Live Webinars

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


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.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


January 21, 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.


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


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.


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.

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).