Live Webinars

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

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 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 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


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


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


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


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.

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).