Updates in Occupational Health Nursing

June 15-16, 2015

Ann Arbor, MI

Registration is now open! Click HERE to be directed to the Eventbrite website for registration.

This two-day course is designed to update the occupational health nurse regarding the assessment, intervention and evaluation of common problems encountered in the work setting. Topics will include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, mental health, thermal injuries and infectious disease exposure. The program will also include introductory ergonomics principles so the occupational health nurse can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. Components of a comprehensive wellness program will be described.

Following this program, the attendee will be able to assess patients with selected presenting conditions. Attendees will identify protocols and guidelines for management to include emergent and stabilization measures and treatment of occupational health conditions in the presence of existing co-morbidities. Appropriate documentation will also be covered.

Who Should Attend
This program is intended for occupational health nurses or other clinicians who provide direct health care services for workers. This program should be particularly valuable for service providers staffing medical stations or clinics within worksite facilities or plants.


  • Common Musculoskeletal Injuries  Small and large joint musculoskeletal injuries commonly found in occupational health settings will be discussed.
  • Ergonomics  The workplace risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders will be described.
  • Head Injuries  Current assessment, treatment and evaluation guidelines for brain contusion and concussion will be covered.
  • Dermatological Concerns: Lacerations, Thermal and Chemical Injuries  Current assessment, treatment and evaluation guidelines for the management of selected dermatological traumas will be discussed.
  • Chest Pain: Sorting Through the Diagnostic Picture  Comparing and contrasting emergent and non-emergent chest discomfort in the occupational health setting will be discussed. Subsequent management guidelines will be reviewed.
  • Respiratory Ailments  Current management practices and medical guidelines in selected common occupational health respiratory conditions will be covered.
  • Infectious Disease Exposure  National guidelines and protocols addressed related to common infectious disease concerns.
  • Penetration Injuries  Emergent care in penetration injuries occurring in occupational health settings will be discussed.
  • Addressing Mental Health  Depression and anxiety are two common mental health concerns in the workplace. Screening, assessment, intervention, referral and follow-up of these illnesses will be discussed.
  • Wellness Programming  Components of a comprehensive wellness program will be described.


Location: Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-761-7800


Monday, June 15: Registration check in 8:30 am; program start 9:00 am; program end 5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 16: Program start 9:00 am; program end 5:00 pm

Registration Fee: $500.00 registration; $400.00 Early-bird registration (until May 15, 2015).

Registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, and refreshment breaks. A certificate of completion will be awarded when attendance requirements are met.

Preregistration is required and will be accepted on a “first come-first served” basis. Registration confirmation will be provided after your registration has been processed. If you do not receive confirmation within two weeks of registration, please email: ce.programs@umich.edu or call 734-936-0148.

To Register: Click HERE to register for this course. (You will be directed to the Eventbrite website.)

ancellation Policy: Written cancellation notification must be received no later than May 29, 2015 in order to qualify for a refund, less $75.00 administrative fee. Substitute attendees are welcome. In the unlikely event that this program must be cancelled, the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizers.

Hotel Accommodations: A limited number of hotel rooms are available for $102.00/night for program attendees until May 28, 2015 at the Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Please contact the hotel directly at 734-761-7800 or 1-800-344-7829 to make a reservation, stating that you are a registrant for the UM Center for Ergonomics course. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements and payment.


Sherry M. Bumpus, PhD, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing

Sheryl Ulin, PhD, CPE
Director of Continuing Education
University of Michigan Center for Occupational
Health & Safety Engineering

Anne C. Thomas, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP, FAANP
Dean, Associate Professor
University of Indianapolis School of Nursing

Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, COHN-S
Associate Professor, Director of Occupational
Nursing Program
University of Michigan School of Nursing

Kim Gordon, MSN, MA, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN  AAOHN representative


This course is approved for 13.0 CNE
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.