Nursing Health and the Environment

Author: Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Content in Nursing Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309588243
Format: PDF, ePub
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America's nurses, an estimated 2 million strong, are often at the frontlines in confronting environmental health hazards. Yet most nurses have not received adequate training to manage these hazards. Nursing, Health, and the Environment explores the effects that environmental hazards (including those in the workplace) have on the health of patients and communities and proposes specific strategies for preparing nurses to address them. The committee documents the magnitude of environmental hazards and discusses the importance of the relationship between nursing, health, and the environment from three broad perspectives Practice--The authors address environmental health issues in the nursing process, potential controversies over nurses taking a more activist stance on environmental health issues, and more. Education--The volume presents the status of environmental health content in nursing curricula and credentialing, and specific strategies for incorporating more environmental health into nursing preparation. Research--The book includes a survey of the available knowledge base and options for expanding nursing research as it relates to environmental health hazards.

Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

Author: Mary K. Salazar
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781416023746
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Occupational Health Nursing

Author: Bonnie Rogers
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This text, written by one of the most prominent scholars in the field, provides the reader with a conceptual basis for occupational health nursing practice. It emphasizes the assessment of hazards in the the work environment, the development of programs for prevention of health hazards in the workplace and management of the occupational health unit.

Best Practices for Environmental Health

Author: Herman Koren
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351645587
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation, and the contamination of water, air and land, we find ourselves accountable. In this day and age we are confronted by global warming, Ebola, the Zika virus, lead in our water supply, enormous problems of infrastructure including aging sewer lines, water lines, electrical grids, roads and bridges, and the list goes on and on. Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability is a one source major response to all of the environmental issues that affect global health and the worldwide protection and preservation of the natural environment. It compiles broad-based and comprehensive coverage of environmental topics, broken down by specialized fields. Topics range from children’s environmental health to food protection and technology, water and waste systems, infection control, bioterrorism and pandemic health emergencies, and HAZMAT. Plus, it includes an overview of the current state of the profession and sections on programmatic techniques. This book helps solve the problems of disease and injury by presenting expert, evidence-based best practices. This first of the kind handbook is essential reading for all environmental and public health undergraduate students, as well as a fantastic overview for professionals in all environmental health, pollution and protection areas.

Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

Author: Bonnie Rogers
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721685113
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The only textbook on this topic, this new, up-to-date second edition of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice provides a comprehensive framework for occupational and environmental health nursing practice. The text presents an overview of the specialty and explores the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are needed to develop and manage occupational health services and programs. Issues that affect the health and safety of individuals in the work force are discussed, with an emphasis on contemporary strategies for improving and protecting the health of workers. Specific topics related to roles in occupational health, occupational health care, research, legal and ethical parameters, and health promotion are also presented. Provides a conceptual and practical framework for assessing, planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating occupational health services and programs. Discusses factors affecting occupational and environmental health nursing practice related to individuals and groups in all worker populations. Addresses the scope of practice and competencies in occupational health nursing to provide a foundation for the essential skills necessary for practice in this specialty. Addresses all factors that influence occupational health from an interdisciplinary perspective, including coverage of toxicology, industrial hygiene, safety, and ergonomics. A new chapter on Environmental Health (Chapter 8) highlights a significant, new direction for occupational health. A new Case Management chapter (Chapter 12) emphasizes the developing role of the case manager in occupational health. Global efforts toward occupational health are discussed in a new chapter on International Occupational Health (Chapter 18), comparing and contrasting practices in different countries. A new chapter on Professionalism in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice (Chapter 19) focuses on opportunities for professional growth and entrepreneurial roles. New and updated information has been incorporated throughout, including the new U.S. Public Health Service clinical guidelines. The latest government laws and regulations that affect occupational health nursing, such as the Family Medical Leave Act, are discussed. Discussions of the Healthy People 2010 objectives related to occupational health present relevant information on this federal health promotion initiative. New AAOHN research priorities outline the continual research efforts to improve health within the workplace.

Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing

Author: Arlene Guzik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118517679
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 or 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. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Community Public Health Nursing Practice

Author: Frances A. Maurer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455707627
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical approach helps you learn and apply core concepts of community and public health nursing. This text emphasizes both community and family as client, so you'll gain a solid understanding of these important specialties. Numerous real-life examples demonstrate your roles and responsibilities as a community health nurse.