Dianne Dyck, RN, BN, MSc, CRSP
COVID-19 has negatively impacted many working adults. Some working adults that have contracted the disease continue to experience symptoms and present case management challenges for Occupational Health nurses and employers. Occupational Health Nurses are case managing many patients in the workplace with symptoms of long COVID and not enough information or evidence-based practice is available. There is a gap as to how an OHN may support employees in management of their symptoms and the known impacts for the employer in the workplace. This webinar explains what is known about COVID long-haulers, their associated conditions, treatment, and how OHNs can assist these employees, their families, and employers. The session will address the employer's risk management role, along with the OHN's risk management and risk communication roles. In essence, occupational health nursing is risk-management operationalized through disability case management.
Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the signs and symptoms of long COVID
- Explain medical and self-management for long COVID
- Describe the OHN role in managing long COVID with employees
Contact Hours and Cost
1.0 Contact Hours
- Requirements for successful completion: view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
- Contact hours are available for all webinars whether you participate in the live event or the recorded viewing. Contact hours for this webinar will expire on November 4, 2023.
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.
AAOHN follows the American Nurses Credentialing Center guidelines in calculating continuing nursing education credits. With every educational activity and evaluation that is completed, each one (1) hour of education time is equal to one (1) continuing nursing education credit.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
AAOHN Joint Provider:
University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering
There are no conflicts of interest related to this webinar.