AAOHN 2017 Annual Conference - Non-Member



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Common Adult Vaccine Issues: What Employees Need, Coaching about Vaccines, and Safe Vaccine Management

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Common Adult Vaccine Issues: What Employees Need, Coaching about Vaccines, and Safe Vaccine Management

Apr 25, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 25, 2017 3:00pm

This session will focus on vaccines from three perspectives: an introduction to the vaccines designed to protect the health of adults and their families, vaccine care and storage recommendations to ensure efficacy, and effective coaching occupational health nurses can use when discussing vaccines for maximum protection of their health and that of their families.

  • Identify the latest ACIP recommendations for four adult immunizations and the education surrounding them.
  • Define the principles of vaccine storage and handling and the importance of the Vaccine Cold Chain.
  • Outline the needed vaccine storage equipment.
  • State the inventory management procedures necessary to ensure vaccine potency and efficacy.

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Standard: $50.00

Mental Health Rapid Intervention: Effective Mental Health Coaching in 15 minutes

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Mental Health Rapid Intervention: Effective Mental Health Coaching in 15 minutes

Apr 25, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 25, 2017 3:00pm

Many nurses need additional skills to help identify and deal with mental health issues in the work place. In this session, you will get the tools needed to identify and intervene for workers who present with common mental health concerns. The coaching skills presented will include interviewing, identification of common mental health issues, crisis intervention, as well as referral methods

  • Identify common mental health issues.
  • Discuss basic interviewing techniques.
  • Describe crisis intervention techniques and effective referral methods.

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Standard: $50.00

Occupational Health Nurses and a Culture of Health

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Occupational Health Nurses and a Culture of Health

Apr 26, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 26, 2017 12:00pm

As health professionals who provide for and deliver health and safety programs and services to workers, worker populations, and communities, occupational health nurses are uniquely suited to take leadership roles in building a culture of health. Learn strategies for how occupational health nurses can develop leadership capabilities, regardless of position or title, and be a voice in advocating for worker health and safety.

  • Describe what a Culture of Health is.
  • List strategies for how occupational health nurses can take leadership roles in building a Culture of Health in their workplaces and communities.
  • Describe how the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is preparing the nursing workforce to provide excellent care to people/workers, families and communities.

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Standard: $50.00

Shoulder Surgery

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Shoulder Surgery

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

Orthopedic problems, whether acute or chronic, are often overlooked and undertreated in the workers’ compensation realm. This can lead to a significant delay in return to work, increases in claims expenditures, unnecessary pain and suffering for the worker and legal liabilities for the employer. While performing a live-streamed shoulder surgery, typical of a procedure that employees may undergo, learn about the surgical procedure and the injuries, both on and off the job, that indicate the need for such a procedure and gain some coaching tips for advising employee what to expect.

  • Describe which extremity surgery may be indicated as the result of a workplace injury, an off-the-job injury and normal wear and tear.
  • Discuss the surgical procedure demonstrated in the context of explaining what to expect to a worker anticipating surgery.
  • Discuss the complexities of shoulder surgery.

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Standard: $50.00

Assessment, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement of Your Surveillance Program

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Assessment, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement of Your Surveillance Program

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

This session will examine the medical monitoring that should take place for employees, depending on individual exposures. Review some of the potential hazards that are found in organizations and the medical surveillance programs recommended to address them. We will focus on how to identify gaps in surveillance programs and how programs can evolve with cross-discipline collaboration.

  • Discuss using the hierarchy of controls to remove or reduce hazards.
  • Discuss how to do a risk assessment prior to building a surveillance program, using AIHA Occupational Health Risk Assessment tools and Job Hazard Analysis and how to develop collaborations between other disciplines within the industry to help drive compliance.
  • Discuss examples of hazards in the workplace and the clinical effects that might manifest in the employee and the tools needed to establish and continually improve a medical surveillance program.

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Standard: $50.00

Think Global, Act Local: Perspectives on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Impact on Our Community

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Think Global, Act Local: Perspectives on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Impact on Our Community

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

This session will cover recent and current outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases (e.g. Zika, Ebola Virus Disease, MERS-CoV) and the impact on U.S. healthcare providers and their communities. We will cover disease epidemiology, including risk factors, as well as a description of national and global efforts to prevent and control the various infectious diseases.

  • Describe the epidemiology, risk factors, and control efforts of key recent and current infectious disease epidemics (e.g. Zika, Ebola Virus Disease, MERS).
  • Discuss implications for international travelers.

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Standard: $50.00

Tapering Pain Medications in Polypharmacy Cases

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Tapering Pain Medications in Polypharmacy Cases

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

Chronic pain patients often receive a mix of opioids, benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, and anti-depressants. Even when an agreement to decrease drug usage is reached, tapering is difficult because there are no medical guidelines for reducing opioids in conjunction with the other drugs. You will discuss the various tapering protocols of different drug classifications, other variables to consider, including patient metabolism, provider expertise, psychosocial barriers, and clinical co-morbidities. Points include determining which classes of drugs to reduce first, dose reduction by class, withdrawal symptoms, and applying different de-prescribing tactics to the different drugs.

  • Identify the medications commonly used together for pain management, how they work and how they interact with each other.
  • Describe the methods for tapering patients from opioids, muscle relaxants, benzodiazepines, and other drugs frequently used to manage pain.
  • List pain management techniques that don’t involve drugs and ways to address psychosocial issues.

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Standard: $50.00

Research Panel: When Lifting Hurts; Health Literacy and Shipwrecked

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Research Panel: When Lifting Hurts; Health Literacy and Shipwrecked

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

Panelists will discuss their research results and the implications for occupational and environmental health nurses, including findings related to body positioning, a health literacy project and workplace hazards experienced by Latino immigrant contingent workers.

  • Describe proper body positioning and muscle activation sequencing that can be applied to lifting activities.
  • Discuss findings and recommendations from a health literacy education program.
  • List some of the more common contingent worker classifications and legal implications, industries dependent on this labor and national legal advocacy groups.

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Standard: $50.00

Leadership Attributes as a Professional in the Business World

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Leadership Attributes as a Professional in the Business World

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

We are in a time that leadership attributes demonstrated as a professional in the business environment is critical. Leadership is the foundation for any successful organization. There are 10 essential attributes that build character and personal integrity in Leaders. These attributes must be developed over time through teachings and role models. It is time the occupational health professional is viewed as part of the leadership team. This can be accomplished. We need to sit at the table with the “C suite” and speak their language and be engaged in our business and understand the reality of what worth we bring to the table. The participant will take away “key elements” regarding the 10 top essential attributes they can apply to the daily work life.

  • Identify the essential characteristics of culture ownership.


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Standard: $50.00

The Best of Both Worlds: In-House Leave Management Programs Enhanced by Out-Sourced Technology

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The Best of Both Worlds: In-House Leave Management Programs Enhanced by Out-Sourced Technology

Apr 26, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 4:30pm

Given the complexities in FMLA, ADA, PDA, USERRA, and numerous state-specific leave protection laws, there’s no wonder so many businesses throw up their hands and choose to out-source their leave management program. However, they unwittingly forfeit improved employee outcomes, while simultaneously increasing liability for their leaders and human resource teams. You will learn the key components of a successful leave management program and the value of keeping it in-house.

  • Identify key components of an effective leave management program.
  • Discuss the role of Disability Case Manager in an in-house leave management program

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Standard: $50.00
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