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									    AOHP members, colleagues and friends,

    Greetings!

    Once again, it’s time for us to come together – this time in Las Vegas – to learn, collaborate, network and
    have fun. As occupational health professionals, we work hard every day, helping those who help others to stay
    healthy and well. The AOHP National Conference is a time for us to get away to refresh, renew and revive
    ourselves through dynamic educational programming provided by experts in their respective fields related
    to occupational health. The conference also provides a place for the exchange of successful research and
    innovative practices, in addition to an exhibition, opportunities for networking and the ability for members to
    earn continuing education hours.

    I recently heard that the world’s information doubles every four years. Imagine that! How can we possibly
    handle that kind of knowledge growth, along with effectively managing all the other responsibilities we have
    on our plates? Attending nationally-recognized conferences – like the AOHP Annual National Conference
    – helps to close our information gap by consistently providing up-to-date and relevant information every
    year. Our organization was founded in 1981 with a mission to provide members with professional growth
    through education, and we are very proud of the 31 years we have been able to assist in the development
    and advancement of the membership. Academically prepared and experienced members have competently
    contributed to the national conference as speakers. As a world class organization, AOHP now supports
    international occupational health efforts in partnership with Japan, as leaders in that country work to establish
    occupational health as a separate, devoted and recognized field.

    The success of our organization is truly dependent upon all those who find time in their busy lives to volunteer,
    offering dedicated time to furthering the mission and vision of AOHP. I would like to sincerely thank every one
    of you who has made a worthwhile contribution to the betterment of AOHP. I would also like to thank each
    vendor who has committed to support our organization and will be represented at the conference. I send my
    deepest appreciation to all of the individuals from the National Conference Committee who supported me. I
    could not have done it without you!

    Serving as National Conference Chair has been an invaluable experience for me. To my comrades and
    colleagues, friends I have met and friends I will meet, we will advance the cause of occupational health through
    the 2012 AOHP National Conference. It has been a real pleasure.

    Viva Las Vegas!

    Lydia F. Crutchfield, BSN RN
    2012 AOHP National Conference Chair




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      Table of ConTenTs
How to Vegas                               5

Conference Essentials                      8

Conference Hotel                           9

Conference Registration Details          10

Special Events & Helpful Information     11

Poster Presentations & Overview          12

Sponsors & Exhibitors                    15

Conference Committee                     16

ABOHN                                    17

Membership Application                   18

Registration Form (2 pages)            19-20

Agenda at a Glance                       21

Group Tours                              25

Conference Abstracts                     27



                                        October 3-6, 2012   3
                                                     WHO Should Attend?
                                                           Occupational health nurses
                                                            and physicians
      WHY Attend the conference?                           Employee health professionals
      …The education, the networking and the               Infection control practitioners
      location.                                            Industrial hygienists
           Enhance your work practice                     Safety officers
           Stay updated on current laws and               Human resource
             regulatory issues                              administrators
           Gain knowledge from industry                   Risk managers
             leaders                                       Hospital administrators
           Leave motivated to return to work              Case managers
             with new ideas                                Other interested individuals
           Vegas is a great place to visit!




                                                WHAT are the Benefits?
                                                …Grow as a professional with up-to-date
       WHEN and WHERE                           knowledge of the expanding scope of
       is the Conference?                       occupational health.
       …AOHP is the best attraction in Las          Gather pertinent, useful
       Vegas this fall!                               information
           October 3-6, 2012                        Nearly 40 dynamic educational
                                                      sessions
           Caesars Palace                           CEUs in a wide variety of practice
           Las Vegas, Nevada                          areas
                                                    Network on a national level
                                                    Interact with experienced speakers
                                                    Share challenges and successes with
                                                      peers




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                                               How To Vegas




Whether you’re a regular or have never                                   than Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, a French bistro right on
                                                                         the Strip with the bonus of being located directly across the street
been, you should know How to Vegas!                                      from the famous Bellagio fountains. Another great spot to just
                                                                         grab a bite and observe your surroundings is PBR Rock Bar &
                                                                         Grill at Planet Hollywood, where you can scan CityCenter, the
Vegas Basics                                                             Bellagio and the Strip all at once.
Las Vegas, an ever-changing fantasyland of a city, has seen unbe-
lievable expansion since it emerged from the desert just over 100        Cruising the Strip is required for
years ago. The sights and sounds of Las Vegas are enjoyed by             anyone who visits here, by car or by
millions of visitors every year. You will be dazzled by Vegas, and       foot, and since Caesars Palace is on the
the sheer number of things to see and do can seem overwhelming.          Strip, now’s a good time to start. As
A little advance planning will help you to enjoy your Vegas trip.        you cruise, check out the signs for the
                                                                         Cirque du Soleil shows. There are seven
Vegas offers so many types of entertainment that it can be hard to       permanent shows on the Strip, including
know where to start. From ultimate pool parties to concerts to the       the heralded “O” at Bellagio and KÀ
world’s best cuisine, Las Vegas has redefined fun.                       at MGM Grand. Folks back home will
                                                                         expect you to see at least one of them.
If food is your passion, Las Vegas has culinary pleasures for ev-
ery appetite, with celebrity chefs and cuisine that have placed Las      There’s so much to do in Vegas besides gaming, but if this is your
Vegas among the elite cities for feasting on great food. Las Vegas       first time in town, you almost have to play a little. Many hotels
is also a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find everything you need and        offer free lessons for novices.
then some at Crystals at City Center, Las Vegas Premium Outlets
downtown, the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and the             http://www.visitlasvegas.com/how-to-vegas/
nearly two million square feet of shopping bliss at Fashion Show
Las Vegas. Be sure to enjoy some of Las Vegas’ sizzling nightlife.
With so much to see and do, plan your time wisely and make the           Vegas Web Sites
most of your stay, in whatever way you choose “How to Vegas.”            The following Web sites provide information to assist you in
                                                                         planning your trip to Las Vegas:
Visit http://www.visitlasvegas.com/how-to-vegas/ for more in-              •	 Citizens Area Transit - For public transportation route and
formation about where to start, what to see and what to do. If you            schedule information.
plan your visit right, you can enjoy a little bit of everything – or a     •	 LVCVA.com - The official Web site of the Las Vegas Con-
lot of whatever you love the most.                                            vention and Visitors Authority.
                                                                           •	 McCarran International Airport - This Web site for the largest
                                                                              Las Vegas airport provides updates on flights, travel restric-
Vegas First-Timers                                                            tions and general news regarding travel in and out of Las
People-watching may sound mundane, but with the broad cross-                  Vegas.
section of visitors and celebrities who come to Vegas, it’s usually        •	 Nevada Department of Transportation - For current road
prime time entertainment. And, there’s no better spot to partake              conditions in Nevada, Clark County and outlying areas.


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    Vegas Travel                                                          8:30 pm; Friday and Saturday, 2:15 pm - 9:30 pm; Sunday, noon
    McCarran International Airport                                        - 7 pm. Schedule is subject to change, so please call for updated
    With more than 1,100 flights arriving and departing daily, Mc-        times. More info
    Carran International Airport offers direct flights to more than 125
    U.S. cities. For further information, please visit the McCarran       CBS Television City Research Center
    International Airport Web site.                                       3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
                                                                          Have you ever thought you could do the job of a network executive,
    Airport Shuttle                                                       deciding which shows are put on the air and which ones end up in
    The most economical way to get to your hotel, shuttles can cost       the waste bin? The network jobs are hard to come by, but you can
    less than $10. Airport Shuttle picks up at Door #4 at the Airport     weigh in on the decision-making process by letting your opinions be
    Baggage Area about every 20 minutes.                                  known at the CBS Television City Research Center at MGM Grand.
                                                                          Hours of operation: Open daily, 10 am - 8:30 pm. Call for
    Parking                                                               specific hours if you plan to come in the evening. Screenings run
    Parking /valet at Caesars Palace is complementary.                    about every half hour and last about an hour. More info
    Car Rentals
    The average price for an economy car in Vegas is around $25           Bellagio Conservatory
    to $30 per day, but the sky’s the limit if you want a little more     3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas,
    extravagance.                                                         NV 89109
                                                                          Crafted by a team of 100 horticul-
    Limousine Services                                                    turalists, the Bellagio’s conservatory
    See Las Vegas in style for as low as $35 an hour. Options and         features elegant, elaborate arrange-
    pricing vary depending on the vehicle and services.                   ments of plants and flowers in its
                                                                          bright, airy atrium.
    Public Transportation - Citizens Area Transit (CAT)                   Hours of operation: Open daily, 24 hours. More info
    A one-way fare on the Strip costs $3, and slightly less in the rest
    of the city. Buses on the Strip run 24/7.                             Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
                                                                          2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89014
    Taxis                                                                 Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Gardens is quite the
    Fares start with $3.30 on the meter, and $2.65 is then added for      adventure. Only 15 minutes away from the Strip, it attracts more
    every additional mile.                                                than 700,000 tourists a year. Guests get to see chocolates being
    Las Vegas Monorail                                                    made, sample gourmet treats and meander through the maze of
    The Monorail travels from Sahara Avenue to the MGM Grand              paths at the Botanical Cactus Gardens at no charge.
    every day, from 7 am-2 am Monday-Thursday and until 3 am              Hours of operation: Open daily, 8:30 am - 6 pm. Live chocolate
    Friday-Sunday. Visit the Web site for location stops and ticket       production hours vary, but are generally Monday - Friday until
    prices. www.lvmonorail.com                                            4:30 pm. Chocolate factory workers are not available on Satur-
                                                                          days and Sundays. Please call for more details. More info
    Vegas on Foot
    You can also see a lot of the city on foot. Be sure to wear com-      Fountains at Bellagio
    fortable shoes and carry a bottle of water.                           3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
                                                                          Every evening, a water and music show plays again and again
                                                                          in the spectacular fountains filling the quarter-mile-long lake in
    Weather                                                               front of the Bellagio.
    The average temperature in October is Low – 59°F High – 82°F.         Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm (with shows
                                                                          every half hour), 7 pm - midnight (with shows every 15 minutes.)
                                                                          Weekends and holidays: Noon - 7 pm (with shows every half
    Free Attractions in Las Vegas                                         hour), 7 pm - midnight (with shows every 15 minutes.) Note: Ev-
                                                                          ery Sunday for Jasmine’s “Fountain Brunch,” show times begin
    The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel                                   at 11 am and run every 15 minutes. More info
    3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139
    Located within the cozy Silverton Hotel, a 117,000-gallon saltwa-
    ter aquarium provides entertainment on a scale you can enjoy          Fall of Atlantis at Caesars Forum Shops
    only in Las Vegas. Throughout the afternoons and evenings,            3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Thursday through Sunday, women dressed as mermaids join the           No civilization put on a greater spectacle than ancient Rome, and
    4,000 tropical fish, including three species of stingrays and three   now you have a chance to witness the glory for yourself at the
    species of sharks, in the curved acrylic tank for 15-minute shows.    Caesars Palace Fall of Atlantis.
    Hours of operation: Open daily, 24 hours. Daily fish feeding          Hours of operation: Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain:
    from 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. The mermaid show runs              Every hour on the hour, Sunday - Thursday, from 10 am - 11 pm;
    every half hour during the following times: Thursday, 2:15 pm -       Friday and Saturday, from 10 am - midnight. More info


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Fremont Street Experience                                              a few minutes early, you can buy gelato or coffee right by the
425 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101                                   stage. You’ll also be guaranteed a good seat. The production is
The Fremont Street Experience will have you dancing in the street      about 15 minutes long and includes Italian folk music and opera
with its $70 million light canopy and 540,000-watt sound system.       numbers. We guarantee you’ll recognize a few of them, even
Hours of operation: Viva Vision show times are every hour on           though they’re not in English. You can, however, sing along to
the hour from dusk to midnight. More info                              the popular song, “That’s Amore!” You’ll definitely be belting out
                                                                       the chorus after the show.
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History                             Hours of operation:
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154                            Living Statues: Ann Taylor: Noon - 8 pm; St. Mark’s Square: 10
With displays of Western culture, desert life and the history of       am - 6 pm; Gondolier March: 9:50 am and 4:20 pm;	The Vene-
ancient Mexico, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History         tian Trio: An Evening of Musical Elegance: St. Mark’s Square:
is both educational and vibrant.                                       6:30 pm - 10 pm; Ann Taylor: 6 pm - 6:15 pm; Carnevale di
Hours of operation: 10 am - 6 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-           Venezia: St. Mark’s Square: Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and
day; 10 am - 8 pm, Thursday; 10 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.         6 pm; Barney’s New York: 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 4:15 pm, 5 pm, 5:15
The museum is closed on Monday. More info                              pm and 6:30 pm. More info
Show in the Sky at the Rio                                             Sunset Stampede at Sam’s Town
3700 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103                              5111 Boulder Hwy., Las Vegas, NV 89122
This sensual, yet upbeat production takes visitors on a journey        Take a symphonic journey through the Wild West at Sam’s Town.
through the world’s greatest celebrations with energetic dancers,      Similar to an old Western, the Sunset Stampede transports visitors
exotic costumes and plenty of fun.                                     back in time through the use of water, lasers, lights and anima-
Hours of operation: Show plays every hour on the hour from 6           tion. The eight-minute show begins with the plaintive howl of an
pm - 11 pm, Thursday through Saturday. More info                       animatronic wolf, which suddenly appears at the top of the moun-
                                                                       tain. The wolf is joined by other wildlife, including a bear and
M&M’s World                                                            an eagle. The fountains come alive, shooting up to eight stories
3785 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109                           high and dancing along to a symphonic score recorded especially
M&M’s World may be the most delicious attrac-                          for Sam’s Town by the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra. The
tion in Vegas. And, judging by its scores of visitors,                 show chronicles the Western pioneer experience.
M&M’s World must be doing something right.                             Hours of operation: Normal operating hours are 6 pm, 8 pm and
Hours of operation: Open daily, 9 am – mid-                            10 pm daily. More info
night. More info
                                                                       Volcano at the Mirage
Neon Museum and Boneyard                                               3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
East end of Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV 89101             Every hour after dusk, the Mirage volcano explodes forth for
This open-air museum was created by the city of Las Vegas to           crowds of curious Strip onlookers. The volcano includes two
preserve vital pieces of Vegas history.                                volcano systems, a lagoon and fire shooters that shoot flame on
Hours of operation: Outdoor walking tour open 24 hours a day.          demand. These massive fireballs are capable of shooting more
Tours of the Neon Boneyard are only available by special advance       than 12 feet into the air. It also features waterfalls with surround-
arrangement. Tours are only offered Tuesday through Saturday at        ing pools, including fire and smoke effects.
noon and 2 pm. Same-day appointments and walk-ins are not ac-          Hours of operation: The Volcano erupts nightly every hour on
cepted. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. More info       the hour from 6 pm to 11 pm. More info
Sirens of Treasurer Island                                             Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109                           Located just south of Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Part muse, part temptress, part pirate, watch as the Sirens of Trea-   Guests can park their cars right next to Las Vegas’ 50-year-old
sure Island battle a band of pirates in Sirens’ Cove, located at the   iconic sign and take plenty of memorable photos.
front entrance of the popular Treasure Island hotel and casino.        Hours of operation: Open daily, 24 hours. More info
Hours of operation: Open daily, 5:30 pm, 7 pm, 8:30 pm and 10
pm, weather permitting. More info                                      Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
                                                                       3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Streetmosphere at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian              When a little birdie tells you that there is group of exotic birds
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109                           in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, you’re not hearing a fib. At
The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian adds a little “Streetmo-       the Flamingo’s outdoor Wildlife Habitat, you can get up close
sphere” to the shopping experience, providing fun and entertain-       and personal with pink flamingos, exotic ducks, koi fish and so
ment for all who visit. Take a break from shopping and get a taste     much more. The Wildlife Habitat may only be a few steps from
of festive entertainment, both free and open to the public. From       the hustle and bustle of the resort, but you’ll feel miles away.
opera singers and entertainers like stilt walkers, dancers and “liv-   With the abundance of trees, grasslands, waterfalls, streams and
ing statues,” Streetmosphere whisks you to the heart of Italy.         brooks, you’ll feel like you’re in paradise. All you’re missing is a
                                                                       drink with a little umbrella.
Located in St. Mark’s Square (in front of the Pandora store),          Hours of operation: Open daily, 8 am - dusk. More info
“Carnevale di Venezia” plays throughout the day. If you arrive

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                                  ConferenCe essenTials
    Who Should Attend?                                                     the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Ac-
    •   Occupational health nurses and physicians                          creditation.
    •   Employee health professionals
    •   Infection control practitioners                                    Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours (CNE)
    •   Industrial hygienists                                              All pre-conference workshops, general sessions and breakout
    •   Safety officers                                                    sessions have been applied for as Continuing Nursing Education
    •   Human resource administrators                                      Contact Hours. Nurses can earn contact hours depending on ses-
    •   Risk managers                                                      sion (i.e., pre-conference, general and breakout sessions) atten-
    •   Hospital administrators                                            dance. Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/
    •   Case managers                                                      she actually spends in the educational activity. Partial credit will
    •   Other interested individuals                                       not be granted for any session, nor will any credit be given until
                                                                           that individual session has been completed.
    Your Main Conference Registration Fee                                  The Pre-Conference Workshops, available on Wednesday
    Includes:                                                              10/3/2012, offer a maximum of 8.0 contact hours. The Main Con-
    •   Dynamic Educational Sessions                                       ference agenda offers a maximum of 16.5 contact hours.
    •   Welcoming Reception with Exhibitors
    •   Continental Breakfast on Thursday and Friday with Exhibitors       Case Management Hours (CCMC)
    •   Continental Breakfast on Saturday                                  Clock hours for case managers have been applied for through the
    •   Luncheon with Exhibitors on Thursday                               Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) organiza-
    •   Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Friday                              tion. Continuing education units will be given for each individual
    •   Refreshment Breaks                                                 session of the conference.
    •   Final Conference Program Syllabus CD
    •   Entrance to the Exhibit Hall                                       Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    •   Solution Series with vendors                                       The conference has applied for Prescribed CME credits from the
    •   Continuing Education Credits                                       American Academy of Family Physicians.
    •   Continuing Medical Education Credits
    •   Case Management Clock Hours                                        Attendance for the entire individual session is required to obtain
                                                                           credit for that session. Partial credit will not be granted for any
    Sponsoring Organization                                                session, nor will any credit be given until that individual session
    The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Health-        has been completed.
    care (AOHP) is a national association with nearly 1,000 members
    who serve as leaders in championing the vital role of occupation-      Verification of Participation
    al health professionals in healthcare today. Through their active      Continuing Education Credit will be given to those individuals
    involvement at local, state and national levels, AOHP has become       who have viewed the entire presentation and return the session
    the defining resource and leading advocate for occupational            evaluation and verification of session attendance. The number of
    health and safety in healthcare, representing tens of thousands of     contact hours accumulated will depend on the number of sessions
    healthcare workers throughout the nation. AOHP promotes health         the attendee chooses to attend. The entire lecture, breakout ses-
    and safety for healthcare workers through: advocacy; occupa-           sion or workshop must be attended to receive credit for continu-
    tional health education and networking opportunities; health and       ing education. No credit will be given before the completion of
    safety advancement through best practice and research; and part-       the individual session, nor for partial attendance. A certificate will
    nering with other invested stakeholders. Founded in 1981, AOHP         be awarded to the participant who meets the criteria.
    is governed by a board of directors consisting of elected officials,
    including regional directors.                                          Verification of Attendance
                                                                           For those attendees who do not require continuing education
    Exhibit Hall                                                           credits but wish to verify their attendance, a Verification of Atten-
    Meet representatives from the companies that manufacture the           dance certificate is available upon request – post conference.
    products and services you use most often. For those companies
                                                                            Disclosure
    wishing to display, please contact AOHP Headquarters at 800-
                                                                            AOHP acknowledges the operational requirements of credentialing organiza-
    362-4347 or e-mail info@aohp.org for an Exhibitor Prospectus.           tions. The sponsors of continuing education activities and the speakers at
                                                                            these activities disclose significant relationships with commercial compa-
    Earn Continuing Education Credits                                       nies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.
                                                                            Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any
    Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare          presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might
    is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by          be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. Each speaker
                                                                            has completed a Declaration Form available at the conference.



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                                      ConferenCe HoTel
Caesars Palace                                                        Hotel room rates are subject to ap-
The AOHP 2012 Annual National Conference will be held at:             plicable state and local taxes. These
                                                                      guest room rates will be offered by
                        Caesars Palace                                the hotel three days prior to and three
                        3570 Las Vegas Blvd.                          days after the meeting dates, subject to
                        Las Vegas, NV 89109                           availability of guest rooms at the time
                                                                      of reservation. In the event that you
Phone: 702-731-7110 or 800-634-6001                                   need to check out prior to the reserved
www.caesarspalace.com                                                 check-out date, make sure to advise the hotel at or before check in
                                                                      of any change in the scheduled length of stay. If not, the hotel will
Celebrating the glory and grandeur of ancient Greece and Rome,        charge you an “Early Departure Fee” of one night’s room and tax.
Caesars Palace has been a must-see destination resort since it
opened in 1966. Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip,         Reservations
those famous fountains, dramatic gabled pediments and Corin-          To secure your reservations, please call the hotel’s reservation
thian columns are world-renowned. Caesars Palace ranks among          line at 866-227-5944.You must identify yourself as part of the
the world’s top luxury resorts and is known for its originality and   Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Health-
beauty. It features 3,340 hotel guest rooms and suites, 24 diverse    care (AOHP) 2012 Annual National Conference to receive the
restaurants and cafes, expansive Garden of the Gods pools and         special group rate. You can also use our group code SCOHP2
gardens, the 50,000 square foot Qua Baths & Spa and 310,000           to get the special group rate. You can make reservations online
square feet of premium meeting and convention space. The 4,300-       at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_
seat Colosseum spotlights renowned headliner entertainers.            new&groupID=4337356.

A renaissance that began in 2000 has elevated its status even         All reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit. If your reservation is
higher. In addition to the $95 million Colosseum, celebrity chefs     guaranteed to a credit card, a first night’s guestroom and tax charge, per
Bradley Ogden and Bobby Flay joined Caesars with the opening          guestroom, will be billed immediately to the cardholder’s account.
of Ogden’s namesake restaurant and Flay’s Mesa Grill, his first       The hotel allows individual attendees the right to cancel guest-
restaurant outside New York. The Forum Shops at Caesars added         room reservations without penalty up to 72 hours prior to the
60 new upscale retailers to an existing group of 100 shops during     scheduled arrival date. The hotel will charge the individual
its recent expansion, including Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, CH         attendee one night’s guaranteed guestroom rate plus tax for can-
Carolina Herrera and Harry Winston. The addition of a five-acre,      cellation within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival date or failure
open-air Roman Plaza features the Italian trattoria Viale, which      of the individual to check in on the scheduled arrival date. Any
overlooks the Strip, as well as an outdoor event amphitheatre.        remaining nights of a “no-show” reservation will be canceled.
There’s so much more to see: The Qua Baths & Salon will leave         If you plan to arrive late, let the hotel know when you make your
you invigorated; the trendy “COLOR - A Salon by Michael               reservation. If your flight is delayed, inform the hotel as soon as
Boychuck” is THE place to prepare for a spectacular night out;        possible to secure your booking.
300,000-square-feet of premium meeting and convention space;
and 129,000 square feet of gaming space, with the Palace, Forum       Online Hotel Reservations
and high-limit Palace Court casinos full of table games, high-tech    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SCOHP2
slots and poker room.
                                                                      Cut-Off Date
The Forum Shops at Caesars is one of Las Vegas’ premier retail,       The cut-off date for hotel reservations is September 7, 2012.
dining and entertainment destinations, featuring more than 160        Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based
boutiques and shops. Caesars Palace is the world’s best known         on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. If AOHP’s block of
resort-casino, celebrating the glory that was Greece and the gran-    reserved rooms is filled prior to the cut-off date, attendees will be
deur that was Rome in an 85-acre destination location that sets       required to pay prevailing rates.
the standard for entertainment, dining and luxury.
Caesars Palace is offering the following special room rate for all    Check-In/Check-Out
AOHP 2012 Annual National Conference participants. The room           Rooms will be available at 4 pm on arrival day; check-out time
rate is per guestroom, per night, single or double occupancy. Rates   is 11 am. All guests arriving before 3 pm will be accommodated
are subject to Clark County Room Tax, currently 12 percent.           as rooms become available. The hotel Guest Services Depart-
Palace Tower Deluxe: $179/night                                       ment can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when
                                                                      rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on
** Special offer to AOHP 2012 Annual National Conference              departure day. Any attendee wishing special consideration for
participants:                                                         late checkout should inquire at the hotel front desk on the day of
  • 15% discount on high-speed wireless Internet access in all        departure. AOHP will provide a secure baggage holding area on
    guest sleeping rooms to those who make reservations under         Saturday, October 6 from 7 am to 12 pm for attendees.
    the AOHP group rate.
  • 15% discount health club access pass.                             For more information about the conference hotel, please visit the
                                                                      Web site at http://www.aohp.org/pages/education/conference_site.html.

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                            ConferenCe regisTraTion
 Main conference registration does not include pre-conference            GUESTS
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                                                                          • Networking and educational opportunities sponsored by
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                                                                             and annual conference events.
 ence. An additional syllabus CD can be ordered at a discounted
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 price of $15 for conference registrants. The notebook syllabus
                                                                          • Government affairs updates.
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                                                                          • Access to employment opportunities on a national level.
 If you are unable to attend the conference and would like to have        • Reduced member rate on AOHP education programs and
 a copy of the syllabus CD, the cost is $20 for members and $30              publications.
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  speCial eVenTs & Helpful informaTion
FRIDAY ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING                                         SCAVENGER HUNT
AND AWARD LUNCHEON                                                     We will have a scavenger hunt during Wednesday, Thursday
Join us at the annual business meeting and award luncheon on           and Friday exhibit hours. The winner of the scavenger hunt will
Friday, October 5 from 11:55 am to 1:55 pm. This luncheon              receive a free main conference registration for the AOHP 2013
meeting is included in your main conference registration. This         National Conference in Orlando, FL.
special event recognizes winners of AOHP individual and chapter
awards. Celebrate with the award winners and hear the latest           HELPFUL INFORMATION
news from AOHP board members. To attend, please make sure              • Before you travel, plan ahead. Visit http://www.visitlasvegas.
to check “I will attend” on the Registration Form. This event is         com/how-to-vegas/ for more information.
sponsored by Hill Rom.                                                 • Let the hotel know if you will be arriving late when you make
                                                                         your hotel reservation. If your flight is delayed, inform the
WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION                                              hotel as soon as possible to secure your booking.
The reception will be held Wednesday, October 3 in the exhibit         • Take your expensive jewelry/valuables with you or put them in
hall at the Caesars Palace. The event will start at 6:00 pm and will     the hotel safe. Don’t leave them in your room.
end at 8:00 pm. Discover new products, mingle with exhibitors          • View the agenda ahead of time. Make sure you know when
and learn about new companies geared to make your professional           and where the sessions/events will be held, and be prompt as a
life easier. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with the exhibi-        courtesy to the speaker and other attendees.
tors, enjoy a few hours of networking, savor the munchies and          • Meeting rooms in the hotel are often too cold or too warm.
have fun.                                                                Dress in layers and bring sweaters/shawls and socks with you.
                                                                       • There are restaurants and shopping areas within walking dis-
“SOLUTION SERIES” IN EXHIBIT HALL                                        tance from the hotel. Make sure you bring a pair of comfortable
The AOHP 2012 Conference Committee is offering an oppor-                 walking shoes.
tunity for exhibitors to demonstrate their products and services.      • Remember to bring lots of business cards. You will need
The “Solution Series” will feature short (10-15 minute) sessions         the business cards for networking, exhibitors and door prize
in a designated area of the exhibit hall for exhibitors to present       drawings.
and share their expertise directly with the conference attendees       • Relax, enjoy and have fun!
in a more controlled setting. The “Solution Series” will allow
exhibitors the opportunity to tailor a professional presentation
that meets the attendees’ specific needs and interests. Come join
us and learn more!




                          Important Dates
     Early Bird Deadline:                                                      August 30, 2012

     Hotel Group Rate Cut Off Date: September 7, 2012

     Tour Registration Deadline:                                               August 31, 2012




                                                                                                          October 3-6, 2012              11
             posTer presenTaTions & oVerView
 POSTER SESSION                                                           disease outcomes; 1,434 HCP were exposed to varicella, with
 The 2012 Conference Committee reviewed several posters for the           zero disease outcomes; and 818 were exposed to pertussis,
 AOHP 2012 National Conference. The selected posters will be              with two disease outcomes.
 open for viewing from October 3 at 6:00 pm until October 5 at
 11:00 am. Stop by the poster session and see how these presenters        Conclusion – Tuberculosis remains the most common respira-
 have successfully implemented a program or taken an innovative           tory infectious hazard for healthcare personnel, and the only
 idea and turned it into a reality.                                       hazard with significant risk of disease development secondary
                                                                          to a known patient exposure. HCP with unprotected exposures
                                                                          to measles, varicella and pertussis are the next most common,
 2012P001                                                                 but the risk of secondary disease development is low.
 A Rehabilitation Hospital Approach to Safe
 Patient Movement
 Sandy Stutzman, BSN RN CCM COHN-S                                       2012P003
 Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE                            Disposable vs Reusable: A Carbon Footprint
                                                                         Comparison of Sharps Containers at
     Purpose – Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital made a com-               Northwestern Memorial Hospital
     mitment: to practices that promote the safety of patients and       Terry Grimmond, FASM BAgrSc GrDpAdEd and Sandra
     employees during the movement of patients;to be consistent          Reiner, BSN RN CIC
     with achieving optimal functioning and rehabilitation poten-        Grimmond & Associates, Hamilton, New Zealand
     tial for each patient; and to be consistent with the provision of
     dignified and comfortable care.                                      Hospitals are striving to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG)
                                                                          emissions. Replacing disposables with reusables is one recom-
     Components – Using Continuous Quality Improvement and                mendation to achieve this goal. Using a life cycle assessment,
     evidence based practice, the hospital developed a specific           we assessed annual GHG emissions when disposable (DSC)
     population and multi-faceted organizational program focusing         sharps containers were replaced with reusable (RSC) sharps
     all work on our Safety Culture.                                      containers at an 850-bed U.S. hospital. In a cradle-to-grave
                                                                          assessment, GHG emissions were determined for all processes
     Results – OSHA recordable transfer injuries were reduced             requiring energy, and these were collated into manufacture,
     more than 51 percent over a six-year period, and cost of             transport, washing and treatment disposal. The DSC were not
     transfer-related staff injuries were reduced in excess of 81         recycled nor had recycled content. Emission totals were work-
     percent in a five-year period.                                       load-normalized per 100 OB-yr and analyzed using the Fisher
                                                                          test with P ≤0.05 and 95 percent CL. With RSC, the hospital:
                                                                          reduced its annual GWP by 127 tons of CO2 equivalents
 2012P002                                                                 (-83.5 percent); diverted 30.9 tons of plastic and 4.9 tons of
 CSTE Abstract: Six-Year Trends in Healthcare                             cardboard from landfill; and reduced containers manufactured
 Personnel Exposures to Respiratory Infectious                            from 34,396 DSC annually to 1,844 RSC in year one only.
 Hazards
 Mary Yarbrough, MD MPH FACOEM, Melanie Swift, MD
 FACOEM, Michele Bruer, MSN MTS RN, Paula McGown,                        2012P004
 CFNP CPA RN, Debra Novak, PhD RN and Charles Oke, VMD                   Electronic Health Records in EOHS-> Building
 MPH FACE                                                                Blocks to a Paperless Process
 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN                                    Andine Davenport, BSN RN COHN-S, Linda Good, PhD RN
                                                                         COHN-S, Michelle Moser, BSN RN, Teresa Newman, NP RN
     Objective – To evaluate the efficacy of respiratory protective      and Ellen Schemnitzer, BSN RN
     interventions for healthcare personnel (HCP,) it is necessary       Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
     to understand the types of hazards endemic to the medical
     work environment and the disease outcomes related to those           Background – Managing data is a crucial function of Employee
     hazards. In this paper, we assess the frequency and outcomes         Occupational Health Services (EOHS.) As services expand, regula-
     of occupational exposures to respiratory infectious illnesses in     tions become more rigorous and employees become more mobile,
     a large academic medical center.                                     “old school” methods of data management must give way to the
                                                                          improved efficiency and accuracy possible through technology.
     Results – Vanderbilt University Medical Center HCP Exposure
     Events to respiratory infectious hazards were analyzed over          Approach – This poster presentation chronicles one healthcare
     a six-year period for frequency and disease outcomes. There          system’s journey of implementing the EOHS electronic re-
     were 1,844 HCP exposed to tuberculosis, with nine tubercu-           cord. It is anticipated that our discussion of victories and chal-
     losis outcomes; 17 HCP were exposed to measles, with zero            lenges will stimulate useful collegial sharing of experiences.

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 Objectives                                                          2012P007
 1. Discuss decisions related to implementing an EOHS elec-          Keeping It Simple: Successful Just In Time
    tronic record.                                                   Bedside Repositioning Training
 2. Discuss victories and opportunities.                             Lynn Canada, BSN RN and Diane Haudrich, CESC
 3. Discuss research on electronic record effectiveness.             Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

                                                                      Healthcare workers sustain 4.5 times more over-exertion
2012P005                                                              injuries than any other job classification. Barnes Jewish Hos-
Hazard Identification for Injury Prevention in                        pital Occupational Health Department and BJC Ergonomic
a Medical Laboratory                                                  Department partnered to develop a “just in time” bedside
Kathy Pierce, MS BSN RN                                               training program specially designed to reduce injuries caused
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern, Zion, IL           by repositioning patients in bed. Observations made by the
                                                                      Ergonomic Specialist revealed five common errors made by
 The occupational health nurse promotes safety in the work-           caregivers that increased the likelihood of injury when repo-
 place. The process of a hazard assessment offers the nurse the       sitioning a patient in bed. These commonly made errors were
 opportunity to work cooperatively with a department. Proac-          then addressed during short bursts of training at the bedside.
 tive hazard identification and mitigation benefits employees,        Observations repeated six months after the training revealed
 the department and the entire healthcare facility.                   staff using the proper body mechanics. No patient handling
                                                                      injuries were reported in departments participating in the
 After the assessment was completed, the findings were dis-           program.
 cussed, and risk analysis was performed cooperatively with
 the entire lab staff. Potential administrative, engineering and
 work practice controls were discussed and options evaluated.        2012P008
                                                                     Occupational Health Nurses and Respiratory
 The nurse is also an educator. Hazard assessment and the            Protection Competency
 process of identification of hazards, evaluation and analysis of    MaryAnn Gruden, CRNP MSN NP-C COHN-S/CM, Debra
 risk, and selection and implementation of preventive mea-           Novak, DSN RN, Barbara Burgel, PhD RN COHN-S FAAN,
 sures, offer an opportunity to educate employees.                   Candace Burns, PhD ARNP, Annette Byrd, MPH RN, Holly
                                                                     Carpenter, BSN RN, Ed Fries, MS, Ann Lachat, BSN RN
                                                                     FAAOHN COHN-S/CM, Patty Quinlan, MPH CIH and
2012P006                                                             Deborah Taormina, BSN RN COHN-S
Implementing Electronic Medical Records in a                         Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Hospital Occupational Health Setting
Ann R Bienstock, MS RN, Sharyn S Tondel, DNP NP-C ONC-                The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Occupational Health
BC AHN-BC and Eileen A Finerty, MS RN CIC                             Nurses (OHNs) and Respiratory Protection: Improving Edu-
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY                            cation and Training (2011) outlined seven recommendations
                                                                      to improve the competency of OHNs in respiratory protection.
 The purpose of this educational presentation is to identify          An advisory board was convened in December 2011, with
 organizational factors that influenced the adoption and imple-       stakeholder representation from the CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL,
 mentation of a paperless Electronic Medical Record (EMR)             AAOHN, AOHP, ABOHN, ANA, and the IOM Standing
 system in an occupational health department within an urban          Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace
 specialty hospital. The literature has identified the benefits of    Safety and Health. Two recommendations are guiding the
 the EMR to advanced healthcare quality and safety, as well as        initial work of the advisory committee, including:
 improved employee satisfaction with improved documenta-                  1. Conducting focus groups and administering a survey to
 tion quality, communication and ease of retrievability. Using              assess current OHN roles and responsibilities relevant to
 the Systems Theory framework and Iowa Model of Evi-                        respiratory protection, education and training needs.
 dence-Based Practice, barriers within the unit, as well as the          2. Determining how OHNs achieve and maintain knowl-
 organization’s system, were identified as a process improve-               edge and skills in respiratory protection, and how OHNs
 ment data problem. One of the organization’s priorities was                motivate employees to use respirators appropriately.
 the facilitation of internal and external benchmarking OSHA
 requirements and infection prevention data for employees.




                                                                                                        October 3-6, 2012               13
 2012P009                                                              2012P011
 Safe Patient Handling Regulation                                      Strategies for a Successful Workers’
 Implementation                                                        Compensation Program-Prevention and
 Pam Law, BSN RN OHN and Terri Vaughan, CEAS IIS                       Control
 Missouri Baptist Medical Center/BJC Corporate Health                  Peg Bequette, BSN RN, Nancy Gemeinhart, MHA RN CIC,
 Services, St Louis, MOA                                               Patrick Venditti, MHA BA BS and Scott Jones, DO MPH
                                                                       FAOCOPM
     Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a BJC HealthCare facility        BJC HealthCare, St Louis, MO
     in St Louis, MO, embraces the recent state legislation to miti-
     gate patient and staff injuries related to manual safe patient     Issue – Left unchecked, workers’ compensation costs are
     handling.                                                          subject to become out of control, placing a financial burden
                                                                        on the industry owing to lost time, escalating medical costs
     19 CSR 30-20.097 Safe Patient Handling and Movement in             and lost productivity.
     Hospitals
                                                                        Project – A successful workers’ compensation program must
     A 489-licensed-bed community medical center shares its             include injury prevention and control strategies. Elements
     journey of aggressively addressing a state rule that imposed       of prevention include commitment from leadership and key
     a one-month implementation date. The Occupational Health           stakeholders, effective policies and procedures, ongoing data
     and Ergonomics departments stepped up to the plate to ease         analysis and effective interventions targeting high risk is-
     the transition from regulation concept to action plan.             sues. Control includes access to timely evidence-based care,
                                                                        disciplined oversight of the medical process and disciplined
     Policy, committee formation, training plans, management            oversight of the claims process.
     team buy-in, electronic patient lift assessment, unit assess-
     ments, patient education – Have all the bases been covered?        Result—Using a standardized methodical approach to pre-
     This needs to be implemented by when? No problem!                  venting and controlling work-related injuries in the healthcare
                                                                        setting, BJC HealthCare demonstrated and sustained dramatic
                                                                        reduction in injury rates and lost time.
 2012P010
 Know It’s NIOSH-approved
 Judi Coyne, MBA MA and Jackie Krah, MAS
 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
 (NIOSH,) Pittsburgh, PA

     NIOSH discovered false advertising claiming NIOSH ap-
     proval, cases of NIOSH-certified filtering facepieces being                       GROUP
                                                                                      DISCOUNT
     altered by affixing decorative fabric, voiding the approval,
     and also the sale of rescinded products. NIOSH’s NPPTL
     lists rescinded products on the Web site and initiated a public
     service to identify certification markings, as well as how to
     check the NIOSH Web site for current approvals in addition
     to products that have been rescinded.
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                                                                               15% DISCOUNT
                                                                                  when a minimum of
                                                                                 five employees from
                   Register
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                                                                                                                                 October 3-6, 2012               15
                         ConferenCe CommiTTee
          2012 Conference Committee                                        2012
     Lydia F. Crutchfield, BSN, RN    Denise Knoblauch, RN, BSN,         Conference
          – Conference Chair                 COHN-S/CM                    Speaker
                                       Patrick Kuritz, DNP, ARNP
                                                                         Committee
          Carla Stevens, RN
        – Conference Co-Chair                                        Lydia F. Crutchfield, BSN, RN
                                     Judy Lyle (AOHP Headquarters)              – Chair
       Aftab Ahmed, RN, MSN
                                       Sharon B. McLendon, RN             Carla Stevens, RN
       Shellie Andra, RN, BSN,
               COHN-S                  Lee S. Newman, MD, MA,         Nancy W. Gemeinhart, RN,
                                           FCCP, FACOEM                      MHA, CIC
     Linda Beasley-Freeman, RN,
            BSN, CPDM                    Clinton Parram, MPH         Dana Jennings, RN, BSN, CCM

 Phyllis A. Berryman, RN, MBA,       Sharon Petersen, MHA, BS, RN,   Denise Knoblauch, RN, BSN,
    COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN                          COHN/CM                      COHN-S/CM

           Laura Caton, MD             Debi Quirarte, RN, COHN        Patrick Kuritz, DNP, ARNP

 Carla Cisler, BSN, RN, COHN-        Ruth C. Rasmussen, MPH, MS,       Lee S. Newman, MD, MA,
               S/CM                              RN                        FCCP, FACOEM

          Libby Denham, RN           Rose Rennell, RN, MSN, COHN     Kent Wilson, BS, CIE, CSPHP

        Lisa Dyrdahl, RN, BSN         Audrey Sadler, MSN FNP-BC
                                                CEAS
      Nancy W. Gemeinhart, RN,
             MHA, CIC                 Bobbie Tarkiainen, BSN, RN,
                                             COHN-S/CM
        Ellen Glover MPH, RN,                                           2012 Poster
               COHN-S                  Tami Vasta, RN COHN/CM           Committee
       Beverly Hagar, RN, BSN,            Annie Wiest (AOHP           Nancy W. Gemeinhart, RN,
               COHN-S                       Headquarters)                    MHA, CIC

 Dana Jennings, RN, BSN, CCM         Kent Wilson, BS, CIE, CSPHP     Denise Knoblauch, RN, BSN,
                                                                            COHN-S/CM
      Nancy Johnson, RN, BSN,           Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA
              COHN-S                                                 Audrey Sadler, MSN FNP-BC
                                                                               CEAS



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                                                       aboHn
  ameriCan board for oCCupaTional HealTH nurses, inC.
Demonstrate Your Occupational Health
Expertise Through Certification
If you meet the criteria for any of the following exams and you
seek a way to demonstrate your occupational health exper-
tise, strengthen your occupational health qualifications, and/
or enhance your employment marketability, consider taking an
exam to earn a valuable American Board for Occupational Health
Nurses, Inc. (ABOHN) credential!

Do you meet the COHN or COHN-S examination eligibility
requirements?

Eligibility requirements for the COHN examination are:
  • Active licensure as a registered nurse (RN), or an
    international equivalent; and
      In the past five years:
  • 3,000 hours of experience in occupational health nursing; or
  • the completion of a certificate program in occupational            To learn more about ABOHN’s credentials or how to apply to
    health for academic credit.                                        take an exam, prepare for an exam, download a free examina-
                                                                       tion handbook, purchase a certification self-assessment test
Additional eligibility requirements necessary for the COHN-S           (CSAT), or download an application, please visit ABOHN’s
examination are:                                                       web site at http://www.abohn.org.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (it does not have to be a nursing
    degree); and/or                                                    What are the associated expenses?
  • the completion of a Master’s degree level of education with a       • COHN/COHN-S Application Fee                $125
    concentration in occupational health.                               • COHN/COHN-S Exam Fee                       $350

If you hold an active core certification, do you meet the Case           • Case Management Application Fee           $125
Management (CM) examination eligibility requirements?                    • Case Management Exam Fee                  $150
   • 10 contact hours of case management related continuing
     education earned during the previous five years.                    • Safety Management Application Fee         $125
                                                                         • Safety Management Exam Fee                $275
The ABOHN Safety Management (SM) credential was developed
to provide certified OHNs with a mechanism that may be used to:
  • Enhance their professional development;
  • Demonstrate their safety role proficiencies; and
  • Expand their safety related career opportunities.

If you hold an active core certification, do you meet the SM exami-
nation eligibility requirements?                                           ABOHN Reception
   • Current employment in a position that requires a minimum of           ABOHN invites certified and non-certified OHNs to attend
     25% of the time, or 10 hours per week, to be spent conducting         our annual reception at the AOHP National Conference to
     safety activities;                                                    honor certified occupational health nurses. A reception will
   • 50 safety related contact hours of continuing education earned        be held on Friday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Sorrento
     during the preceding five years; and                                  Room of Caesar’s Palace Hotel. Please join us to celebrate
   • 1000 hours of safety related work experience during the preced-       certified occupational nurses’ outstanding achievements.
     ing five years.

ABOHN offers its examinations throughout the year at more than
180 sites throughout the country. All ABOHN’s examinations are
computer based.




                                                                                                           October 3-6, 2012              17
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18        AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
  RegistRation FoRm                                                                       PART 1
                                                                                                                        AOHP National Conference 2012
                                                                                                                          October 3 -6  Las Vegas, NV
Must submit both part 1 and 2 for registration.


Last Name                                                 First Name                                                            AOHP Member ID # (if applicable)



Credential                                                Name (as you prefer it to appear on your badge)



Employer                                                                                                 Department (if applicable)



Street Address                                                                                                       Preferred Mailing address   Home     Work



City/State/Zip



Daytime Phone                                                                                E-mail Address*
*Registration confirmation will be sent via e-mail only
 Please check here if you don’t want your email address included in the attendee list.


                  BREAKOUT SESSIONS                                                      3:10 pm – 4:10 pm (Please choose one)
To better prepare for your attendance, you must select your Breakout Session choices.     B013 - Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
                        Refer to program agenda for selection.                            B014 - Developing Effective Policies & Procedures for Your
                                                                                           SPH Program
Friday OctOber 5, 2012                                                                    B015 - TB – What’s Everyone Still Coughing About?
10:45 am – 11:45 am (Please choose one)                                                   B016 - Health & Wellness in a Hospital Setting Non-
 B003 - “Who Ya Gonna Call”…Sharps Hotline                                                Incentivized
 B004 - Proven Practices to Improve Your Teaching and                                    B017 - Occupational Health Nursing 2010 Practice Analysis
  Influence Behavior                                                                       Report
 B005 - Managing Potential Violence in the Workplace
 B006 - NIOSH Update on Development of OHSN                                             FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 - ANNUAL BUSINESS
 B007 - Instituting Ceiling Lifts for SPH                                               MEETING AND AWARD LUNCHEON
                                                                                         (For conference attendees only, included in your main
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Please choose one)                                                    conference registration at no additional charge)
 B008 - Reducing Needlestick Injuries & the Cost of Worker’s                            Please check one:
  Compensation                                                                           	  I will attend       I will not attend
 B009 - Identifying the Need, Implementing and Sustaining a
                                                                                         GUEST MEAL TICKET
  SPH Program
                                                                                         (for family or guest of registrant)
 B010 - Strategies to Designing Age-Friendly Healthcare
                                                                                          $20.00 Welcome Reception (Wednesday Evening)
  Environments
                                                                                          $10.00 Breakfast each day (Thursday Friday Saturday)
 B011 - Violence Prevention-Not Violence-Should Be Part of
  Your Job
                                                                                         Guest Name for Badge:
 B012 - Role of Health Promotion in Reducing Employee
  Injuries                                                                               Guest Name for Badge:


                                                   cancellatiOn/rePlacement POlicy
                                Refunds, less a 20% processing fee per registrant, will be granted for cancellations received in writing on or
                                before Thursday, August 30, 2012. No refunds will be made after this date. Registration substitutions may be
                                made if requested in writing before Friday, September 28, 2012. AOHP reserves the right to cancel/change any
                                general session, pre-conference workshop and breakout session. All applicable refunds will be issued following
                                the close of the conference. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.


                                                                                                                                        October 3-6, 2012          19
     RegistRation FoRm                                                               PART 2
                                                                                                                      Register for the
                                                                                                                    Conference Online at:
  Must submit both part 1 and 2 for registration.                                                               https://www.aohp.org/Conference2012

  becOme a member tOday and taKe adVantaGe OF tHe member rateS!
  A one-year membership to AOHP is available to those paying a non-member main conference registration fee.
  Please complete membership application on page 15.

  reGiStratiOn FeeS                                                                      I would like to order a 2012 Conference Notebook
  Your current membership will be verified upon receipt. Students                    Syllabus at $48, the discounted price for conference registrants only.
  are defined as full-time students (minimum of 9 credit hours).                         I would like to order an additional 2012 Conference CD
  Must submit registration by mail or fax with payment and                           Syllabus at $15, the discounted price for conference registrants only.
  student ID.
                                                                                     tOtal cOnFerence Fee:
                             Postmarked              Postmarked       On-Site
                             on or Before            After            Registration   metHOd OF Payment
                             Aug. 30, 2012           Aug. 30, 2012                   Check (payable to AOHP)                  Visa MC AmEx Discover
  MAIN CONFERENCE (Thursday – Saturday)
  Member            $445           $570                             $605          Card Number                                                                   Exp. Date
  Non-Member        $570           $695                             $730
  Student           $210           $210                             $280          Cardholder Name                                                  3 or 4 digit security code
  DAILY FEES (Thursday or Friday)
  Member              $230                          $280            $305          Card Billing Address
  Non-Member          $280                          $330            $355
  Student             $110                          $110            $145          City                                                State                     Zip
                                                                                     (Note: Credit card cannot be processed without legible, complete and correct credit card address.)
  SAtuRDAY
  Member                     $130                   $145            $180          Contact Name and phone number if there are questions about credit card
  Non-Member                 $155                   $180            $205
  Student                    $70                    $70             $90           Remit payment with Registration Form to:
                                                                                           ,
                                                                                     AOHP 109 VIP Drive, Suite 220, Wexford, PA 15090
  If you are not registered for Main Conference, please indicate                     Payment must accompany registration form. There will be a $25 charge for
  which day(s) you will be attending:                                                returned checks. DO NOT fax this form if payment by check.
                      Thursday       Friday         Saturday                      Only registration form with credit card payment can be faxed for processing.
                                                                                     Fax: 724-935-1560 *Registration confirmation will be sent via e-mail only.
                                               Payment must accompany registration form.
                    Questions about Registration? Please call AOHP Headquarters 800-362-4347 or email info@aohp.org.
  WOrKSHOPS (Wednesday, October 3, 2012) AOHP reserves the right to cancel Pre-conference Workshops if the minimum registration is
  not met. To avoid a $25 administrative charge, any change in workshop selection must be sent to AOHP Headquarters in writing by August 24, 2012.
  No meal service provided at
                                Postmarked on or Before Aug. 30, 2012     Postmarked After Aug. 30, 2012                 On-site Registration
 any pre-conference workshops.
                               Member       NonMember        Student   Member         NonMember Student        Member          NonMember Student
  W001                       $295              $335          $135          $400         $440             $135             $425             $465              $185
  – Getting Started (8 hour workshop)
  W002                       $175              $195          $90           $225         $245             $90              $250             $270              $130
  – A Practical Guide for SPH Program (6 hour workshop)
  W003                       $125              $145          $65           $175         $245             $65              $200             $220              $95
  – IGRA and tB tests (4 hour workshop)
  W005                       $75               $90           $35           $100         $125             $35              $135             $155              $65
  – Special Needs of Night time Workers (2 hour workshop)
  W006                       $125              $145          $65           $175         $245             $65              $200             $220              $95
  – Hazardous Medications (4hour workshop)
  W007                       $125              $145          $65           $175         $245             $65              $200             $220              $95
  – Essential Job Functions (4 hour workshop)
  W008                       $75               $90           $35           $100         $125             $35              $135             $155              $60
  – Leadership Strategies (2 hour workshop)
  W009                       $75               $90           $35           $100         $125             $35              $135             $155              $60
  – Employee Health Journal Club (2 hour workshop)
  W010                       $75               $90           $35           $100         $125             $35              $135             $155              $60
  – Successful Risk Reduction Program (2 hour workshop)

20     AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
                      agenda aT a glanCe
WEDNESDAY              October 3 – Pre-conference Workshops
8:00 am       W001 BASIC
–5:30 pm      Getting Started in Occupational/Employee Health
(8-hour WS)   Lunch not included
              Aftab Ahmed, MSN RN, Denise Knoblauch, BSN RN COHN-S/CM and Rosalie Sheveland, RN CIC
              COHN

8:00 am       W002 INTERMEDIATE
–3:20 pm      A Practical Guide for Developing, Maintaining and Enhancing Your Safe Patient
(6-hour WS)   Handling Program
              Lunch not included
              Colin Brigham, CIH CSP CPE CPEA CSPHP, Catherine Gouvin, OTR/L CHT CSPHP and Kent Wil-
              son, CIE CSPHP

8:00 am       W003 INTERMEDIATE
– 12:10 pm    “Dollars and Sense:” The Science, Practice and Economics of IGRA and Tuberculin Skin
(4-hour WS)   Tests
              Daniel Brustein, MD FACOEM, Jennifer Lyn Guida, MPH, Irene Iuppa, David C Marder, MD MPH
              and Wendy Thanassi, MD MA

8:00 am       W004
– 10:00 am    CANCELLED
(2-hour WS)

10:10 am      W005 BASIC
– 12:10 pm    Keeping Employees Out of the Graveyard While Working it: Special Needs of Night
(2-hour WS)   Time Workers
              Barbara McCarthy, MSED BSN RN COHN

1:10 pm –     W006 INTERMEDIATE                            W007 INTERMEDIATE
 5:20 pm      Hazardous Medications in Healthcare:         Essential Job Functions: Utilizing an
(4-hour WS)   The Reality of the Risks and Control         Analysis of the Physical Requirements of
              Measures to Minimize these Risks             Jobs Throughout Employment
              Karen Karwowski, MSN RN Ed CHSP and          Diane Like, RN COHN-S
              Karin L Kolbus, MSN RN COHN-S/CM

1:10 pm       W008 INTERMEDIATE                            W009 INTERMEDIATE
– 3:10 pm     Leadership Strategies and Business           Employee Health Journal Club: How to
(2-hour WS)   Planning for Results – Take the Gamble       Read Recent Research and Incorporate it
              Barb Maxwell, MHA RN COHN-S CCM CWCP         into Practice
              QRP FAAOHN                                   Lee S Newman, MD MA FCCP FACOEM, Kenneth
                                                           Scott, MPH and Liliana Tenney, MPH
3:20 pm       W010 INTERMEDIATE
–5:20 pm      Analysis of a Successful Risk Reduction Program – Do They Really Work?
(2-hour WS)   Barb Maxwell, MHA RN COHN-S CCM CWCP QRP FAAOHN

6:00 pm       Reception at Exhibition Hall
– 8:00 pm

THURSDAY               October 4 – General Sessions
7:15 am       BREAKFAST with Exhibitors
-7:55 am

7:55 am       Welcome
-8:15 am      National Conference Chair - Lydia F Crutchfield, BSN RN
              AOHP Executive President –Dee Tyler, RN COHN-S FAAOHN

8:15 am       Geoff Kelafant Memorial Lecture: KEYNOTE SPEAKER (A001) INTERMEDIATE
–9:15 am      Workforce Health and the Healthcare Industry
(GS)          John Howard, MD MPH JD LLM



                                                                               October 3-6, 2012         21
     9:15 am       BREAK and Visit Exhibitors
     – 9:45 am
     9:45 am       A002 INTERMEDIATE
     – 10:45 am    Changing Epidemiology and New Treatment Regimens for Latent TB Infection
     (GS)          Nicholas Walter, MD MS

     10:50 am      A003 INTERMEDIATE
     –11:50 am     Healthcare Industry Obligations Under the Revised OSHA Hazard Communication
     (GS)          Standard
                   Joy Flack, CIH
     11:55 am      Solution Series at Exhibition Hall
     –12:35 pm     Visit Exhibitors

     12:35 pm      Lunch Box will be available at the Exhibition Hall
     – 1:15 pm

     1:15 pm       A004 INTERMEDIATE
     – 2:15 pm     Hazardous Chemicals in Healthcare: Challenges We Face in Designing Medical
     (GS)          Surveillance Programs
                   Lee S Newman, MD MA FCCP FACOEM

     2:20 pm       A005 INTERMEDIATE
     – 3:20 pm     Mandatory Reporting of Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Using the
     (GS)          National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): A New Occupational Health and Quality
                   Measure
                   Megan C Lindley, MPH

     3:25 pm       A006 BASIC
     – 4:25 pm     Respiratory Protection - How to Best Protect Yourself from Workplace Exposures
     (GS)          Debra A Novak, DSN RN

     4:30 pm       A007 INTERMEDIATE
     – 5:30 pm     Filling the Glass: Real World Tactics and Motivation for Improving Communication,
     (GS)          Increasing Productivity AND Job Satisfaction
                   Barry Maher

                   DINNER ON YOUR OWN


     FRIDAY                  October 5 – General & Breakout Sessions
     7:15 am       BREAKFAST with Exhibitors
     – 8:00 am     Tables for Regions to meet and greet

     8:00 am       B001 INTERMEDIATE
     – 9:00 am     Where is the Research Heading to Improve Employee Health in the Healthcare Sector?
     (GS)          Yvonne Boudreau, MD MSPH

     9:05 am       B002 ADVANCED
     – 10:05 am    A Measured Response: Action Plans for Identifying and Supporting the Chemically-
     (GS)          Impaired Employee
                   Link Christin, MA JD LADC

     10:05 am      Break – Last Visit with Exhibitors
     – 10:45 am




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     same organizaTion regisTer aT THe same Time. musT submiT by mail
                          or fax wiTH paymenT.


22    AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
10:45 am     B003                B004                B005               B006               B007
– 11:45 am   INTERMEDIATE        BASIC               INTERMEDIATE       INTERMEDIATE       INTERMEDIATE
(BO)         “Who Ya Gonna       Proven Practices    Managing           NIOSH Update       Instituting
             Call”…Sharps        to Improve          Potential          on Development     Ceiling Lifts for
             Hotline             Your Teaching       Violence in the    of the Occupa-     Safe Patient
             Barbara Brehm,      and Influence       Workplace          tional Health      Handling-
             RN and James Fe-    Behavior            Dean Steiner,      Safety Network     “Winning Over
             nush Jr, MS RN      Change in the       LCPC and Mari-     Ahmed Gomaa,       the Crowd”
                                 Workplace           anne Dungan,       MD ScD MSPH        Laura Wisa, CEA-
                                 Suzette Bramwell,   RNBC               Sara Luckhaupt,    SIII
                                 DNP RN COHN-S                          MD MPH and
                                                                        Susan Sprigg,
                                                                        BSN RN
11:55 pm      LUNCH– Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon
– 1:55 pm

2:00 pm      B008                B009                B010               B011               B012
– 3:00 pm    INTERMEDIATE        INTERMEDIATE        INTERMEDIATE       BASIC              INTERMEDIATE
(BO)         Reducing            Identifying         Strategies         Violence           The Role of
             Needlestick         the Need,           to Designing       Prevention –       Health Promotion
             Injuries and the    Implementing        Age-Friendly       Not Violence –     in Reducing
             Cost of Worker’s    and Sustaining      Health Care        Should be Part     Employee
             Compensation:       a Safe Patient      Environments       of Your Job        Injuries
             The Sinai Story     Handling            Ken Scott, MPH     Daniel Hartley,    Denise Knoblauch,
             Jan Lepinski, MSN   Program                                EdD                BSN RN COHN-S/
             RN CIC              Mary Bliss, RN                                            CM and Phyllis J
                                 COHN                                                      Edwards, BSN RN
                                                                                           COHN
3:10 pm      B013                B014                B015               B016               B017
– 4:10 pm    BASIC               INTERMEDIATE        INTERMEDIATE       BASIC              INTERMEDIATE
(BO)         Can’t Take          Developing          TB – What’s        Health and Well-   Occupational
             it Anymore?         Effective           Everyone Still     ness in a Hospi-   Health Nursing
             Stress, Burnout     Policies &          Coughing           tal Setting Non-   2010 Practice
             and Compassion      Procedures          About?             Incentivized       Analysis Report
             Fatigue             for Your Safe       Karen Karwowski,   Curtis Chow, FNP   Ann M Lachat,
             Barbara McCarthy,   Patient Handling    MSN RN Ed CHSP     PA-C COHN-S        BSN RN FAAOHN
             MSED BSN RN         Program                                CEES               COHN-S/CM
             COHN                Kent Wilson, CIE
                                 CSPHP
4:20 pm       National Committee Information Meetings
– 5:20 pm     1) National Conference Committee        5) Technology Committee
              2) Government Affairs Committee         6) Research Committee
              3) Human Resources Committee            7) Continuing Education Committee
              4) Marketing Committee                  8) Finance Committee

6:00 pm       Reception for COHNs, non-COHNs and those sitting for examination
              Hosted by ABOHN

              DINNER ON YOUR OWN


SATURDAY               October 6 – General Sessions
7:15 am       BREAKFAST
– 7:45 am     Secured room available for luggage

7:45 am       C001 INTERMEDIATE
– 8:45 am     AOHP Court Rides Again
(GS)          Walter S Newman Jr, MD, Curtis Chow, FNP PA-C COHN-S CEES and Barbara Brown, MPH MSN
              RN COHN-S/CM




                                                                                   October 3-6, 2012           23
     8:50 am       C002 INTERMEDIATE
     – 10:20 am    Mandatory Flu Vaccination Program: To Be or Not To Be?
     (1.5 GS)      Beverly Hagar BSN RN COHN-S, Hilary M Babcock, MD MPH, William G. Buchta,
                   MD MS MPH and Melanie Swift, MD FACOEM



     10:20 am      BREAK
     – 10:35 am

                   REMINDER: Checkout & Luggage to Secure Area by 11:00

     10:35 am      C003 ADVANCED
     -11:35 am     2012 Legislative Update
     (GS)          Stephen A Burt, MFA BS

     11:40 am      C004 INTERMEDIATE
     -12:40 pm     Engaging a New Generation of Employees in Healthcare: Exploring How to Use Social
     (GS)          Media to Improve Employee Health
                   Liliana Tenney, MPH

     12:40 pm      CLOSING and EVALUATIONS
     – 12:50 pm



                    RemindeR: CheCkout & Luggage
                      to SeCuRe aRea by 11:00 am
                                                    DISCLOSURE
                  Any and all commercial products or services displayed or advertised at the AOHP 2012
                              National Conference do not constitute endorsement by AOHP.




24    AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
                                                     group Tours
The tours listed below have been specifically selected to provide confer-            9:00 am           Group pick-up at the Main Tour Lobby of the hotel
ence participants with a variety of fun, unique and interesting activities.          10:00 am          Group to arrive at Hoover Dam
The tours have been thoughtfully chosen by the Conference Committee                  10:15 am          Hoover Dam Generator Tour
especially for the conference attendees and their guests. These tours are            10:45 am          Free time to explore Hoover Dam and the Visitor Center
run by a professional tour operator. Please note the following:                      11:30 am          Group to load provided transportation
                                                                                     12:15 pm          Group to arrive at Ethel M. Chocolate Factory to
Tour Registration Deadline: Please return the Tour Registration Form to                                tour facility and botanical gardens
AOHP Headquarters by August 31, 2012.                                                12:45 pm          Group to board transportation back to hotel
• Tours are open to all registrants, their family members and guests.                1:30 pm           Hotel arrival
• Pre-registration and advance payment is required.
• Submit your tour registration before August 31, 2012. Tours that do not
                                                                                     Tour 2: Ethel M. Chocolate Factory & Botanical
  achieve the minimum number of participants by September 3 will be
  canceled. You will be notified of a cancellation by e-mail or telephone            Cactus Gardens
  and will have the option to choose from the remaining available tours.             $32.50 per person, minimum 20 people, 2.5 – 3 hours
• Confirmation will be sent to all tour participants after September 3,              roundtrip tour
  2012.                                                                              Wednesday, October 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm
• Only the tours that have achieved the minimum number of participants
  will be available for registration after August 31, 2012.                          Take a fun walking tour of the chocolate factory that produces products
• All cancellations must be received in writing by August 31, 2012.                  like M&M’s, Mars Bars and Milky Way. At the end of the tour, everyone
  Cancellations received after September 1 will not be eligible for                  gets a free sample! Also located at the factory, only 15 minutes from the
  refund. There will be NO on-site sign-ups.                                         Vegas Strip, and on the way to Hoover Dam, is the Botanical Cactus
• Complete the Tour Registration Form, and send it to AOHP Head-                     Gardens. In its 2.5 acres, you’ll discover an arid landscape rich with more
  quarters by mail. We only accept checks for tour registration. Your                than 350 species of cactus, succulents and desert plants from the South-
  payment will not be charged to your account until August 31, 2012.                 west and other deserts of the world. The breathtaking Botanical Cactus
• If you have any questions, please contact AOHP Headquarters at 800-                Gardens, based on the English landscape model of naturalistic design, is
  362-4347 or by e-mail at info@aohp.org.                                            Nevada’s largest – and one of the world’s largest – collections of its kind.
                                                                                     2:00 pm           Group pick-up at the Main Tour Lobby of the hotel
Tour 1: Hoover Dam, Ethel M. Chocolate                                               2:45 pm           Group to arrive at Ethel M. Chocolate Factory to
Factory & Botanical Cactus Gardens                                                                     tour facility and botanical gardens
$110.50 per person, minimum 20 people, 4.5 – 5 hours                                 4:00 pm           Group to board transportation back to hotel
                                                                                     4:45 pm           Hotel arrival
roundtrip tour
Wednesday, October 3 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
                                                                                     Tour 3: Hoover Dam
Travel to Hoover Dam in style and comfort aboard our comfortable                     $110.50 per person, minimum 20 people, 4.5 hours roundtrip tour
vehicles ranging from Jeeps to motor coaches. Your tour guide will                   Saturday, October 6 from 2:15 pm to 6:00 pm
share points of interest and answer questions along the way. The Hoover
Dam Tour includes access to the Visitor Center, lectured presentation by             Travel to Hoover Dam in style and comfort aboard our comfortable
professional staff, 25-minute movie of the dam’s original construction,              vehicles ranging from Jeeps to motor coaches. Your tour guide will share
and access to the indoor and outdoor observation decks. The tour will                points of interest and answer questions along the way to the Hoover Dam.
then head to Ethel M. Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Gardens,                  The Hoover Dam Tour includes access to the Visitor Center, lectured
a fun walking tour of the chocolate factory that produces products like              presentation by professional staff, 25-minute movie of the dam’s original
M&M’s, Mars Bars and Milky Way. At the end of the tour, everyone gets                construction, and access to the indoor and outdoor observation decks.
a free sample! In the 2.5 acres of the Botanical Cactus Gardens, you’ll
discover an arid landscape rich with more than 350 species of cactus,                2:15 pm           Group pick-up at the Main Tour Lobby of the hotel
succulents and desert plants from the Southwest and other deserts of the             3:00 pm           Group to arrive at Hoover Dam and receive tour vouchers
world. The breathtaking Botanical Cactus Garden is Nevada’s largest –                3:15 pm           45-minute tour inside the dam
and one of the world’s largest – collections of its kind.                            4:00 pm           Free time to explore Hoover Dam and the Visitor Center
                                                                                     5:00 pm           Group to board transportation back to hotel
                                                                                     6:00 pm           Hotel arrival
TOUR REGISTRATION FORM
                                                 Attendee Name:                                                      Daytime Phone:
complete the Tour registration Form
                                                 Address:                                                                  City:
and send it to AOHP Headquarters by
mail.                                            State:                       Zip:                      Email:
AOHP Headquarters, 109 VIP Drive, Suite          Tour 1:  Hoover Dam, Ethel M. Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Gardens $110.50 per person
220, Wexford, PA 15090                           Wednesday, October 3 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm                     $110.50 per person       X $110.50 = $
We only accept checks for tour registration.     Guest Name:                             Guest Name                             Guest Name
Your payment will not be charged to your
                                                 Tour 2:  Ethel M. Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Gardens $32.50 per person
account until August 31, 2012.
                                                 Wednesday, October 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm                       $32.50 per person      X $32.50 = $
Submit your tour registration before
August 31, 2012. Tours that do not achieve       Guest Name:                             Guest Name                             Guest Name
the minimum number of participants by            Tour 3:   Hoover Dam $110.50/per person
September 3 will be canceled and check           Saturday, October 6 from 2:15 pm to 6:00 pm                      $110.50 per person     X $110.50 = $
returned.                                        Guest Name:                              Guest Name                            Guest Name


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              For those of us engaged in healthcare worker health, safety and
              productivity, this conference is a “must.” The speakers and attendees
              generously share their experiences. I gain from this meeting the latest
              developments in the field, lots of practical information on how to                The AOHP National Conference is one of the
              improve employee health practice, and many new friends.                           best conferences for physicians who are
                                                                                                involved in employee health issues.
              Lee Newman, MD MA
              Professor, Colorado School of Public Health and School of Medicine                Leslie S Zun, MD
              Director, NIOSH Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center                 Professor and Chair
              University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO                                         Department of Emergency Medicine,
                                                                                                Mount Sinai Hospital
                                                                                                Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL


                       It was indeed a treat to enjoy this fine meeting. This was my first time
                       at AOHP, but I'll surely try to attend in the future. It was a nice touch to
                       have choices among parallel sessions. The headquarters hotel was
                       great, and the price reasonable. Having descriptions of the session
                       content according to the learners' backgrounds helped in planning
                       which sessions to attend well before the meeting. The exhibits were
                       also well done and welcome. Thanks again for a most useful
                       professional experience.
                       Lawrence W. Raymond, MD ScM
                       Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Carolinas
                       HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC Professor of Family Medicine,
                       University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




                   Other remarks noted in the post-conference evaluations:

                                                                         The level of
      I am amazed and compliment
                                                                   presentations has now
         the members of AOHP for
                                                                  taken our association to                               I really found the workshop
     accomplishing so much, and for
                                                                    a higher place in the                                about addicted health care
       networking so professionally
                                                                  education arena. We are                                      professionals very
        and compassionately. Well
                                                                   challenged to maintain                                 informative and presented
               done!!! Deb
                                                                      this high quality!                                   by a great speaker. I also
                                                                                                                            enjoyed the “interactive
                                                                                                                        court” put to a real situation
                                                                                                                        – making the issues easier to
                                                                                                                                   understand.


          This conference on the whole
          has enlightened me, so I may
          take what I have learned and
                                                                               This was my first conference. I
            apply it to my job to help
                                                                                  am so impressed with the
         benefit others – the employees
                                                                               content covered and quality of
          and management. This was a
                                                                                 the speakers here. This is a
         great conference with excellent
                                                                                   very well-organized and
         topics. I am looking forward to
                                                                                 informational conference. I
               attending the future
                                                                                am very glad I came. Jessica
                   conferences.




26     AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
                               ConferenCe absTraCTs
                                                                         Denise Knoblauch is a Case Manager in
W001 October 3, 2012                                              b      Occupational Health with more than 20
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm                                              years as an occupational health profes-
8-hour Workshop (Lunch is not included.)                                 sional in healthcare. She began her career
Level: Basic                                                             as a lone Employee Health nurse in a small
                                                                         rural hospital and transitioned to an urban
Title: Getting Started in Occupational/                                  medical center which provides occupational
Employee Health                                                          health services to medical center employees
Presenters: Aftab Ahmed, MSN RN, Denise Knoblauch, BSN                   and 500 companies. She has experience as
RN COHN-S/CM and Rosalie Sheveland, RN CIC COHN                          a staff nurse, infection control nurse, clinic coordinator and case
                                                                         manager. She developed the case manger model in her depart-
Topic Overview: This comprehensive, informative presentation is          ment. In her current position, she facilitates communication and
designed for the occupational health professional new to the field.      return to work issues for medical center and employer groups. An
The eight-hour didactic course was developed from the Getting            active AOHP member on the local and national levels, Knoblauch
Started manual, which is updated every two years by the AOHP             fills many leadership roles, including current co-chair of the
organization. Course content includes valuable resources, encour-        Continuing Education Committee and co-instructor for Getting
ages interactive discussion and is presented by a team of knowl-         Started on the Road. She also presents on many occupational
edgeable experts. All participants will receive the 2012 edition of      health related topics nationally, regionally and locally, and is
the Getting Started resource manual in CD format.                        co-researcher of a nursing research project focusing on reducing
                                                                         injuries via nutritional education in the housekeeping department.
Objectives:                                                              She is a board certified occupational health nurse specialist and
1. Describe how the occupational health professional interacts in        case manager from ABOHN.
   the healthcare facility’s organizational structure.
2. Discuss areas of medical/legal confidentiality in occupational        Rosalie Sheveland is the Director, Employee Health Services at
   health.                                                               O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA. She has more than 20 years
3. Identify federal, state and local regulatory requirements as          experience in employee health and workers’ compensation pro-
   related to job placement, physical hazards, and biological and        gram management and 12 years experience in infection control
   chemical exposures.                                                   in the acute care hospital setting. Sheveland has been a member
4. Review current infection prevention and control practices             of AOHP for more than 20 years and has served as Region 1
   related to infectious diseases.                                       Director, Chapter President, Vice President, Secretary, and is the
5. Identify strategies to utilize health teaching in infection preven-   current President of the AOHP CA Northern Chapter. She has
   tion and control, and safety.                                         presented on various workers’ compensation, infection control
6. Describe the effectiveness of case management in loss control.        and employee health topics at national and state conferences.
7. Explain how to communicate the value of the occupational
   health professional’s service and continuous performance im-
   provement.                                                            W002 October 3, 2012                                             i
                                                                         Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:20 pm
Presenter Bios:                                                          6-hour Workshop (Lunch is not included.)
Aftab Ahmed is an independent consultant                                 Level: Intermediate
for occupational health and safety. He grad-
uated from a nursing school in Manchester,                               Title: A Practical Guide for Developing,
England and holds a Master’s Degree in                                   Maintaining and Enhancing Your Safe Patient
Nursing from Lubbock Christian University.                               Handling Program*
Ahmed has 30 years of nursing experience                                 Presenters: Colin Brigham, CIH CSP CPE CPEA CSPHP,
in a wide variety of healthcare settings,                                Catherine Gouvin, OTR/L CHT CSPHP and Kent Wilson, CIE
including intensive care, nursing administra-                            CSPHP
tion and public health, including 19 years in
occupational health. He has presented on various employee health         Topic Overview: This workshop will offer recommendations and
and workers’ compensation topics at national conferences. In his         advice from three individuals who have experience with imple-
role as a consultant, Ahmed assists healthcare facilities and indus-     menting and sustaining a safe patient handling program (SPH)
try to develop, implement and evaluate activities relating to health     from the perspectives of the employer, consultant and vendor.
maintenance, drug free workplaces, hospital safety, decontamina-         Discussion will be geared for those who have a management role
tion response teams, respiratory protection programs, emergency          for SPH in an acute care environment. Practical examples and
preparedness task forces, and injury prevention and management.          tools that are useful in the clinical setting will be presented. The
                                                                         workshop will include a combination of lecture, group interaction

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 and exercises, and a review of case studies and assessment tools.               Council, and The American Industrial Hygiene Association, as
 Attendees are encouraged to bring their tough problems to the                   well as an active participant on their Ergonomic and Healthcare
 workshop for discussion.                                                        committees. Wilson is the President of the Association of Safe
                                                                                 Patient Handling Professionals.
 Objectives:
 1. Identify strategies for implementing and sustaining a safe pa-
    tient handling program.                                                      W003 October 3, 2012                                                i
 2. Explain the use of assessment tools for a safe patient handling              Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:10 pm
    program.                                                                     4-hour Workshop
 3. Clarify how to prepare and use a Cost-Benefit Analysis using                 Level: Intermediate
    Injury Logs and Insurance Loss-Runs.
 4. Review how to measure results of an effective safe patient                   Title: ”Dollars and Sense:” The Science,
    handling program.                                                            Practice and Economics of IGRA and
                                                                                 Tuberculin Skin Tests
 *The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) proudly         Presenters: Daniel Brustein, MD FACOEM, Jennifer Lyn
 acknowledges its relationship with AOHP and recognizes the contact hours for
 this course in meeting continuing education requirements for its professional
                                                                                 Guida, MPH, Irene Iuppa, David C Marder, MD MPH and
 certification process.                                                          Wendy Thanassi MD MA

 Presenter Bios:                                                                 Topic Overview: This workshop will address changes in tuber-
 Colin Brigham is a Certified Industrial Hy-                                     culosis (TB) testing protocols, their translation into real-world
 gienist (CIH,) Certified Safety Professional                                    practice, and the associated effects on cost and surveillance.
 (CSP,) Certified Professional Ergonomist
 (CPE,) Certified Professional Environmental                                     The workshop will begin with a presentation on the biostatistics
 Auditor (CPEA,) and Certified Safe Patient                                      behind TB testing to lay a solid foundation on how to calculate
 Handling Professional (CSPHP) with more                                         and interpret sensitivity, specificity, predictive value and serial
 than 38 years experience in the safety and                                      testing. The second presentation will review interferon gamma
 health field. In his current position, he                                       release assay (IGRA) laboratory limitations and requirements
 helps to manage the provision of safety and                                     and propose a treatment algorithm for latent tuberculosis. This
 health services to client companies in the healthcare sector, the               discussion will be continued with an algorithm for IGRA serial
 construction industry, general industry and the public sector. This             testing and the clinical management of healthcare workers. The
 has included ergonomics program (including safe patient han-                    final presentation will be an interactive session to assess the cost
 dling) development, implementation and training for a great many                of IGRAs and tuberculin skin tests (TSTs.)
 employers. He has served (including as Chair) on the Ergonomics
 Committee of the AIHA and taught Ergonomics in the Master’s                     Section I – 50 min
 in Environmental Health program at Temple University. He has                    Introduction to Test Diagnostics: Can You
 helped healthcare systems to develop and implement safe patient                 Trust Your TB Test Results?
 handling programs since 1989.                                                   Presenter: Jennifer Lyn Guida, MPH

 Catherine Gouvin is a Registered Occupa-                                        Topic Overview: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 tional Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist,                                     (CDC) supports the use of IGRAs in all situations where TSTs
 Certified Specialist in Health Ergonom-                                         can be used; however, IGRA is preferred over TST for BCG-
 ics and a Certified Safe Patient Handling                                       vaccinated populations and non-compliant populations. Many
 Professional. She is responsible for the                                        consider IGRA to be a better test than TST, but is this a fact or a
 ergonomics program and safe patient                                             myth? How good are these tests, and how do you know?
 handling program at Lawrence & Memorial
 Hospital. She has practiced occupational                                        When a new clinical test comes into use, it is important to under-
 therapy in a variety of areas including out-                                    stand the test’s strengths and weaknesses. This starts with a few
 patient orthopedics, psychiatry and inpatient rehabilitation. She is            basic calculations. This session will explain the basic biostatistics
 a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a bachelor’s degree in                 behind so-called test diagnostics, including how to calculate and
 Occupational Therapy.                                                           interpret sensitivity, specificity, predictive value and serial testing.
                                                                                 The presenter will illustrate how knowledge of these so-called
 Kent Wilson has performed ergonomic and                                         “test diagnostics” can help Employee Health practitioners make
 safety evaluations for dozens of healthcare                                     clinically informed decisions.
 facilities around the country. He is a Certi-
 fied Ergonomist who takes an active role in                                     Objectives:
 the development of regulatory standards. He                                     1. Review how to calculate and interpret sensitivity, specificity,
 is a full member of the Human Factors and                                          predictive value and serial testing in the context of tuberculin
 Ergonomics Society, The National Safety                                            skin tests and interferon gamma release assays.


28   AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
2. Recognize the difference between confirmatory testing and an-       Section III – 50 min
   nual testing as it pertains to serial testing.                      Developing a Database Driven Algorithm
3. Understand serial testing and how it relates to net sensitivity.    for the Clinical Management of HCWs with
                                                                       Fluctuations in Serial QuantiFERON (IGRA)
Presenter Bio:                                                         Tests: A Multi-Center Study
Jennifer Lyn Guida is a Healthcare Research Analyst at Axion           Presenter: David C Marder, MD MPH
Health, Inc. She recently completed her Master’s of Science
Degree in Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology.          Topic Overview: The CDC acknowledges “uncertainty exists re-
Formerly, she was a teacher’s assistant for an Applied Biostatistics   garding the reproducibility of IGRA results in individual patients
course and tutor for graduate level biostatistics and epidemiol-       and the clinical significance of fluctuations in measured IFN-
ogy courses. Currently, she leads Axion Health’s Medical Con-          gamma responses.” We conducted a descriptive study of Quan-
tent Team in public health and clinical research as it pertains to     tiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Assay (QFT-G-IT) for the routine
employee health, as well as designing and integrating complex          surveillance of healthcare workers between 2008 and 2011. With
clinical algorithms into protocols for products.                       these results, we are able to propose an algorithm for treatment
                                                                       and reevaluation decisions.
Section II – 50 min
All About IGRAs: A Practical Overview of Using                         Objectives:
and Interpreting IGRA Results                                          1. Identify the pros and cons of treatment for latent tuberculosis
Presenter: Wendy Thanassi, MD MA                                          infection.
                                                                       2. Recognize the importance of evaluating the interferon gamma
Topic Overview: The interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs)               release assay positive results prior to beginning a treatment
are the first new tools to have been introduced for the screening         regimen.
for latent tuberculosis infection in the past 130 years. The Palo      3. Understand the patterns of fluctuations found in the descriptive
Alto Veterans Administration (PAVA) Health Care System, has               study of our multi-center experience in using the test, and ap-
run more than 15,000 IGRAs and experienced the efficiencies               preciate the rationale for our proposed algorithm.
and inefficiencies, the cost savings and expenses, the laboratory      4. Determine when and how often to repeat tests, as well as how
challenges and requirements, and the complexities and solutions           to make treatment decisions based on the results of those tests.
to interpretation of these results.
                                                                       Presenter Bio:
These novel diagnostic tests are best employed after a working         Dr David Marder is Director of the University Health Services,
knowledge of the science behind them is introduced. Follow-            and provides medical surveillance and medical advisorship
ing that introduction, three short case studies will be reviewed,      services to corporate clients through the Occupational Health
including relevant supporting medical literature. Laboratory           Service Institute. Included in these duties is the coordination
complications and considerations will be addressed. A public           of continuing medical education activities for the occupational
access cost analysis to help departments and facilities determine      component of the center. He has more than 20 years of experi-
the most cost-effective method (seven scenarios are included) for      ence in the field, having worked at the City of Chicago Depart-
testing their employee populations will be introduced and then         ment of Public Health and Cook County Hospital prior to his
presented for use in Section IV. Finally, interpretation of results,   current appointment. He has served as final arbiter for the CTA
particularly results which change from positive to negative, will      in complex workers’ compensation and fitness for duty cases and
be briefly discussed in terms of what we know from the literature      has extensive experience as an expert witness in workers’ com-
and our data analysis.                                                 pensation and environmental disease cases. He currently directs
                                                                       the Occupational Medicine Residency Program at UIC and is an
Objectives:                                                            active member of the Chicago Area Occupational Medical Direc-
1. Identify the benefits of interferon gamma release assays as         tors Club. Marder’s special interest and expertise is in the evalu-
   surveillance tools for latent tuberculosis.                         ation of use of Quantiferon for the identification of latent TB in
2. Interpret interferon gamma release assay results, particularly      healthcare workers, and in the field of occupational asthma, about
   the QuantiFeron Gold-In-Tube: Case-based and Data.                  which he has published original research.
3. Understand the laboratory requirements and limitations.
4. Review cost analysis literature and our model comparing tuber-      Section IV – 50 min
   culin skin tests with interferon gamma release assays.              Interactive Workshop on Determining the
                                                                       Cost of Using IGRA Vs TST for Tuberculosis
Presenter Bio:                                                         Screening in Healthcare Workers
Dr Wendy Thanassi is the Chief of Occupational Health at the           Presenter: Irene Iuppa, Wendy Thanassi, MD MA and Daniel
Palo Alto VA and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Emergency          Brustein, MD FACOEM
Medicine at Stanford Medical Center. Her particular interest is in
infectious diseases. She has worked all over the world, including in   Topic Overview: In this interactive session, participants will be
TB hospitals in South Africa, and would like to help prevent tuber-    guided through the VAHCS TB screening cost calculator. Entering
culosis from having the opportunity to spread in the United States.    information such as the number of employees, pre-employees, and


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 volunteers screened for TB at their institution, wage data, TB prev-
 alence, and material costs of the test will allow them to determine
                                                                         W005 October 3, 2012                                            b
                                                                         Wednesday 10:10 am – 12:10 pm
 the cost of various testing algorithms would be at their institution.
                                                                         2-hour Workshop
 Attendees will leave the session with an estimate of the most cost
                                                                         Level: Basic
 effective TB testing methodology for their circumstances.
                                                                         Title: Keeping Employees Out of the Graveyard
 Objectives:
                                                                         While Working it: Special Needs of Night Time
 1. Use a cost calculator to assist administrators in determining
                                                                         Workers
    the most cost effective method for tuberculosis screening of
                                                                         Presenter: Barbara McCarthy, MSED BSN RN COHN
    healthcare workers.
 2. Estimate the most cost effective tuberculosis testing methodol-
                                                                         Topic Overview: This interactive presentation will discuss the
    ogy for your institution.
                                                                         different wellness needs of night shift workers and the increased
 3. Decipher which factors are important for the cost of various
                                                                         health risks they face. Identified features will be: what additional
    tuberculosis screening methodologies for healthcare workers at
                                                                         health risks they face; how to identify those needs, plan and
    your institution.
                                                                         build wellness initiatives; and providing fun, free or low cost
 4. Compare your tuberculosis screening methodology and associ-
                                                                         measures that attendees can implement in their organizations.
    ated costs with those of other workshop participants.
                                                                         Also discussed will be how to qualify the return on investment
 5. Engage in important discussions on tuberculosis prevention for
                                                                         your programs can accomplish, and why you should advocate to
    healthcare workers with participants from across the country.
                                                                         include special groups in your wellness initiatives.
 Presenter Bios:
                                                                         Objectives:
 Irene Iuppa has been working in the global health research
                                                                         1. Identify the business rationale for wellness programs in gen-
 field for the last six years. She was hired by the Department of
                                                                            eral, but especially for those on the night shift.
 Veterans Affairs Health Care System to assist in developing
                                                                         2. Identify four major health issues that night shift workers are at
 recommendations for how to screen healthcare workers for TB in
                                                                            greater risk for than their daytime counter parts.
 the most cost effective way possible. Over the last year, she has
                                                                         3. Determine internal and external resources to support, develop
 become an expert in balancing evidence-based practice and cost,
                                                                            and provide program interventions for these employees who
 while creating a calculator which can be used by institutions to
                                                                            are at greater risk due to the hours they work.
 determine the cost of screening their healthcare workers for TB.
                                                                         4. Discuss how a healthcare model can assist in the development
                                                                            and success of a wellness program.
 Dr Wendy Thanassi is the Chief of Occupational Health at the Palo
 Alto VA and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Emergency Medi-
                                                                         Presenter Bio:
 cine at Stanford Medical Center. Her particular interest is in infec-
                                                                         Barbara McCarthy has been a nurse for
 tious diseases. She has worked all over the world, including in TB
                                                                         36 years, having worked in many special-
 hospitals in South Africa, and would like to help prevent tuberculo-
                                                                         ties and positions related to and in occu-
 sis from having the opportunity to spread in the United States.
                                                                         pational health. She was an instructor for
                                                                         former President Clinton’s initiative on
 Dr Daniel Brustein pursued his bachelor’s degree in econom-
                                                                         HIV education in federal agencies. She is
 ics and a carpenter apprenticeship simultaneously, achieving the
                                                                         a past presenter for the American Associa-
 first at the University of Cincinnati in 1974 and abandoning the
                                                                         tion of Occupational Health Nurses and
 second when he entered graduate school in industrial hygiene
                                                                         the Association of Occupational Health
 in 1975. He earned his MSIH in 1977 and is Board Certified in
                                                                         Professionals in Healthcare at national, state and local levels on
 Industrial Hygiene. From 1976 to 1978, he served as a Field In-
                                                                         topics such as safe patient handling, employee wellness, sleep,
 dustrial Hygienist with the OSHA office in Cleveland, Ohio, and
                                                                         and care of employees with bariatric surgery. She is currently
 from 1978 to 1983, he worked in the Department of Industrial
                                                                         the Manager of Occupational Health for Albemarle Health in
 Hygiene of the United Rubber Workers International Union. He
                                                                         Elizabeth City, NC. She is a registered nurse and holds a Mas-
 earned his MD at Case Western Reserve University and com-
                                                                         ter’s of Science in Health Education from Virginia Tech.
 pleted his training at the University Hospitals/VAMC (Cleveland)
 internal medicine program in 1990. Since then, he has served in
 staff and directorship positions at several Cleveland area occupa-
 tional health programs. He is Board Certified in Internal Medi-
 cine and is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and
 Environmental Medicine. He is currently a staff physician in the
 Personnel Health Department of the Louis Stokes VAMC, Cleve-
 land, and Medical Director of University CompCare, a workers’
 compensation managed care organization.

 Section V – 40 min
 Panel Questions & Answers

30   AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
                                                                       Section II – 1.75 hour
W006 October 3, 2012                                            i      Developing an Antineoplastic Medical
Wednesday 1:10 pm - 5:20 pm
4-hour Workshop                                                        Surveillance Program for Employees
Level: Intermediate                                                    Presenter: Karen Karwowski, MSN RN Ed CHSP

Title: Hazardous Medications in Healthcare:                            Topic Overview: In 2005, the NIOSH Alert Preventing Occupa-
The Reality of the Risks and Control Measures                          tional Exposures to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs
to Minimize these Risks                                                in Health Care Settings was published. It called further attention
Presenters: Karen Karwowski, MSN RN Ed CHSP and Karin L                to the healthcare professionals (HCPs) who were being exposed
Kolbus, MSN RN COHN-S/CM                                               to antineoplastic medications daily, as well as highlighted once
                                                                       again the necessity of surveillance for these employees to assist
Section I – 1.75 hour                                                  in maintaining their safety while they provide care to patients.
Best Practices in Handling Hazardous
Medications in Ambulatory Care                                         In October 2007, this health system rolled out a new Antineoplas-
Presenter: Karin L Kolbus, MSN RN COHN-S/CM                            tic Medical Surveillance Program to its employees. This program
                                                                       is not only for medical professionals, but for all employees who
Topic Overview: Risk assessment of the ambulatory care environ-        come into contact with chemotherapy drugs. Employees are
ment reflects that, with increasing frequency, treatments provided     assigned to three groups according to their level of potential
to patients require employees to handle and administer drugs that      exposure risk: primary; secondary; and tertiary. The components
have been identified by the National Institute of Occupational         of this program include yearly education for all three groups of
Safety and Health (NIOSH) as hazardous (carcinogens, terato-           exposure risk, a surveillance questionnaire and a physical exami-
gens, organ toxic or corrosive.) The clinical staff of an ambula-      nation performed by our occupational physician and RN every
tory care environment includes a few licensed providers (MDs,          two years.
NPs, PAs and nurse managers) supported by a medical assistant
workforce. Awareness of potential hazards and routes of exposure       This program, developed and implemented for a specific popula-
among unlicensed staff is particularly low. To adopt best practices    tion in a large health system encompassing four urban and subur-
in safe handling of hazardous medications, coordination at every       ban counties in Michigan, is replicable for both large and small
step from purchasing to waste disposal is required. Training of        healthcare settings.
clinical staff is needed to model best practices in safe handling of
hazardous drugs. Healthcare workers are also more likely to ex-        Objectives:
press confidence that they are empowered to protect themselves         1. Identify employee groups who are affected by chemotherapy
from this risk if the organization’s management is well informed          medications.
and supportive. An overview of the toxicology of antineoplastic        2. Recognize at least one employee group who fits into each of
drugs will also be presented.                                             the three levels of exposure risk.
                                                                       3. Define at least one strategy to assist in developing a surveil-
Objectives:                                                               lance questionnaire.
1. Review the toxicology of potential Hazardous Drug Exposures         4. Recall at least one strategy to assist in developing surveillance
   in Healthcare.                                                         educational programming.
2. Identify hazardous drug utilization often unique to ambulatory
   care.                                                               Presenter Bio:
3. Examine examples of personal protective equipment and               Karen Karwowski is the Nurse Manager
   practices recommended for safe management of hazardous              of Employee Health and Safety for Henry
   drugs in ambulatory care.                                           Ford Hospital and Health Network and
4. Illustrate the use of template when working to develop              West Bloomfield Hospital, which em-
   guidelines for other hazardous medications in ambulatory care.      ploys approximately 20,000 of the 25,000
                                                                       employees of the health System throughout
Presenter Bio:                                                         southeastern Michigan. Employee Health
Karin Kolbus is RN certified in Occupational and Environmental         and Safety provides pre-placement and
Health, 2001, Certified Medical Case Management, 2001 and              annual screening, work-related injury
Certified OSHA 501 Trainer, 2004. She received her Master’s            treatment and management, BBP needlestick/splash and com-
in Nursing Education in 2009. Currently employed by Inter-             municable disease management, antineoplastic surveillance
mountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah, as Employee Health          examinations, for cause and HPRP drug and alcohol screening,
Coordinator to Ambulatory Care, she is also a Community Health         and wellness supportive activities for employees. Karwowski
DNP student of the University of Utah. During the summer of            has been an RN for more than 24 years in various hospital and
2011, she completed a study abroad project, providing occupa-          inpatient sub-acute settings including behavioral and geriatrics.
tional health nursing support to Global Health Uganda.                 She has worked in many capacities that include Staff Nurse,
                                                                       Charge Nurse, Clinical Coordinator, Inservice Director, Director
                                                                       of Nursing, Corporate Nurse and Nurse Manager. She is certified


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 by the State of Michigan as a Master Train-the-Trainer and TST
 instructor and provides courses throughout the state. In addition,
                                                                       W008 October 3, 2012                                                i
                                                                       Wednesday 1:10 pm - 3:10 pm
 she works as a part-time NCLEX-RN instructor for RN graduates         2-hour Workshop
 preparing for their board examinations. She has just become a         Level: Intermediate
 Board Certified Healthcare Safety Professional.
                                                                       Title: Leadership Strategies and Business
 Section III – 0.5 Hours                                               Planning for Results – Take the Gamble
 Panel Questions & Answers                                             Presenter: Barb Maxwell, MHA RN COHN-S CCM CWCP
                                                                       QRP FAAOHN
 W007 October 3, 2012                                            i     Topic Overview: This interactive session will enhance the busi-
 Wednesday 1:10 pm - 5:20 pm                                           ness knowledge of participating occupational health profession-
 4-hour Workshop                                                       als (OHPs.) Many tips and tricks will be shared on how OHPs
 Level: Intermediate                                                   can become more business saavy in today’s workforce. Partici-
                                                                       pants will be able to identify key resources and name critical
 Title: Essential Job Functions: Utilizing an                          steps in program development. The OHP will describe the impor-
 Analysis of the Physical Requirements of Jobs                         tance of his/her role in the operations of an effective occupational
 Throughout Employment                                                 health program.
 Presenter: Diane Like, RN COHN-S
                                                                       Objectives:
 Topic Overview: Implementing a physical assessment/job analy-         1. Describe three initiatives of a Successes-Weaknesses-Opportu-
 sis process and incorporating the information into job descrip-          nities-Threats (SWOT) analysis for strategic planning.
 tions is a constant opportunity. Learn steps to include the process   2. Name two critical steps in program development.
 in your daily activities while keeping with FMLA and ADA              3. Identify three key resources in program development.
 guidelines. Identify tasks to be analyzed, and determine which        4. Describe the leadership function in the operations of occupa-
 are essential. Review which key partnerships are paramount to            tional health services.
 the success of the program, and how to process the return to work
 note. Obtain practical advice and best practices for pre-placement    Presenter Bio:
 screening, assessing restrictions, alternate placement and requests   Barb Maxwell established a hospital-based
 for accommodations. Interactive discussion will focus on real life    occupational health program in 1986 known
 scenarios to enable participants to become familiar with practical    as Company Care for HCA. Her current
 application of the process.                                           responsibilities include management of op-
                                                                       erations for 10 Company Care Occupational
 Objectives:                                                           Health Programs and 16 Employee Health
 1. Describe how to implement a physical assessment/job analysis       Departments for the HCA West Florida
    program to be incorporated into the job description for every      Division. She is Past President of FSAOHN,
    position.                                                          Inc. and currently serves as the Chair of FOHC and Treasurer for
 2. Determine steps to develop consistent processes for evaluation     FWCAOHN. She is a fellow through AAOHN. Maxwell received
    of pre-placement screenings and return to work after injury/ill-   her RN from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, Kansas City,
    ness.                                                              MO, and her BS and Master’s in Health Administration from the
 3. Explain steps to develop a consistent methodology for evalua-      University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. She is a contributing author
    tion of performance issues concerning the employee’s ability to    for Dr Nancy Menzel’s book Workers’ Comp Management from
    perform essential functions of his/her position.                   A to Z.
 Presenter Bio:
 Diane Like is the Regional Manager of Em-
 ployee Health for Baycare Health System,
                                                                       W009 October 3, 2012                                                i
                                                                       Wednesday 1:10 pm - 3:10 pm
 including 11 hospitals and 18,000+ team                               2-hour Workshop
 members. She received her degree from                                 Level: Intermediate
 Purdue University School of Nursing and
 is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse                              Title: Employee Health Journal Club: How to
 Specialist by the American Board of Oc-                               Read Recent Research and Incorporate it into
 cupational Health Nurses. Like has taught                             Practice
 “Leading Quality Improvement” and is responsible for the devel-       Presenters: Lee S Newman, MD MA FCCP FACOEM, Kenneth
 opment and implementation of all policies, procedures, processes      Scott, MPH and Liliana Tenney, MPH
 and competencies related to Employee Health at Baycare Health
 System.                                                               Topic Overview: To stay abreast of developments in the field
                                                                       of employee health and safety, it is necessary to be able to read

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and analyze the content of recently published research papers. In
addition, to bring this information from research into practical
                                                                       W010 October 3, 2012                                            i
                                                                       Wednesday 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm
application, it is important to develop skill in identifying whether   2-hour Workshop
the content of a research paper is relevant and generalizable to       Level: Intermediate
the real world practice of occupational health. This session will
present a standard, shorthand approach to reading and analyzing        Title: Analysis of a Successful Risk Reduction
research papers and finding the “nuggets” of useful information        Program – Do They Really Work?
in them. The presenters will select recently published papers that     Presenter: Barb Maxwell, MHA RN COHN-S CCM CWCP
are important for people in employee health to be aware of, and        QRP FAAOHN
they will use those journal articles to demonstrate the principles
that make a research study useful in practice.                         Topic Overview: Are your workers’ compensation injury costs
                                                                       going through the roof? Many organizations have felt an increase
Objectives:                                                            in their employee workers’ compensation injury costs in the last
1. Develop a systematic approach to reading journal articles on        few years that has affected their financial bottom lines. Organi-
   employee health topics.                                             zations are looking to be proactive by implementing aggressive
2. Recognize key elements of a well-written and well-conducted         prevention programs to decrease their workers’ compensation
   research study in occupational health.                              costs while increasing employee morale. Participants in this class
3. Determine if a particular research study is relevant and appli-     will be given tips on what a risk reduction program is comprised
   cable to employee health practice.                                  of and how to implement it in the workplace.
4. Understand the relevance of recently published research papers
   to practice.                                                        Objectives:
                                                                       1. Discuss how an effective Employee Safety Committee can
Presenter Bios:                                                           serve a vital role in increasing safety within an organization.
Dr Lee Newman is a Professor in the De-                                2. Identify “key players” within an Employee Safety Committee
partment of Environmental and Occupation-                                 and their functions.
al Health, Colorado School of Public Health                            3. Discuss active and passive Employee Safety Committee tasks
and in the School of Medicine, University                                 in improving an organization’s culture of safety.
of Colorado. He has more than 20 years of                              4. Summarize an integrated Risk Reduction Program model to
experience in occupational health and safety                              enhance health and safety.
research, teaching and clinical practice. He                           5. Identify three components of an effective Risk Reduction Pro-
is the Founding Director of the NIOSH-                                    gram.
funded Mountain and Plains Education and
Research Center, and Founder/CEO of Axion Health.                      Presenter Bio:
                                                                       Barb Maxwell established a hospital-
Kenneth Scott received his Master’s of Public Health Degree            based occupational health program in 1986
from the University of Washington and is a Senior Professional         known as Company Care for HCA. Her
Research Assistant in the Department of Environmental and Oc-          current responsibilities include manage-
cupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Scott       ment of operations for 10 Company Care
is the Outreach Director of the Mountain and Plains Education          Occupational Health Programs and 16
and Research Center. He conducts research on the aging work-           Employee Health Departments for the
force and is completing his PhD in Epidemiology at the Colorado        HCA West Florida Division. She is Past
School of Public Health.                                               President of FSAOHN, Inc. and currently
                                                                       serves as the Chair of FOHC and Treasurer for FWCAOHN. She
Liliana Tenney received her Master’s of                                is a fellow through AAOHN. Maxwell received her RN from St.
Public Health Degree from the Colorado                                 Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, Kansas City, MO, and her
School of Public Health, University of Colo-                           BS and Master’s in Health Administration from the University of
rado campus, and is a Professional Research                            St. Francis, Joliet, IL. She is a contributing author for Dr Nancy
Assistant in the Department of Environmen-                             Menzel’s book Workers’ Comp Management from A to Z.
tal and Occupational Health at the Colorado
School of Public Health. Tenney is the
Assistant Director for Continuing Education
for the NIOSH-funded Mountain and Plains
Education and Research Center. Her research interests include
workplace wellness programs and their relationship to workplace
injuries and workers’ compensation claims.




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 A001 October 4, 2012                                           i     A002 October 4, 2012                                             i
 Thursday 8:15 am - 9:15 am                                           Thursday 9:45 am - 10:45 am
 Keynote                                                              General Session
 Level: Intermediate                                                  Level: Intermediate

 Title: Workforce Health and the Healthcare                           Title: Changing Epidemiology and New
 Industry                                                             Treatment Regimens for Latent TB Infection
 Presenter: John Howard, MD MPH JD LLM                                Presenter: Nicholas Walter, MD MS

 Topic Overview: This presentation will include a discussion of       Topic Overview: Tuberculosis (TB) rates in the United States
 current issues in occupational safety and health. The keynote        have fallen to historic lows, with 10,521 new cases reported in
 speaker will highlight challenges facing today’s occupational        2011. Declining TB rates affect US healthcare worker TB risk.
 health professionals in healthcare due to the evolving 21st          New cases are increasingly found among foreign-born persons
 Century American workforce. He will also review the value of         who now have a rate 12 times greater than US-born persons.
 promoting occupational safety and health protection, as well as      Novel regimens such as weekly isoniazid/rifapentine provide
 the discovery of imminent changes in health insurance coming         new options for treatment of latent TB infection.
 in 2014 and how those changes may impact healthcare providers
 and patients.                                                        Objectives:
                                                                      1. Understand recent trends in the epidemiology of tuberculosis
 Objectives:                                                             in the United States and globally.
 1. Examine the evolving healthcare workforce.                        2. Recognize the implications of these changes for healthcare
 2. Evaluate challenges that face occupational health professionals      worker tuberculosis risk.
    as America’s workforce changes.                                   3. Review the range of regimens available for treatment of latent
 3. Illustrate how upcoming health insurance changes will impact         tuberculosis infection.
    occupational health.
 4. Translate the value of integrating occupational safety and        Presenter Bio:
    health protection with worker health promotion.                   Dr Nicholas Walter is Assistant Professor
                                                                      in Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care
 Presenter Bio:                                                       Medicine at the University of Colorado
 John Howard is the Director of the Na-                               Denver. He cares for patients in the Denver
 tional Institute for Occupational Safety                             Metro Tuberculosis Clinic as well as in in-
 and Health (NIOSH) in the US Depart-                                 tensive care at the University of Colorado.
 ment of Health and Human Services. He                                His research focuses on the application of
 also serves as Administrator of the World                            genomic assays for epidemiologic purposes
 Trade Center Health Program. Howard                                  in tuberculosis. He and collaborators are
 first served as NIOSH Director from 2002                             identifying markers for disease state through analysis of both
 - 2008. In 2008 and 2009, he worked as                               human host and M tuberculosis transcriptomes.
 a consultant with the US Government’s
 Afghanistan Health Initiative in the US Department of Health         Walter obtained his Bachelor of Arts at Middlebury College and
 and Human Services. Prior to his appointment as Director of          a Master of Health and Medical Sciences in Medical Anthropol-
 NIOSH in 2002, he served as Chief of the Division of Occupa-         ogy at the University of California Berkeley. He earned his MD
 tional Safety and Health in the California Labor and Workforce       at the University of California San Francisco and completed
 Development Agency from 1991 - 2002. Howard received a               internship, residency and chief medical residency at San Francis-
 Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University of Chicago,         co General Hospital. Walter served as an Epidemic Intelligence
 a Master’s of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of        Service Officer in the Respiratory Diseases Branch at the US
 Public Health, a Doctor of Law from the University of California     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before completing a
 at Los Angeles, and a Master of Law in Administrative Law and        pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado. He is a PhD
 Economic Regulation from the George Washington University            student in Epidemiology, focusing on the application of high
 in Washington, DC. He is board certified in internal medicine        throughput biologic assays for epidemiologic purposes.
 and occupational medicine. Howard is admitted to the practice
 of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District
 of Columbia, and he is a member of the US Supreme Court bar.
 He has written numerous articles on occupational health law and
 policy.




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A003 October 4, 2012                                          i    sterilizing agents like glutaraldehyde to antineoplastic drugs, safe
                                                                   handling practices reduce, but do not eliminate, risk for hospital
Thursday 10:50 am - 11:50 am
General Session                                                    workers. Medical surveillance programs are considered the “safe-
Level: Intermediate                                                ty net,” a means of either identifying whether a hazardous chemi-
                                                                   cal has entered the body (biological exposure) or has caused harm
Title: Healthcare Industry Obligations Under                       to the employee. The CDC and others have recommended that
the Revised OSHA Hazard Communication                              employee health departments institute medical surveillance pro-
Standard                                                           grams for hazardous drugs, raising some significant challenges.
Presenter: Joy Flack, CIH                                          These range from the challenge of knowing: who should be in
                                                                   the program; what they should be told about the uncertain risks
Topic Overview: Major revision to the OSHA Hazard Commu-           for reproductive health, cancer and other illnesses; what tests and
nication Rule was published in the Federal Register on March       questions should be asked; how surveillance should be conduct-
20, 2012. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now           ed; and how to analyze the information that is collected. These
aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification      and other practical questions will be examined in this lecture.
and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS.) This update to the HCS will
provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemi-       Objectives:
cals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety     1. Recognize the scope of the problem of hazardous chemical
data sheets.                                                          exposures in healthcare.
                                                                   2. Learn the major goals of a medical surveillance program in the
Once implemented, the revised standard will improve the quality       context of the “hierarchy of prevention.”
and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making     3. Understand the key elements for the creation of a successful
it safer for workers by providing easily understandable informa-      medical surveillance program.
tion on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemi-      4. Identify the pitfalls and limitations of medical surveillance for
cals. Employers, including those in the healthcare industry, are      hazardous chemicals.
required to train workers by December 1, 2013 on the new labels    5. Develop practical solutions to address the challenges of design-
elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition      ing and executing such programs.
and understanding.
                                                                   Presenter Bio:
Objectives:                                                        Dr Lee Newman is a Professor in the
1. Learn the four basic requirements of the Hazard Communica-      Department of Environmental and Occu-
   tion regulation.                                                pational Health, Colorado School of Public
2. Employ training to staff on the new labeling and safety data    Health and in the School of Medicine, Uni-
   sheet format for chemicals in their work areas.                 versity of Colorado. He has more than 20
3. Apply updates to the written hazard communication program at    years of experience in occupational health
   the workplace.                                                  and safety research, teaching and clinical
                                                                   practice, including the design and manage-
Presenter Bio:                                                     ment of medical surveillance programs for
Joy Flack is the Area Director for the Department of Labor,        workplace hazards. He is the Founding Director of the NIOSH-
OSHA in Las Vegas, NV. She has a BA in Environmental Health,       funded Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center, and
an MBA in Business Administration and is a Certified Industrial    Founder/CEO of Axion Health, Inc.
Hygienist (CIH.) She has also worked with the Department of En-
ergy’s Hanford Nuclear Clean-Up site and the Oregon state OSHA
program. Flack has more than 28 years experience in the safety     A005 October 4, 2012                                             i
and health of workers.                                             Thursday 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
                                                                   General Session
                                                                   Level: Intermediate
A004 October 4, 2012
Thursday 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
                                                              i    Title: Mandatory Reporting of Healthcare
General Session                                                    Personnel Influenza Vaccination Using the
Level: Intermediate                                                National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): A
                                                                   New Occupational Health and Quality Measure
Title: Hazardous Chemicals in Healthcare:                          Presenter: Megan C Lindley, MPH
Challenges We Face in Designing Medical
Surveillance Programs                                              Topic Overview: Beginning in January 2013, the Centers for
Presenter: Lee S Newman, MD MA FCCP FACOEM                         Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Inpatient Quality
                                                                   Reporting Program will require reporting of aggregate influenza
Topic Overview: There is increasing recognition that chemicals     vaccination among healthcare personnel (HCP) using a standard-
used in healthcare can pose risks for healthcare workers. From     ized measure endorsed by the National Quality Forum. Hospitals


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 will report data via the National Healthcare Safety Network             there appears to be marginal compliance by HCWs with respira-
 (NHSN) system, which will incorporate the new aggregate vac-            tory protection guidelines and that day-to-day compliance is left
 cination measure by August 2012. This session will include an           to the individual employee and employer. In addition, OSHA
 overview of definitions and reporting protocols for the new mea-        warns that, given the emergence of new infectious diseases that
 sure, a preview of the NHSN module, and practical examples for          affect both patients and HCWs, compliance with recommended
 applying definitions drawn from real-life queries from healthcare       infection control practices is an increasingly important issue.
 facilities. The use of this standardized measure in hospitals and
 other healthcare facilities will inform quality improvement efforts     Objectives:
 and will facilitate comparison of estimates of HCP influenza vac-       1. Review National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
 cination among healthcare facilities nationally.                           and National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
                                                                            healthcare-related workplace safety and research efforts.
 Objectives:                                                             2. Understand recent clinical events and related research find-
 1. Define the three groups of healthcare personnel covered by this         ings evidencing respiratory protective equipment compliance
    quality measure.                                                        breaches.
 2. Classify the vaccination status of healthcare personnel accord-      3. Identify suggested strategies to provide protection from work-
    ing to measure specifications.                                          place exposures.
 3. Recognize the most common questions and answers related to
    implementation of the vaccination measure.                           Presenter Bio:
                                                                         Debra A Novak holds a Doctorate of
 Presenter Bio:                                                          Science in Nursing from The University
 Megan C Lindley graduated Yale University                               of Alabama-Birmingham and has held a
 School of Public Health in 2004 with an                                 variety of clinical, research and faculty
 MPH in Health Policy and Administration.                                positions for more than 30 years. Novak is
 Since 2004, she has worked as an Epidemi-                               currently a Senior Service Fellow with the
 ologist in the National Center for Immuniza-                            National Personal Protective Technology
 tion and Respiratory Diseases of the Centers                            Laboratory (NPPTL) which is part of the
 for Disease Control and Prevention. Her                                 National Institute for Occupational Safety
 areas of research interest include racial/eth-                          and Health (NIOSH) and CDC. She is responsible for translat-
 nic disparities in adult immunization, vac-                             ing personal protective equipment (PPE) research findings to
 cine financing issues and healthcare personnel vaccination. Most        clinical workplaces and thereby promoting safer healthcare
 recently, Lindley served as the lead for a 300-facility pilot test to   worker practices.
 determine feasibility, utility and barriers to implementation for a
 standardized measure of healthcare personnel influenza vaccina-
 tion coverage. Her research has been published in the American          A007 October 4, 2012                                             i
 Journal of Public Health, Annals of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics,      Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Infection Con-         General Session
 trol and Hospital Epidemiology, among others.                           Level: Intermediate

                                                                         Title: Filling the Glass: Real World Tactics and
 A006 October 4, 2012                                              b     Motivation for Improving Communication,
                                                                         Increasing Productivity AND Job Satisfaction
 Thursday 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
 General Session                                                         Presenter: Barry Maher
 Level: Basic
                                                                         Topic Overview: In this high-energy, humor-rich presentation,
 Title: Respiratory Protection- How to Best                              Barry Maher offers the antidote to presentations that are simply
 Protect Yourself from Workplace Exposures                               “let’s all think happy thoughts and everything will be wonder-
 Presenter: Debra A Novak, DSN RN                                        ful” fluff. His presentation is chock full of nuts and bolts content
                                                                         and straight-talk tactics health professionals in healthcare can
 Topic Overview: There have been several recent reports of               apply immediately. Yet, it’s also real-world motivational – even
 healthcare workers’ (HCWs) inconsistent and suboptimal                  inspirational. This session is perfect for the most cynical veteran
 adherence, less than 60 percent, to recommended infection               health professional AND the most starry-eyed (or the most dis-
 control precautions. Most recently, the lack of adherence to the        couraged) novice.
 proper use of infection control precautions including respira-
 tory personal protective equipment was documented during                Objectives:
 the H1N1 outbreak. Both the Occupational Safety and Health              1. Learn simple, powerful yet often neglected communication
 Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control                  strategies.
 and Prevention/Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory          2. Explore the power of incentives, some of which might not
 Committee ( CDC/HICPAC) stated that, based on the evidence,                seem like incentives.


36   AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
3. Discuss how to turn negatives into selling points; even brag-       5. Examine research that is being undertaken to help decrease oc-
   ging points.                                                           cupational safety and health hazards to healthcare workers.

Presenter Bio:                                                         Presenter Bio:
Barry Maher is in demand for business and                              Dr Yvonne Boudreau is the Deputy Director of the Centers for
professional audiences of all types. And,                              Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) National Institute for
whether as a speaker or a consultant, he’s                             Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH,) Western States Office.
hired to get results: to improve productivity                          She also holds a position as Assistant Clinical Professor in the
and attitude and ultimately, the bottom line.                          Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the
His clients include innumerable trade and                              School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver.
professional associations as well as organi-                           She received her BA from New Mexico State University and her
zations like ABC, the American Manage-                                 Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medi-
ment Association, AT&T, Blue Cross, Can-                               cal Sciences. She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine
on, Cessna, Colgate-Palmolive, Fuji, Hewlett-Packard, Humana           and a Master’s of Science in Public Health at the University of
Healthcare, IBM, Infiniti, Johnson & Johnson, Managed Health           Colorado Health Sciences Center. Subsequently, she completed a
Care Associates, Merck, the National Lottery of Ireland, Nestlé,       CDC fellowship in Epidemiology and board certification in Pre-
Seasons Hospice Care, TIME/Warner, the US Army, Verizon and            ventive Medicine. Her work involves: national and international
Wells Fargo. Maher’s books include Filling the Glass, which has        surveillance and evaluation of a wide variety of occupational
been honored as “[one of] The Seven Essential Popular Business         health issues (e.g., TB, HIV, hepatitis, emergency response;)
Books.” He has appeared on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News            providing recommendations and policies to address these issues;
and CNBC, and he’s frequently featured in publications that            and outreach to and collaboration with state and local health
range from USA Today, The New York Times and The Wall Street           departments, academic institutions and other federal agencies to
Journal to—what he insists is his personal favorite—Funeral            help build occupational safety and health capacity throughout the
Services Insider.                                                      United States.


B001 October 5, 2012                                               i   B002 October 5, 2012                                          A
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 am                                               Friday 9:05 am - 10:05 am
General Session                                                        General Session
Level: Intermediate                                                    Level: Advanced

Title: Where is the Research Heading to                                Title: A Measured Response: Action Plans for
Improve Employee Health in the Healthcare                              Identifying and Supporting the Chemically-
Sector?                                                                Impaired Employee
Presenter: Yvonne Boudreau, MD MSPH                                    Presenter: Link Christin, MA JD LADC

Topic Overview: The National Institute for Occupational Safety         Topic Overview: A chemically-impaired employee is often es-
and Health (NIOSH) has a specific mission to decrease occu-            pecially adept at concealing his or her disease in the workplace.
pational diseases, injuries and fatalities in healthcare workers       This presentation will provide tangible tools and strategies for
through a focused program of research and prevention. This             employees or co-workers to recognize and address this frequently
presentation will provide an overview of NIOSH and the Na-             overlooked or ignored problem. The session will further provide a
tional Occupational Research Agenda (NORA,) specifically as it         plan on how to approach and support such employees to encour-
pertains to addressing the safety and health of healthcare em-         age treatment and foster recovery from the disease. Participants
ployees. It will include a discussion of the current high priority     will develop an enhanced ability to recognize the chemically-
issues that are being addressed for healthcare workers, including      impaired employee and to access support for addressing the issue
musculoskeletal disorders, long hours, changing shifts, lifting and    while ensuring safety in the workplace.
repetitive tasks, violence, stress, sharps injuries and exposures to
infectious diseases and hazardous chemicals.                           Objectives:
                                                                       1. Describe the disease of addiction and its progression.
Objectives:                                                            2. Analyze specific workplace behaviors and conduct which indi-
1. Assess the work of the National Institute for Occupational             cate chemical abuse or dependence.
   Safety and Health.                                                  3. Illustrate a strategy for approaching the impaired employee.
2. Understand the National Occupational Research Agenda pro-
   gram.
3. Recognize the magnitude of occupational injuries and illnesses
   in healthcare workers.
4. Identify the highest priority occupational safety and health
   hazards for healthcare workers.


                                                                                                          October 3-6, 2012              37
 Presenter Bio:                                                       ees who sustain a sharps injury or blood/body fluid splash. The
 Link Christin is Director of Hazelden’s                              Sharps Injury Hotline provides the victim with a single contact to
 Legal Professionals Program in Center City,                          initiate the process of reporting, treatment, medical consultation
 MN. This residential addiction treatment                             and post exposure follow-up care. This 24/7 process has success-
 program incorporates integrated clinical                             fully enhanced and continues to promote the culture of safety
 disciplines with individualized planning                             within the institution.
 and care – all in a comfortable, healing
 and supportive environment. The program                              Objectives:
 addresses the addiction problems unique to                           1. Review Occupational Safety and Health Administration and
 legal professionals. Before entering the field                          Centers for Diesease Control and Prevention Bloodborne
 of addiction treatment, Christin had a deep history in the legal        Pathogens Standards related to sharps injury prevention.
 profession. After earning his JD from the University of Pittsburgh   2. Describe the advantages of implementing a centralized 24-hour
 School of Law in 1979, he was a civil trial lawyer for more than        Sharps Injury Hotline in an academic medical center.
 25 years and partner in two law firms in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2004,    3. Identify strategies for implementing and sustaining a Sharps
 he transitioned into the field of creating and marketing continu-       Injury Hotline.
 ing legal education with both Virginia and Minnesota Continuing      4. Describe the project plan and tools used for the successful
 Legal Education, including serving as the Administrator for the         implementation of a Sharps Injury Hotline.
 National College of Trial Advocacy at the University of Vir-
 ginia School of Law. During this time, he served as a volunteer      Presenter Bios:
 to counsel lawyers and judges for the Virginia and Minnesota         Barbara Brehm is a staff nurse in the
 Lawyers Assistance programs, which led to his decision to launch     Employee Health Department at the Penn
 a second career in the field of addiction.                           State Milton S Hershey Medical Center,
                                                                      a 491-bed academic medical center in
 Christin completed his Master’s in Addiction Counseling at the       central Pennsylvania. The medical center
 Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in August 2010         campus also includes Penn State Col-
 and subsequently received his LADC license. He was appointed         lege of Medicine (Penn State University’s
 Director of a new Hazelden Legal Professionals Program in Sep-       medical school,) Penn State Hershey
 tember 2010, and the most extensive specialty track for lawyers      Cancer Institute, and Penn State Hershey
 at a major treatment center was officially launched in January       Children’s Hospital—the region’s only children’s hospital. The
 2011. Christin also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Wil-      organization is ANCC Magnet designated. Brehm graduated
 liam Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN.                        from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing in May
                                                                      1976 and first worked as a medical-surgical staff nurse at a
                                                                      small community hospital. She then worked at the Penn State
 B003 October 5, 2012                                           i     Hershey Medical Center in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In
 Friday 10:45 am - 11:45 am                                           1985, Brehm moved to Philadelphia, PA, where she worked as a
 Breakout Session                                                     Nurse Manager for the American Red Cross Donor Service until
 Level: Intermediate                                                  1992. At that time, she returned to the medical center as a direct
                                                                      care staff nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In 1998, she
 Title: “Who Ya Gonna Call”…Sharps Hotline                            transferred to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit until she began her
 Presenters: Barbara Brehm, RN and James Fenush Jr, MS RN             current role as Employee Health Nurse in 2000.

 Topic Overview: This presentation focuses on an Occupational         Brehm actively participates in numerous committees within the
 Medicine Inventory conducted at a 491-bed Academic Medi-             system, including Safety and Infection Control. It was during
 cal Center in central Pennsylvania to comply with federal and        her tenure as Co-Chair of the Sharps Injury Prevention Task
 state regulations. One of the areas reviewed was the Bloodborne      Force that she began to work on a team that created the Sharps
 Pathogens Sharps Injury Program. The organizational plan for         Injury Hotline. Her focus frequently revolves around sharps
 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control was compliant with             injuries/sharps prevention, and she is directly responsible for
 OSHA standards and hospital policies; however, the process had       maintaining and reporting sharps data. Improving the culture of
 operational gaps, including lack of centralized reporting and col-   employee/patient safety is paramount in her role as Employee
 lection methods for sharps injury or blood/body fluid splashes.      Health Nurse.
 A literature review was conducted to determine evidence based
 practice and to inquire about best practices both regionally and     James Fenush is Director of Nursing,
 nationally. Analysis revealed a poorly designed process for          Clinical Support Services at the Penn State
 reporting, post exposure care and follow-up. An interdisciplinary    Milton S Hershey Medical Center, a 491-
 team was formed to create and implement a Sharps Injury Hotline      bed academic medical center in central
 within the Institution. Participants will learn how a new Sharps     Pennsylvania. The medical center cam-
 Injury Hotline and sharps injury and body fluid splashes report-     pus also includes Penn State College of
 ing process provides clear and immediate guidance to employ-         Medicine (Penn State University’s medical
                                                                      school,) Penn State Hershey Cancer Insti-

38   AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
tute, and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital—the region’s           Presenter Bio:
only children’s hospital. The organization is ANCC Magnet               Suzette Bramwell joined the Brigham
designated.                                                             Young University nursing faculty in the fall
                                                                        of 2011. Prior to this position, she worked
Prior to his current nursing leadership position, Fenush spent          in healthcare-based occupational health
12 years in various nursing leadership and clinical roles within        nursing roles at Seattle Children’s Hospital
the organization, including Interim Director of Nursing Care            and Intermountain Healthcare. Bramwell
Coordination, Assistant Director of Nursing for the Medicine            recently finished her Doctorate of Nurs-
Division, Nurse Manager of a post acute care surgical unit,             ing Practice (DNP) from the University
and Emergency Department Nurse Manager. He was a direct                 of Utah. She combined her passion for
care staff nurse in Surgical Intensive Care for six years. He has       education and occupational health programs in her doctoral work
shared leadership responsibility for several operational projects,      by using the Health Belief Model to focus on the attitudes and
including Project BOOST (the Society of Medicine’s initiative           beliefs of healthcare workers surrounding mandatory influenza
of Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions,)          programs and organizational decision making.
the Nursing Department’s Strategic Bed Realignment Plan,
Capacity Management-Support Services project, and nursing
consultant for the Cancer Institute’s redesign for outpatient           B005 October 5, 2012                                            i
infusion services. His tenure at Penn State Hershey Medical             Friday 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Center has afforded Fenush numerous opportunities: to mentor            Breakout Session
and coach nurse managers as well as direct care nurses; to pro-         Level: Intermediate
mote active participation in nursing’s shared governance model;
and to lead and develop others through teamwork. He received            Title: Managing Potential Violence in the
his BS in Nursing (1994) and an MS in Nursing (2006) with an            Workplace
administration focus from the Pennsylvania State University,            Presenters: Dean Steiner, LCPC and Marianne Dungan, RNBC
and he serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Penn State School
of Nursing.                                                             Topic Overview: With increased attention being given to work-
                                                                        place violence, many healthcare settings are examining ways to
                                                                        improve and promote a safer work environment. In this session,
B004 October 5, 2012                                                b   attendees will gain an understanding of the scope of violence
Friday 10:45 am - 11:45 am                                              in hospital settings and the effects of such violence. Factors
Breakout Session                                                        that place an individual at risk to commit a violent act at work
Level: Basic                                                            and warning signs of potential violence will also be examined.
                                                                        Participants will learn practical ways to minimize workplace
Title: Proven Practices to Improve Your                                 violence, including components of staff education and a debrief-
Teaching and Influence Behavior Change in                               ing process that one hospital established to reduce staff injuries
the Workplace                                                           resulting from aggressive patients.
Presenter: Suzette Bramwell, DNP RN COHN-S
                                                                        Objectives:
Topic Overview: Occupational health nurses (OHNs) are edu-              1. Understand the definition and identify the effects of workplace
cating employees daily, from board rooms to staff meetings, in             violence.
offices and hallways. Healthcare teams have various education           2. Discuss the risk factors for workplace violence.
levels and learning styles. Occupational health teaching can            3. Recognize possible warning signs/triggers for workplace vio-
become more effective when targeted to the individuals’ needs.             lence.
This presentation will provide an overview of adult learning prin-      4. Demonstrate some basic “do’s and don’ts” for managing work-
ciples, examples from practice and everyday teaching tips.                 place violence.
                                                                        5. Analyze debriefing process benefits in managing workplace
OHNs have a unique opportunity to influence behavior change at             violence.
both individual and organizational levels. Using influenza immu-
nization programs as the example, this presentation will take an        Presenter Bios:
in-depth look at the Health Belief Model and how it can be used         Marianne Dungan is the Clinical Education Specialist assigned
to target educational programs for all employees and healthcare         to Behavioral Health through Methodist’s Center for Innovation
organizations.                                                          and Clinical Advancement. She is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse
                                                                        with more than 20 years experience. She is a Master Level Asso-
Objectives:                                                             ciate with the IANCICI with 15 years of experience in the science
1. Discuss principles of adult learning.                                of aggression management and de-escalation.
2. Demonstrate how occupational health nurses can use the
   Health Belief Model to influence behavior change.
3. Identify practical teaching strategies for occupational health
   nurses.

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 Dean Steiner is the Director of Behavioral Health Services at          Presenter Bios:
 Methodist Medical Center of Illinois. He oversees the opera-           Dr Ahmed Gomaa started his career as an
 tional and clinical components of the hospital’s 67 inpatient beds,    orthopedic surgeon, treating occupational
 outpatient services and Behavioral Health Intake Center located        injuries for five years in Alexandria, Egypt
 in Methodist’s Emergency Department. He is a Licensed Clinical         before joining Tulane University to study
 Professional Counselor (LCPC) with more than 20 years of clini-        occupational and environmental epidemiol-
 cal experience. He is a member of the hospital’s Patient Safety        ogy. He completed his internal medicine
 Council, Quality and Safety Council, and Security Safety Team.         training at the University of South Alabama
                                                                        and occupational medicine training at Har-
                                                                        vard. Gomaa is a practicing physician and
 B006 October 5, 2012                                              i    is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine
 Friday 10:45 am - 11:45 am                                             in Occupational Medicine. During his career at the CDC, he has
 Breakout Session                                                       worked in many environmental and occupational medicine activi-
 Level: Intermediate                                                    ties, including the prevention of occupational injuries and illness
                                                                        in healthcare sector.
 Title: NIOSH Update on Development of the
 Occupational Health Safety Network                                     Dr Sara Luckhaupt joined the Surveillance Branch/ Division
 Presenters: Ahmed Gomaa, MD ScD MSPH, Sara Luckhaupt,                  of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies/National
 MD MPH and Susan Sprigg, BSN RN                                        Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Centers for Disease
                                                                        Control and Prevention in July 2006 as an Epidemic Intelligence
 Topic Overview: With input from AOHP and other stakehold-              Service (EIS) Officer in the US Public Health Service Commis-
 ers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health         sioned Corps. She received a medical degree from the Ohio State
 (NIOSH) has developed a new electronic surveillance system             University in 2002, and completed a preventive medicine resi-
 called the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN.) The              dency with a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University
 goal of OHSN is to create a “common language” for occupa-              of Michigan in 2006. Her current duties include serving as the
 tional health and safety tracking to facilitate benchmarking and       project officer for an occupational health supplement to the 2010
 data analysis across an entire industry. The first phase of OHSN       National Health Interview Survey and a project to improve the
 focuses on the healthcare sector. Other industry sectors may be        collection of industry and occupation data by cancer registries,
 addressed in the future. This OHSN healthcare sector module            serving as co-project officer for a project to enhance occupational
 focuses on three common events that can lead to injuries or            health surveillance among healthcare workers, and assisting with
 musculoskeletal disorders among healthcare personnel (HCP):            a project to code and analyze industry and occupation data in the
 injury due to patient handling and working in awkward postures         California Cancer Registry.
 (overexertion/bodily reaction injuries;) slips, trips and falls; and
 workplace violence. This system complements the Healthcare             Susan Sprigg has worked for more than
 Personnel Safety (HPS) Component of the National Healthcare            15 years in a variety of healthcare fields,
 Safety Network (NHSN,) which focuses on infectious disease-            including maternal-child health, pediatrics
 related adverse events (i.e., bloodborne pathogen exposures and        and research. Since 2010, she has worked
 influenza) among HCP. Interactions with stakeholders identified        as a contractor with CDC/NIOSH as a
 that most healthcare facilities already use internal HCP safety        public health analyst, currently working
 data collection systems to meet Occupational Safety and Health         with the Surveillance Branch/Division of
 Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping requirements, but these            Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field
 systems are not currently meeting their needs to benchmark and         Studies on the Occupational Health Safety
 integrate relevant resources to improve healthcare workers’ oc-        Network (OHSN.) She will receive her MPH from the University
 cupational health. NIOSH has created confidential data transfer        of Cincinnati in 2013.
 mechanisms to minimize facility effort when using OHSN and
 is working with major vendors to adapt their software so files
 containing OHSN data can be directly exported. This presenta-          B007 October 5, 2012                                             i
 tion will explain how facilities can enroll and prepare to use the     Friday 10:45 am - 11:45 am
 system starting in December 2012.                                      Breakout Session
                                                                        Level: Intermediate
 Objectives:
 1. Review the first module of the Occupational Health Safety           Title: Instituting Ceiling Lifts for Safe Patient
    Network..                                                           Handling-“Winning Over the Crowd”
 2. Describe the specific health outcomes that will be tracked with     Presenter: Laura Wisa, CEASIII
    this module.
 3. Explain how healthcare facilities can enroll and prepare to         Topic Overview: Knowing that ceiling lifts are considered the
    begin using the system.                                             “gold standard” of safe patient handling equipment does not
                                                                        necessarily mean that hospitals will embrace the technology. A


40   AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
large healthcare organization’s journey will be presented and           cians, residents and students; and a focused review and remedia-
will illustrate the planning, processes and metrics used to “win        tion of all needlesticks. The presentation will discuss the incidence
over the crowd.” Specific strategies, such as the use of NIOSH          and causes of needlestick injuries, means to reduce the incidence
research, enacted state legislation, the work of recognized safe        and one institution’s struggle to reduce needlestick injuries.
patient handling experts and clear goals, will be discussed. Strate-
gies were aimed at senior leadership, nursing supervisors, ancil-       Objectives:
lary departments and front-line healthcare workers. The use of          1. Report the incidence of needlestick injuries.
workers’ compensation and employee injury data to show return           2. Describe techniques to reduce needlestick injuries.
on investment will be shared. Challenges and lessons learned will       3. Review one institution’s challenge to reduce needlesticks.
be identified.
                                                                        Presenter Bio:
Objectives:                                                             Jan Lepinski is the Director of the Infection Prevention and
1. Describe the methods used to gain internal support for institut-     Control Department at Sinai Health System in Chicago, Illinois.
   ing ceiling lifts.                                                   She received her BSN from The Ohio State University and
2. List the metrics used to show return on investment for institut-     worked as a critical care nurse in the U.S. Army for 14 years,
   ing ceiling lifts.                                                   and in civilian nursing for another six years before entering the
3. Review challenges and lessons learned from the process.              field of Infection Prevention and Control. She has practiced
                                                                        in that field for the last 19 years, and also held positions as
Presenter Bio:                                                          an Occupational Health Nurse and Workman’s Compensation
Laura Wisa works as an Ergonomic                                        Coordinator for five of those years. She returned to school after
Specialist at BJC HealthCare. Her work                                  31 years, and was awarded her MSN from Loyola University in
is to improve employee health by fitting                                Chicago with a specialty in Population Based Infection Control
the work to the worker, and she provides                                and Environmental Safety. She continues to serve Loyola as a
supports to three hospitals, two long term                              clinical preceptor in the program. Lepinski is a member of APIC,
care units and other BJC offices in the                                 INS, SHEA, and the American Society for Professionals in Pa-
northern region. Her work is accomplished                               tient Safety. She co-chairs the Sharps Safety Committee at Sinai
through equipment, environment, tasks and                               Health System.
personnel. These components are used to:
evaluate, design and control work spaces and processes; alleviate
physical stress and reduce potential injury; and improve comfort.       B009 October 5, 2012                                              i
She is also a member of the Council of Occupational Health Pro-         Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
fessionals and is a Certified Ergonomic Specialist Level III.           Breakout Session
                                                                        Level: Intermediate

B008 October 5, 2012                                              i     Title: Identifying the Need, Implementing and
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                                                Sustaining a Safe Patient Handling Program
Breakout Session                                                        Presenter: Mary Bliss, RN COHN
Level: Intermediate
                                                                        Topic Overview: With several states incorporating laws regarding
Title: Reducing Needlestick Injuries and the                            safe patient handling, it is more important than ever for facili-
Cost of Workers’ Compensation: The Sinai                                ties to take a serious look at how to incorporate and sustain a
Story                                                                   safe patient handling program. This enthusiastic and energizing
Presenters: Jan Lepinski, MSN RN CIC                                    session will take an in-depth look at how one facility identified
                                                                        the need for a safe patient handling program, devised methods for
Topic Overview: There are 384,000 needlesticks to healthcare            implementation, and made the journey to success, knowing that
workers in the United States each year, carrying the risk of HIV,       “it is not just about the equipment, it is about the program!” This
hepatitis and other serious diseases. The cost of treatment is          presentation will also show how the facility met its goals for a
$3,000 per needlestick, even without disease transmission cost,         successful program, showed a return on investment and is main-
and the cost to hospitals is $258 million per year. Much effort has     taining momentum for continued success. Attendees will gain the
focused on reducing needlesticks in the operating room, but little      strategies, knowledge base and enthusiasm needed to implement
has been done outside the operating room. Studies have found            successful safe patient handling programs at their facilities.
that the most frequent cause of needlestick is from suturing now
that sharps containers are in wide use. Suturing is commonly            Objectives:
performed in emergency departments, clinics, and on medical and         1. Identify the need for a safe patient handling program.
surgical floors. To reduce the incidence of needlestick injuries, the   2. Explain how to implement the process for a safe patient han-
Sinai Health System has initiated a three pronged approach: a pro-         dling program.
gram to remove straight needles from all surgical procedure trays;      3. Discuss successful outcomes of a safe patient handling pro-
a video education program on suture safety for attending physi-            gram.


                                                                                                             October 3-6, 2012                41
 4. Review sustaining the momentum for continued success of the         Organizations that plan ahead for these significant demographic
    safe patient handling program.                                      changes have the potential to thrive. With some additional steps
                                                                        to ensure their health, safety and productivity, older workers can
 Presenter Bio:                                                         contribute significantly to their organizations by offering the
 Mary Bliss is a Certified Occupational                                 skills and experience they have been developing throughout their
 Health Nurse. She has been employed at                                 careers.
 Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, IL
 since October 1987. Methodist is a central                             Objectives:
 Illinois hospital with approximately 3,000                             1. Describe what it means for a population to age.
 employees, including staff at 52 off-site                              2. Explain why it will be important to design age-friendly health-
 facilities throughout central Illinois. As                                care organizations.
 Coordinator, she oversees the operations                               3. Discuss a variety of work environment and wellness strategies
 of Employee Health Services at Methodist,                                 to ensure the health, safety and productivity of all workers –
 ensuring that all new hires meet the requirements of local, state         regardless of age.
 and federal governing agencies. She also manages the workers’
 compensation program for the hospital and the 52 off-site loca-        Presenter Bio:
 tions. She has been a member of AOHP for approximately 15              Ken Scott is the Outreach Director of the NIOSH-funded Moun-
 years and has held the offices of Vice President and President for     tain & Plains Education and Research Center. He works with a
 the Illinois based chapter. She currently serves on the National       broad group of stakeholders to promote safe and healthy work
 Board of Directors of AOHP as Region 3 Director. Her experience        environments. He is also a PhD student in the Colorado School
 with AOHP, and the knowledge gained through attending several          of Public Health’s epidemiology program. Scott is interested in
 AOHP Annual National Conferences, has enabled her to initi-            helping organizations prepare for higher numbers and a higher
 ate and sustain a successful safe patient handling program at her      proportion of older workers. He is a native of Colorado and a
 facility. Due to the success of this program, she has presented at     graduate of the University of Washington’s Department of Envi-
 several conferences, including: three safe patient handling confer-    ronmental and Occupational Health Sciences, where he earned
 ences in Illinois; the AOHP chapter meetings in Illinois and Indi-     a Master’s of Public Health Degree. He is also proud to have
 ana; Magnet Consortium; Safe Patient/Resident/Client Handling          received an honorary AOHP membership for 2012.
 Conference at the Northern Illinois University in Naperville, IL;
 Safe Lifting and Moving in Health Care: Focus on Injury Preven-
 tion, Continuing Education Institute of Illinois through the Univer-   B011 October 5, 2012                                              b
 sity of Illinois; and the 2011 AOHP Annual National Conference.        Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
                                                                        Breakout Session
                                                                        Level: Basic
 B010 October 5, 2012                                             i
 Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                                               Title: Violence Prevention - Not Violence -
 Breakout Session                                                       Should be Part of Your Job
 Level: Intermediate                                                    Presenter: Daniel Hartley, EdD

 Title: Strategies to Designing Age-Friendly                            Topic Overview: Violence against healthcare workers is an is-
 Health Care Environments                                               sue in almost every US healthcare setting but remains difficult
 Presenter: Presenter: Ken Scott, MPH                                   to quantify, in part, because of underreporting. Accounting for
                                                                        underreporting, researchers have estimated non-fatal assaults
 Topic Overview: Despite widespread awareness that the health-          against healthcare professionals to be as high as 100,000 incidents
 care workforce is “aging” along with the US population as a            per year. Reporting and documenting circumstances surrounding
 whole, few employers are taking proactive steps to prepare for the     all non-physical and physical violent incidents is one of the first
 demographic changes underway. Healthcare organizations should          steps in preventing future incidents. Reporting procedures should
 consider how they can adapt their work environments and well-          protect employee confidentiality while allowing facility security
 ness programs to support an “age-diverse” workforce.                   or safety staff to learn the root cause of the incidents. Incident in-
                                                                        vestigations need to uncover the facts without blaming the victim
 This presentation will include a description of what it means for a    for the client’s assault. OSHA has provided workplace violence
 population to age, highlighting compelling demographic changes         prevention guidelines for the healthcare industry that include a
 that will have broad implications for the healthcare sector and the    written program, employee participation, hazard identification,
 country as a whole. Attendees will learn practical “age-friendly”      safety and health training, hazard prevention and reporting.
 strategies that healthcare organizations can consider adopting to
 anticipate changes. The suggested strategies will be particularly      NIOSH teamed with a group of experts including, an AOHP
 beneficial for older healthcare workers, but also have the potential   representative, to develop an on-line training course that focuses
 to benefit all healthcare workers. After all, everyone is aging from   on prevention of violence against healthcare workers. The course
 the moment they are born.                                              includes: discussions of each element from the OSHA guidelines;


42   AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
video case studies of real-life violent incidents; discussions of       that a continuation of this program with this particular group of
lateral and patient violence; prevention strategies; de-escalation      employees could show significant improvements in their health
techniques; reporting procedures; and much more violence related        status over several years.
information.
                                                                        Objectives:
Objectives:                                                             1. Recognize risk factors noted in personal wellness profiles
1. Describe the impact that underreporting has on preventing               which were used to develop a nutritional education plan.
   violence against healthcare workers.                                 2. Discuss the impact of nutritional education on wellness behav-
2. List three of the elements included in the OSHA workplace               iors of housekeeping employees.
   violence prevention guidelines.                                      3. Review the impact of nutritional education on occurrence of
3. Define lateral and patient violence in terms of the perpetrator.        work-related injuries.

Presenter Bio:                                                          Presenter Bios:
Dr Daniel Hartley has been with the                                     Denise Knoblauch is a Case Manager in
National Institute for Occupational Safety                              Occupational Health with more than 20
and Health (NIOSH) for 14 years. He has                                 years as an occupational health profes-
been the workplace violence prevention                                  sional in healthcare. She began her career
coordinator for almost 10 years. He works                               as a lone Employee Health nurse in a
in the NIOSH Division of Safety Research                                small rural hospital and transitioned to
in Morgantown, WV. His current workplace                                an urban medical center which provides
violence prevention efforts include projects                            occupational health services to medical
related to the prevention of violence against                           center employees and 500 companies. She
healthcare workers, prevention of violence against pharmacists          has experience as a staff nurse, infection control nurse, clinic
and retail violence prevention.                                         coordinator and case manager. She developed the case manger
                                                                        model in her department. In her current position, she facilitates
                                                                        communication and return to work issues for medical center and
B012 October 5, 2012                                              i     employer groups. An active AOHP member on the local and
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                                                national levels, Knoblauch fills many leadership roles, includ-
Breakout Session                                                        ing current co-chair of the Continuing Education Committee and
Level: Intermediate                                                     co-instructor for Getting Started on the Road. She also presents
                                                                        on many occupational health related topics nationally, regionally
Title: The Role of Health Promotion in                                  and locally, and is co-researcher of a nursing research project
Reducing Employee Injuries                                              focusing on reducing injuries via nutritional education in the
Presenters: Denise Knoblauch, BSN RN COHN-S/CM and                      housekeeping department. She is a board certified occupational
Phyllis J Edwards, BSN RN COHN                                          health nurse specialist and case manager from ABOHN.

Topic Overview: The housekeeping departments of medical                 Phyllis Edwards is currently Assistant
centers frequently experience high injury rates compared to other       Patient Care Manager for an urban medical
departments. In one organization, wellness data review reported         center occupational office practice which
more than two thirds of the housekeeping department staff were          provides comprehensive occupational
either overweight or obese. Literature review supported a relation-     services to medical center employees as
ship between obesity and injuries. This research was conducted          well as external companies. She has more
over one year with nutritional education presented at each depart-      than 15 years in occupational health and
ment meeting, and included 24 percent (n = 48) of the housekeep-        safety. She has experience as a staff nurse,
ing department who completed both pre- and post-intervention            disability case manager and 6 Sigma Black
personal wellness profiles (PWPs.) Comparison of the self re-           Belt. Edwards is currently completing a research project for the
ported pre- and post-PWP results shows an increase in nutritional       medical center housekeeping department. She is also completing
and fitness status, a decrease in the use of sick days, a decrease in   her master’s degree in nursing. She is a practiced presenter on
alcohol use, a decrease in blood pressure, a better weight status,      a variety of occupational health related topics. She is a certified
and an improvement in doing well overall. Work-related injuries         occupational health nurse.
decreased by 12 percent.

This research study demonstrates that nutritional education ses-
sions are effective in improving nutritional knowledge. Even
though the BMI was not lowered significantly, there was evidence
that the employees were paying attention to the nutrition educa-
tion sessions by the results of the post-PWP. Changing health
behaviors is never a quick process, but the researchers believe


                                                                                                             October 3-6, 2012              43
                                                                        management levels to dependency definitions and proper algo-
 B013 October 5, 2012                                            b      rithms, this presentation will cover all of the basic components of
 Friday 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
                                                                        a quality policy. Participants will be encouraged to bring examples
 Breakout Session
                                                                        and discuss aspects of their current policies so they can return with
 Level: Basic
                                                                        real and beneficial solutions.
 Title: Can’t Take it Anymore? Stress, Burnout
                                                                        Objectives:
 and Compassion Fatigue
                                                                        1. Describe the key components of a clear, concise and consistent
 Presenter: Barbara McCarthy, MSED BSN RN COHN
                                                                           policy.
                                                                        2. Identify the appropriate use of dependency descriptors.
 Topic Overview: Health caregivers, especially those in occupa-
                                                                        3. Explain the basic rules of developing usable patient handling
 tional health, are at high risk for burnout, job-related stress and
                                                                           algorithms.
 compassion fatigue. Find out the differences, what signs and
                                                                        4. Clarify the role and proper application of activity, compliance
 symptoms you should be aware of, how it can affect you or your
                                                                           and outcome measures.
 employees, and what you should do if you suspect you or some-
 one else has it. We don’t need to leave a profession we love to
                                                                        Presenter Bio:
 save our sanity. Be aware of special stressors healthcare workers
                                                                        Kent Wilson has performed ergonomic and
 face, and how we can save ourselves.
                                                                        safety evaluations for dozens of healthcare
                                                                        facilities around the country. He is a Certi-
 Objectives:
                                                                        fied Ergonomist who takes an active role in
 1. Identify the difference between stress and burnout.
                                                                        the development of regulatory standards.
 2. Define compassion fatigue, stress and burnout, and how they
                                                                        He is a full member of the Human Factors
    are different.
                                                                        and Ergonomics Society, The National
 3. List three signs and symptoms of each and when to refer for
                                                                        Safety Council and The American Indus-
    professional help.
                                                                        trial Hygiene Association, as well as an
                                                                        active participant on their Ergonomic and Healthcare commit-
 Presenter Bio:
                                                                        tees. Wilson is the President of the Association of Safe Patient
 Barbara McCarthy has been a nurse for
                                                                        Handling Professionals.
 36 years, having worked in many special-
 ties and positions related to and in occu-
 pational health. She was an instructor for
 former President Clinton’s initiative on HIV
                                                                        B015 October 5, 2012                                               i
                                                                        Friday 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
 education in federal agencies. She is a past
                                                                        Breakout Session
 presenter for the American Association of
                                                                        Level: Intermediate
 Occupational Health Nurses and the As-
 sociation of Occupational Health Profes-
                                                                        Title: TB – What’s Everyone Still Coughing
 sionals in Healthcare at national, state and local levels on topics
                                                                        About?
 such as safe patient handling, employee wellness, sleep, and care
                                                                        Presenter: Karen Karwowski, MSN RN Ed CHSP
 of employees with bariatric surgery. She is currently the Manager
 of Occupational Health for Albemarle Health in Elizabeth City,
                                                                        Topic Overview: According to the World Health Organization
 NC. She is a registered nurse and holds a Master’s of Science in
                                                                        (2009,) there were 9.4 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB)
 Health Education from Virginia Tech.
                                                                        worldwide, which included 1.1 million cases among people with
                                                                        HIV. In addition, 1.7 million people died from TB, including
                                                                        380,000 with HIV – this equals 4,700 deaths per day. One-third
 B014 October 5, 2012
 Friday 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
                                                                   i    of the world’s population is infected with TB. These statistics are
                                                                        quite sobering and are indicative that tuberculosis is not a dis-
 Breakout Session
                                                                        ease of the past, but one that continues to be very much present,
 Level: Intermediate
                                                                        particularly in Asia, Russia and Africa. With a global economy
                                                                        and borders that are much more flexible, the concerns of TB
 Title: Developing Effective Policies &
                                                                        have become a universal medical issue that all healthcare entities
 Procedures for Your Safe Patient Handling
                                                                        need to combine resources to treat and manage. This presentation
 Program
                                                                        reviews the background of tuberculosis and provides epidemiol-
 Presenter: Kent Wilson, CIE CSPHP
                                                                        ogy information from around the world and closer to home. The
                                                                        guidelines for TB testing of healthcare providers, according to the
 Topic Overview: This presentation will walk participants through
                                                                        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) are reviewed,
 the difficult process of developing a user friendly and practical
                                                                        along with the positive and negative issues of TST versus IGRA
 safe patient handling policy. Attendees will learn what key tools to
                                                                        testing. TST will be reviewed further for staff certification and
 incorporate into a successful policy that will drive compliance and
                                                                        state reviews in this area.
 positive outcomes. From writing roles and responsibilities of all

44   AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas
Objectives:                                                          3. Identify challenges to implementing a health and wellness
1. Identify one historical fact surrounding tuberculosis.               project.
2. Recall one epidemiological fact surrounding tuberculosis.         4. Discuss recommendations for those embarking on health and
3. Recognize one Centers for Disease Control and Prevention             wellness initiatives.
   requirement for tuberculosis testing in healthcare settings.
4. List one positive and one negative concern related to Tubercu-    Presenter Bio:
   lin Skin Test versus Interferon Gamma Release Assay testing.      Curtis Chow is an Employee Health Coordinator for Mercy
                                                                     Medical Center in Redding, CA. He is a dual-licensed Nurse
Presenter Bio:                                                       Practitioner/Physician Assistant who is also certified as a
Karen Karwowski is the Nurse Manager                                 COHN-S and ergonomist. He works at a hospital-based Em-
of Employee Health and Safety for Henry                              ployee Health clinic, treating employees for injuries, addressing
Ford Hospital and Health Network and                                 infection control issues, and leading in safe patient handling,
West Bloomfield Hospital, which em-                                  industrial ergonomics, and health and wellness. Chow has an
ploys approximately 20,000 of the 25,000                             intensive and critical care registered nurse background. His
employees of the health system throughout                            primary interests lie in preventive and pain management medi-
southeastern Michigan. Employee Health                               cine using a scientific-based foundation in conjunction with the
and Safety provides pre-placement and                                latest medical techniques. He has strong commitment to commu-
annual screening, work-related injury                                nity service and a mission to provide excellent healthcare to the
treatment and management, BBP needlestick/splash and com-            underserved.
municable disease management, antineoplastic surveillance
examinations, for cause and HPRP drug and alcohol screening,
and wellness supportive activities for employees. Karwowski          B017 October 5, 2012                                            i
has been an RN for more than 24 years in various hospital and        Friday 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
in-patient sub-acute settings including behavioral and geriatrics.   Breakout Session
She has worked in many capacities that include Staff Nurse,          Level: Intermediate
Charge Nurse, Clinical Coordinator, Inservice Director, Direc-
tor of Nursing, Corporate Nurse, and Nurse Manager. She is           Title: Occupational Health Nursing 2010
certified by the State of Michigan as a Master Train-the-Trainer     Practice Analysis Report
and TST instructor and provides courses throughout the state.        Presenter: Ann M Lachat, BSN RN FAAOHN COHN-S/CM
In addition, she works as a part-time NCLEX-RN instructor for
RN graduates preparing for their board examination. She has just     Topic Overview: The primary purpose of this practice analysis
become a Board Certified Healthcare Safety Professional.             was to confirm the knowledge, skills and activities currently
                                                                     required for the proficient practice of occupational health nursing
                                                                     as reflected by the tasks performed. A valid and reliable survey
B016 October 5, 2012                                           b     instrument was developed by a practice analysis committee of
Friday 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm                                             subject matter experts. The survey contained 20 demographic
Breakout Session                                                     questions and 136 nursing task statements. An e-mail invitation to
Level: Basic                                                         participate in the Web-based survey containing a link to the survey
                                                                     instrument was then distributed to 8,720 occupational health
Title: Health and Wellness in a Hospital                             nurses in the United States and Canada. After reducing the survey
Setting Non-Incentivized                                             sample for undeliverable e-mails and addresses (n=2401,) 6,319
Presenter: Curtis Chow, FNP PA-C COHN-S CEES                         surveys remained. Respondents returned 2,594 surveys, for a total
                                                                     response rate of 41 percent.
Topic Overview: This presentation will review a case study to
show the effectiveness of a fully-funded health and wellness         Decision rules were developed to determine which tasks were
initiative for three hospitals encompassing 2,200+ employees. It     appropriate for inclusion in the examinations for certified oc-
will demonstrate the process of rolling out a novel benefit, the     cupational health nurses (COHN,) certified occupational health
management needed to create and sustain the program, collabo-        nurse specialists (COHN-S) and certified case management (CM)
ration needed with the a provider of health and wellness services    examination blueprints. The revised examination blueprints were
and the results of participation. The session will conclude with a   used to refine the ABOHN certification examinations.
discussion about best practice approaches to health and wellness
initiatives.                                                         Objectives:
                                                                     1. Describe the development and methodology of the survey.
Objectives:                                                          2. Provide and discuss informational data of the survey.
1. Identify the purpose of implementing a health and wellness        3. Describe the decisions used to develop American Board for
   initiative.                                                          Occupational Health Nurses test specifications.
2. Discuss the facts and statistics of one system, population and
   service area.


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 Presenter Bio:                                                         Presenter Bios:
 Ann M Lachat is the Chief Executive Offi-                              AOHP Court’s presiding judge is the (very) Honorable Dr Walter
 cer of the American Board for Occupational                             Newman, an alumnus of Stanford University and the The Uni-
 Health Nurses, Inc. (ABOHN,) with head-                                versity of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He is a
 quarters in the Chicago, IL area. ABOHN                                member of the AOHP Northern California Chapter and is Adjunct
 is the sole certifying body for occupational                           Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University. He serves
 health nurses in the United States. She                                as consultant or medical director for numerous employers in the
 has been the Director of Employee Health                               San Francisco Bay Area and is a member of the ACOEM House
 to multiple industries, including CBS                                  of Delegates. He is President-Elect of the Western Occupational
 Television and Radio and has directed the Case Management              and Environmental Medical Association (www.woema.org.)
 and Claims Department for a national insurance company. She
 currently directs the credentialing process of the COHN, COHN-         Barbara Brown, Esq. (Attorney) is an
 S, Case Management and Safety Management credentials and               MSN MPH RN COHN-S/CM. When not
 the daily operations of the American Board for Occupational            defending her hospital clients in AOHP
 Health Nurses, Inc. Lachat is Past President of the Illinois State     Court, “Attorney” Brown serves as Occu-
 Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Past President of           pational Health Program Manager for the
 the Chicago Illinois Association of Occupational Health Nurses,        Solano County Health and Social Services
 and has been awarded the Schering Illinois Occupational Health         Department in northern California.
 Nurse of the Year, National AAOHN Excellence in Education
 Award, Crain’s Chicago Publication Employee of the Year Award          Curtis Chow, Esq. (Attorney) is an FNP
 and was honored as a Fellow in the American Association of Oc-         PA-C COHN-S CEES. “Attorney” Chow, when not appearing
 cupational Health Nurses.                                              as senior counsel for AOHP Court, serves as Employee Health
                                                                        Coordinator for Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA.

 C001 October 6, 2012                                             i
 Saturday 7:45 am - 8:45 am                                             C002 October 6, 2012                                             i
 General Session                                                        Saturday 8:50 am - 10:20 am
 Level: Intermediate                                                    1.5-hour General Session
                                                                        Level: Intermediate
 Title: AOHP Court Rides Again
 Presenters: Walter Newman, MD, Barbara Brown, MPH MSN                  Title: Mandatory Flu Vaccination Program: To
 RN COHN-S/CM and Curtis Chow, FNP PA-C COHN-S CEES                     Be or Not To Be?
                                                                        Presenters: Beverly Hagar, BSN RN COHN-S, Hilary M
 Topic Overview: Back by Popular Demand! AOHP COURT                     Babcock, MD MPH, William G. Buchta, MD MS MPH, and
 RIDES AGAIN will be very similar in format to the presentation         Melanie Swift, MD FACOEM
 offered at the AOHP 2011 Annual National Conference in Min-
 neapolis, MN.                                                          Topic Overview: Infection prevention and control experts rec-
                                                                        ognize that vaccination is an effective tool in preventing the
 “All rise” as AOHP Court is called to order! Two AOHP members          transmission of influenza, and it is important to patient safety and
 will serve as “attorneys.” This court will examine three to four       quality of care. For many years, the Centers for Disease Control
 new litigated cases involving hospitals and healthcare organiza-       and Prevention (CDC), along with many other organizations, has
 tions, with particular emphasis on termination for marijuana use       recommended influenza vaccination for healthcare workers. But,
 with a cannabinoid card, declination of immunization, and other        even though the evidence supports the fact that influenza vaccine
 impairment challenges seen in the healthcare environment. The          is effective, cost efficient and successful in reducing morbidity
 entire audience will serve as jurors, and by vote will determine the   and mortality, healthcare worker compliance rates nationwide
 fate of the employees and hospitals involved. After the jury vote is   under voluntary vaccination policies remain at just 44 percent.
 rendered, the honorable presiding judge will explain the decisions     Discussion has ensued about mandating influenza vaccination,
 as rendered in federal court. AOHP Court will undoubtedly be           which would dramatically improve vaccination rates and could
 provocative, educational and entertaining.                             thereby reduce the transmission of influenza to at risk patients or
                                                                        residents. An intense debate continues as to the appropriateness
 Objectives:                                                            of mandating influenza vaccines for healthcare workers. This pre-
 1. Review and understand current legal concepts of impairment          sentation will review the pros and cons of mandatory healthcare
    and disability.                                                     worker vaccination, including ethical implications. The session
 2. Properly evaluate when to accommodate or not accommodate            will conclude with a panel discussion presented by four experts in
    an employee with disabilities.                                      this field.
 3. Examine fitness for duty in the healthcare environment for
    employees using psychotropic medications.                           Objectives:
                                                                        1. Review and understand current legal concepts of impairment
                                                                           and disability.

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2. Properly evaluate when to accommodate or not accommodate            Section III – 30 min
   an employee with disabilities.                                      Panel Discussion
3. Examine fitness for duty in the healthcare environment for          Presenters: Beverly Hagar, BSN RN COHN-S, Hilary M
   employees using psychotropic medications.                           Babcock, MD MPH, William G. Buchta, MD MS MPH and
                                                                       Melanie Swift, MD FACOEM
Section I – 30 min
Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare                          Presenter Bios:
Personnel: Pro                                                         Beverly Hagar is the current Supervisor
Presenter: Hilary M Babcock, MD MPH                                    for Virginia Mason’s Employee Health
                                                                       Program. She has been a registered nurse
Topic Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of          since 1978 and received her BSN from the
the evolution of strategies to improve influenza vaccination rates     Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Excel-
among healthcare personnel, culminating in the implementation          lence through Washington State Univer-
of mandatory vaccination programs at multiple facilities across        sity. Hagar is a Certified Occupational
the United States. The rationale for a mandate and an overview         Health Nurse Specialist, past Secretary and
of some of the ethical arguments will be presented, in addition to     President of the Pacific Northwest AOHP
the experience of several facilities/healthcare systems with current   Chapter and current Region 1 Director for AOHP. She has been
mandatory programs in place.                                           involved in the mandatory influenza vaccination program at
                                                                       Virginia Mason since its inception and has spoken at multiple
Objectives:                                                            venues including the CDC-National Immunization Conference,
1. Discuss the rationale for mandatory influenza vaccination pro-      the Canadian CDC and the National Foundation for Infectious
   grams.                                                              Diseases. She was a member of the faculty that developed the
2. Describe the implementation of a mandatory influenza vaccina-       “Immunizing Healthcare Personnel Against Influenza—Best
   tion program.                                                       Practices” toolkit with the NFID and is co-author of the article
3. Explain the impact of mandatory influenza vaccination pro-          “Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers: A
   grams.                                                              5-Year Study,” published in the September 2010 Infection Con-
                                                                       trol and Hospital Epidemiology Journal.
Section II – 30 min
Who Does Your Flu Shot Protect? The Facts                              Dr Hilary Babcock is originally from Dal-
about Indirect Benefits to Patients                                    las, TX. She received her undergraduate
Presenter: Melanie Swift, MD FACOEM                                    degree from Brown University in Rhode
                                                                       Island and her medical degree from the
Topic Overview: At the national, state, local and facility levels,     University of Texas Southwestern Medi-
people are debating whether healthcare workers should be required      cal Center at Dallas in 1994. She com-
to take an annual influenza vaccine. Many acute care hospitals         pleted her internal medicine residency at
have already established policies making influenza vaccination         Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, MO,
a condition of employment. Driving this is the assumption that         where she also served as chief resident.
increasing the rate of healthcare worker vaccination will improve      She stayed at Washington University in St Louis for her Infec-
patient outcomes, from hospital-acquired influenza infection to        tious Diseases fellowship and then joined the Infectious Diseases
pneumonia to mortality. But, is this assumption correct? Making        division faculty there. She is currently an Assistant Professor
rational policy decisions, communicating clear risks to workers        in the division. She completed a Master’s of Science Degree in
and to patients, and weighing the limitations of personal autonomy     Public Health from St Louis University in 2006. She is currently
against the ethical obligations of healthcare workers, all depend      serving as the Medical Director for the Infection Prevention and
upon the answer to that question. We will explore what is known,       Epidemiology Consortium of BJC HealthCare in St Louis, as
and what remains unknown, about the impact of healthcare worker        well as the Medical Director for Occupational Health (Infectious
vaccination on patient safety.                                         Diseases) for Barnes-Jewish and St Louis Children’s Hospitals.

Objectives:                                                            Dr. William G. Buchta attended medical
1. Review the current evidence regarding indirect benefits of          school at the University of Wisconsin and
   healthcare worker vaccination to patients.                          received training in family medicine and oc-
2. Quantify and compare the risk of healthcare-associated influ-       cupational medicine at the Medical College
   enza in different care settings.                                    of Wisconsin. After four years of primary
3. Evaluate the pros and cons of mandatory influenza vaccination       care practice at Hickam Air Force Base in
   policies.                                                           Hawaii, he began the occupational medicine
                                                                       program at the Skamp Clinic, LaCrosse, WI,
                                                                       in 1992. He then became Medical Director
                                                                       of the Occupational Health Service at the Mayo Clinic in Roch-
                                                                       ester, MN, in 2001. Buchta was Chair of the American College of
                                                                       Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (ACOEM) Medical

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 Center Occupational Health Section from 2004 to 2008 and has         Objectives:
 served on the ACOEM Board of Directors since 2008. He was            1. Recognize which new legislation introduced into the 112th
 elected chair of the International Commission on Occupational           Congress may impact occupational health.
 Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Occupational Health for        2. Describe the issues behind the newly introduced legislation
 Healthcare Workers in March 2012.                                       and the potential for passage.
                                                                      3. Identify strategies to address departmental changes brought on
 Dr Melanie Swift is the Director of the                                 by the newly introduced legislation.
 Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic in                             4. Review OSHA’s upcoming regulatory agenda and initiatives
 Nashville, TN. The clinic provides preven-                              which may impact the Occupational Health Department.
 tion, surveillance and treatment to more
 than 23,000 faculty and staff. The clinic                            Presenter Bio:
 administers the annual flu vaccination                               Stephen A Burt is currently President and
 program, among other immunization pro-                               CEO of Healthcare Compliance Resources,
 grams. In 2011, Vanderbilt set a Guinness                            an affiliate of Woods Rogers Consulting, a
 World Record for most vaccines delivered                             company developing and delivering strate-
 in a day by conducting Flulapalooza, a mass vaccination drill        gic solutions to today’s healthcare regula-
 utilizing seasonal flu vaccine, in which 12,850 flu shots were       tory compliance problems. From 1981 to
 given in an eight-hour period. This event garnered Vanderbilt a      1994, he was the Corporate Director of
 2012 National Influenza Vaccine Summit Award. Swift earned           Environmental Health for Carilion Health-
 her MD from UT Memphis and completed an Internal Medicine            care System (Roanoke, VA,) responsible
 residency at Brown University. She is a board-certified internist,   for OSHA, EPA and TJC compliance, and was awarded the
 Past President of the Tennessee College of Occupational and          prestigious American Hospital Association’s Phoenix Award.
 Environmental Medicine, and is a Tennessee delegate to the           During this time, he was non-legislative appointee to the Joint
 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine          Legislative Administrative Review Commission (JLARC.) From
 (ACOEM.) Vice Chair of ACOEM’s Medical Center Occu-                  2006 to 2008, he served as the Corporate Administrator of Em-
 pational Health Section, Swift was the lead author in drafting       ployee Safety for Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA, with
 ACOEM’s guidance document on Prevention of Influenza in              responsibility in Employee Health and OSHA compliance. Burt
 Healthcare Workers. She was a participant in the 2010-2011           conducts more than 50 full-day OSHA, HIPAA and Employee
 Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccine Working Group for             Health seminars per year for the University of North Carolina,
 the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, which drafted HHS           Duke University, East Carolina University, Association of Occu-
 recommendations for achieving national healthcare worker influ-      pational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP,) the Virginia
 enza vaccine goals.                                                  Hospital and Healthcare Association, and the American Hospital
                                                                      Association, among others. He currently serves as Executive
                                                                      Vice President of AOHP and is the Chair of the Government Af-
 C003 October 6, 2012                                          A      fairs National Committee.
 Saturday 10:35 am - 11:35 am
 General Gession
 Level: Adanced                                                       C004 October 6, 2012                                          i
                                                                      Saturday 11:40 am - 12:40 pm
 Title: 2012 Legislative Update                                       General Session
 Presenter: Stephen A Burt, MFA, BS                                   Level: Intermediate

 Topic Overview: The amount of introduced legislation in the          Title: Engaging a New Generation of
 112th Congress that can impact daily activities in occupational      Employees in Healthcare: Exploring How to
 health is staggering.Occupational health plays a pivotal role in     Use Social Media to Improve Employee Health
 the ongoing safety of the work environment, and it has become        Communication
 even more essential for the Occupational Health Department to        Presenter: Liliana Tenney, MPH
 know and understand potential changes in the regulatory envi-
 ronment caused by the passage of newly introduced legislation.       Topic Overview: ”The times, they are a changin’.” With the rise
 Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has stated that “… there is a new     of social media and a new generation of workers entering the
 sheriff in town.” OSHA has become an enforcement agency, and         healthcare field, there is a need to address new communication
 the regulatory agenda presented contains initiatives which in-       methods that engage employees, encourage conversation and
 clude infectious disease regulations and injury/illness prevention   promote collaboration with Employee Health. Integrating inno-
 plans. This general session will review the pertinent and ger-       vative strategies into existing communication infrastructure can
 mane bills introduced in the 112th Congress and give highlights      lend itself to improvements in the way information is delivered
 into the reasons behind the issues.                                  so that it is understood, creates a sense of community and mo-
                                                                      tivates change. Social media is not only creating a more adapt-
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in shaping workplace culture and helping shift away from the         Presenter Bio:
traditional hierarchical model. This session will focus on giving    Liliana Tenney received her Master’s of
an overview of effective tools for employee health professionals     Public Health Degree from the Colorado
to use to reach employees in an effective manner. The goal of the    School of Public Health, University of
session is forindividuals to leave feeling confident that they can   Colorado campus, and is a Professional
implement social media tools within their organizations.             Research Assistant in the Department of
                                                                     Environmental and Occupational Health at
Objectives:                                                          the Colorado School of Public Health. Ten-
1. Understand the relevance of social media as applied to the        ney is the Assistant Director for Continuing
   healthcare setting.                                               Education for the NIOSH-funded Mountain
2. Recognize key elements of social media and communication          and Plains Education and Research Center. Her research interests
   best practices.                                                   include workplace wellness programs and their relationship to
3. Integrate social media and new communication tools into           workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Before
   existing methods.                                                 pursuing her MPH and working at the Mountain and Plains
4. Identify your audience and the differences that exist among       ERC, Tenney developed a strong background in marketing and
   individuals adopting social media.                                social media with her work in health promotion and wellness.




                                        AOHP 2013
                                      National Conference
                                      Sept 11 - 14, 2013

   Hilton Walt
     Disney
  World Resort
  Orlando, FL


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