Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: c | Slide: 11
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing routines and procedures including performing invasive procedures, administering medication, documenting procedures, and using technology
Slide content:Occupational Health Nursing Occupational nurses Focus to keep workers healthy Might treat workers, monitor the workplace, or advise business leaders Understand topics such as toxicology Work for companies, organizations, and government agencies 11
Slide notes:Occupational health nurses help keep workers healthy and help prevent injuries and illnesses at the workplace. They usually work for companies that have hazardous worksites, such as manufacturing companies, construction companies, nuclear power plants, and public utilities. Occupational health nurses might independently evaluate and treat workers, coordinate the care and rehabilitation of workers, or monitor and assess workplace safety. Some of these nurses advise company leaders on workplace health and safety. Occupational health nurses need to understand topics relevant to hazardous workplaces, such as toxicology, which is the study of toxic substances, and epidemiology [ep-pih-dee-mee- ol -oh-gee], which is the study of how diseases spread. Some occupational health nurses work for government agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 11