On-Demand Webinars

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


April 15, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Occupational health nurses are frequently charged with managing hearing conservation programs (HCPs). However, despite best efforts to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, employers sometimes struggle to minimize noise-induced hearing loss cases. One approach to help maximize the benefits of a HCP is to incorporate hearing protector fit testing with a field attenuation estimation system (FAES). The use of FAES has been considered best practice, implemented by award-winning companies, and is accepted in the marketplace. This webinar will present why FAES testing is preferred to relying solely on the noise reduction rating (NRR) and various de-rating schemes to predict a worker’s protected exposure. A variety of FAESs are commercially available and their technologies will be compared. FAES are utilized by many employers to provide a vehicle to train and motivate employees on the proper use and fit of hearing protectors. Several additional benefits of including a FAES into a HCP will also be discussed. Lastly, examples of how fit testing has been implemented in industry will be shared.


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


Presenter Information: Pegeen Smith is a certified occupational health nurse working as a technical service product specialist for the 3M Personal Safety Division. She received her BS in Nursing from Wayne State University and her MS in Occupational Health Nursing from the University of Michigan, and she is CAOHC certified. Since 2003, she has worked exclusively with F-MIRE (field microphone-in-real-ear) technology and its application in industry. As the leader of the Global E-A-Rfit™ Technical Service Team for 3M Company, she provides technical support, education and training for 3M’s F-MIRE system. Pegeen is an active member of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) and a member of the American Board of Occupation Health Nurses. As a member of the National Hearing Conservation Association, she serves on the Conference CNE Task Force committee and is the AAOHN Liaison. She is a published author and Golden Pen Award recipient for an article she co-authored for the AAOHN Journal in 2001. She has presented to customers across the globe as well as for national and local conferences with a focus on hearing loss prevention.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


March 4, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Join Dr. Kleinschmidt, Professor of Emergency Medicine; Section Chief and Program Director, Medical Toxicology; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a discussion of how both legal and recreational drugs have the potential to impact worker performance and safety. This presentation will address challenges and issues associated with commonly used medications and provide an overview of some newer medications. Plus, in this webinar, learn how poison centers and medical toxicologists are tools and resources for the occupational health nurse.


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


Presenter Information: Kurt Kleinschmidt a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is Chief of the Section of Medical Toxicology and the Director of the Toxicology Fellowship Program. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. He has previously worked with AAOHN; presenting at the 2014 meeting in Dallas.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


February 18, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Join Linda and Paula in a review of the physical and mental effects of marijuana, this drug as a medicine and to dispel urban myths. You can take a peek at medical marijuana cards and dispensaries. Learn more about defining safety-sensitive jobs, and examining workplace indications of possible impairment and job performance in both regular and safety-sensitive jobs. Discuss drug testing/MRO interaction; this is not alcohol testing, all over again. Examine OSHA and safety regulations, the current state and federal regulatory environment with marijuana and determine how to update job descriptions, develop policy and administrative guidelines and educate employees and manager.


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



Presenter Information: Linda Meuleveld Is an Occupational Health and Safety Consultant/Trainer with Med Manage Consulting, LLC in Salem, Oregon. When Oregon legalized medical marijuana and then Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, Linda had to rapidly determine now to advise her clients. After vast research and much legal consultation, today she presents on this same topic at the 2014 and 2015 AAOHN Annual Conference and is an AAOHN author for the soon-to-be-released Joint guidance statement on the Chemical Impairment Workplace Policy for Marijuana: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers by AAOHN and ACOEM. She has over 15 years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety with SAIF Corporation in Oregon. She has certifications in Case Management, Occupational Health, and Disability Management. She is a Fellow in the AAOHN. Linda's specialty areas are Case Management, Ergonomics, Training and Facilitation, and Occupational Health and Safety local conferences with a focus on hearing loss prevention.



Paula Barran, a founding partner at Barran Liebman, has been practicing labor and employment law since 1980. She has written extensively on management law and is a national speaker and trainer. In addition to providing employer advice, Paula handles employment litigation in state and federal courts, and labor disputes and employment arbitrations. Since 2003, Paula has been ranked #1 for Labor and Employment Law defense in the State of Oregon by Chambers & Partners USA, and has been named in US News' Best Lawyers' directory since 1995.

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

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. 

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


February 3, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30PM ET
1:30 PM - 2:30PM CT

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.


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



Presenter Information: Lisa Pompeii 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.

George Delclos is Professor of Occupational Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and occupational medicine, and a NIOSH-certified B-reader. Among his current areas of research are the epidemiological and clinical aspects of work-related asthma in healthcare workers.

Robert Emery is Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He has over 30 years of experience in health & safety and holds master's degrees in health physics and environmental sciences, and a doctorate in occupational health.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


October 22, 2014

4:00-5:00 PM ET
3:00-4:00 PM CT

As infected aid workers return to the US from Africa, and the US plans to send 3,000 military to support the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Africa, many myths abound related to the transmission and treatment of this disease. Should employers be concerned? How should global travel policies and medicine programs be modified? Does your Disaster Planning Program need review and if so, what do you do to prepare for the potential of a future Ebola exposure in the US or abroad, if you work for a global company?
Attend this webinar to learn the latest facts and figures related to the risk of infection, control measures, education and trusted resources for further guidance.


Presenter Information: Dr. Weber is Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Medical Director at UNC Employee Health. 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


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: 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: 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

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.

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

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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

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


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


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: 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: 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



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



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


This webinar provides an overview of occupational health risks, practices and policies related to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Speakers will present numbers and rates of occupational infection and descriptions of unsafe working conditions. They will discuss the impact of resource constraints on risk in the U.S. and internationally, and the impact of legislative mandates. Interventions and recommended actions will be outlined, and the nurse’s role will be highlighted.

Course Type: Webinar


This course will present some of the strategies utilized by the Southwest PA Occupational Health Nurses organization to increase attendance at educational/meeting sessions. It will examine who should be invited, who should present and how to congratulate your members on achievements.


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



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


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


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: 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



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

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


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


October 28, 2014

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

More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Across all types of violence, the majority of female and male victims reported that their perpetrators were male. This staggering data indicates that a public situation similar to that experienced by the NFL with Ray Rice and his partner may currently be private in your workplace, making it particularly difficult to monitor, evaluate, and address. But the need is especially acute because it can create a ripple effect of negative health consequences well beyond the immediate injury with conservative estimates in the billions of dollars in terms of lost productivity, direct medical care, ongoing health care, and lost earnings.
Occupational health nurses have a responsibility to prepare their employers with programs to prevent and/or decrease the risk of IPV among the workforce, detect it early and intervene appropriately when needed. Join this webinar to learn more.
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Presenter Information: Dr Stephanie Francis, Clinical Education Director of a Family Violence Prevention Center. Previously she worked in a Residential Counseling Program (Battered Women’s Shelter). She received her Doctorate from the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a research focus on the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment within families.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

January 21, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

This webcast is for LP/VNs who practice in occupational health, RNs who may supervise LP/VNs, both on or off-site, and hiring managers, especially OHN Leaders and HR managers who hire licensed practical nurses. It is about the occupational health team and the role of the LP/VN on that team. It will include legal issues related to Nurse Practice Acts and the scope of practice, delegation and “standing orders”, and court testimony. Case law and case studies will cite outcomes that demonstrate what happens in situations when all parties do not understand scope of practice, including employer liability, malpractice by both the LP/VN and/or RN and other concerns.


Sponsored by the AAOHN Foundation with a gift from Susan Johnson, BSN, RN, COHN-S.

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


Presenter Information: Patricia Strasser is an OHN Consultant and faculty at the University of Michigan and has extensive experience in helping businesses establish OH programs, including hiring staff and helping business leaders understand how to match the objectives of their health and safety services with the scope of practice of LPN, RN, and NPs.


Susan Johnson is an OHN and is a faculty in the Practical Nurse curriculum at Hutchinson Community College, in Hutchinson, KS. Susan’s background is occupational health nursing.


Patrice Walker currently defends health care providers who face prosecution by their licensing boards. While on staff with the NC Institute of Government, she worked with legislators and members of local government on health law issues. Her legislative assignments included drafting the North Carolina Guardianship laws, the NC Nursing Practice Act and the NC Pharmacy Practice Act. She has taught courses statewide on health law and provided consultant services to state and local governmental officials on health law matters.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


December 3, 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.

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).