Does your employer promote and recognize specialty nursing certification?
Are activities conducted that advance the cause of specialty nursing certification?
If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, please submit a
nomination for the:
Read about the award
This is an opportunity to be recognized for the many ways in which your employer supports and recognizes your certified nurses. The application is due by January 15, 2015 and is available on the ABNS website. The Award recipient will be announced on March 19 – National Certified Nurses Day! A member of the ABNS Board of Directors personally presents the Award, a beautifully engraved statuary, typically during Nurses Week. Questions? For more information, call ABNS at (330) 995‐9172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
OSHA Respirator Essesntials and Fit Testing
This one day course is designed for every health and safety
professional involved in respiratory protection. OSHA requirements for a
respiratory protection program will be reviewed and hands-on workshops
will provide practical experience in both quantitative and qualitative
fit testing. At the satisfactory completion of this course, you will
receive a Certificate of Completion for Respiratory Fit Testing.
December 8, 2014
Chapel Hill, NC
SAVE THE DATE!
Occupational Health and Safety Principles and Nursing Certification Review
Tuesday - Thursday
November 18-20. 2014
8:00am - 5:30pm
(ends at 2:00pm on Thursday)
University of California
For additional information click here.
Respiratory Protection Education & Resources Webkit
Now available FREE from AAOHN
This educational product is designed for occupational and environmental nurses and awards 1.5 CNEs for a comprehensive review and update for the Respiratory Protection (RP) OSHA Standard. The resources available with the educational module make this a webpage that is ONE-STOP SHOPPING for everything respiratory protection!
Learn more by downloading the flyer or go to the AAOHN website for additional information.
"Certified Self-Assessment Tests"!
Are you getting ready to take an exam? Do you know that ABOHN offers CSAT's for each exam type?
CSAT's are "certified self-assessment tests" created by certified occupational health nurses which may help you assess your readiness to take an exam. CSAT's conform to the specific exam's blueprint and core content areas, have 50 questions and provide a written rationale for each correct answer.
ABOHN offers two unique volumes for both the COHN and COHN-S credentials and one volume for the Case Management exam. Follow this link for the CSAT order form.
Look what our BOD Jennylynn Balmer found at her local mall!
ABOHN would like to congratulate BOD Jennylynn Balmer on achieving selection as an AAOHN Fellow.
Well done Jennylynn!
Video Now Available
We know that committing to becoming certified can be stressful. Our testing provider, Applied Management Professionals (AMP) has released a video which gives detailed information on scheduling instructions and what to expect on test day. This great resource was designed to help better prepare AMP testing candidates during the process.
Please go here to view the video.
Requirements for the COHN and
COHN-S credentials are:
1. Current active RN license.
2. 3000 hours as and OHN during the previous 5 years.
3. 50 continuing education contact hours directly related to OH.
The Case Management (CM) credential requires an additional 10 continuing education contact hours directly related to OH Case Management.
The Safety Management (SM) credential requires an additional
50 continuing education contact hours directly related to OH Safety Management.
You can find more information and the downloadable application or the online application under the Recertification Tab.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is
developing the Occupational Health and Safety Network (OHSN).
OHSN Allows you to benchmark
the safety of your
Helps you target prevention and
intervention strategies to decrease work-related
Creates a community of leaders to share
Helps you track your own data to meet OSHA
and Joint Commission requirements
Integrates with your current data
collection process to minimize effort
To learn more...Visit: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ohsn/
How can you get involved with OHSN?
Start preparing to be an early adopter of OHSN by beginning to adapt
your current injury data collection processes to conform
to the OHSN data standards available at www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ohsn/.
Please feel free to contact the following with
questions or comments:
Ahmed Gomaa MD, ScD, MSPH, Medical Officer (AGomaa@cdc.gov)
Sara Luckhaupt MD, MPH, Medical Officer (SLuckhaupt@cdc.gov)
OHSN Team (NIOSHOHSN@cdc.gov)
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations & Field Studies
National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention