With the advancement of technology, the occupational health nurse (OHN) is in a key position to stimulate change through the use of “Big Data Analytics.” By requesting and using multiple data sets, already being managed by organizations, OHNs can begin to analyze relationships to further support better decision- making. This session will introduce OHNs to big data and how basic analytics can be used to improve the health and safety of the employee.
The first panelist will describe the work of the Manhattan clinic for the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health, a World Trade Center Health Program and Clinical Center of Excellence, whose work is based on the work-related exposures of first responders in the US 9/11 terrorist attack of the World Trade Center. The second panelist will focus on how to design and implement effective health programs for a vastly diverse population, across ASEAN countries, from the design of the program facilitates to the creation of preventative interventions to decrease morbidity and absenteeism, with the ultimate goal of these programs to increase morale and productivity. Finally, the expense and complexity of conducting research in occupational health requires that we remain open to emerging methods, such as social media, that can be both informative and cost effective within an organization, across a country and across the globe.
Using a blend of published case studies, measurement tools, and industry best practices, the presenter will highlight key aspects of employee presenteeism in today’s worksites. Particular implications and applications will be showcased for occupational health professionals.
Men and women of the military have an increased lead exposure hazard by the nature of their job. Specifically, the Special Forces community of the Army has a significant exposure due to the weapons required for their mission. Because of this high exposure, Unites States Army Special Operations Command has recently introduced a new regulation pertaining specifically to Green Berets in an effort to decrease blood lead levels in this targeted population. While this session is a synopsis of the program initiation, education, and challenges that face this unique problem and population, it has application in any setting or with any group of workers with a lead exposure.
Learn how you can help employees use – and not abuse – opioids, and offer other strategies to manage pain. This session will cover opioid names, indications, mechanism of action, and legal concerns, including the limitation of ordering by doctors and APRNs, fines, and licenses. We will also cover the research surrounding opioid usage, side effects, and the medications used to combat them.
Service Animals in the workplace are becoming more and more common. Dogs and miniature horses increase access and abilities for disabled employees in the workplace, yet we have those who just want to bring their pet to work. Learn what amazing abilities service animals can provide, and how to put into place a system that protects both those needing the animal and those for whom the animal has no job performance purpose.
In a world where multi-tasking, digital distractions and continuous partial attention are the norm, it is challenging for 21st century leaders to find the time, energy and creativity to innovate. Fortunately, the practice of mindfulness – paying attention to the present moment with an attitude of open awareness – can wire your brain for leadership excellence despite the chaos and even help with self-care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 2.9 million individuals in the U.S. infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The landscape of HCV treatment has shifted rapidly in the past few years with the introduction of oral, curative direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment. This session will provide a practice update on HCV and the unique role that occupational health nurses can play in worksite screening, coaching employees who test positive, and benefits design related to drug coverage.
Do you know how to demonstrate the value of your occupational health services? This session will use case studies to demonstrate monetary return of investment (ROI) and non- monetary value or intangible value on investment (VOI) benefits to calculate value.
Nanotechnology, specifically nanomedicine and nanorobotics has emerged as one of the most exciting combined fields in medicine, science and engineering. Nanomedicine and nanorobotics will change the landscape of work, chronic disease management, health-coaching, and health education. Learn about the safety and effectiveness of Combined Cellular Therapy (bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and fat graft) for the treatment of pain and function associated with osteoarthritis. You’ll also examine case studies of Zika, Tularemia, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, and non- human primate herpes B to discuss evaluation and treatment.