Occupational Health Nursing:
An Introduction and Review of Principles and Practice
March 29-31, 2017
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
This course will provide the basic principles
and concepts of occupational health nursing practice. Emphasis
will be on the nurse's role as a member of the occupational
health team, development of an occupational health service,
prevention of injury and disease, health promotion of adults,
and protection of worker populations. The content is designed
for nurses who are new to occupational health nursing or
those who have had a limited scope of practice but desire
to expand that scope of environmental and occupational
health nursing practice.
DrPH, COHN-S, LNCC, FAAN, University of North
Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health
Hill, NC; Director, North Carolina Occupational
Safety and Health Education and Research Center
- Identify the components of a conceptual framework for
occupational health nursing practice.
- Describe the roles and functions of the occupational
- Discuss the importance of record documentation.
- Discuss major regulatory issues impacting occupational
health nursing practice.
- Identify case management strategies.
- Outline the steps involved in planning a health promotion
- Identify methods to recognize, evaluate and control worker
exposure to health and safety hazards.
- Identify the basic concepts of toxicology as they apply
to the worksite.
The program will run from Wednesday at 8:15 am through Friday at 5:00 pm.
- Conceptual Framework for Occupational Health Nursing Practice
- The Various Roles of OHN
- Resources Available for OHNs
- Interdisciplinary Approach to Providing Occupational Health and Safety
- OSHA Standards
- Regulatory Issues
- Case Management
- Overview of Workers' Compensation
- Providing Occupational Health Services
- Establishing Health Surveillance Programs
- Introduction to Toxicology
- Wellness Programs - Saving the Bottom Line
- Principles of Industrial Hygiene
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Principles of Workplace Safety
- Conducting a "Walkthrough"
- Respiratory Protection for Nurses
- Quantitative and Qualitative Fit Testing - hands on
- Types of Respirators and Their Uses- hands on
- The Written Respiratory Protection Program
- Medical Clearance
CEUs have been applied for from the Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Occupational Health Nursing Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
- NC Association of Occupational Health Nurses
To register, click the link below. You will go to our registration site where you can click the "Register" button. You'll fill out your information and select your payment method (check, Visa, or Mastercard). Once you've submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation in your email.
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For further information on this course, contact the NC ERC office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 919-962-2101.