Healthcare and Social Assistance






2015
Picture1 Nurses’ Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs: Evidence and Interventions
Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, University of Michigan
This presentation provides a brief review of the evidence and knowledge gaps on hazardous drug (HD) handling in oncology settings. Nurses are positioned uniquely to improve care yet are absent from policy discussions. There is evidence that exposure to hazardous drugs poses health risks to workers. Individual nurse use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is low. This study stresses the importance of “optimal” protection, and analyzes how frequently nurses have skin or eye contact with HD’s in ambulatory oncology settings.

2013
          Current Trends in Hospital Safety
          Bruce Cadwallender, MS, CSP, CPSM, University of Michigan
          The health care business climate is currently increasing expenses and patient loads, declining reimbursements, and focusing on
          outcomes. Some of the developments of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers include ongoing surveillance and
          weekly conference calls about patient activity, vaccines/antivirals, and personal protective equipment. In this talk Bruce Cadwallender
          addresses issues and concerns within the Ann Arbor Health systems and identifies ways in which they are celebrating progress and
          setting new goals.




Picture1 Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastics in the Ambulatory Oncology Setting: A Pilot Study
Christopher Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN(R), FAAN
Spills pose the greatest exposure risk to workers yet there are few studies to examine them. Even fewer examine organizational climate as a potential correlate to spills and exposure. In this study, Christopher Friese aims to examine what structure and process factors correlate with Hazardous Drug (HD) exposure by creating a cross-sectional survey and a prospective evaluation of HD exposure. Implications of this research impact practice & leadership in ambulatory oncology settings as well as future policies and research.

2011
          Occupational Health for Health Care Workers: Caring for Those Who Care
          Susan G. Blitz, MD, MPH, University of Michigan
          Susan G. Blitz is the medical director for the University of Michigan Occupational Health Services and physician advisor for MHealthy
          Health and Well-Being Services Wellness and Risk Reduction Services. In this presentation she talks about challenges of the aging
          workforce, work limitations with chronic conditions, shift work and its implications, ethics of mandatory vaccinations and the future of
          employee health care.

2010
          Occupational Health, Primary Care, and Nurse Practitioner Practice
          Deborah A. Sampson, PHD, FNP-BC, University of Michigan
          In this presentation, Deborah A. Sampson, provides knowledge about occupational health, primary care, and nurse practitioner practice.           Several questions are addressed such as: how does primary care fit with Industrial Hygiene (IH) and Occupational Health (OH)? What
          are nurse practitioners and what are they able to do? Why are advanced practice nurses good for Occupational Health?