Seminars: Healthcare and Social Assistance

Select seminars offered by the University of Michigan School of Public Health have been recorded and are available for online viewing. These seminars have been arranged according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)’s National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) sector and cross-sector groups. Click on a category below to view the associated seminars related to Healthcare and Social Assistance.

Nurses' Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs: Evidence and Interventions- Christopher Friese


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.

Current Trends in Hospital Safety- Bruce Cadwallender


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.

Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastics in the Ambulatory Oncology Setting- Christopher Friese

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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.

Occupational Health for Health Care Workers: Caring for Those Who Care- Susan Blitz


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.

Occupational Health, Primary Care, and Nurse Practitioner Practice- Deborah Sampson


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?

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