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Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing

ISBN: 978-0-8138-0689-1
456 pages
April 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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The scope of occupational health nursing practice has expanded and taken on a variety of roles, giving rise to opportunities for nurses to care for workers in various workplace settings.  Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing provides a highly practical and accessible guide for nurses entering or already engaged in this important field. 

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

1 Foundations for Practice 1

2 Professional Issues 15

3 Workers and Workplaces 35

4 Program Development 51

5 Facilities and Resources 73

6 Workplace Regulatory Requirements 97

7 Promoting and Maintaining a Safe Workplace 127

8 Fitness for Duty 153

9 Drug-Free Workplace 171

10 Workplace Injury Management 191

11 Managing Health 219

12 Managing Productivity 239

13 Promoting Health and Well-Being 263

14 Leadership and Change 295

Appendices

1 General Definitions and Terms 309

2 Sample Occupational Health Nurse Job Description 313

3 Sample Agreement for Professional Services 317

4 Sample Practice Guidelines for the Registered

Occupational Health Nurse 325

5 Sample Medical Direction Prescription Release Authorization 333

6 Sample Program Development Checklist 335

7 Sample Documentation of Health Services Visits 341

8 Things to Consider 343

9 Sample Mobile Equipment Operator Health Evaluation 347

10 Nationally Notifiable Infectious Conditions 351

11 Sample Safety Policy 355

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

13 OSHA’s Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability Checklist 361

14 Common Hazards and Descriptions 363

15 Guide to Recordability of Cases under OSHA 365

16 OSHA Recordable Reference 367

17 Health History Form 369

18 Policy & Procedure 377

19 Sample: Drug-Free Workplace Policy 381

20 Urine Drug Screen Collection Checklist 389

21 Sample Request for Workplace Accommodation 393

22 Notice of Intermittent FMLA Absence 395

23 Sample Fitness for Duty Form 397

24 Sample Wellness Program 399

25 Service Provider Service Delivery Activity Report May 2012 403

26 Occupational Health Services Service Delivery Evaluation Criteria 407

27 Professional Resources Related to Occupational Health 409

Index 415

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

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  • Practical and accessible guide to occupational health nursing
  • Addresses occupational health issues from the employer perspective
  • Covers the role of the OHN, cultural issues, and US regulations
  • Provides case studies on fitness for duty and medical monitoring
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