AAOHN Workplace Wellness and Safety Webinar Series: Assessing the Literature for OHN Clinical and Professional Practice Guidance

AAOHN Workplace Wellness and Safety Webinar Series

The AAOHN Workplace Wellness and Safety Webinar Series focus on continuing nursing education (CNE) subjects pertinent to the occupational and environmental nursing professional. We offer ten (10) free member benefit webinars each year.

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September 21st, 2023


Kate McPhaul, PhD, MPH, RN

Sally Foster-Chang, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, CME

Course Description:

Consider a clinical or case-management issue in your current practice.  For example, have you been wondering if you are using the latest guidelines for hypertension counselling or other chronic disease management? How about back pain and Return to Work (RTW), pain management, respirator medical clearance, cumulative trauma injuries and work guidance and counselling pregnant people about work exposures?

There are many sources of published information to inform your clinical and professional practice, however, clinicians must be knowledgeable about controversies and evolving practice guidance.  Guidelines are ever-changing and may even be controversial.  This webinar will be conducted by the WH & S journal editorial staff.  We will review selected sources of up-to-date clinical guidelines for your practice such as systematic reviews, the Cochrane Library using the Evidence Based Guidelines framework from DNP programs.  We will also review government repositories, such as the CDC and NIH, to add to your collection of sources for clinical practice guidance.

We will use real-life clinical examples from OH practice to demonstrate a process for finding and trusting the most recent clinical guidance for your practice problems.

Course Outcomes:

1. Develop a key word search strategy for an OH Clinical Problem
2. Test the key word strategy for obtaining timely clinical guidance.
3.  Assess the sources of clinical guidance to determine their relevance and credibility for OHN practice.
4. Locate and critique one US government source of clinical practice guidelines for relevance for OHN practice.

1.0 Contact Hours

Assessing the Literature for OHN Clinical and Professional Practice Guidance

  • Central Standard Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

The AAOHN Workplace Wellness and Safety Webinar Series is sponsored by Premise Health and the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering.