On-Demand Webinars

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


March 23, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Messages crowd our inbox urging us to buy the best that industry has to offer – and it can be difficult to know where to go for credible, evidence-based information to guide our work. In this session Deb Fell-Carson will introduce participants to a variety of online resources the occupational health professional might access for reliable information on emerging trends in healthcare safety and Total Worker Health.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Deb Fell-Carson is the Policyholder Safety and Wellness Adviser for SAIF Corporation, a not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurer in Oregon. She is passionate about improving worker health and safety and has most recently been involved in strategic efforts to help Oregon employers gain efficiencies, improve productivity, prevent injuries, and shorten injury recovery times by applying National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ principles – an approach that links health improvement to injury prevention 24/7. SAIF was recently accepted as a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate, in large part due to Deb’s work.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


March 2, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Is medical coding interesting? I think yes! ICD 10 has three codes for walking into a pole, the codes provide information on the injury including specifics of affected body part and encounter information. Walking into a pole is not fun if you are the victim, but there is a certain lightness we get from this real example when we use them to learn about the new system. American healthcare personnel fell under the new coding system called ICD-10 as of 1 October, 2015. Learning about what information is coded in the new system will help with better documentation, collecting and analyzing data.


Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information:Carol I. Tobias is a nurse who went to business graduate school to figure out how to use management tools to improve resources and resourcing for her and fellow nurses. She learned about coding to be able to help Army Occupational Health professionals document better and selfishly learn what information was now available for data mining. Carol is a Consultant Occupational Health Nurse for the Army Public Health Center in Aberdeen, Maryland. She has worked for Army Public Health for over 10 years and has been in occupational health 20. Carol is certified and was selected as an AAOHN Fellow in 2015.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


February 17, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

In this webinar, an experienced OHN who has developed an aggressive worksite diabetes prevention program will provide the latest description of prediabetes, including its definition, diagnostic criteria, risk assessment and differentiation prediabetes from insulin resistance. The benefits and business case for early recognition and treatment in the workplace will be discussed. Lifestyle modification, with emphasis on diet and exercise, as treatment and medical treatment will be investigated.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Karen Rae Kelly has worked as an occupational health nurse for over 20 years. Because of her interest in diabetes prevention, she became the process owner responsible for assisting employees at Eli Lily who have diabetes and prediabetes learn self-management skills. Karen is a key partner on the small team developing the AAOHN Managing Diabetes in Workplace.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


February 2, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

This webinar will explore how to handle issues such as the ADA and alcohol, new marijuana laws, drug testing, co-occurring disorders, psychological exams, and personnel records in relation to Fitness for Duty. New information and approaches will be offered along with a question/answer opportunity.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Dr. Kate Malliarakis is an Assistant Professor with the George Washington University School of Nursing where she is the Director of the MSN Nursing Leadership and Management Program as well as the Executive Leadership tract for the DNP Program. She is the President of KAM Associates, a health care consulting firm specializing in substance abuse and leadership issues. Dr. Malliarakis maintains a private counseling practice specializing in addictions, especially health professionals with substance use disorders. The joy in her life comes from her two grandsons who love their Nana!!


 

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


January 28, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Evidence suggests that an association between depression and diabetes exists. Employees experiencing both depression and diabetes account for a disproportionate share of lost productivity time at work and higher health services costs. Unrecognized and untreated depression in people with diabetes can lead to a host of complications that could otherwise be avoided if the depression is recognized early and treated. This presentation will describe the relationship between diabetes and depression, how these two chronic illnesses can impact an employee, and the role that employers and the occupational and environmental health nurse can play in assisting employees who are experiencing both conditions.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Dr. Michelle Owens-Gary is a Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, who earned her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Owens-Gary serves as the team lead for diabetes and women’s health projects, which focus on improving surveillance systems for gestational diabetes data and increasing access to care. Dr. Owens-Gary also assists with the development of products and tools related to gestational diabetes, mental health, and community health workers. In her spare time, she enjoys going to her parents’ home in the mountains of South Carolina with her husband and their 5-year old son.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


January 20, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Obese workers are faced with a variety of challenges in injury prevention, as well as in their injury recovery. In this session Deb Fell-Carson introduces nurses and other health care professionals to some of these challenges and helps identify compassionate strategies to move the worker toward a positive outcome.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Presenter Information: Deb Fell-Carson is the Policyholder Safety and Wellness Adviser for SAIF Corporation, a not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurer in Oregon. She is passionate about improving worker health and safety and has most recently been involved in strategic efforts to help Oregon employers gain efficiencies, improve productivity, prevent injuries, and shorten injury recovery times by applying National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ principles – an approach that links health improvement to injury prevention 24/7. SAIF was recently accepted as a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate, in large part due to Deb’s work.

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


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

Diabetes accounts for 15 million work days absent and 120 million work days with reduced performance. One out of every 11 Americans has diabetes. One in four people with diabetes doesn’t know he or she has it. More than one in three U.S. adults – have prediabetes, where their blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. With numbers such as this, the OHN has the challenge and opportunity to educate and influence those in the workplace because without nutritional interventions workers with prediabetes may develop type 2 diabetes and those with a diagnosis will not have their condition well controlled and could be absent from work, lose productivity and/or incur increased medical costs and decreased quality of life. Please join Abby Buettner in this presentation as she will discuss nutritional interventions that can be implemented in the workplace for persons with pre-diabetes, type 1, and type 2 diabetes. Best practices will be discussed that the occupational health nurse will be able to utilize and share with employees at their worksite.


Jointly Provided by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering



Presenter Information: Abby Buettner is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and a Certified Dietitian in the state of Indiana. Abby received her B.S. in Health and Nutrition from Miami University in Ohio, and completed her Dietetic Internship at Virginia Tech. Abby previously worked in the long-term care setting where she saw first-hand how our lifestyle choices today will impact our health tomorrow. Abby is currently a dietitian working with Aramark at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis where she works to provide healthy menu options as well as be a reliable resource on nutrition for the employees at Eli Lilly. In her free time, Abby enjoys trying out new recipes and taking her corgi, Olive, for a walk on trails nearby.



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.


Jointly Provided by the 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

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


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



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


November 10, 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


May 13, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

Drs. Olszewski and Wolf will present Information outlining key steps that you must follow to begin creating a virtual presence. They will include how to consistently visit selected social media sites (monitoring/reviewing content being exchanged), how to assess content and evaluate the usefulness of sites (using tools) and how to begin interacting/dialoging with others virtually. A step by step tutorial will be presented/reviewed using screenshots to demonstrate how to create an account and user profile within Facebook and LinkedIn for use in the workplace and for professional networking. Information will be presented on how to create two different user names and passwords supporting the separation of your personal virtual life from your professional virtual connections.


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



Presenter Information: Kim Olszewski is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Nursing program at Bloomsburg University, and is Vice President of Mid-State Occupational Health Services Inc. Dr. Olszewski has 19 years of occupational health experience in both the industrial and clinical arenas. As an advance practice nurse, she is an owner and practitioner at Mid-State Occupational Health. Another area of extreme interest is healthcare informatics and the integration of social media into the occupational health arena, and also into the classroom. Dr. Olszewski is a Director on the AAOHN Board, and serves on the Communication, Grants, and Sponsorship committees. She recently co-authored Chapter 8: Information Management through Innovative Technology in the AAOHN Core Curriculum.


Deb Wolf is an Associate Professor of Nursing and an independent Healthcare Informatics Consultant. She has over 30 years of experience within the healthcare arena. Her academic area of interest falls within the Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing programs leading course content in evidence based practice, developing practice scholarship, healthcare informatics, and innovative technology. Her area of expertise focuses on integrating technology into a healthcare setting focusing on change management, process redesign and more recently the use of social media in supporting clinicians health 2.0 needs. Dr. Wolf has worked closely with various IT vendors and health systems in exploring and integrating new technologies. She recently published a book titled: Social Media for Nurses: Educating practitioners and patients in a networked world.

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).