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Main description:

The scope of occupational health nursing practice has expanded and taken on a variety of roles, giving rise to opportunities for nurses to care for workers in various workplace settings.  Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing provides a highly practical and accessible guide for nurses entering and already engaged in this important field.  


The book begins with the foundations for occupational health practice, covering the domain of occupational health and the role of the many professionals within the specialty.  Subsequent chapters address program development, professional development, workplace regulatory requirements, workplace injury management, and managing health and productivity.  Case studies pertaining to fitness for duty and medical monitoring provide real–life scenarios to aid in learning. 


Key Features:



  • Practical and accessible guide to occupational health nursing

  • Addresses occupational health issues from the employer perspective

  • Covers the role of the OHN, cultural issues, and US regulations

Provides case studies on fitness for duty and medical monitoring


Back cover:

The scope of occupational health nursing practice has expanded and taken on a variety of roles, giving rise to opportunities for nurses to care for workers in various workplace settings.  Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing provides a highly practical and accessible guide for nurses entering and already engaged in this important field.  


The book begins with the foundations for occupational health practice, covering the domain of occupational health and the role of the many professionals within the specialty.  Subsequent chapters address program development, professional development, workplace regulatory requirements, workplace injury management, and managing health and productivity.  Case studies pertaining to fitness for duty and medical monitoring provide real–life scenarios to aid in learning. 


Key Features:



  • Practical and accessible guide to occupational health nursing

  • Addresses occupational health issues from the employer perspective

  • Covers the role of the OHN, cultural issues, and US regulations

Provides case studies on fitness for duty and medical monitoring


Contents:

Preface ix


1 Foundations for Practice 1


2 Professional Issues 15


3 Workers and Workplaces 35


4 Program Development 51


5 Facilities and Resources 73


6 Workplace Regulatory Requirements 97


7 Promoting and Maintaining a Safe Workplace 127


8 Fitness for Duty 153


9 Drug–Free Workplace 171


10 Workplace Injury Management 191


11 Managing Health 219


12 Managing Productivity 239


13 Promoting Health and Well–Being 263


14 Leadership and Change 295


Appendices


1 General Definitions and Terms 309


2 Sample Occupational Health Nurse Job Description 313


3 Sample Agreement for Professional Services 317


4 Sample Practice Guidelines for the Registered


Occupational Health Nurse 325


5 Sample Medical Direction Prescription Release Authorization 333


6 Sample Program Development Checklist 335


7 Sample Documentation of Health Services Visits 341


8 Things to Consider 343


9 Sample Mobile Equipment Operator Health Evaluation 347


10 Nationally Notifiable Infectious Conditions 351


11 Sample Safety Policy 355


12 OSHA s Strategic Map for Change and Continuous Improvement for Safety and Health 357


13 OSHA s Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability Checklist 361


14 Common Hazards and Descriptions 363


15 Guide to Recordability of Cases under OSHA 365


16 OSHA Recordable Reference 367


17 Health History Form 369


18 Policy & Procedure 377


19 Sample: Drug–Free Workplace Policy 381


20 Urine Drug Screen Collection Checklist 389


21 Sample Request for Workplace Accommodation 393


22 Notice of Intermittent FMLA Absence 395


23 Sample Fitness for Duty Form 397


24 Sample Wellness Program 399


25 Service Provider Service Delivery Activity Report May 2012 403


26 Occupational Health Services Service Delivery Evaluation Criteria 407


27 Professional Resources Related to Occupational Health 409


Index 415


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118517628
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: April, 2013
Pages: 456
Dimensions: 152.00 x 228.00 x 17.04

Subcategories: General Issues, Nursing

MEET THE AUTHOR

Arlene Guzik, DNP, ARNP–BC, COHN–S, FAAOHN, is President and Owner of Business Health Resources, Inc. and is Assistant Medical Director and Vice President of Operations, Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers, Largo, Florida, USA.