Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition

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Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition


A comprehensive overview of occupational and environmental health nursing, this book is AAOHN's statement of the scope of practice for this nursing specialty. It represents the latest body of knowledge significant to this field. Written in an outline format, it can be used as a textbook for an occupational and environmental health nursing course, as a clinical reference in a variety of occupational settings, and as a certification review tool. This new edition is based on recent revisions to the AAOHN's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • Written by experts in the field of occupational health nursing.
  • Consistent outline format allows ease of access to information.
  • Addresses the foundational sciences of occupational health: epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and injury prevention to provide a comprehensive basis of knowledge.
  • Incorporates trends in the legal, ethical, economic, political, and business climates as they relate to occupational and environmental health and safety, staying current with all areas that affect the occupational health nurse's roles and responsibilities.
  • New chapter on disaster planning and management addresses responsibilities of occupational health nurses in hazard situations in both the workplace and in the larger community.
  • The latest government initiatives and guidelines are covered, such as OSHA's Strategic Management Plan to reduce workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses, plus other new workplace-related government programs and legislation.
  • Revised competencies of practice, with performance criteria, present the current practice expectations at each level of practice.
  • Revised Code of Ethics is a guide for nurses to maintain and pursue professionally recognized ethical behavior in providing occupational and environmental health services.
  • Revised Standards of Practice define the practice of this specialty and provide a framework for evaluation.
  • Expanded content in the environmental, research, and health promotion chapters highlights the latest information in these areas.
Section One: Foundations of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice

1. Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: An Overview

2. Workers and Worker Populations

3. Legal and Ethical Issues

4. Economic, Political, and Business Forces

5. Scientific Foundations of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice

6. Environmental Health

7. Principles of Leadership and Management

8. Information Management in the Occupational Health Setting

Section Two: Strategies and Approaches to Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice

9. Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Programs

10. Prevention of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

11. Direct Care in the Occupational Setting

12. Disability Case Management

NEW! 13. Disaster Planning and Management

14. Health Promotion and Adult Education

15. Managing Psychosocial Factors in the Occupational Setting

16. Examples of Occupational Health and Safety Programs

Section Three: Advancing Professionalism in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

17. Research

18. Professional Issues: Advancing the Specialty


I. Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Resources

II. Glossary

III. Acronyms

IV. Web Sites

V. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act of 1970

VI. Competencies in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

VII. Standards of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

VIII. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Code of Ethics

IX. Legislation Related to Occupational Health and Safety
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