2017 PAAOHN Annual State Conference - Join the Revolution: Advances in Clinical Occupational Health at Valley Forge

Valley Forge Casino Resort, Valley Forge, PA

March 8-10, 2017



Health Literacy – Update on the Health Literacy education program to determine nurses’ Health Literacy knowledge and other project results.

Being an Effective Ally for People with Disabilities – Discuss the VOICE program and how it encourages colleagues with disabilities to identify themselves as allies in order to create more welcoming, inclusive and supportive business cultures

ATI: Early Intervention: What does that mean for the Occupational Health Nurse? – Describe the progression of a musculoskeletal injury and how to identify when an injury can be prevented versus needing treatment

AED…Narcan…EpiPen…Tourniquets…Oh My! Evaluating your first AID/AED/EM Program: Best Practices for the Workplace – How to adequately prepare for onsite medical and traumatic emergencies before EMS arrives

Preventing Travel Related Illness: Updates on Lyme Disease and Other Tick and Mosquito Borne Illness – Discuss risk factors for Travelers Diarrhea, jet lag, mosquito borne infections, and Deep Vein Thrombisis (DVTs)

“Heads Up to Toes Down” – Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse – Identify the steps to perform a complete physical examination.  Bring Your STETHOSCOPE!

Infectious Disease Update for the Occupational Health Nurse – Define how infectious disease exposures occur in the workplace and diseases associated with the type of transmission

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) – How these techniques can help OHNs deal with substance abuse disorders.

Healthy Drivers: An Update on the Medical Examination for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers – Discuss the Federal Motor Carrier standards, certified medical examiner and physical examination process, and review certification scenarios.


Ann Marie Louiseau DNP, MS, BSN, RN, CCM

Deb Daggit MS

Diana Burns MS, ATC, CEIS

Chris Reif, Paramedic (St. Mary Medical Center, EMS Mgr)

Jennifer McGarvey MSN, ANP-BC, J & J

Candace Sandal DNP, MBA, APRN, COHN-S (Health Services Manager DOW Chemical)

Dr. Ronald Goren (St. Mary Medical Center, Infection Disease Specialist)

Chad Rittle DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN


Disclosure statement

There are no conflicts of interest affecting this continuing education activity.  Participation will be verified by sign-in roster, completion of evaluation tool and completion of self- reported attendance verification forms

There is no commercial support for this activity

There is no implied endorsement of any commercial product by PAAOHN

There is no discussion of off label uses of drugs as defined by the FDA

This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Please contact Chad Rittle at rittle99@yahoo.com or 412-366-9716 OR Amy Dailey at adailey@stmaryhealthcare.org or 215-710-5827 with any questions.

All handouts for registration are available online at www.paaohn.org.


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