When the human immune system goes awry, autoimmune disease results. These diseases can lead to lost productivity, decreased quality of life and increased co-morbidities. Biologics were introduced to the autoimmune arsenal late in the 20th century. Biologics can decrease lost productivity as well as improve quality of life for the individual with autoimmune disorders; however they bring with them unique hurdles and adverse effects. After this session, you will be equipped with knowledge of commonly used biologics in order to recognize barriers both inside and outside the workplace. The session will include the implications of the Family and Medical Leave Act as well as Americans with Disabilities Act as useful tools for the worker dealing with autoimmune disorders.
As the historical methodologies of sports medicine have evolved and expanded, the act of passive stretching has been replaced by low-intensity exercise—or warming up—in order to fully prepare the body for physical tasks. Combined with a prevention- based approach, "warming up" has proven to be a powerful and effective tool in a modern occupational setting, bringing heightened productivity, lower rates of musculoskeletal injuries, and long-term improvements in both health and safety.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are becoming more important within all areas of business, including the business of occupational health. This session will share the process used by one company’s global occupational health organization, including identification of key stakeholders, how to utilize KPIs to address areas of occupational practice in need of improvement and also maintain those areas consistently delivering value, formulate a method of measuring data in a way that is meaningful to the larger organization, and communicate KPI results to leadership in a way that emphasizes the significance of the occupational health program within the business.
Healthcare and emergency services workers may be exposed to more psychological trauma in a single shift than many of us will be exposed to in a lifetime. How can healthcare workers and first responders develop psychological resiliency, help themselves and each other, and identify when their mental pressure cooker is about to boil over? In this session, you will learn how to develop resilience and a self-care strategy for any population. Leaders and future leaders will learn how to identify early warning signs of over-exposure and steps they can take in various scenarios. You will be able to help yourself and others cope with the day-to-day stressors of the job, diffuse traumatic events, and ensure the highest level of work-related mental readiness
This presentation will end the conference with strategies for organizing information obtained at the conference and with creative ways to handle the extensive list you created from your learning without creating an “overwhelming” sensation of needing to get it all done. You will find out how to apply rejuvenation principles in your daily personal and professional journey in life.