic disease. The focus of health promotion is attaining wellness by managing modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, diet, or physical activity. Occupational health nurses are often asked to conduct worksite health promotion programs for individuals or groups, yet may be unfamiliar with evidence-based strategies. Occupational health nurses should lead interprofessional groups in designing and implementing worksite health promotion programs. This article introduces occupational health nurses to health promotion concepts and discusses evidence-based theories and planning models that can be easily introduced into practice. [Workplace Health Saf 2014;62(8):342-349.]
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Heat Stress Management Program Improving Worker Health and Operational Effectiveness: A Case Study", is also presented in the March 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Implementation of Occupational Health Service Improvements Through Application of Total Quality Management Processes", is also presented in the June 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Invisible Pollution: The Impact of Pharmaceuticals in the Water Supply", is also presented in the December 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Leveraging Best Practices to Promote Health,Safety, Sustainability, and Stewardship,” is also presented in the August 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the post test and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Mindfulness Interventions to Reduce Stress Among Nursing Personel". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Necrotizing Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia", is also presented in the March 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Occupational Chemical Exposures Among Cosmetologists: Risk of Reproductive Disorders,” is also presented in the December 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Occupational Health Nursing in the United States". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Occupational Trajectories and Immigrant Worker Health". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Pain Management in Occupational Health". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
Nurses’ use of the Internet and social media has surfaced as a critical concern requiring further exploration and consideration by all health care organizations and nursing associations. In an attempt to support this need, the American Nurses Association (2011) published six principles of social networking that offered guidance and direction for nurses. In addition, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2011) published a nurse’s guide to using social media. Surfing the Internet and using social media for professional and personal needs is extremely common among nurses. What is concerning is when nurses do not separate their professional and personal presence in the virtual world. This article presents an Institutional Review Board-approved pilot survey that explored nurses’ use of social media personally and professionally and offers recommendations specifically directed to the occupational health nurse. [Workplace Health Saf 2014;62(7):302-306.]

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

So now you are a coach! How do you practice differently? How to you help workers change their perceptions of the value they gain from their clinic visit with you? Discover how to make this shift and demonstrate and document evidence of success for your practice and your employees.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


Dr. Anita Schill will share the NIOSH Total Worker Health Model that integrates the work environment and the overall health, safety and well-being of the workers, their families and the community.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 14.0


14 content hours during 14 online sessions covering the physical- assessment skills needed by occupational and environmental health nurses.Participants will study a thorough head-to-toe assessment, including:

·         Head -- Cranial Nerves, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat

         Dermatology -- Skin, Hair, Nails

·         Chest – Heart, Lungs

·         Abdominal -- Upper GI, Lower GI, Liver, Pancreas, Spleen,

·         GU, Pelvis -- Kidneys, Bladder, Gynecologic, Prostate

·         Musculoskeletal Upper

·         Musculoskeletal Lower

·         Neurologic -- Spine, Brain

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


Due to the challenging economy, many companies have laid-off employees and cut budgets. Despite their success in reducing health care costs, wellness departments have not been spared from these problems. Wellness programs, however, can still be effective, even with limited resources. To help wellness coordinators and occupational health nurses make their budgets go further, this presentation describes activities and resources that are either free or can be provided for a minimal amount of money. The strategies address a number of subject areas and can help your organization create a culture of health, enhance employee fitness, practice good nutrition, relieve workplace stress, promote tobacco cessation, help employees become wiser consumers and enhance employee motivation, participation and empowerment. If you leave this presentation with just one new programming idea, it will be well worth your time to attend.

Presenter Information:Dr. Don R. Powell, PhD is the President and CEO of the URAC Accredited American Institute for Preventive Medicine, Farmington Hills, Michigan. The institute is a leading developer and provider of health and productivity management programs. It is internationally recognized for its ability to present health information in a format that employees can easily understand and are motivated to follow; thereby reducing health care costs and absenteeism. Dr. Powell is considered to be one of the country’s foremost authorities on the design and implementation of community and corporate health management programs. He is the author of fourteen best-selling books including Healthier at Home and 101 Ways to Well-Being. A highly sought international speaker, Dr. Powell has spoken at over 500 conferences, including the AAOHN Conference.


Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



FREE for active members. While the basic forms of reasonable accommodations provide a starting point from which employers can build, the complexity of hiring best practices, stay-at-work, and return-to-work situations has grown. Following a brief review the common types of accommodations JAN will focus on how negotiating reasonable accommodations may be necessary in order to find a solution that works for both the employer and the employee. Topics to be discussed include: Managing situations where an applicant needs an accommodation; recognizing when employees need an accommodation in order to stay at work; best practices for determining what accommodation will work best; and situations where employees may be returning to work from an extended leave of absence. Real-life examples of accommodations will be presented to illustrate the types of situations JAN consultants have assisted with, including accommodations for individuals with cognitive/psychological impairments, motor impairments, and sensory impairments. Finally, practical strategies for successful negotiation and implementation of reasonable accommodations will be discussed.


Presenter Information: As a Senior Consultant at the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), Elisabeth Simpson, M.S., CRC fields questions from employees and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in identifying accommodation solutions for employees with both motor and sensory impairments. Elisabeth holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. As a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), Elisabeth has worked in the private sector as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, assisting employees and employers with accommodations and career development.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


June 14, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT




Are your employees asking you questions about the many new diabetes medications that they see advertised every day in the public media. Are they asking your advice about whether to consult with their provider about a new diabetes medication that could work better for them. Do you know the answers, and especially do you know how these medications are most likely to cause hypoglycemia, especially if the employees rotate shifts. The purpose of this webinar is to provide the you with an update on current medication options for employees with diabetes, focusing especially on the likelihood of hypoglycemia within each class. This session will your knowledge of hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs) and factors that place individuals at higher risk for them.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Lori E. Hall currently works within CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion as a State Consultant and Pharmacist with the Division of Diabetes Translation. She advises grantees on work aimed at preventing and reducing the risk factors associated with diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Dr. Pamela Allweiss has had an Intergovernmental Practice Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Diabetes Translation since 1999, working on diabetes education programs in the workplace as part of the NDEP (National Diabetes Education Program), a joint CDC and NIH program. She is an Endocrinologist who completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the LA County- USC Medical Center, a fellowship in Endocrinology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the chief clinical fellow at the Joslin Clinic in Boston. She received a Masters of Science in Public Health while completing a residency in Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health at the University of Kentucky. She has previously presented at AAOHN and ACOEM Conferences.


Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


September14, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Climate change leads to additional hazards for all areas of the United States. Emergency Managers must be able to adequately identify the risks in their areas and construct a mitigation strategy directed toward those risks. Hazard Vulnerability Assessments are valuable tools if they calculate risk based on identified hazards and associated vulnerabilities. Best practices regarding disaster planning and mitigation strategies directed toward climate change will be discussed. Participants will receive recommended resources for mitigation planning.


AAOHN Education Partner: University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering



Presenter Information:


Dr. Kathy Lehman-Huskamp is the Director of Emergency Preparedness at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She also is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician. She works with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics on Disaster Preparedness at both state and national levels. She is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Maritime Security Council serving Sector Charleston and serves as a member of the DHEC Low Country Hospital Preparedness Program.


Dr. Elizabeth Fly is the coastal climate extension specialist for the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, and a co-principal investigator for the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments program at the University of South Carolina, which provides decision-relevant climate information in the Carolinas. Before starting her current job in Charleston, SC, she lived in Washington DC and contributed to ocean and coastal-related work for the Third National Climate Assessment. She also worked at NOAA’s Climate Program Office, examining current opportunities for better integrating science into U.S. climate and ocean policies.


Mark Wilbert is the Emergency Manager for the City of Charleston S. C. and is responsible to build and maintain an Emergency Operations Plan for the City of Charleston that is supported and staffed by trained personnel and adequate equipment and resources. The City of Charleston is being affected by a number of challenges related to the changing climate and Mark’s responsibilities require that he work with others to adopt new and innovative ways to prepare and mitigate those challenges.


Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


October 20, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Join Drs. Truxillo and Cadiz as they share how the nursing workforce is aging and also growing more age-diverse. People are working side-by-side as never before. While age diversity can bring a number of positive outcomes, it also raises challenges if not managed properly. Research has shown that a positive age diversity climate, where employees of all ages are valued and rewarded, affects organizational productivity and turnover. This webinar will describe what is meant by age diversity climate; the organizational factors that lead to a more positive age diversity climate; and the outcomes of a supportive age diversity climate. We will also discuss age diversity issues specific to the nursing profession and interventions that supervisors and managers can use to support nurses of all ages.


AAOHN Education Partner: University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Donald Truxillo is a professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Portland State University, with a research focus on the aging workforce. He has co-organized 3 international meetings on the aging workforce, and works with colleagues in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and the UK on research to examine age diversity, age discrimination, and job design for older people. He is an associate editor at Work, Aging and Retirement, a peer-reviewed journal with a specific focus on age issues at work. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and white papers on the aging workforce. He also has edited two volumes on the aging workforce and co-edited a journal special issue on aging for the European J. of Work and Org. Psy.


David Cadiz is an instructor in the Business Department at Portland State University. His primary research focus is investigating the impact of the aging workforce on individuals and organizations. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and chapters and presented several conference papers on the aging workforce. His dissertation explicitly focused on developing and validating a measure of ageism climate utilizing a sample of registered nurses in Oregon. He also worked as a Director at the Oregon Nurses Foundation; he will weave his experiences with nurses into his presentation to make it more relevant to a nursing audience.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


June 1, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Join Dr. Rasmor as she introduces concepts and principles of neuro-musculoskeletal assessment which will specifically focus on the neck, back, hand, and shoulder. In this session she will demonstrate a hands-on approach for the musculoskeletal/ neurological assessment for occupational health nurses. Thorough history taking skills will be taught. Skill attainment in the techniques of inspection, palpation, range of motion, strength testing, sensory neurological test, deep tendon reflexes and specialized neurological branching test will be discussed. Nurses who attend this course will refine history taking skills, physical assessment techniques, and gain confidence in making appropriate referrals. Finally, there will be important discussion and suggestions for understanding mechanisms of injuries in common musculoskeletal complaints at the workplace.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

Presenter Information: Dr. Rasmor earned her doctorate in Education at Washington State University. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Occupational Health Nurse with twenty-five years of experience. Currently, she is employed as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Washington State University, College of Nursing and serves as an Occupational NP provider at Adventist Health. Ms. Rasmor received her BSN from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington and her Masters of Science from University of Portland. She developed the Employee Health Services at the Portland Veteran’s Administration that covered three campuses and 3,300 employees. She continues to serve as is a field case manager for the federal OWCP and the Labor & Industries of Washington State. She has consulted with many companies such as Levi Strauss & Company, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Bemis Bag, Inc., and Tetra Pak Ms. Rasmor has published articles in AAOHN Journal on Health Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse. In 1990, and 2004 she served as a deployed Nurse Practitioner in the US Army during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She currently retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for University of Portland and Oregon Health Sciences University. Ms. Rasmor received the Oregon Nurses’ Association Teaching and Leadership Award for the Portland Metropolitan Area and the Meritorious Service Award in the US Army Reserves.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


September 20, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

When it comes to regulatory issues Occupational Health Nurses need to be informed of the latest and current information. In this webinar Debra Caughron will present information that goes beyond the basics of OSHA recordkeeping. New requirements will be reviewed along with best recordkeeping practices that will ensure our data is tracked and compliant. In addition the impact of today’s various working relationships on recordkeeping will be defined.


AAOHN Education Partner: University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Debra currently is an independent contractor and consultant at Medgate, Inc. She also spent thirty six years working in health and safety at Deere & Company. Her past roles were leading enterprise-wide, cross-functional implementation teams for complex software development. These programs spanned 25 countries and over 1,600 registered users. Previously, she served as an enterprise-wide Occupational Health systems specialist collaborating in the administration of occupational health programs and services.
Debra serves on the board of directors at the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety and the Allen College Alumni Association. She is past Chair of the Continuing Education Advisory Committee at the Heartland Center and past President of the Illinois Quad Cities Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


May 11, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Join Dr. Alana Whittaker from Roseman University of Health Sciences to learn about the latest information on the treatment of diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. These conditions have reached epidemic proportions in the US affecting 30% of the population. Occupational health nurses encounter employees daily with these conditions. It is important for employees to understand the medications used in treating these conditions. Participating in this webinar will provide the OHN with information needed to promote wellness and educate employees in the occupational setting with these conditions. This session will count toward NP CNE for pharmacy content hours needed for recertification.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

Presenter Information: Alana Whittaker is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV. She has a practice site at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, NV where she rounds with an internal medicine team and serves as a preceptor for Adult Acute Care. She teaches in the areas of Biostatistics, Pulmonology and Endocrinology. She also serves as the Director-at-Large for Education for the Nevada Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


July 27, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Managing Occupational Health Projects can be challenging and sometimes difficult for OHNs. In this presentation Dr. Rittle will discuss the concepts of Project Management – from identifying goals and objectives, to defining tasks, planning the timeline and sequence of activities, budgeting, resource planning, and then managing the project to completion. Other topics of discussion will include the role of governmental regulation, securing budgets and management approvals, identifying facilities for use, and “after action” meetings to identify what went well and areas of needed improvement for future projects.


AAOHN Education Partner: University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Dr. Rittle has a long history of working in public health as an Air Quality Inspector, Community Health Nurse, and District Epidemiology Manager. Dr Rittle developed and taught courses in Project Management at the local Community College in Pittsburgh for 15 years. He has done extensive study of vaccines and their role in improving public health and currently teaches courses in an RN-BSN Program in Health Policy & Finance, Community & Environmental Health, and Cross-Cultural Nursing. A current area of research interest is the incidence of various chronic conditions by age group in the workplace. He is a past speaker at the AAOHN 2012, 2013, 2013, and 2015 National Conferences, PA State AAOHN Conferences and a number of other local and International Conferences. He loves to travel with his wife of 43 years, follow his favorite professional hockey team, and spend time with two very active grandchildren.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


June 17, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

During this presentation, Dr. Heaton will present the most common sleep and fatigue issues experienced by workers, including shift work disorder and obstructive sleep apnea. The background and significance of these disorders will be discussed, as well as historically significant cases. Common signs and symptoms will be described, along with strategies you can apply to manage these conditions. After this presentation, you will recognize the impact of sleep and fatigue for your employer, in terms of human and financial capital. You will learn the implications for worker health and safety and appropriate screening tools and approaches that you can take to support workers with sleep disorders and/or lack of sleep, especially those in safety-sensitive jobs.


AAOHN Education Partner: University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Dr. Karen Heaton is a faculty member in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She brings to this program over 33 years of nursing experience in emergency nursing and, 10 years of occupational health. Her past work in occupational health includes director of the Occupational Health Nursing Program for the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety and Nurse Practitioner in the occupational health setting. She is currently a Certified DOT Medical Examiner and has developed both online and live medical examiner certification review courses. Her research examines the relationships between sleep and injury among truck drivers and farmers. Here most recently funded research project examined the effects and feasibility of an online sleep hygiene program among commercial drivers. Dr. Heaton and her husband enjoy antiquing and training (or being trained by) their dog, Rudy.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


March 23, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Messages crowd our inbox urging us to buy the best that industry has to offer – and it can be difficult to know where to go for credible, evidence-based information to guide our work. In this session Deb Fell-Carson will introduce participants to a variety of online resources the occupational health professional might access for reliable information on emerging trends in healthcare safety and Total Worker Health.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Deb Fell-Carson is the Policyholder Safety and Wellness Adviser for SAIF Corporation, a not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurer in Oregon. She is passionate about improving worker health and safety and has most recently been involved in strategic efforts to help Oregon employers gain efficiencies, improve productivity, prevent injuries, and shorten injury recovery times by applying National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ principles – an approach that links health improvement to injury prevention 24/7. SAIF was recently accepted as a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate, in large part due to Deb’s work.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


November 2, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE

Understanding the impact of diabetes in the workplace has been a large focus in 2016 for AAOHN. The Year of Managing Diabetes in the Workplace project provided by AAOHN in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given the OHN an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to help support employees who have diabetes. This final session will be a review of the information presented at the National AAOHN Conference in Jacksonville, Florida in April. The focus will be on technology and travel including an update on the latest devices and apps that employees may find useful for diabetes self management. The OHN who attends this course will not only learn updated information about technology but there will also be a discussion about emergency situations associated with diabetes and travel health for employees with diabetes.


Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information:
Karen Rae Kelly has worked as an occupational health nurse for over 20 years. Because of her interest in diabetes prevention, she became the process owner responsible for assisting employees at Eli Lily who have diabetes and prediabetes learn self-management skills. Karen is a key partner on the small team developing the AAOHN Managing Diabetes in Workplace.


Dr. Pamela Allweiss has had an Intergovernmental Practice Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Diabetes Translation since 1999, working on diabetes education programs in the workplace as part of the NDEP (National Diabetes Education Program), a joint CDC and NIH program. She is an Endocrinologist who completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the LA County- USC Medical Center, a fellowship in Endocrinology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the chief clinical fellow at the Joslin Clinic in Boston. She received a Masters of Science in Public Health while completing a residency in Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health at the University of Kentucky. She has previously presented at AAOHN and ACOEM Conferences.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


October 26, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

This session will provide an update on the rapidly changing and growing field of global disease, travel vaccines and international occupational medicine. In clinical practice, advice on health risks, vaccine recommendations, and education on the appropriate measures to minimize risk is given by nurses to 25-42% of travelers and is an important and growing area of occupational health nursing practice. This speaker will provide an update on travel vaccines and global disease, followed by a description of the evolution of travel vaccine recommendations, a description of new ACIP/CDC and other guidelines and a discussion of the impact of these guidelines on the clinical practice of travel medicine. The session will include an NIOSH and CDC resources on travel medicine.


Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Bradley A. Connor, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and he is founder and Medical Director of Travel Health Services. He is also the Director of the New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine. His main research interests include chronic gastrointestinal disorders in returned travelers, emerging gastrointestinal pathogens, and enteric parasitic diseases. He was part of the Kathmandu, Nepal team that first described the clinical illness associated with Cyclospora infections and made subsequent contributions to the understanding of its pathogenesis, epidemiology, and treatment. Widely published in these fields, he is the co-editor of the textbook Travel Medicine, now in it's 3rd edition. He is Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). He is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been part of the Health Information for International Travel working group in the Division of Global Migration since 1997. He is the New York City site director for GeoSentinel, the emerging infectious diseases network of the CDC and the ISTM. Dr. Connor served on the task force in Travel Medicine at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003. He has served as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit in the Clinton and Bush administrations and is an advisor in Travel Medicine for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Dr. Connor received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center Hospitals in San Antonio and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


May 13, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Drs. Olszewski and Wolf will present Information outlining key steps that you must follow to begin creating a virtual presence. They will include how to consistently visit selected social media sites (monitoring/reviewing content being exchanged), how to assess content and evaluate the usefulness of sites (using tools) and how to begin interacting/dialoging with others virtually. A step by step tutorial will be presented/reviewed using screenshots to demonstrate how to create an account and user profile within Facebook and LinkedIn for use in the workplace and for professional networking. Information will be presented on how to create two different user names and passwords supporting the separation of your personal virtual life from your professional virtual connections.


AAOHN Education Partner: University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering



Presenter Information: Kim Olszewski is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Nursing program at Bloomsburg University, and is Vice President of Mid-State Occupational Health Services Inc. Dr. Olszewski has 19 years of occupational health experience in both the industrial and clinical arenas. As an advance practice nurse, she is an owner and practitioner at Mid-State Occupational Health. Another area of extreme interest is healthcare informatics and the integration of social media into the occupational health arena, and also into the classroom. Dr. Olszewski is a Director on the AAOHN Board, and serves on the Communication, Grants, and Sponsorship committees. She recently co-authored Chapter 8: Information Management through Innovative Technology in the AAOHN Core Curriculum.


Deb Wolf is an Associate Professor of Nursing and an independent Healthcare Informatics Consultant. She has over 30 years of experience within the healthcare arena. Her academic area of interest falls within the Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing programs leading course content in evidence based practice, developing practice scholarship, healthcare informatics, and innovative technology. Her area of expertise focuses on integrating technology into a healthcare setting focusing on change management, process redesign and more recently the use of social media in supporting clinicians health 2.0 needs. Dr. Wolf has worked closely with various IT vendors and health systems in exploring and integrating new technologies. She recently published a book titled: Social Media for Nurses: Educating practitioners and patients in a networked world.



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