AAOHN 2019 National Conference

Apr 8, 2019 ‐ Apr 10, 2019


Standard: $375.00
Members: $275.00

Sessions

Opening Keynote: Navigating Currents at OSHA — Towards Safe and Sound Workplaces

Apr 8, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Apr 8, 2019 3:00pm

Identification: 312

Credits: None available.

Many OSHA initiatives and changes are occurring in the OSHA organization of which OHNs need to be informed to effectively perform their jobs and keep employees safe and healthy. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the OSHA initiatives of high priority for OHNs practice.
  • Discuss the status of the OSHA Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing and the role of the OHN position and OHN Internship Program.
  • Describe emerging issues in Occupational Health and Safety and the role of the OHN.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Establishing a Competency Based Occupational Health Practice

Apr 8, 2019 3:15pm ‐ Apr 8, 2019 4:45pm

Identification: 313

Credits: None available.

Our competency framework is an effective tool in planning, implementing and evaluating the technical expertise within your nursing staff. The goal of the session is to explain the framework and show how to develop a competency model with its supporting materials, including training modules and standard operating procedures that can be used when hiring, developing and accessing the performance of the nursing staff. The presenters have real world experience in competency mapping and implementation and can end the session with guidance around how to utilize key performance indicators to assess the functions of a team or an individual. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the components of a competency-based occupational health nursing practice.
  • Identify the process for implementing a successful occupational health nursing competency framework.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Striving for Excellence: Using Data to Enhance Occupational Health Nursing Competence

Apr 8, 2019 5:00pm ‐ Apr 8, 2019 6:00pm

Identification: 317

Credits: None available.

This presentation will share several data sources, exciting results, and tools used to understand and increase the competence of Occupational Health Nurses. Content will include the following: 1. Gap Analysis. An internal gap analysis survey was administered to understand how Employee Health Nurses perceived their own competence of the AAOHN Competencies for Occupational Health Nurses and importance to their practice. 1. Gap Analysis. An internal gap analysis survey was administered to understand how Employee Health Nurses perceived their own competence of the AAOHN Competencies for Occupational Health Nurses and importance to their practice. 2. Performance Measures. 70 individual performance measures were defined as essential to the Employee Health Nursing role at Intermountain Healthcare. These measures were organized into five competencies and tiered into four stages (novice, competent, proficient, and expert) They encompass all 22 AAOHN Competencies. 3. Continuous Improvement. To maintain evidence-based practice standards and performance expectations; several tools were developed to track progress, provide ongoing mentoring, increase professionalism, and skillfully train new nurses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies used to measure and evaluate Occupational Health Nurse competency.
  • Recognize uses of data in driving continuous improvement.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Grab ‘em by their OssiclesGrab ‘em by their Ossicles

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Grab ‘em by their Ossicles

Apr 9, 2019 8:00am ‐ Apr 9, 2019 9:00am

Identification: 401

Credits: None available.

In his peripatetic journey through the auditory realm the instructor, who is among the most ardent of hearing conservationists, will share his favorite tips and techniques for tuning in and turning on to the value of hearing. Grab ‘em by their Ossicles begins with an exploration of sound and its tremendous impact on our experience of life. We will explore the ear’s response to auditory stimulation in both an experiential and didactic manner. The attendee will learn motivational techniques to propagate the next wave of hair-cell ambassadors and hearing-protection advocates. Whether applying these ideas to employee education or simply enhancing the joy of one’s own auditory experience, this lecture is sure to challenge the prevalent perception that allows hearing to be taken for granted.begins with an exploration of sound and its tremendous impact on our experience of life. We will explore the ear’s response to auditory stimulation in both an experiential and didactic manner. The attendee will learn motivational techniques to propagate the next wave of hair-cell ambassadors and hearing-protection advocates. Whether applying these ideas to employee education or simply enhancing the joy of one’s own auditory experience, this lecture is sure to challenge the prevalent perception that allows hearing to be taken for granted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the critical nature of hearing to well being.
  • Plan, recommend, and practice hearing awareness education.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Preventing Injuries: Applying the Total Worker Health Model

Apr 9, 2019 9:15am ‐ Apr 9, 2019 10:45am

Identification: 403

Credits: None available.

Preventing injuries in the workplace is always the goal but how can that be accomplished given a workforce who is aging and has complex health issues along with work related injuries? The Total Worker Health model can be applied to any workplace and can help to refocus the efforts to reduce or prevent injuries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines Total Worker Health (TWH) “ as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protections from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.” So what is the connection for OSH professional between work and health? According to NIOSH, “traditional occupational safety and health protection programs have primarily concentrated on ensuring that work is safe and that workers are protected from the harms that arise from the work itself. TWH builds on this approach by acknowledging that work influences health both in ways that have long been understood as well as ways that are more recently recognized.” For example, there are work-related risk factors for sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, depression and obesity. The idea is to consider how the workplace environment can both reduce safety risks and enhance overall worker well-being. This session will offer specific examples from one medium sized company and two large companies that have been collected by NIOSH. Participants may then apply the concepts to their own workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the five elements of the Total Worker Health (TWH) model.
  • Describe three examples of how the model can be applied in a workplace.

Speaker(s):
  • Deborah R. Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP, FAAOHN, Corporate Director of Health Safety & Wellness, LLBean, Inc.
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Popular Diets: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! Which Ones Are the Best?

Apr 9, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Apr 9, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: 409

Credits: None available.

There are so many diets to choose from today. Patients are continuously coming to occupational and environmental health care providers with requests to provide counseling and consultation on which ones are the best to follow. These options must be evaluated based on areas such as ease of applicability, integration into the patient's current lifestyle, current medical conditions, social life, and culture, and how effective they have been shown in the long term. Most important, healthcare providers need to become familiar with the common popular diets and their risks and benefits , so they have a working knowledge of the current options that their patients may be considering when seeking assistance in choosing options and assistance when working on healthy lifestyle changes through occupational health centers and wellness programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review some diet programs that are very popular today.
  • Compare and contrast the risks and benefits of the most popular diet programs including their short term and long term effects including nutrient content, weight loss, cardiovascular risk factors, and other possible health risks.
  • Discuss the two top rated programs that have the best outcomes and least health risks as supported by scientific based literature and randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Risk, Reality, and Recovery for Orthopaedic Injury in the Aging Workforce

Apr 9, 2019 2:45pm ‐ Apr 9, 2019 4:15pm

Identification: 413

Credits: None available.

As the national workforce ages, the incidence of orthopaedic injury has increased as well. This is due to multiple factors related to aging and physical job requirements. A thorough review of the literature and case studies demonstrate the importance of understanding the increase of orthopaedic injury among aging workers and the nursing interventions used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of those injuries. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of orthopaedic injuries on the aging workforce.
  • Implement strategies for reducing the risk of orthopaedic injury among aging workers.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Evidence-Based Educational Strategies to Build Health Literacy (HL) Competency of Occupational Health Professionals to Promote Health and Improve Outcomes

Apr 10, 2019 7:30am ‐ Apr 10, 2019 9:00am

Identification: 504

Credits: None available.

In this session, participants will enhance their knowledge about the effect of HL challenges, evidenced-based strategies to address HL, and HL competencies for nurses. Participants also enhance their knowledge about and also have an opportunity to experience some evidence-based education strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how all people benefit from clear, simple language and culturally appropriate health information and communication.
  • Demonstrate use of at least one recommended health literacy communication strategy.
  • Implement evidence-based strategies that are presented to meet health literacy competencies for nurses personally and in occupational clinical practice.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Catherine Dempsey Lecture: The Workplace Integrated Health and Safety (WISH) Assessment Tool — Measuring Best Practices in Worker Safety, Health, and Wellbeing

Apr 10, 2019 9:15am ‐ Apr 10, 2019 10:15am

Identification: 505

Credits: None available.

Many OHNs need new ways to effectively address the health and safety of the workplace. OHNs will be informed of current resources for their practices, including the WISH tool to conduct workplace assessments in a more comprehensive manner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Workplace Integrated Safety and Health
    (WISH) Assessment.
  • Identify the uses of the WISH Assessment to conduct more
    comprehensive and efficient workplace assessments.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00

Have We Moved the Dial on Total Workers Health?

Apr 10, 2019 10:30am ‐ Apr 10, 2019 11:30am

Identification: 507

Credits: None available.

Assessment, Implementation, and Evaluation of Total Workers Health Program at a large medical center. 

Leaning Objectives:

  • Discuss and define a risk assessment and give examples of a risk assessment for all employees.
  • Define selection criteria for programs that meet the needs of their population and give examples of programs and the personnel most appropriate to implement these programs.
  • Identify the components of a successful program using an evaluation tool and presentation of a successful program.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $35.00
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