2017 Clinical Practice/APRN

Jun 6, 2017


Clinical Practice/APRN

Our most popular conference sessions for enhancing your clinical and advanced practice skills are available in this bundle featuring sessions on Opioid Management, Hepatitis C, Mental Health Coaching, Shoulder Surgery, Travel Health and more!

Standard: $425.00

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What Would You Do?

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What Would You Do?

Apr 25, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Following the framework of the TV show “What Would You Do,” this session will engage with never-before discussed real-life scenarios from occupational health nursing practices. We will tackle tough clinical and ethical dilemmas with your participation and debate. Topics will include regulation compliance, return to work dilemmas, absence management, clinical conundrums, and more.

  • List three resources to utilize when solving a difficult occupational health practice question.
  • Discuss two key considerations when developing and implementing a return to work plan for the injured/ill worker.
  • Explain a plan for developing an action plan when direction is given from multiple managers and or stakeholders.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Opioids: Issues for the Occupational Health Nurse

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Opioids: Issues for the Occupational Health Nurse

Apr 25, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 12:30pm

Credits: None available.

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.

  • Identify available opioids and their mechanism of action, properties and their reversal agents.
  • Describe the legal issues surrounding opioid use and abuse.
  • Explain methods to use opioids safely while managing pain.

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Standard: $50.00

Hepatitis C Practice Updates for Occupational Health Nurses

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Hepatitis C Practice Updates for Occupational Health Nurses

Apr 25, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 12:30pm

Credits: None available.

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.

  • Identify which persons should be screened for hepatitis C.
  • Summarize the role of occupational health nurses in screening and linkage patients to care.
  • Describe and restate what treatments are available for hepatitis C.

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Standard: $50.00

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

Credits: None available.

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

Credits: None available.

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.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Shoulder Surgery

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Shoulder Surgery

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

Credits: None available.

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

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

Credits: None available.

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.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Overcoming Recurrent Challenges in Travel Health

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Overcoming Recurrent Challenges in Travel Health

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

Credits: None available.

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.

  • List counseling priorities for employees departing on very short notice.
  • Describe alternatives to vaccination for the prevention of rabies and JE.
  • Describe one method for maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills in travel health.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Occupational Concussion: Implications for Return to Work and Ability to Work

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Occupational Concussion: Implications for Return to Work and Ability to Work

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

Credits: None available.

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.

  • Define concussion and post-concussion syndrome and the short and long term implications of each.
  • Describe the evaluation process of the initial and ongoing physical, cognitive and psychological signs and symptoms of concussion.
  • Identify appropriate treatment options for the various levels and stages of concussion.

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Standard: $50.00

Autoimmune Disorders: The Use Of Biologics

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Autoimmune Disorders: The Use Of Biologics

Apr 27, 2017 10:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 11:30am

Credits: None available.

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.

  • Identify common autoimmune disorders affecting the working population.
  • Discuss the use of frequently prescribed biologics in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
  • Identify the impact of one disease, rheumatoid arthritis, on an individual’s home and work life.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00