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.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Comprehensive Review of the Healthy People 2020 Occupational Safety and Health Objectives: Part 1. Tools for the Occupational Health Nurse in Goal Attainment." 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Comprehensive Review of the Healthy People 2020 Occupational Safety and Health Objectives: Part 2. Tools for the Occupational Health Nurse in Goal Attainment." 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "A Family History Intervention: Enhancing Cardiovascular Risk Assessment", is also presented in the April 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "An Integrated Approach to Worker Self-Management and Health Outcomes: Chronic Conditions, Evidence-Based Practice, and Health Coaching", is also presented in the November 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on “Associations Between Obesity and Stress and Shift Work Among Nurses". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Building a Health Literate Workplace". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Consulting in Occupational Health Nursing: An Overview". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Cut-Laceration Injuries and Related Career Groups in New Jersey Career, Vocational, and Technical Education Courses and Programs". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Demographic Challenges Across the European Union Member States". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Does Current Scientific Evidence Support a Link Between Light at Night and Breast Cancer Among Female Night-Shift Nurses?" 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Evaluating and Improving Nurses’ Health and Quality of Work Life", is also presented in the April 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Evaluation of a Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program at a Workplace Medical Clinic,” is also presented in the October 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Focus on the Aging Worker", is also presented in the October 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Health Disparities of Coal Miners and Coal Mining Communities - The Role of Occupational Health Nurses", is also presented in the July 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
Health promotion practice has evolved over the past four decades in response to the rising rates of chronic disease. The focus of health promotion is attaining wellness by managing modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, diet, or physical activity. Occupational health nurses are often asked to conduct worksite health promotion programs for individuals or groups, yet may be unfamiliar with evidence-based strategies. Occupational health nurses should lead interprofessional groups in designing and implementing worksite health promotion programs. This article introduces occupational health nurses to health promotion concepts and discusses evidence-based theories and planning models that can be easily introduced into practice. [Workplace Health Saf 2014;62(8):342-349.]
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Heat Stress Management Program Improving Worker Health and Operational Effectiveness: A Case Study", is also presented in the March 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Implementation of Occupational Health Service Improvements Through Application of Total Quality Management Processes", is also presented in the June 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Invisible Pollution: The Impact of Pharmaceuticals in the Water Supply", is also presented in the December 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Leveraging Best Practices to Promote Health,Safety, Sustainability, and Stewardship,” is also presented in the August 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the post test and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Mindfulness Interventions to Reduce Stress Among Nursing Personel". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Necrotizing Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia", is also presented in the March 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Occupational Chemical Exposures Among Cosmetologists: Risk of Reproductive Disorders,” is also presented in the December 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Occupational Health Nursing in the United States". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Occupational Trajectories and Immigrant Worker Health". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Pain Management in Occupational Health". 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Pesticide Exposure and Child Neurodevelopment", is also presented in the May 2012 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Phthalate Exposures and Human Health Concerns: A Review and Implications for Practice", is also presented in the May 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Promoting Occupational Health Nursing Training: An Educational Outreach With a Blended Model of Distance and Traditional Learning Approaches", is also presented in the September 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “Promoting Universal Vaccination Among Workers,” is also presented in the July 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on "Research to Practice in Occupational Health Nursing." 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and Medical Certification of Interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers,” is also presented in the November 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "The Prevalence of Work-Related Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Back Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Midwives, Nurses, and Physicians", is also presented in the May 2013 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This issue of Workplace Health & Safety contains a Continuing Nursing Education Module on “Updating a Tuberculosis Surveillance Program: Considering All of the Variables.” 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
This online Continuing Nursing Education Module, "Yoga to Treat Nonspecific Low Back Pain", is also presented in the August 2011 issue of the AAOHN Journal. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded by AAOHN upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.

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


June 17, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

During this presentation, Dr. Heaton will present the most common sleep and fatigue issues experienced by workers, including shift work disorder and obstructive sleep apnea. The background and significance of these disorders will be discussed, as well as historically significant cases. Common signs and symptoms will be described, along with strategies you can apply to manage these conditions. After this presentation, you will recognize the impact of sleep and fatigue for your employer, in terms of human and financial capital. You will learn the implications for worker health and safety and appropriate screening tools and approaches that you can take to support workers with sleep disorders and/or lack of sleep, especially those in safety-sensitive jobs.


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


Presenter Information: Dr. Karen Heaton is a faculty member in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She brings to this program over 33 years of nursing experience in emergency nursing and, 10 years of occupational health. Her past work in occupational health includes director of the Occupational Health Nursing Program for the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety and Nurse Practitioner in the occupational health setting. She is currently a Certified DOT Medical Examiner and has developed both online and live medical examiner certification review courses. Her research examines the relationships between sleep and injury among truck drivers and farmers. Here most recently funded research project examined the effects and feasibility of an online sleep hygiene program among commercial drivers. Dr. Heaton and her husband enjoy antiquing and training (or being trained by) their dog, Rudy.


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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