On-Demand Webinars

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0


May 11, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT


FREE for AAOHN Members

Join Dr. Alana Whittaker from Roseman University of Health Sciences to learn about the latest information on the treatment of diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. These conditions have reached epidemic proportions in the US affecting 30% of the population. Occupational health nurses encounter employees daily with these conditions. It is important for employees to understand the medications used in treating these conditions. Participating in this webinar will provide the OHN with information needed to promote wellness and educate employees in the occupational setting with these conditions. This session will count toward NP CNE for pharmacy content hours needed for recertification.


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

Presenter Information: Alana Whittaker is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV. She has a practice site at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, NV where she rounds with an internal medicine team and serves as a preceptor for Adult Acute Care. She teaches in the areas of Biostatistics, Pulmonology and Endocrinology. She also serves as the Director-at-Large for Education for the Nevada Society of Health System Pharmacists.

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

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


Dr. Anita Schill will share the NIOSH Total Worker Health Model that integrates the work environment and the overall health, safety and well-being of the workers, their families and the community.

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


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. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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).