On-Demand Webinars

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.

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.

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).