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2016 SVAPOHN Conference

September 21-23, 2016

"Embracing Occupational Health Interventions Toward Building a Healthier Workforce"



2016 NEAOHN Conference - Hosted by Maine
October 5-7, 2016
Portland, Maine

"Emerging Issues and Future Challenges for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing



2016 Southwest PA Chapter District Fall Educational Event
September 17, 2016 - 7:30AM - 3:15PM
Doubletree, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA

Cost: $40 AAOHN Members; $45 non-AAOHN Members; $25 Students

"What Do You Do?  Occupational Health Clinical Updates"




20th Annual Northastern Rehabilitation Symposium
October 25, 2016

The Hotel & Conference Center at Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, PA



Job Opportunities
Job/Location   Posted
Everest Care Management



Educational Resources


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

Presidents Message

Hello everyone

Summer is almost over – but with the arrival of fall come some very exciting news:

•We have a new COHN-S – Carolyn Cautill, DNP, CRNP, COHN-S

•Carolyn brings to the PA chapter over twenty years of experience as both an Occupational Health Nurse and as a Director of the Woods Service Occupational Health Service. Carolyn is also an adjunct professor at Wilkes University


•We hope to see you at the 2017 PAAOHN conference to be held in March at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort
Hello everyone

•We also have a member who is making national news – Chad Rittle, DNP, MSN

•Chad serves as an American Nursing Association liasison representative to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and recently participated in the National Immunization Summit.

The PAAOHN educational conference for 2017 is all set

    Valley Forge Casino and Resort

    March 7 – 10, 2010

    Scholarships available – check out the website – www.paaohn.org

    Registration will open November 15, 2016 –

        Check the website www.paaohn.org for updates and early bird specials

TOWN MEETING with national scheduled for September 21, 2016 beginning at 2:00 PM

VERY EXCITING NEWS – do not miss the call – it will affect YOUR organization

Anyone have any other exciting news.  Please let me know – Love to have the ability to “pat you on the back”  WE are WONDERFUL People, Nurses, etc.


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  



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>

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


2015 NEAOHM Awards - Boston, MA

2015 Medique Leadership Award Recipient
Troy Burd, BSN, RN, COHN-S


2015 NEAOHN Grant Recipient
Nancy VanBlargan, MA, BSN, RN, COHN

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