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
ISBN: 9780984886104
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive overview of occupational and environmental health nursing, this new edition represents the most current core knowledge on the many dimensions of occupational and environmental health nursing practice today. Written by experts in the field, this guide is based on recent revisions to AAOHN's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. It is useful as a basic orientation to this specialty, as a study tool when preparing for certification, and as a clinical reference, regardless of your setting. An outline format makes information easy to find and easy to follow!

Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

Author: Bonnie Rogers
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721685113
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
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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.

Occupational and Environmental Health

Author: Barry S. Levy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199750061
Format: PDF, Docs
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Occupational and environmental health is the public health and multidisciplinary approach to the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of disease, injuries, and other adverse health conditions resulting from hazardous environmental exposures in the workplace, the home, or the community. These are essential elements of public health practice and the core course in Environmental Health in Masters of Public Health programs. Thoroughly updated and expanded upon, the sixth edition of Occupational and Environmental Health provides comprehensive coverage and a clear understanding of occupational and environmental health and its relationships to public health, environmental science, and governmental policy. New chapters include Toxicology, Risk Communication, Health Equity and Social Justice, Occupational and Environmental Health Surveillance, Food Safety, Protecting Disaster Rescue and Recovery Workers, Implementing Programs and Policies for a Healthy Workforce, and Addressing the Built Environment and Health. The authors also expand on chapters included in previous chapters, and the book features practical case studies, numerous tables, graphs, and photos, and annotated bibliographies. Reviews for previous editions: "This text goes a long way in meeting the need for a brief overview of the entire field. The quality of writing is in general excellent, and this is a physically attractive book. Chapters are concise and to the point. The use of illustrative cases in many of the chapters is a definite plus. This an excellent book and a mainstay for introductory courses in the field."--The American Journal of Industrial Medicine "It achieves a good blend of practical application, together with the elements of the supporting sciences, such as toxicology and epidemiology, as well the social context. It is a useful text to inform and support day-to-day practice, to educate students, and to help with examinations. If I had not received a reviewer's copy, i would have bought the book out of my own pocket."--Occupational and Environmental Medicine "The book is geared primarily to medical personnel and professionals, but it contains many chapters that would be of use to nearly everyone. It is a delight to read."--Journal of Community Health

AAOHN Core Curriculum for Occupational Health Nursing

Author: Mary K. Salazar
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780721669045
Format: PDF, ePub
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This resource serves as an outline of occupational health nursing practice in a wide variety of settings. It is based on the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses' Standards of Professional Occupational Health Nursing Practice.

Essentials of Environmental Health

Author: Robert H. Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449666604
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As the first title in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including: background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health). Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. The forthcoming companion website for this edition will provide additional resources and learning aids, including PowerPoints, an instructor's manual, test questions, and flashcards.