Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


October 7, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

This is an opportunity to hear Jonathan Bach, the Coordinator of the NIOSH National Initiative in Prevention through Design (PtD) speak to the role of the occupational health nurse in strategically advocating for PtD and its use in the workplace vs fixing problems as they arise and caring for injured workers. You will find out ways that you can influence workplace culture change, to where PtD is the “norm, “ where anticipating and designing out hazards in tools, equipment, processes, materials, structures, and the organization of work is the most effective way to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Best practices and lessons learned will be cited and you will discuss how to use the new ANSI/ASSE Prevention through Design consensus standard as a practical key to worker protection.


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


Presenter Information: Mr. Bach has been striving to protect lives, limbs, and lungs since 1979 when he signed up for the U.S. Air Force as a “BEE” (Bio-Environmental Engineer). This is where he met his first Occupational Health Nurse. Since then Jonathan has served in private industry, with the Navy at their New London submarine base in Connecticut, and most recently with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Europe as their Safety and Health manager. Having lost his own father to a fatal, and PREVENTABLE, construction health hazard, Jonathan finds it especially fulfilling to now coordinate the NIOSH National Initiative in Prevention through Design (PtD). In addition to holding the Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional designations, Jonathan is a licensed engineer from Syracuse University, where a close relative taught in the Nursing School. He clearly recalls the hardest-working students being Nurses and Architects, and he enjoyed close friendships with each (when they had time for him).

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


August 5, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Join Dr. Erin Kennedy, medical Epidemiologist wit the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to learn the 2015-2016 influenza vaccine options, the content of the Influenza ACIP statement and CDC’s recommendations before they are widely released to the general public. She will discuss the latest studies on influenza vaccine effectiveness, plus discuss the full adult immunization schedule from the ACIP and share recent vaccine coverage estimates. To support your health coaching, she will review summaries of focus group testing regarding information that patients ask for about immunizations and provide websites and examples of CDC resources for patient and provider education.


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


Presenter Information: Dr. Kennedy has a DVM and MS from Colorado State University and an MPH in epidemiology from Emory University. She was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in CDC’s Influenza Division during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. She has been working in the field of vaccine preventable diseases since 2002. Dr. Kennedy’s work involves vaccination coverage assessment, evaluation of methods designed to increase immunization rates, and pandemic preparedness.

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 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

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


December 2, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Hot topics are telenursing and telemedicine, yet the regulations surrounding this practice are often unclear. What about practicing, especially disability management, across state lines if the state is not a Nurse License Compact State? There is lots of noise in the system about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and implications for the OHN. Often Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is viewed as only applicable to medical benefits plans, but could OHNs be delivering clinical services that should be documented under ERISA? Join Dr. Strasser for a discussion of how these miscellaneous regulations can impact occupational health nursing. Leave armed with questions for your board of nursing, benefits department or your third party administrator (TPA) that should yield responses to clarify the legality of your practice in your location.


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


Presenter Information: Pat Strasser has over 25 years of experience in occupational health nursing, including direct care, corporate manager, independent consultant, researcher, and faculty for the University of Michigan OHN Master’s program. She is the owner of Partners in BusinessHealth Solutions, Inc, an occupational health consulting company. She has helped many companies develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislation that affects occupational health professionals, and consults with individual OHNs on a regular basis regarding ADAAA, FMLA, OSHA, etc. She has lectured extensively on legal and ethical aspects of occupational health nursing practice and is the co-author of the “Legal and Ethical Issues” Chapter in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions of the AAOHN Core Curriculum.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


November 3, 2015
4:00 PM-5:00 PM ET
3:00-4:00 PM CT

This webinar will provide an update on the newest guidance concerning the most prevalent emerging infectious/communicable diseases that could impact global travel programs, employer and employee education about emerging diseases, disaster planning and transmission and exposure control. Attend this webinar to learn the latest facts and figures related to risk of infection, control measures, education and trusted resources for further guidance.


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


Presenter Information: Dr. David J. Weber is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine and a Professor of Epidemiology in the UNC School of Public Health. He serves as Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Health Care and as the Medical Director of Occupational Health and Hospital Epidemiology for UNC Hospitals. He is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases, has conducted numerous infectious disease research projects and published on many infectious disease topics.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


September 16, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Clinical practitioners and disability case managers should join Dr. Joshi during this presentation that will guide you through a review of acute vs. chronic pain, radicular vs. somatic referred pain and the contributions of the lumbar disc, facet joint and sacroiliac joint to chronic low back pain. This will flow into a further review how these concepts assist in the diagnosis of chronic low back pain, without needing to rely upon advanced imaging or injection techniques. And finally, he will review how to obtain a precise diagnosis using precision spinal injections.


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


Presenter Information: Dr. Anand B. Joshi practices physiatry in the Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He currently provides conservative care for neck and low back pain, including diagnostics such as EMG/NCS and spinal injections for many patients who work for a variety of employers. He did a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at East Carolina University, and an Interventional Spine Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


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