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AAOHN Member Opinions on Demonstrating Value: A Closer Look at the Findings.

Workplace Health Saf 2018 May 9;66(5):241-251. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

1 Dimensions.

An assessment was conducted to update a tool kit published by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) in 1998. The original document, Success Tool for Measuring and Articulating Value, had been a respected resource. Although the AAOHN guide, Demonstrating Value, is a tool with steps and examples for demonstrating value, the intention of this article is to explore the rich data collected during the assessment process, which included interviews with occupational health nurse leaders and an AAOHN member survey. Read More

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May 2018
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Competencies required for occupational health nurses.

J Occup Health 2017 Nov 7;59(6):562-571. Epub 2017 Oct 7.

Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Science.

Objectives: For occupational health (OH) nurses to perform activities effectively, not only skills and knowledge but also competencies proposed by Dr. McClelland are indispensable. This study aimed to identify competencies required for OH nurses and to show their structure diagram. Read More

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November 2017
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Poster Presentations From the 2017 AAOHN Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

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Workplace Health Saf 2017 Sep;65(9):395-408

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September 2017

History, Passion, and Performance.

Authors:
Kay N Campbell

Workplace Health Saf 2017 Apr;65(4):164-167

1 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

History, Passion, and Performance was chosen as the theme for the 75th anniversary of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) kickoff. The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses has a long history created by passionate, dedicated members. This article highlights historical foundations of the Association, describes the occupational health nurse's passion to drive quality care for workers and discusses future professional and organizational challenges. Read More

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Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses: A Place on the Team.

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Workplace Health Saf 2017 04;65(4):154-157

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Advancing the Practice of Health Coaching: Differentiation From Wellness Coaching.

Workplace Health Saf 2016 Sep 12;64(9):400-3. Epub 2016 May 12.

Miller & Huffman Outcome Architects, LLC

The increasing demand for health coaches and wellness coaches in worksite health promotion and the marketplace has resulted in a plethora of training programs with wide variations in coaching definitions, content, attributes, and eligibility of those who may train. It is in the interest of public awareness and safety that those in clinical practice take the lead in this discussion and offer a reasonable contrast and comparison focusing on the risks and responsibilities of health coaching in particular. With the endorsement of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), the National Society of Health Coaches, whose membership is primarily nurses, discusses the issue and states its position here. Read More

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September 2016
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Bisphenol A: Understanding the Controversy.

Workplace Health Saf 2016 Jan;64(1):28-36; quiz 37

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Healthy People 2020 lists Bisphenol A (BPA) as a potential endocrine disruptor for which exposure should be reduced. The Healthy People 2020 Environmental Health Objectives focus on addressing environmental factors that negatively affect individuals' health even though the health effects of some toxic substances are not yet fully understood. An American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) position statement outlined the role occupational health nurses play in creating healthy and productive workplaces by promoting worker health. Read More

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January 2016

AAOHN Competencies.

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Workplace Health Saf 2015 Nov 29;63(11):484-92. Epub 2015 Sep 29.

The AAOHN Competency document is one of the core documents that define occupational health nursing practice. This article provides a description of the process used to update the competencies, as well as a description of the new competencies. Read More

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November 2015

Exploring Smoking Cessation Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices in Occupational Health Nursing.

Workplace Health Saf 2015 Jul;63(7):288-96

Legacy.

The purpose of this study was to explore occupational health nurses' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding the delivery of smoking cessation services to workers. The study included 707 members of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) who completed a one-time survey during the fall of 2012. Results indicated that occupational health nurses believed that evidence-based treatments are at least somewhat effective and that they should provide smoking cessation services to their workers; however, a majority of occupational health nurses reported that they did not have appropriate smoking cessation training or guidelines in their workplaces. Read More

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July 2015
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AAOHN position statements.

Authors:
Judith Ostendorf

Workplace Health Saf 2013 Jul;61(7):284

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Snapshot of the AAOHN Membership-Health Risk Appraisal Priority Areas.

Workplace Health Saf 2013 Jun;61(6):237-42

Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

A 2012 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) web-based membership survey of 5,138 members was designed to identify occupational health and safety issues facing members. A total of 2,123 members responded to the survey (41% response rate). Read More

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Snapshot of the AAOHN APRN membership.

Authors:
Stephanie Phelps

Workplace Health Saf 2013 May;61(5):187-92

University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

In 2012, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) conducted an online membership survey. This article presents demographic, certification, educational, employment, priority issues, and membership data for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) AAOHN members. Read More

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Snapshot of the AAOHN membership.

Workplace Health Saf 2012 Nov;60(11):465-9

Department of Community Health Systems, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) conducted a web-based membership survey of 2123 members (41% response rate) in May and June 2012. This column presents educational, certification, and selected industry data for registered nurse and advanced practice nurse AAOHN members. Read More

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November 2012
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Working at high altitude.

Authors:
Olga S Tompkins

AAOHN J 2011 Dec;59(12):552

Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, Houston, TX, USA.

High altitude is not just an issue for mountain climbers. Elevation can have implications for employees ranging from laborers to office workers to scientists. Awareness is key to effective management. Read More

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December 2011
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Invisible pollution: the impact of pharmaceuticals in the water supply.

AAOHN J 2011 Dec;59(12):525-32; quiz 533

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

During the past decade, interest in the public and environmental health effects of trace levels of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the water supply has evolved. Although most pharmaceuticals are tested for human safety and efficacy prior to marketing and distribution, the potential for adverse effects in nontarget populations exposed to minute environmental medication doses has not been established. Several recent studies have demonstrated adverse effects from longstanding, low-dose exposures in both aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, although human toxicity related to trace levels of pharmaceuticals in the water supply remains unknown. Read More

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December 2011
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Meetings-the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Authors:
Eileen Lukes

AAOHN J 2011 Dec;59(12):509-11

Much has been written about how to facilitate an effective meeting, but apparently not every meeting facilitator has read the literature because every occupational health nurse has endured a "bad" meeting. Individuals who chair meetings have a responsibility to create meetings that are worthwhile to the attendees; attendees have a responsibility to be prepared for meetings so meetings are productive. This article reviews key meeting strategies, providing readers with ways to improve meetings they attend or facilitate. Read More

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December 2011
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Creating health connections for vulnerable working populations: Goodwill North Central Wisconsin's Circles of Good Care Model.

Authors:
Marjorie D Weiss

AAOHN J 2011 Dec 23;59(12):519-24. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Weiss Health Group LLC, Neenah, WI, USA.

Worker health is influenced by workplace, work processes, and workmates. This case study shows it is possible to create health connections for vulnerable working populations through health and wellness coaching. The health and safety of team members has been improved by providing on-site health coaching linked to mental and emotional well-being, as well as financial security. Read More

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December 2011
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Success of a diabetes health management program in employer-based health care centers.

Authors:
Patti McCarver

AAOHN J 2011 Dec 23;59(12):513-8. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, USA.

Population health-based chronic care models of care are useful in improving the health of a population while decreasing the health care dollars spent on the population. Diabetes is a disease that can be evaluated and treated using these models of care. The Metro Nashville Public Schools Diabetes Health Management Program has been shown to be beneficial to both clients and their insurance trust in improving the health of this population of individuals and decreasing the dollars spent on this disease. Read More

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December 2011
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Soy isoflavones for the prevention of menopausal symptoms and bone loss--a safe and effective alternative to estrogen?

AAOHN J 2011 Nov;59(11):504

Department of Nursing, Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602-2597, USA.

Daily administration of soy isoflavones for 2 years did not prevent bone loss or menopausal symptoms. Read More

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November 2011
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An integrated approach to worker self-management and health outcomes: chronic conditions, evidence-based practice, and health coaching.

Authors:
Colleen Miller

AAOHN J 2011 Nov;59(11):491-501; quiz 502

Miller & Huffman Outcome Architects, LLC, 221 Victor Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736, USA.

Employee health, prevention, and maintenance programs are growing exponentially each year as costs continue to rise across the health care continuum. Employers and payers alike continue to be challenged by chronic health risks, effective prevention strategies, optimal health and wellness strategies, and programs that are effective for America's work force. In light of these challenges, new and exciting health management approaches are evolving. Read More

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November 2011
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The effect of oil spills on workers involved in containment and abatement: the role of the occupational health nurse.

AAOHN J 2011 Nov;59(11):477-82

OHN Program, University of South Florida Education and Research Center (ERC), Tampa, FL, USA.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the most recent manmade disaster to challenge occupational health nurses caring for a unique worker population. The effects of oil spills on wildlife, marine life, and the ecosystem are well studied and documented, but the effects on workers who contain and abate such disasters are not. These workers can suffer from a multitude of illnesses and injuries, such as ataxia, migraines, and various lung diseases, which can be a challenge for occupational health nurses. Read More

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November 2011
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The value of HAZWOPER medical surveillance.

AAOHN J 2011 Nov;59(11):465-7

Occupational Health Services, CTEH, 5120 North Shore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118, USA.

Medical surveillance is mandated for workers with potential exposure to hazardous materials. However, little guidance is provided regarding the components of a medical surveillance testing program for these individuals. This article describes the medical surveillance program for a group of 72 employees who respond to hazardous material releases throughout the United States. Read More

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November 2011
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Managing the risks of on-site health centers.

AAOHN J 2011 Nov 24;59(11):483-90. Epub 2011 Oct 24.

Research Services, Cerner LifeSciences, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 655E, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA.

This review sought to assess compliance concerns, determine risk management strategies, and identify opportunities for future research to contribute to employers' understanding of the laws and regulations that apply to on-site care. A comprehensive review of databases, professional organizations' websites, and journals resulted in 22 publications reporting on the consequences of noncompliance among on-site health centers accepted for inclusion. None of those studies reported a study design or quantifiable outcome data. Read More

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November 2011
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Body mass index misclassification of obesity among community police officers.

AAOHN J 2011 Nov 24;59(11):469-75. Epub 2011 Oct 24.

College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, 50 Newton Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.

Occupational health nurses are at the forefront of obesity assessment and intervention and must be aware of potential inaccuracies of obesity measurement. The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of obesity among a sample of 84 male police officers 22 to 63 years old and determine the accuracy of body mass index (BMI) in estimating obesity compared to body fat percent (BF %). BMI identified 39. Read More

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November 2011
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Eating disorders at work.

Authors:
Olga Tompkins

AAOHN J 2011 Oct;59(10):460

Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, Houston, TX, USA.

CDC statistics reflect the dramatic increase in obesity in the United States in the past 20 years, with 33 states having a prevalence of 25% or greater. Eating disorders and obesity have major implications for occupational health nurses. Read More

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October 2011
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Focus on the aging worker.

AAOHN J 2011 Oct;59(10):447-57; quiz 458

School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7502, USA.

This article discusses select characteristics of the aging work force, health-related issues that can impact work productivity, and strategies and resources that can foster a more productive work environment. The older work force is vital to the future of the U.S. Read More

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October 2011
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Swedish entrepreneurs' use of occupational health services.

AAOHN J 2011 Oct;59(10):437-45

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden.

Small-scale enterprises are less often covered by occupational health services and have insufficient awareness about health and risks in the work environment. This study investigated how Swedish entrepreneurs in small-scale enterprises use occupational health services. The study used a questionnaire sent in two waves, 5 years apart. Read More

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October 2011
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Protecting pregnant health care workers from occupational hazards.

Authors:
Cynthia Gonzalez

AAOHN J 2011 Oct;59(10):417-20

The safety of pregnant health care workers and their infants is paramount. The scope and variety of hazards within the health care field is profound and diverse. The occupational health nurse can identify early risks and correct them, as well as provide ongoing surveillance, counseling, and prudent policy recommendations for the multitude of hazards to which pregnant health care workers are exposed. Read More

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October 2011
8 Reads

AAOHN Lillian Carter humanitarian award.

Authors:
Kathy Davis

AAOHN J 2011 Oct;59(10):412-3

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October 2011
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Focus on the aging worker.

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AAOHN J 2011 Oct;59(10):458

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October 2011
10 Reads

Exercise among commercial truck drivers.

AAOHN J 2011 Oct 23;59(10):429-36. Epub 2011 Sep 23.

University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, Lexington, KY 40536, USA.

This study examines the exercise habits and perceived barriers to exercise of a convenience sample of 300 commercial truck drivers. Participants reported minimal amounts of exercise, with nearly 20% not exercising in the past week. A high prevalence of obesity was found in this sample: 93. Read More

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October 2011
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Sociodemographic characteristics of women who engage in early breast cancer diagnostic behaviors: the case of Turkish women working in a textile factory.

AAOHN J 2011 Oct 23;59(10):421-8. Epub 2011 Sep 23.

Yesliyurt State Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

The purpose of this study was to assess behaviors and health beliefs concerning early diagnosis of breast cancer among women working in a textile factory in Turkey. The data were collected with tools designed by the researchers. The study population consisted of 167 women working in a textile factory in Izmir, Turkey. Read More

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October 2011
12 Reads

Trenching and excavation-preventing workplace fatalities.

AAOHN J 2011 Sep;59(9):408

Worcester State University, Worcester, MA, USA.

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September 2011
19 Reads

Promoting occupational health nursing training: an educational outreach with a blended model of distance and traditional learning approaches.

AAOHN J 2011 Sep;59(9):401-6; quiz 407

University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA, USA.

In 2009, occupational health nursing faculty and professionals at the University of Washington developed an innovative continuing nursing education offering, the OHN Institute. The OHN Institute was designed to meet the following objectives: (1) extend basic occupational health nursing training to non-occupational health nurses in Federal Region X, (2) target new occupational health nurses or those who possessed little or no advanced education in occupational health nursing, and (3) offer a hybrid continuing nursing education program consisting of on-site and distance learning modalities. Evaluation findings suggested that the various continuing nursing education modalities and formats (e. Read More

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September 2011
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Evaluation of an occupational health nursing program through competency achievement: on-campus and distance education, 2005 and 2008.

AAOHN J 2011 Sep;59(9):387-99

Occupational Health Nursing Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2005 and 2008 to evaluate self-reported competency achievement by occupational health nursing program graduates. Twelve competencies were evaluated at three levels: competent, proficient, and expert. In 2005, most graduates believed they were at the proficient level in 10 of the 12 competencies, with three competencies approaching the expert level. Read More

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September 2011
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Effects of a worksite physical activity intervention for hospital nurses who are working mothers.

AAOHN J 2011 Sep;59(9):377-86

Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Hospital nurses who are working mothers are challenged to maintain their personal health and model healthy behaviors for their children. This study aimed to develop and test an innovative 10-week worksite physical activity intervention integrated into the work flow of hospital-based nurses who were mothers. Three volunteer adult medical-surgical nursing units participated as intervention units. Read More

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September 2011
13 Reads

Vitamin D.

Authors:
Olga Tompkins

AAOHN J 2011 Aug;59(8):364

Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, Houston, TX, USA.

Evidence is increasing that vitamin D insufficiency is widespread in the general population and that vitamin D plays a key role in bone health and the prevention of chronic health conditions. Nutrition education and risk awareness can be effective in reducing musculoskeletal injuries. Read More

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August 2011
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Low back pain among personal care workers in an old age home: work-related and individual factors.

AAOHN J 2011 Aug;59(8):345-53

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

This cross-sectional study explored the work-related and individual factors that contributed to the occurrence of low back pain and affected activities of 36 personal care workers at an old age home in Hong Kong. The study was divided into four parts: (1) a questionnaire documenting workload exposure factors; (2) a musculoskeletal symptoms survey documenting the prevalence of low back pain in this group of workers; (3) a worksite evaluation focusing on personal care workers' work postures and the work environment; and (4) an evaluation of physical fitness and lifting capacities of personal care workers. Univariate followed by multiple logistic regression analyses were used to identify the risk factors associated with low back pain that affected work activities. Read More

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August 2011
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A lift assist team in an acute care hospital-prevention of injury or transfer of risk during patient-handling tasks?

AAOHN J 2011 Aug;59(8):329-34

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

A Lift Assist Team (LAT) was created on three units at a medical center where nursing staff were at high risk for patient-handling injuries. LAT members were drawn from the hospital's pool of patient transporters. Using qualitative and quantitative data, this case study summarizes the development, implementation, and experiences of the LAT. Read More

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August 2011
12 Reads

Yoga to treat nonspecific low back pain.

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AAOHN J 2011 Aug;59(8):362

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August 2011
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Yoga to treat nonspecific low back pain.

AAOHN J 2011 Aug 25;59(8):355-61; quiz 362. Epub 2011 Jul 25.

US Army Health Clinic, Dugway, UT, USA.

Low back pain is common and poses a challenge for clinicians to find effective treatment to prevent it from becoming chronic. Chronic low back pain can have a significant impact on an employee's ability to remain an active and productive member of the work force due to increased absenteeism, duty restrictions, or physical limitations from pain. Low back pain is the most common cause of work-related disability among employees younger than 46 years. Read More

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August 2011
7 Reads

To lift or not to lift: patient-handling practices.

AAOHN J 2011 Aug 25;59(8):337-43. Epub 2011 Jul 25.

School of Nursing, Minnesota State University, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Musculoskeletal injury is common among nurses as a result of lifting and handling patients. In response to musculoskeletal injuries, safe patient-handling programs are being instituted to decrease the risk of injuries and resulting impaired function. This study was designed to identify patient-handling practices in clinical practice. Read More

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August 2011
7 Reads