Updates in Occupational Health Nursing

June 9 – 10, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI

**New location: University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) Building, 1205 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI**

Registration is now open! Click HERE to be directed to the AAOHN registration page. You will need to login to purchase the course.

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, and thermal injuries. 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 and 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.

General Information

University of Michigan
1205 Beal Avenue
Industrial and Operations Eng (IOE) Building
Ann Arbor, MI

Monday, June 9
Registration: 8:15 am
Program start: 9:00 am
Program end: 5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 10
Program start: 9:00 am
Program end: 5:00 pm

$400. 00 AAOHN Members
$500.00 for Non-members

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. The registration fee is $400.00 for AAOHN Members ($500 for Non-Members) and will include course materials, continental breakfast, and refreshment breaks. Register online at www.aaohn.org or complete the attached registration form and return it along with payment. Written cancellation notification must be received no later than May 22, 2012 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.

Registration confirmation and additional program details will be provided after your registration has been processed.  If you do not receive confirmation within two weeks of registration, please contact Amy Warhaft at 734-936-0148 or awarhaft@umich.edu

Hotel Accommodations

The following are nearby hotels close to the IOE Building*.

Hampton Inn
2300 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Holiday Inn – Near the University of Michigan
3600 Pylmouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Hawthorne Suites
3535 Green Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

*Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.


  • 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.
  • Penetration Injuries: Emergent care in penetration injuries occurring in occupational health settings will be discussed.
  • Addressing Mental Health and Wellness Programming: 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. Components of a comprehensive wellness program will be described.


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
Dean, Associate Professor
University of Indianapolis School of Nursing

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

AAOHN representative