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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
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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
Just wanted to give everyone an update – exciting happenings.
- National conference was last week – very educational and progressive information.  As a member you can listen to many of the presentations via your log in to the AAOHN site.  Sorry no CNE credits but lots of cutting edge information.
- Smith Bucklin (new management company) was present and very interested in our functioning.  Beginning July 1 you will notice changes to the website as well as a different leadership team.  All individuals involved with our organization will have a presence on the website with a direct email link provided.  I am here for assistance if you cannot find what you are looking for
- The 2017 call for abstracts is currently open. Please submit – there were limited presentations submitted last year – It would be great to have our OWN members do the presentations – Again I am available for assistance.
- The organization is looking for a change in their name, etc.  A whole new branding – and they have set up an email designed just for you to share =share@aaohn.org
- There is a FREE respiratory protection program on the AAOHN website
- The 2017 PAAOHN conference will be hosted by the Philadelphia chapter March 8-10 – topics and speakers currently being recruited – any suggestions/ideas?
- I have two favors/requests from you the members of PAAOHN
o I would love to see one member every year become a fellow – Troy Burd is our newest fellow and she will tell you it is about being an EXPERT in your area – and yes you are all experts – I will be happy to write a letter of nomination for anyone and everyone on the board will be more than willing to work with you concerning the application narrative.
o Second how about PA presenting – our members not only have the talent and expertise we are great at doing what we do
 On that note I would like to ask members to write a short (700 words, including your bib) on any clinical subject dear to you.  One hot topic in my area right now is Dengue fever – How about in your area – I have a promise from our Journal  that if we submit such items they WILL be published
So in closing I would like to offer to you support for publishing, becoming a fellow, of being recognized as the great individuals that you are and I hope to see you in Philly in 2017
Yolanda C. Lang, Dr.PH, CRNP, MSN, 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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