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Occupational Health Nursing Updates

2023 Updates in Occupational Health Nursing - Virtual

By University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

When and where

Date and time

May 10 · 5am - August 31 · 8:30pm PDT



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About this event

  • 113 days 15 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Jointly provided by:

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) and

The University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

This 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, thermal injuries, and infectious disease exposure. 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. 


  • Virtual hybrid course
  • Asynchronous lectures (available on-demand so attendees can view presentations anytime) 
  • Synchronous “Discussion with the Instructor” sessions via Zoom
  • Discussion sessions will be recorded
  • Additional reading material, case  studies and review questions will be provided
  • The digital notes and presentations will be hosted using an online course platform, Canvas.  Registrants will be able to download the notes and view the video presentations.
  • Recorded lectures and notes will be available until August 31, 2023.

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 within worksite medical clinics and other medical facilities that provide occupational medicine services.

Course Schedule and General Information

Location: Virtual

Date: May 10-August 31, 2023

Registration Fee: $500.00 registration; $400.00 Early-bird registration (until April 15, 2023)

Registration fee includes course materials and access to video lectures. A certificate of completion will be awarded when course requirements are met.

Advanced registration is required and will be accepted on a “first come-first served” basis. Registration confirmation will be provided via email after your registration has been processed.  If you do not receive confirmation within one week of registration, please email: ce.programs@umich.edu or call 734-763-2243.


  • 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 and illustrated using examples from a variety of workplaces.
  • 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.
  • Infectious Disease Exposure. National guidelines and protocols related to common infectious disease concerns will be addressed.
  • Penetration Injuries. Emergent care in penetration injuries occurring in occupational health settings will be discussed.
  • Addressing Mental Health. 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.
  • Wellness Programming. Components of a comprehensive wellness program will be described.

Discussion with the Instructor Schedule*:

Week 1: June 1, 2023

Week 2: June 8, 2023 

Week 3: June 15, 2023

All discussion sessions will be held from 6-7:00PM EST. 

*Discussion Session dates are subject to change.

Discussion with the Instructor Sessions Include:

  1. Question and Answer session
  2. Case studies
  3. Supplementary material


Sherry M. Bumpus, PhD, FNP-BC. Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing

Sheryl S. Ulin, PhD, CPE. Director of Continuing Education, University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health & Safety Engineering


The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).

This course was approved for 17 CNE credits.

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, attendees must attest to completing all of the presentations, discussion sessions, reading materials and assignments.

Registration Fee:

Regular registration: $500

Early-bird registration: $400 until April 15, 2023

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation notification must be received no later than April 25, 2023 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.

Comments from Previous Attendees 

  • “This was a great class for myself as I am fairly new to occupational nursing a lot of great advice, and procedures to utilize.”
  • “I really learned a lot as a new occupational health RN.”
  • “It is a great refresher to help me enhance my practice. Been a nurse a long time and it is good to return to the basics to do a better job for my employees.”
  • “Great review. Will definitely advise my co-workers to participate in your classes.”
  • “Feel much more confident in my job, caring for employees!”
  • “Great information/refresher for daily occupational medicine use.”
  • “Gave me much encouragement and ideas to improve our clinic.”
  • “I wish I had taken this sooner.”
  • “Excellent. Objectives are well met. Absolutely another excellent training!”

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ce.programs@umich.edu or 734-763-2243. 

About the organizer

The University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE) is a NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC) that serves the region, the nation, and the world as a center of excellence for research and graduate education in occupational health and safety.