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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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Resources for the resources

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 Worldwide

  • DUKE

  • CDC - ENVIR.NURSE LISTSERVE

  • OCC-ENV-MED LISTSERVE

  • OEM CLINICS

  • LEAH CURTIN

  • ANA


It tools
IT TOOLS Worldwide

  • Computerized Patient Record (CPR)

  • System Integration Programs

  • Compliance Assurance Systems

  • Epidemiological & Statistical Models

  • Clinical Pathways

  • Business Modeling Systems


Internal resources
“Internal” Resources Worldwide

  • A “Champion”

  • Employee Groups; Safety Teams, Unions, Quality Teams

  • Management Teams

  • “Intranets”

  • Company/Agency Publications



The bottom line
The Bottom Line Worldwide

SKILL +

EDUCATION +

RESOURCES +

OPPORTUNITY

EQUALS = VALUE

maryamann@worldnet.att.net