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.
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.
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.