When employees travel internationally, certain challenges present themselves to nursing professionals. This session will address some of the most common recurrent challenges: the traveler leaving on short notice (often one or two days), the need for cost-effective and time-effective ways to prevent rabies and Japanese encephalitis, the dilemma of the ten-day requirement for yellow fever vaccination, and how to maintain currency with constant changes in travel health.
While initial signs and symptoms associated with a concussion/ traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often obvious and significant, prolonged recovery and impairment may indicate more subtle disruption in neurological subsystems. Early identification can facilitate appropriate interventions to speed recovery and to reduce impairment and disability. In this session, we will review the pathophysiology of concussion, discuss the physical exam to target these various subsystems and illustrate the use of some of the assessment tools and interventions used to assist in the resolution of concussion related disorders.
The Total Worker Health® program by NIOSH offers the occupational health professional an assessment tool for successful implementation of worksite safety, health and wellness programs. One of the tools in the Total Worker Health® program is the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard, a worksite health improvement plan and budget. Experience a hands-on review and active participation in completing the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard to find a starting point to your program or to identify gaps in your existing workplace program and to prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion and safety.
After embarking on a journey of safety excellence, one facility at a leading global manufacturing company transformed its safety performance from worst to world-class through proven processes that established a pro-active culture of trust, engagement and recognition. During this presentation, you will examine a case study to identify implications for your organization’s safety program.
How do you respond to employees’ questions on hot nutrition topics? What is the difference between functional foods and superfoods, and which should you be recommending? What are the basic nutritional needs of a varied workforce population and how do you calculate these needs? How do you affect individual responsibility and behavior change in employees and employers alike?
Today, there is an increased awareness and concern about violence in the healthcare setting. While a very small percentage of violence cannot be prevented, mitigation is key to preventing and reducing the chance of a violent event occurring in your hospital or any setting. This session will guide you through steps to take to mitigate threats of violence.
System induced disability (SID) is a condition that occupational health nurses are in the best position to prevent. According to the CDC, disability is likely to increase three times faster than the risk of having heart disease, having a stroke or developing cancer. Disability results in a decrease in standard of living and costs Americans $400 billion dollars each year. One in four women have a disability, while three in ten non-hispanic blacks have a disability. The unique positions of OHNs allows us to immediately impact the future of the injured worker. This session will give you the tools to recognize when SID may be occurring, avoid promoting SID, treat an active case of SID and – best of all – prevent SID.
Occupational healthcare providers have the opportunity to positively impact employment outcomes for workers with injuries or disabilities by supporting the interactive accommodation process under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This session will provide an overview of the non-discrimination and reasonable accommodation requirements of the ADA, with an emphasis on the ADA’s rules related to medical inquiries and examinations during each stage of the employment process.
This session will describe the return to work process in complicated cases with the factors that have the potential to impact the success of the work return for the employer and employee. Using case studies, we will discuss return to work planning when the worker begins medical leave, assessing physical demands of the job, including fitness for duty, and review of purpose and type of accommodations.
NIOSH established the National Center for Productive Aging & Work (NCPAW), hosted by the Office of Total Worker Health®. An important part of the center’s mission is the concept of productive aging, which involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for workers of all ages, and creating conditions that allow workers to function optimally regardless of their age. Using case studies, this presentation will advance the concept of productive aging and present evidence-based methods for facilitating an age-friendly workplace. You will have access to tools and strategies that encourage a culture of health that facilitates intergenerational collaboration and support.