Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


In 2012, AAOHN is celebrating its 70th anniversary. AAOHN has inherited and benefitted from the phenomenal leaders that have served in the past. It continues to be guided by leaders and visionaries who push themselves outside of their comfort zone to provide occupational health nurses with a dynamic future. These leaders leave a legacy that will impact others even after they are gone. Today's presentation will take us back in time to remember those who have formed our organization and what their gift of legacy has been. We will review the phenomenal achievements of those who have taken brave steps to reorganize our organization into the strong association it is today and I will discuss how we all can become legacy leaders to benefit and impact others and ourselves both professionally and personally as we move into the future. 

This 90-minute course will provide the training needed by an Occupational Health Nurse in the role of a company’s Respiratory Protection Administrator (RPA) and will ensure that OHNs meet Respiratory Protection Competencies to assist in developing an effective respiratory protection program per the requirements of the Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (1910.134 CFR). The course will include an overview of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard; OSHA’s permissible practice; NIOSH approved respirators including the certification process; respiratory hazard assessment, selection, and maintenance; medical evaluation and fit testing; worker training; respiratory protection program evaluation; and developing a written respiratory protection program. The course includes detailed handouts with online links to numerous external resources. Lisa A. Pompeii, PhD, COHN-S So Young Kwon, PhD Michelle Karpman McHugh, PhD George Delclos, MD, PhD Janelle Rios, PhD
Date: October 12, 2014
Contact Hours: 8.0

This certificate course meets the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Upon satisfactory completion of this program those eligible to serve as examiners will be prepared to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification examination.  Content will follow the core curriculum with a focus on body systems.  It will address the medical examiner’s responsibility to teach or inform the driver about medications and the impact the medications may have on the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.  It will address the use of the process in performing the examinations and coaching techniques to better engage CMV drivers in safe highway practices.  Case studies will help you address exceptions and sample questions aid in planning for the certification exam.


Kim Olszewski DNP, CRNP, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN

Please contact the AAOHN National Office at 1-800-241-8014 for information on additional DOT Training opportunities.
This certificate course meets the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Upon satisfactory completion of this program those eligible to serve as examiners will be prepared to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification examination. Content will follow the core curriculum with a focus on body systems. It will address the medical examiner’s responsibility to teach or inform the driver about medications and the impact the medications may have on the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. It will address the use of the process in performing the examinations and coaching techniques to better engage CMV drivers in safe highway practices. Case studies will help you address exceptions and sample questions aid in planning for the certification exam.
This certificate course meets the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Upon satisfactory completion of this program those eligible to serve as examiners will be prepared to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification examination. Content will follow the core curriculum with a focus on body systems. It will address the medical examiner’s responsibility to teach or inform the driver about medications and the impact the medications may have on the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. It will address the use of the process in performing the examinations and coaching techniques to better engage CMV drivers in safe highway practices. Case studies will help you address exceptions and sample questions aid in planning for the certification exam.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


Have you ever wished someone would identify resources for your health promotion and education calendar? For 2013, AAOHN will do exactly that. At least one month prior to the wellness theme to be celebrated, you can attend a webinar with a faculty that will discuss the most current science/research on a topic and provide you with resources you can use in your own lunch & learns, screenings or health fair. Note:  If you cannot attend the live webinar, the recording will be available, online, within 24 hours.

This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Agency-Hired Hotel Housekeepers: An At-Risk Group for Adverse Health Outcomes,” is also presented in the February 2014 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.
Disaster Readiness for Nurses in the Workplace: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Effectiveness of an On-site Health Clinic at a Self-Insured University: A Cost-Benefit Analysis,” is also presented in the April 2014 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, “Establishing the Value of Occupational Health Nurses’ Contributions to Worker Health and Safety: A Pilot Test of a User-Friendly Estimation Tool,” is also presented in the January 2014 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, “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.
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, “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 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.
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.]
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Promoting Universal Vaccination Among Workers,” is also presented in the July 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, “Review of Worksite Weight Management Programs,” is also presented in the March 2014 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, “Self-Reported Health Status, Body Mass Index, and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: Differences Between Baby Boomer and Generation X Employees at a Southeastern University,” is also presented in the September 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 “Shift Work and Employee Fatigue: Implications for Occupational Health Nursing.” 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, “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and Medical Certification of Interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers,” is also presented in the November 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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This 3-session live or on-demand webcast is intended for occupational and environmental health nurses in any setting, whether they are based in industry, work for or within a healthcare organization, or are self-employed. The session will provide you with a host of pragmatic strategies and tactics for moving your services into your worksite or marketplace.  During Session #1 you will learn the principles of 2013 marketing techniques and the how to's of marketing services through multiple modern technologies.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This 3-session live or on-demand webcast  is intended for occupational and environmental health nurses in any setting, whether they are based in industry, work for or within a healthcare organization, or are self-employed.  The session will provide you with a host of pragmatic strategies and tactics for moving your services into your worksite or marketplace.  In Session #2, you will discuss communications and find out how to articulate service value, develop and define "win-win" relationships, and describe advanced oral and written communications skills. 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This 3-session live or on-demand webcast  is intended for occupational and environmental health nurses in any setting, whether they are based in industry, work for or within a healthcare organization, or are self-employed.  The session will provide you with a host of pragmatic strategies and tactics for moving your services into your worksite or marketplace.  Session #3 will give you 40 Tips for marketing and selling your occupational health services.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Once each month, for ten months, join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh to:

  • Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
  • Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
  • List examples of medications in each classifications

Course Type: Onsite Course
Contact Hours: 18.75

Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Registration: 8:30 am
Program starts: 9:00 am
Program ends: 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Program starts: 9:00 am
Program ends: 5:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2013
Program starts: 9:00 am
Program ends: 5:00 pm

This 3‐day course consists of lectures, demonstrations and practice to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. Body organs and systems to be covered include: the skin, head, ears, eyes, nose, throat, and the respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems. Information related to collecting a medical history, documenting findings and adherence to HIPAA regulations will be included.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke remain the number one and number three causes of death in the united States. The good news is that these chronic diseases are largely preventable.
This webinar will address modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, early recognition of signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke and appropriate medical intervention to increase survival and reduce risk of disabilities.

Course Type: Onsite Course
Contact Hours: 13.00

Course Description:
This two‐day course is designed to update the occupational and environmental 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.

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.

Join this webinar to find resources for your March Hepatitis Month programming and learn leading edge research and recommendation about hepatitis prevention, screening and education. Thelma provides brilliant analogies for client education, provides tips for a thorough liver history and suggests how to incorporate hepatitis screening into your practice.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This presentation will provide an overview of ANA's 2011 Health and Safety Survey. The top health and safety concerns of survey respondents will be summarized, including such issues as shift work, fatigue, musculoskeletal disorders, sharps safety, and infectious diseases.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This course will provide a brief overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employer's rights and responsibilities, and employees rights and responsibilities. There will be discussions and examples of appropriate and effective attendance management of employees with approved FMLA. 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: .5




Smoking is a powerful addiction that is extremely difficult to overcome, but there is a strong research base for effective smoking cessation treatments. Healthcare providers, including nurses, can make an important contribution toward increasing quit rates and protecting the health and lives of their patients. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of proven cessation services and medications and the role healthcare providers can play in assisting smokers to quit. In addition, the presentation will introduce BecomeAnEX.org, a free online quit smoking tool, explain how the website works, and describe the site’s unique features and resources.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



Get ahead and become the expert in your company about the 2012 Hazard Communication Standard, that will have to be fully implemented in 2016. The Standard has been revised to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, to benefit workers by reducing confusion about chemical hazards in the workplace, facilitating safety training and improving understanding of hazards, especially for low literacy workers.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of common eye problems, healthy eye practices for workplaces and at home, and various eye health resources.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



Hear how multiple mid-west companies plan and deliver varied successful health and wellness programming that meets the needs of diverse businesses and populations. Learn the role of community health in the collaboration with private companies. Find out what they do to increase participation, communicate results to management and sustain improvement and excitement.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This webinar will provide participants with a general discussion regarding the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners including a detailed implementation schedule and timeline.  We will discuss how the National Registry will impact Medical Examiners and the steps to take to become a certified medical examiner.  We will also be discussing the specific provisions for training organizations including the curriculum they need to follow. 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Attend this session and learn the cost of domestic violence to business, the cycles and impact of domestic violence and the role of the OHN in, not only supporting management and security in planning programming to handle domestic violence cases, but to also improve performance of the worker and co-workers. Hear how one business has developed a training tool kit to help their nurses confidence in conflict resolution skills, strengthening partnerships with the Employee Assistance Program, following-up with support for affected employees via counseling, both telephonic and on-site.

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


This 3-part webinar series will provide participants with an understanding and foundation of knowledge to utilize social media and Web 2.0 effectively, and offer guidance, implementation strategies, and best practices in using social media and Web 2.0 to advance healthcare services to patients/practitioners while improving quality outcomes.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This FREE session is designed for those occupational and environmental health nurses who need more information about becoming certified. It will present information about the value of becoming certified, applying, requirements, prepping, study resources, a certification self-assessment, and how-to suggestions for the exam. It is appropriate for those who may or may not be planning to take an exam review course and for everyone who is studying to take the COHN, COHN-S or the COHN-CM exams that are conducted by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN).



Presenter Information:Denise Knoblauch, BSN RN COHN-S/CM has been an occupational health nurse and case manager for over 23 years. She began her career as a single clinician in a small rural hospital employee health department without a mentor and quickly had to develop programs to comply with the changing regulations of bloodborne pathogens, FMLA, ADA and respiratory protection. One of her most memorable professional accomplishments was passing her COHN exam in her first year of eligibility. Her next career step was joining the occupational health department of an urban medical center based occupational health department. She developed the case manager positions in that department. Denise developed a medical department in an agricultural manufacturing facility and functioned as a clinician, health promotion specialist, educator, case manager, and health services coordinator. Her specialty focus has been in the medical center occupational/employee health. She just entered a new field as a telephonic case manager in the insurance industry. She is also excited to be selected as a co author of a soon to be published book, “What Color is Your Brain for Healthcare workers.” She is the proud grandma of 5 grandchildren and her at home kids are 2 Australian Shepherds, Whiskey and Norman and 1 husband!

Carole M. Cusack, MBA grew up in Chicago, Il and graduated from Chicago State University, earning a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. After college, Carole immediately landed a job with Merrill Lynch, where she trained in office procedures and eventually landed a position as a ML office manager in Matteson, IL. During this time, Carole pursued her Series 7 trading license and she changed positions within ML to support a small group of Financial Consultants with the daily trading on the various stock and bond exchanges. Carole decided to return to school and earned an MBA in Sustainability and Business Administration from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, CA. in 2011. Carole joined the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses in 2011 as the Managing Director and works alongside the CEO and with ABOHN's Board of Directors in managing the day to day office activities.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Learn the CDC’s recommendations for this year’s the seasonal influenza immunizations, the strains it will combat and about the newest types of vaccine. Examine approaches to influencing the largest number of employees to participate in a program that can maintain performance, reduce absenteeism and avoid pain and suffering. Realizing that the annual influenza immunization campaign may be the best time to assess workers’ other adult vaccination status, Td/Tdap, Hepatitis… discuss how you can work this into the conversation and update more than the flu vaccine.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 2.0


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.

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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 3.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 2.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


Occupational health nurses work in many different workplaces. As a part of the safety team, occupational health nurses participate in the root cause analysis of work injuries to prevent the injuries from ever occurring again. But, what if it is not the physical environment but a poor psychosocial environment caused by escalating work conflict, incivility, and workplace bullying? What are the root causes of workplace bullying? And what can we do to lessen the impact to the worker and ourselves?


Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, and keeping active. Learn what resources the American Cancer Society makes available to help you with your April evidenced-based programming for Cancer Prevention…materials and suggestions to help you educate your clients about how to lower their chances of getting cancer, plus what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, and when.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



Remembering the Maslow Hierarchy, do you wonder that workers cannot come to work to help rebuild their jobs and the business when their families and home are not secured. This webinar will address topics such as creating a home emergency plan and kit and providing you with ready-to-use resources for helping employees and their families better prepare for natural or man-made disasters.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Does your business have resources and tools in place to support employees and OH workers after a traumatic event? Join CDC faculty to learn more about psychological first aid, an evidence-informed approach to helping victims in the aftermath of a disaster, whether a traumatic accident witnessed by other workers, a natural disaster or a terrorist threat of act. It is designed to give you an approach that can reduce the distress caused by a traumatic event. It can support both short and long range adaptive functioning and coping. Psychological first aid is practical, appropriate for any age, and culturally informed and flexible.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This 3-part webinar series will provide participants with an understanding and foundation of knowledge to utilize social media and Web 2.0 effectively, and offer guidance, implementation strategies, and best practices in using social media and Web 2.0 to advance healthcare services to patients/practitioners while improving quality outcomes.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Join us in a short Coaching Clinic in that it include discussions of the types of coaching, a shift in thinking to movement from ‘health education and counseling’ to coaching, and offer the opportunity for a self-assessment related to deciding if coaching is a skill you want to build. Brief case studies with integrated audience polling will demonstrate coaching and its effectiveness during the session.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


As healthcare costs rise, employers are reviewing all types of benefits, including the need for employee assistance programming that focuses on mental health education, online screening, and brief intervention in the workplace. These two webinars will focus on understanding the impact of stress and mental health disorders on businesses, stigma, and best practices for making mental health matter in the workplace.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


As healthcare costs rise, employers are reviewing all types of benefits, including the need for employee assistance programming that focuses on mental health education, online screening, and brief intervention in the workplace. These two webinars will focus on understanding the impact of stress and mental health disorders on businesses, stigma, and best practices for making mental health matter in the workplace. 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This webinar focuses on practical strategies and tools to help OHNs market themselves as well as demonstrate value to employers.  Using marketing as the overall strategy, the session will focus on tools such as listening, curating, and creating and distributing your message to employees.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



Once each month, for ten months, join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh to:

Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
 List examples of medications in each classifications

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0
Once each month, for ten months, join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh to:

 Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
 Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
 List examples of medications in each classifications
 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Once each month, for ten months, join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh to:

 Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
 Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
 List examples of medications in each classifications
 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



Once each month, for ten months, join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh to:
 Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
 Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
 List examples of medications in each classifications
 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Once each month, for ten months, join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh to:

 Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
 Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
 List examples of medications in each classifications
 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



Once each month, for ten months, join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh to:

 Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
 Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
 List examples of medications in each classifications

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This presentation will assist the OHN in transitioning from a paper to electronic documentation system. Content will focus on the benefits of an electronic health record (EHR) in organizing information, while outlining how to strategically plan for the conversion. Detail will be presented on how to prepare the organization in using electronic information systems; how to assess current work flow and envision future workflow; how to incorporate or meet accrediting requirements; and how to select and work with a vendor.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


The Risks and Rewards of the Older Worker series offers the occupational health nurse information on health and productivity issues for the aging work force. Correspondingly, practical applications and strategies are shared.  The program is based on the concept that health and productivity are connected.  The key features of productive aging and continuous engagement will be addressed.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


The Risks and Rewards of the Older Worker series offers the occupational health nurse information on health and productivity issues for the aging work force. Correspondingly, practical applications and strategies are shared.  The program is based on the concept that health and productivity are connected.  The key features of productive aging and continuous engagement will be addressed.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


You will want to attend this session if you are an OHN with or without responsibilities for safety and environmental issues in your organization.  This internationally known safety and risk management expert will define sustainability, give you a view of the opportunities for safety and health in corporate sustainability initiatives and share resources and organizations and their tools to assist in ensuring that safety and health are seen as critical components of your company's social responsibility program and report.  This webcast will provide you with information about the newest international safety standards and give you the vocabulary and talking points to begin the conversation with your safety and management team and/or will strengthen your position if you are already sitting at the health and safety table.  Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of safety and thus better support your employer and workers in achieving the safest workplace and work practices.


Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


May 28, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

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

The American’s With Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) enacted in 2009 greatly expanded the definition of a disability, thereby providing more employees protection under the Act. The occupational and environmental health nurse (OHN) can play an important role by helping employers identify individuals who may require accommodation, obtaining health information from the person’s healthcare provider as needed, protecting confidentiality of health information, recommending possible accommodations, assisting management regarding policy and procedures, and training supervisors. The webinar will cover the major modifications in the law, focusing on the changes in the definition of “disability” and understanding what reasonable accommodation means, and, most importantly, identifying how the OHN can assist their organizations’ maintain ADAAA compliance.


Presenter Information: Pat Strasser, PhD, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN is the owner of Partners in Business Health Solutions, Inc, an occupational health consulting company and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Michigan OHN Master’s program. She has over 25 years of experience in occupational health nursing, including direct care, corporate manager, independent consultant, and educator. She has helped many companies develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and consults with individual nurses regarding aspects of ADA and ADAAA. She has lectured extensively on ADA, FMLA, HIPAA, and OHSA regulations, and is the co-author of the “Legal and Ethical Issues” Chapter in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions of the AAOHN Core Curriculum. Pat resides in the Toledo, Ohio area.

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: 1.0


Are you planning a class, event, exhibit or launching or re-launching a tobacco cessation program in your workplace? Or do you need new knowledge to boost your tobacco cessation programming? Join experts from Legacy for Longer, Healthier Lives, an organization dedicated to studying and providing public education about the impact of tobacco in order to reduce its use and associated death and disease to learn about the latest tobacco use research, including the tobacco survey in which you may have participated with AAOHN…what is happening with tobacco cessation programming in members’ companies. Find out about tools and resources that the you can use when conducting your initiatives.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This 3-part webinar series will provide participants with an understanding and foundation of knowledge to utilize social media and Web 2.0 effectively, and offer guidance, implementation strategies, and best practices in using social media and Web 2.0 to advance healthcare services to patients/practitioners while improving quality outcomes.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



This session of the Health Promotion series will help you prepare for May’s National Employee Health & Fitness Week. You will have the opportunity to examine the cost of arthritis to business and industry and identify ways to incorporate movement and physical activity coaching into your practice, including a fitness product that is ready-to-use today. You’ll find out how to obtain the Walk with Ease Implementation Guide, Marketing Materials, Incentive Guide and Next Steps.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



Two AAOHN members will showcase their US companies that have each implemented either the WHO or NIOSH Health Promotion Program.

Jeannie Hanna, MSN, RN,COHN-S, FAAOHN
Director Wellness & Health Services, The Hershey Company

Fernando Coelho Neto
Corporate Health Manager, Vale

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


The United Nations high-level meeting on non-communicable disease prevention and control in 2011 called on the private sector to "promote and create an enabling environment for healthy behaviours among workers." WHO considers workplace health programmes as one of the best-buy options for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and for mental health. Such programmes can help achieving the WHO objective of reducing the avoidable deaths of NCDs and the burden of mental ill health and to protect and promote health at the workplace as stipulated in the Global Plan of Action on Workers' health 2008-2017. The WHO Healthy Workplace Global Framework aims at enabling enterprises and organizations to develop and implement comprehensive health programmes to protect and promote the health of their workers and the surrounding communities. Its implementation stimulated various initiatives in many countries and worksites across regions.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Join this CDC faculty and learn why US businesses still need to celebrate World AIDS Day on December 1, after all these years. She will review TB/HIV prevalence in Africa, the concern for spread of TB to patients and healthcare workers, the unique healthcare challenges surrounding healthcare in Africa, and the need for trained international care providers (ICP) and OH personnel. She will show how implementation of practical and affordable measures can reduce the risk to patients and healthcare workers (HCW) in low-resource settings.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


Attend this webinar to help you become proactive in keeping your resume and portfolio active and up to date. You can’t predict when a new job opportunity may present itself or in today’s economy when your job may change, be expanded or be eliminated. And what about your portfolio? Do you have one? What’s in it and does your manager know what is there and what you can do to help the business succeed when a new project arises at work?

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0



You’ve read that traumatic brain injury (TBI) only makes up 8-10% of workers’ compensation claims, right? But did you know that when one occurs you almost always have to set aside an 80% reserve….and the longer a mild TBI goes undetected, the higher the cost. TBIs are often missed because there was no blow to the head, or >80% of people who sustain a TBI never seek care; maybe they only fell or had a spill on their bike. Yet there may be vague symptoms, possibly physical, cognitive and psychological, that you can detect if you understand the causes of TBI, the anatomy and physiology of the brain and how various systems and lobes work together or not, resulting in things you can recognize if you are aware and understand.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 10.0

Individual Webinars in Series

Webinar #1: Being Eye Smart
Webinar #2: Stroke: Early Recognition and Worker Education
Webinar #3: Hepatitis: Prevention, Screening and Education
Webinar #4: Cancer Prevention
Webinar #5: Walking in the Worksite: Employee Health and Fitness
Webinar #6: 2012 Hazard Communications
Webinar #7: Personal/Family Emergency Preparedness
Webinar #8: Seasonal Influenza/Adult Immunizations
Webinar #9: Domestic Violence Awareness
Webinar #10: Great American Smoke-Out: Legacy for Longer, Healthier Lives
Webinar #11: World AIDS Day

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: 3.0


Four internationally-known faculty will present these three webcasts and share two different worksite health promotion models that can be implemented by any small or large domestic or global organization.
Session #1: Dr. Evelyn Kortum will describe how the World Health Organization's Healthy Workplace Global Framework uses an implementation-stimulated model to adapt to the country and community with the aim of enabling organizations to develop and implement comprehensive health programs to protect and promote the health of their workers and their families.
Session #2: 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.
Session# 3: Two AAOHN members will showcase their US companies that have each implemented one of the two models separately.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 3.0


This 3-part webinar series will provide participants with an understanding and foundation of knowledge to utilize social media and Web 2.0 effectively, and offer guidance, implementation strategies, and best practices in using social media and Web 2.0 to advance healthcare services to patients/practitioners while improving quality outcomes.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 2.0

This two-part series will assist nurses new to the field of occupational health to define their role. They will learn basic terminology and definitions and the phases of conducting an occupational health assessment for their sites or facilities. This course is for nurses within the first 6-12 months of their practice in occupational health or those who are new in teaching others in the field.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 10.0

Join Yolanda Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, NP at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh, as she takes you through 10 webinars to:

Discuss the mechanism of action, indications and contraindications of medication classifications
Discuss medication classifications effects/side effects as related to job duties/responsibilities
List examples of medications in each classifications
 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


This 3-session webcast is intended for occupational and environmental health nurses in any setting, whether they are based in industry, work for or within a healthcare organization, or are self-employed. The session will provide you with a host of pragmatic strategies and tactics for moving your services into your worksite or marketplace. During Session #1 you will learn the principles of 2013 marketing techniques and the how to's of marketing services through multiple modern technologies. In Session #2, you will discuss communications and find out how to articulate service value, develop and define "win-win" relationships, and describe advanced oral and written communications skills. Session #3 will give you 40 Tips for marketing and selling your occupational health services.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 3.0

August 7, 19 and Sept 4, 2014

12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

In this webinar series, staff from the Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center will share how you can better focus on the most up-to-date components of tobacco use assessment, coaching, treatment and relapse prevention planning.

Session 1: August 7 - Having the Conversation with Clients about Tobacco Use with Timonthy Milbrandt
In this session, you will focus on using Motivational Interviewing to talk with patients in a collaborative manner about their tobacco use.

Session 2: August 19 - Pharmacology for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence with Michael Burke
In this session, you will learn about the medications used for treating tobacco dependence. You will discuss the rationale for medication use, the specific mechanism of action, contraindications, and potential adverse effects for each medication, the standard course of treatment, and relative effectiveness and safety profiles of each.

Session 3: September 4 - Treatment Planning & Relapse Prevention with Jeff Poterucha
During this webinar, you will learn how to do a tobacco use assessment and create an individualized plan with strategies to prevent relapse.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


Are you still wondering how to advise your workers who consult you about what medical plans may be best for them, their immediate family, or extended family? Do you understand the facts versus the fiction about the implication of the Affordable Care Act for your employer? Is your employer still struggling with whether to “pay or play”? And beyond the employer mandate, what are other health care regulations and best practices for implementation in the areas of health promotion and wellness? What opportunities do occupational and environmental health nurses have to enhance their prevention, early detection, and chronic condition management programming under the ACA? Are there ERISA or HIPAA pitfalls to avoid as you think about expanding programming and extending collaborations community providers?


Presenter Information:Tammy Szafranski is a benefits consultants in the Health Management and Health Analytics Division of TowersWatson. Nicole Studer is a health benefits attorney who has presented to US employers and their clients across the country about implications of the Affordable Care Act and implications for their employer-provided medical benefits plans.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


July 17, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Sponsored by Axion Healthcare

Exposures in the workplace can be from various sources ranging from a chemical splash to a biologic agent exposure or an animal bite. Evidence shows that the methods in which these exposures are assessed and handled can impact the overall outcome of the exposure. It is important the you, the OHN have an understanding of your role in exposure assessments, be knowledgeable of the risks of exposure that exist in their specific work environment, how you can impact and direct the care and follow up after these exposures, and how to create protocols for addressing exposures that are specific to your own work setting. This webinar will boost your knowledge of the assessment process and give examples of how to make it useful in your own workplace.


Presenter Information:Nicole Shaffer, DNP, CRNP-BC, COHN-S is a doctorally-prepared Nurse Practitioner with 19 years of experience in manufacturing and research. She has conducted many assessments related to exposures in those settings and performed epidemiological work related to potential/questionable exposures and created guidance for biological agent exposures in the workplace.

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


November 6, 2014

12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

You’ve used critical thinking when a patient has lost consciousness or when you were the first to arrive at an accident scene but what about in your role as an occupational health nurse. Without critical thinking in an occupational health setting, employees would not only be injured on a daily basis, but their entire quality of life would be less than optimal. This session is a wake-up that highlights your area of expertise and how you and your practice are as critical as the ICU environment. You will review your critical thinking skills and revitalize the importance of your role of Occupational Health Nurse!


Presenter Information: Yolanda Lang, PhD, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN has practiced as an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner for over 30 years. She has presented nationally on a variety of occupational health topics. Currently she provides occupational health services for employees with either animal or bio-hazardous agent contact at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and, as an assistant professor, teaches critical thinking and patient safety to masters students at Waynesburg University.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


September 11, 2014

12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Come prepared for a multi-media presentation (video, animations and illustrations) that will depict the five most common hand injuries that workers sustain: carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, DeQuervein’s tendonitis, ganglion cyst (wrist, and cubital tunnel). Plus there will be a separate presentation for each of the 5 hand injuries, including: definition/description, anatomy, treatment, dissection demonstration, surgical demonstration, post-operative care, and return-to-work. You will learn the complexity of these injuries and be better prepared to provide care and consultation to injured workers and their managers.


Presenter Information:Dr. David Rehak, from Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, specializes in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, and upper extremity, as well as orthopaedic surgery. He graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in engineering. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rehak is board certified and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, awarded by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


August 21, 2014

12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

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

In this webinar, you will learn the CDC’s recommendations for the upcoming year’s seasonal influenza immunizations, the strains it will combat, and about the newest types of vaccine. You will have the opportunity to examine approaches to influencing the largest number of employees to participate in a program that can maintain performance, reduce absenteeism and avoid pain and suffering.

You will learn how your organization can serve the entire community during a public health catastrophe…how your employer can support their own organization and public health during an emergency by serving as a closed Point of Dispensing (“POD” or mass prophylaxis center).

Presenter Information:
Dr. Bridges
is the Associate Director for Adult Immunizations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has been with CDC for 17 years, working primarily on influenza prevention and control and has held her current position in Adult Immunizations for the past 3 years.

David Dickerson is a Public Health Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Strategic National Stockpile, Community Resilience Activity. He has over 13 years of experience in the field of public health preparedness and responses, working at all levels of government, including assisting in the development of the CDC’s national guidance on closed Points of Dispensing or “PODs”.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


September 24, 2014

12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

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

This webinar will emphasize evidence-based reasons for why respiratory protection should be properly used in the workplace. Exposure scenarios will highlight biological, chemical and dust/pesticide exposures for a variety of work settings. Relevant research findings will be discussed and workplace practice implications will be emphasized including information about: when to wear respiratory protection, based on the type of exposure, what kind of respiratory protection is best to use as well as recommended procedures for putting on and taking of respiratory protection devices. Online educational resources will be presented for possible adoption in respiratory protection program training.


Presenter Information:
Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN is the Director of the Occupational Health Nursing Program at the University of Michigan. She has served in a variety of roles in occupational health nursing, including the hospital setting, migrant farmworker health, and academia. Her primary interest is in farmer health and safety, where she has contributed to research for more than 25 years.

Lisa Pompeii, PhD, COHN-S is Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas. She is an occupational health nurse and occupational epidemiologist with expertise in conducting occupational health research, as well as developing online educational training as it pertains to worker safety and health. Lisa was the lead developer of the AAOHN online Respiratory Protection Education Modules.

Debra Novak, PhD, RN has been a Senior Service Fellow at NPPTL/NIOSH/CDC since 2008. She serves as a subject matter expert and technical project officer for several healthcare research initiatives. In her current position, she is responsible for translating personal protective equipment (PPE) research findings to clinical workplaces and thereby promoting safer healthcare worker practices. Debra has consulted with AAOHN on respiratory protection education for members since 2011.

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

August 19, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Session 2 of the Mayo Nicotine Dependence Series. In this session, you will learn about the medications used for treating tobacco dependence. You will discuss the rationale for medication use, the specific mechanism of action, contraindications, and potential adverse effects for each medication, the standard course of treatment, and relative effectiveness and safety profiles of each. Note: There are two other Mayo webinars that may be of interest to you: Having the Conversation with Clients about Tobacco and Dependence and Treatment Planning & Relapse Prevention.


Presenter Information: Michael Burke, EdD has a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience in treating patients for tobacco dependence in a variety of settings and in educating and supervising others to provide the best practice care to patients with tobacco use disorder.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

September 4, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Session 3 of the Mayo Nicotine Dependence Series. During this webinar, you will learn how to do a tobacco use assessment and create an individualized plan with strategies to prevent relapse. Note: There are two other Mayo webinars that may be of interest to you: Having the Conversation with Clients about Tobacco and Pharmacology for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.


Presenter Information: Jeff Poterucha, MS has a Masters in Community Counseling from Marquette University. He has experience providing therapeutic services to a variety of populations including individuals, adolescents, and families. As a Tobacco Treatment Specialist at the Mayo Clinic for Nicotine Dependence Center, he works collaboratively with patients in residential, hospital and outpatient settings. He uses mobile health and social media in tobacco treatment and prevention.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

August 7, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Session 1 of the Mayo Nicotine Dependence Series. In this webinar, staff from the Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center will help you focus on using Motivational Interviewing to talk with patients in a collaborative manner about their tobacco use. Note: There are two other Mayo webinars that may be of interest to you: Pharmacology for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence and Treatment Planning & Relapse Prevention.


Presenter Information: Tim Milbrandt, MS has been a counselor at the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center since 2006. In his work he regularly meets with patients in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. He has presented all over the US and in other countries and is a regular presenter for Mayo’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist training as well as Mayo’s Wellness Coach Training program.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Sponsored by Axion Healthcare

This session will introduce ergonomic concepts and how they relate to materials handling. You will be introduced to and will briefly discuss common terms such as ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), ergonomic stressors, and biomechanics. Detailed discussion will then revolve around material handling principles and ergonomics controls and solutions. Real world solutions highlighting the different types of controls will be shared and resources for obtaining additional information will be provided.


Presenter Information: Gary Downey, MS, PE, CPE is a Senior Ergonomist with The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, part of the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at North Carolina State University. He is a Board certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and a licensed professional engineer (PE) with over 15 years of experience in the field of ergonomics. His credentials also include a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Gary has received national recognition from RESNA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America for his engineering design work for people with disabilities. He is a past Chair of the Job Accommodations and Ergonomics Special Interest Group for RESNA. His responsibilities include conducting ergonomics assessments with clients, recommending appropriate technology, providing set up and follow up, as needed, in office, industrial, school, community and home environments. He also develops and conducts customized on-site ergonomics training, and develops and mentors ergonomics teams at companies throughout the United States.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


October 15, 2014

12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Sponsored by Axion Healthcare

Business makes decisions based on data, and selecting and using the right metrics can support and expand the influence of your occupational health program. Learn how to use leading and trailing indicators effectively to convey the message you intend. Learn about cost benefit analysis and how it can make your case for additional staffing and demonstrate the value of occupational health services. This session will help you put metrics to work for you and your employer!


Presenter Information: Sharon Kemerer, MSN, RN, COHN-S/CM is the Corporate Director of Occupational Health and Safety for Baxter Healthcare Corporation. She has extensive experience in the design and use of metrics applied to the field of health and safety and will provide real-life examples to enhance participants’ effective use of metrics for business purposes.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


June 24, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Sponsored by Axion Healthcare

When an employee or group of employees present with concerns about their workplace making them ill or causing a health problem from migraines to cancer, you, the OHN are often left wondering what to do with the information. This webinar will define a health event, explain who needs to be involved in the investigation and how you can and should be a critical participant and facilitator to the investigation. Additionally sample scenarios will be presented to walk through how such investigations can develop.


Presenter Information: Nicole Shaffer, DNP, CRNP-BC, COHN-S is a doctorally-prepared Nurse Practitioner with 19 years of experience in manufacturing and research. She has conducted many assessments related to exposures in those settings and performed epidemiological work related to potential/questionable exposures and created guidance for biological agent exposures in the workplace.


The AAOHN Academy supports your virtual continuing education needs with an Online Learning Center where you can custom design learning to meet your professional development needs. From home or the office, you can earn CNE when you:
 

All with instant gratification! Upon completion of any virtual module, you can immediately print your CNE certificate.
Webinars with FREE CNE hours for AAOHN Members will be noted in the webinar description.

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).