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Start planning now to attend the 2014 AOHP National Conference in New Orleans from September 10-13, 2014. It is never too early to make plans and to ensure that your time and expenses are budgeted to attend. If you need help to justify your conference attendance with your supervisor, contact AOHP Headquarters for assistance in articulating the value at info@aohp.org. Online Registration is now open:  http://AOHPconference.com.

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Wednesday, September 10 • 8:00am - 5:30pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm W001 Getting Started in Occupational/Employee Health (Basic)

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Topic Overview: This comprehensive, informative presentation is designed for the occupational health professional new to the field. The eight-hour didactic course was developed from the Getting Started manual, which is updated every two years by the AOHP organization. Course content includes valuable resources, encourages interactive discussion and is presented by a team of knowledgeable experts. All participants will receive the 2014 edition of the Getting Started resource manual in CD format.

 

Objectives:

  1. Describe how the occupational health professional interacts in the healthcare facility’s organizational structure.
  2. Discuss areas of medical/legal confidentiality in occupational health.
  3. Identify federal, state and local regulatory requirements as related to job placement, physical hazards, and biological and chemical exposures.
  4. Review current infection prevention and control practices related to infectious diseases.
  5. Formulate strategies to utilize health teaching in infection prevention and control, and safety.
  6. Assess the effectiveness of case management in loss control.
  7. Explain how to communicate the value of the occupational health professional’s service and continuous performance improvement. 

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Amrich, RN, COHN

Carolyn Amrich, RN, COHN

Carolyn Amrich has served as the Manager of Occupational Health & Wellness at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX since 1991. Her department has expanded from Employee Health Services to Occupational Health and Wellness throughout the past 20+ years. She began as the sole employee and now supervises five nurses, one medical assistant, a human resources associate and the workers' compensation administrator. She chairs the Blood Exposure... Read More →
avatar for Denise Knoblauch, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM

Denise Knoblauch, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM

Denise Knoblauch is a case manager in occupational health with more than 23 years of experience as an occupational health professional in healthcare. She began her career as a lone employee health nurse in a small rural hospital and transitioned to an urban medical center which provides occupational health services to medical center employees and 500 companies. She has experience as a staff nurse, infection control nurse, clinic coordinator and... Read More →
avatar for Christine Pionk, MS, RN, COHN-S

Christine Pionk, MS, RN, COHN-S

Nurse Practitioner, University of Michican Health Systems
Christine Pionk has worked in a hospital occupational health setting as a Nurse Practitioner for 23 years. Her responsibilities include evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries/illnesses and evaluation of selected primary care injuries/illnesses. She has been a member of several committees, including the Infection Control Committee and Sharps Task Force. She also precepts graduate nursing students in the Primary Care... Read More →


Wednesday September 10, 2014 8:00am - 5:30pm
Bayside A 4/F