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Occupational Health and Safety Principles
and Nursing Certification Review (June 2012)

Date

Wednesday - Friday,
June 20-22, 2012
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration

7:30 am Wednesday

Ends 2 pm Friday

(also offered Nov. 7-9, 2012)

Location

UCLA

Map, driving and parking instructions will be sent upon registration.

Fee Schedule

Standard Registration Fee
$795

Earlybird Fee
$645
(no later than 5/19/12)
Fee includes course manuals (2 in set), refreshments, Friday lunch, parking (parking is only free if instructions are followed).

Payment Terms:
(rev. 11/6/09): Substitutions may be made without additional charge. Cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule:

  • Cancellation 15 or more business days before the class 80% of registration fee
  • Cancellation 7-14 business days before the class 50%
  • Cancellation less than 7 days before the class and "no shows" No refund
If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.

UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.

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To register by phone - 310 206-2304

To register by fax - 310 794-9317

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State of the art information in the field of occupational and environmental health and safety; Comprehensive workbook/resource manuals and classroom materials; Test taking techniques and strategies for examination preparation; Written tests prior, during, and at conclusion of seminar; Participative lectures.

Management / Coordinator / Consultant Functions: Provide advice and manage Occupational Health and Safety Programs, services and staff

Clinical Functions in OHN Practice: Clinical care, environmental relationships, counseling, client advocacy, and change agent

Advisor / Educator Functions in OHN Practice: Health protection, health promotion, health education, and research

There will be a working lunch on Friday - lunch is included in your registration fee.

IMPORTANT:

Additional resources suggested for the COHN/COHN-s Certification exam:

  • AAOHN Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (bring to class)
  • AAOHN Core Curriculum Study Guide, 3rd edition (bring to class)
  • AAOHN Journal Case Management Certification Examination Study References

These items can be purchased from AAOHN, 800-241-8014, or online at www.aaohn.org then click on Marketplace.


Who Should Attend? Designed for Nurses who are:

  • Employed full or part-time in the field of Occupational Health
  • Preparing for the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses Certification Exams—COHN or COHN-S
  • Considering entering the field of Occupational Health Nursing
  • Setting up Occupational Health Programs

Valuable information for:

  • Case Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Safety Consultants
  • Physicians
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Personnel
  • Directors/Administrators of Occupational Health Facilities

 

Agenda *

 

Topics
Management / Coordinator / Consultant Functions:
  • Provide advice and manage Occupational Health and Safety Programs, services and staff
  • Assessment of corporate, environmental and employee needs
  • Analysis of health and safety data to identify program and organization status/needs
  • Review of managerial roles, concepts, principles, applications, mission statement, strategic planning systems, staffing, facilities, policies and procedures, budgets, cost benefit/cost effective analyses
  • Knowledge base necessary to the practice of OHN
  • Review of collaborative relationships with management, employees, health and safety professionals, providers, and community agencies and representatives
  • Establishment of networks of qualified providers of health and safety services
  • Scope, definition, ethical issues and standards of OHN practice
  • Recordkeeping systems in the OH setting/principles of confidentiality
  • Review/design of legally mandated health and safety programs (OSHA, ADA, FMLA, DOT, CLIA, etc.)
  • Design and evaluation of health and safety programs and expected outcomes/TQM/CQI

Clinical Functions in OHN Practice:

  • Clinical care, environmental relationships, counseling, client advocacy, and change agent
  • Assessment of individual's physical and mental health status and needs
    Health and medical surveillance systems and programs
  • Identification/symptomatology/management of occupational diseases and injuries
  • Health effects and medical/environmental monitoring of environmental stresses (chemical, physical, biological, ergonomic), principles of toxicology
  • Worksite walk-through surveys, industrial hygiene and safety principles
  • Case management/managed care/rehabilitation
  • Primary care, nursing diagnosis, nursing guidelines, interventions and expected outcomes
  • Counseling/employee assistance programs

Advisor/Educator Functions in OHN Practice:

  • Health protection, health promotion, health education, and research
  • Health protection/health promotion/health education program design
  • Survey methods and identification of learning needs
  • Knowledge of the work environment/control measures
  • Planning interventions/expected outcomes related to health protection, promotion and education
  • Health and safety training and education programs
  • Research and epidemiology in OHN

  • * Subject to modification
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