Live Webinars


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.

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


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


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.

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