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2017 PAAOHN Conference - Hosted by Philadelphia Chapter
March 8-10, 2017

Valley Forge Convention and Casino

 

 

  
Educational Resources

ACT 31 OF 2014 – INITIAL TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION IN CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Effective 1/1/15

Ebola Resources Guide new
AAOHN provides comprehensive list of information and resources on Ebola

Ebola - Identify, Isolate, Inform - Health Advisory from PA Dept of Health

AAOHN Respiratory Protection Education & Resources Webkit
Take advantage of this FREE self-paced Respiratory Protection Webkit for a comprehensive review and update on the RP OSHA standard, RP policies, medical surveillance and exam, types of respirators and their selection, care and fitting.  Awards 1.5 CNEs.

Click HERE for details

  
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PAAOHN History

Connecting with our OHN history: Betty Moulder

Occupational health nurses are tasked with keeping workforces free of injury through prevention and restoration of health to those who have been become ill or injured as a result of a workplace incident or related hazard.  Betty Moulder, a nurse from Philadelphia, recognized this need in 1888 and was hired to care for coal miners and their families by a group of Pennsylvania coal mining companies. Betty Moulder is often viewed as the first professional nurse in the field of occupational health nursing. With an influence such as Betty Moulder, it is no wonder that Pennsylvania has been referred to as the birthplace of occupational health nursing.

Now it's time for you to be a part of occupational health nursing history. Share your story. As occupational health nurses we often find ourselves working independently and it is unusual to be recognized for the accomplishments we are making every day in keeping our workforces safe and healthy. Consider applying for (or nominating a peer) for the Betty Moulder Award, this award recognizes a nurse clinician who has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice and innovation in occupational health nursing.

2016 Betty Moulder Application<http://www.paaohn.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=0oLpuPqZkzc%3d&tabid=458>

    
Presidents Message

Hello everyone

Time to vote is approaching – the AAOHN election – there is a full slate of candidates so please take your time, read the qualifications and vote for the candidate of your choice.

Also remember to vote concerning a possible name change for the organization.  Read the ballot closely and if you have any questions, prior to voting, please contact either myself of anyone on the PA board. Remember we want our name to reflect who we are and what we do. Your vote counts so please vote

Exciting news – other than the need to vote
- Our member Juanita Kantner is now Dr. Juanita Kantner – congratulations on the DNP
- INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS applications are now available on-line
o www.aaohn.org under the membership Tab. 
o It would be great to attend the national conference via grant money – APPLY
o If you need assistance please contact me
o You are NOT restricted to apply for only one award/recognition/grant – go for a couple
- Member Chad Rittle has been published in the American Nurse Today – Great article “the Critical role of Nurses in Promoting Immunization for Adults” – Good work

- BEST NEWS EVER
o PAAOHN 2017 conference registration will be open November 14th
 Valley Forge Convention and Casino
 March 8-10
• Register early for the early bird special
• More than four from your company attending – discount available
 Great topics including but not limited to:
• Health literacy
• Early intervention when dealing with MS injury
• Evaluating your AED/EM programs at work
• Preventing travel related illnesses
• Heads to toes down – physical assessment
• Infectious disease update
 WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES www.paaohn.org
 Attend without paying conference fees
• Apply for a grant/award – check that website www.paaohn.org
 Network with some of the best OHN’s in the land

So in closing and borrowing those famous words from Mayor Richard Daley – Vote early and vote often

Sincerely

Yolanda C. Lang, Dr.PH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN
President, PAAOHN
  
                                                                                                 

 

    
Get Involved at the Local Level

We need you!  Our local chapters are the grass roots of our state.  I realize that your time may be limited and you hesitate to commit to an elected position.  However, participation takes many forms including meeting attendance, committee work, or just volunteering for a one-time special task or project.

Please consider sharing your talents and skills to help us become more successful.  Reach out to your local chapter President.  Even working on a small task would be appreciated.
 

Berks Laurie Heagy

      

                    

Central Kimberly Smith
Philadelphia Donna Moser
Southwest Janet Reid
Susquehanna Valley Kathryn Emanski
At Large  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

 

  
2016 NEAOHN Awards - Portland, ME

2016 Medique Leadership Award Recipient
Amy Dailey, RN, MSN, COHN-S/CM

  
2016 PAAOHN Award/Grant Winners

Dorothy Saller Award

Kathryn Emanski, RN, COHN/CM, from Susquehanna Valley Chapter, is the recipient of PAAOHN’s Dorothy Saller Outstanding Nurse Award. This award recognizes a nurse leader who has demonstrated outstanding service within the profession and their local chapter through exceptional leadership and performance of professional responsibilities in all facets of the occupational health specialty.

Betty Moulder Award

Donna Moser, RN, COHN of Philadelphia Chapter, is this year's recipient of the Betty Mouldar Award.  This Award recognizes a nurse clinician who has demonstrated clinical excellence and innovation in occupational health nursing.

President's Award

Amy Dailey is this year's recipient of the President’s Award. This award is chosen by the President and given to a Board member for their dedication and contribution to PAAOHN.

 

Delaware Valley Grant Recipient

Marty McVay, RN, MS, COHN-S/CM/SM

 PAAOHN Certification Grant Recipients

Shelly Cusack, RN, COHN

 
Denise Nika BSN, RN, COHN-S

 

  
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