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The scope of occupational health nursing practice has expanded and taken on a variety of roles, giving rise to opportunities for nurses to care for workers in various workplace settings. Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing provides a highly practical and accessible guide for nurses entering and already engaged in this important field. The text begins with the foundations for occupational health practice, covering the domain of occupational health and the role of the many professionals within the specialty. Subsequent chapters address program development, professional development, workplace regulatory requirements, workplace injury management and managing health and productivity. Case studies pertaining to fitness for duty and medical monitoring provide real-life scenarios to aid in learning.
Arlene Guzik, DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, is President and Owner of Business Health Resources, Inc. and is Assistant Medical Director and Vice President of Operations, Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers, Largo, Florida, USA.
Table of Contents
1 Foundations for Practice 1
2 Professional Issues 15
3 Workers and Workplaces 35
4 Program Development 51
5 Facilities and Resources 73
6 Workplace Regulatory Requirements 97
7 Promoting and Maintaining a Safe Workplace 127
8 Fitness for Duty 153
9 Drug-Free Workplace 171
10 Workplace Injury Management 191
11 Managing Health 219
12 Managing Productivity 239
13 Promoting Health and Well-Being 263
14 Leadership and Change 295
1 General Definitions and Terms 309
2 Sample Occupational Health Nurse Job Description 313
3 Sample Agreement for Professional Services 317
4 Sample Practice Guidelines for the Registered
Occupational Health Nurse 325
5 Sample Medical Direction Prescription Release Authorization 333
6 Sample Program Development Checklist 335
7 Sample Documentation of Health Services Visits 341
8 Things to Consider 343
9 Sample Mobile Equipment Operator Health Evaluation 347