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The Occupational Health Nurse: A Valuable Resource Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety/OSHA University of Illinois at Chicago December 9, 2000 Mary C. Amann, RN, MS, COHN-S/CM. RESOURCES FOR THE “RESOURCES”. Professional Associations AAOHN State and Local OHN Associations

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The Occupational Health Nurse: A Valuable ResourceGreat Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety/OSHAUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoDecember 9, 2000Mary C. Amann, RN, MS, COHN-S/CM

resources for the resources
RESOURCES FOR THE “RESOURCES”
  • Professional Associations
    • AAOHN
      • State and Local OHN Associations
    • Specialty OHN Associations
      • Health Care
      • Case Management
      • Travel, Educators, Directors, etc.
    • American Public Health Association
    • American Nurses Association
benefits of professional associations
Benefits of Professional Associations
  • Standards of Practice
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Specialty Updates
  • Representation
    • Legislative Issues
    • Multi-Disciplinary Initiatives
  • Network Building
professional certifications
Professional Certifications
  • Validate mastery of knowledge and ability to practice with proficiency
  • Establish recognition to administer or provide services in regulated services and programs
      • ABOHN
        • COHN-S & COHN
        • CM
      • ANA-
        • ANP,FNP, CNS
      • Functional Certifications: Hearing, Ergonomics, Pulmonary Function, etc.
niosh educational resource centers
NIOSH Educational Resource Centers
  • Basic Education
  • Specialty Training
  • Outreach Services
  • Access to Research
  • Mentoring
vendor community a 2 way relationship
Vendor CommunityA 2-Way Relationship

1. OHNs Provide Input into the Design and

Development of Products & Services

2. Vendors Supply Products and Services

to Support and Enhance Occupational

Health Practice

information
INFORMATION
  • Journals
  • Publications
  • Guidelines
  • TECHNOLOGY
the internet
The Internet
  • Expert Data Bases
  • Global Interfaces
  • Professional Association Sites:
    • Guidelines
    • Publications
    • Continuing Education
  • Provider Networks
  • Connection to Peers
useful websites for oh professionals
Useful Websites for OH Professionals
  • Government:
    • National Library of Medicine
    • CDC
    • OSHA
    • NIOSH
    • ATSDR, TOXLINE,
    • Healthfinder
professional sites
Professional Sites
  • AAOHN
  • ABOHN
  • OEM
  • University Sites (UIC.OHNurse.edu)
  • ANA
  • APHA
list serves discussion forums connect practitioners worldwide
List Serves & Discussion Forums: Connect Practitioners Worldwide
  • Provide Peer Support and Contribute to Decision-making
  • Increase Awareness of Emerging Health Issues
  • Provide a Forum for Discussion of Varying Aspects and Perspectives on OH Issues
  • Allow “Benchmarking” to establish the “state of the art” or “best practices”
  • Engage Policy-setters and Regulation-makers to Clarify Issues
  • Duke OEM List
  • OSHA OHN List
  • OccEnvMedicine List
  • ANA
useful listserves
USEFUL LISTSERVES
  • DUKE
  • CDC - ENVIR.NURSE LISTSERVE
  • OCC-ENV-MED LISTSERVE
  • OEM CLINICS
  • LEAH CURTIN
  • ANA
it tools
IT TOOLS
  • Computerized Patient Record (CPR)
  • System Integration Programs
  • Compliance Assurance Systems
  • Epidemiological & Statistical Models
  • Clinical Pathways
  • Business Modeling Systems
internal resources
“Internal” Resources
  • A “Champion”
  • Employee Groups; Safety Teams, Unions, Quality Teams
  • Management Teams
  • “Intranets”
  • Company/Agency Publications
the bottom line
The Bottom Line

SKILL +

EDUCATION +

RESOURCES +

OPPORTUNITY

EQUALS = VALUE

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