The Worker in the Workplace
The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fundamentals for Advanced Practice Providers Certificate Program was developed as a collaborative education activity by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).This program was developed to supplement on-the-job training and provides advanced practice clinicians online access to a convenient, comprehensive, foundational OEM program. Presented by AANP and ACOEM experts in the field, these CE activities offer learners the essential knowledge necessary to practice professionally in any occupational health setting, including urgent care, primary care, industry-based clinics, employee health, corporate health and more. By completing this foundational OEM program, NPs and other clinicians can increase their understanding of OEM’s many facets, improve their clinical skills and more fully develop the leadership abilities needed to manage the care of the worker.
The certificate program consists of seven modules, each dealing with a different aspect of occupational health practice. NPs and other advanced practice providers may earn 30 contact hours of CE credit by completing all seven modules. Each module includes between four and six one-hour presentations and support material on essential OEM topics. Upon completion of all seven modules and the full 30 hours of CE credit, participants will be eligible to receive an AANP Certificate of Advanced Practice Education in Occupational Health. The certificate of academic achievement demonstrates to employers, workers and peers their commitment as a clinician in the OEM field.
Full Certificate Program Overview
|OEM Policy and Regulatory Essentials
|The Worker in the Workplace
|The Infectious Disease Roundtable
|Safety and Environmental Impacts
|The Basic Hazards and Protections
Triage Considerations in the Occupational Health Setting
Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP, CRNP, CNS, FAEN, FAAN
Understanding basic triage principles is essential for providers working in occupational health settings. The goal of triage is to rapidly recognize the presence of serious illness or injury and then determine the appropriate level of care necessary to safely treat affected workers. The intent of this presentation is to introduce basic triage concepts for application in the care of injured and ill workers. Learners should seek additional education and opportunities to apply triage scoring skills in simulation in preparation for application in the work setting.
- Implement common evidence-based triage algorithms used to determine severity and complexity of injuries and illnesses, and useful for making referral decisions.
- Demonstrate understanding of the association between mechanism of injury and traumatic conditions and apply this knowledge to anticipate and guide focused physical assessments.
- Discuss focused assessments for specific injuries and medical conditions, including methods useful for determining causality and potential impact on function.
The Occupational and Environmental History and Physical Exam
Bill Buchta, MD, MS, MPH, FACOEM
The occupation medicine history and physical is generally like most medical exams but should be performed from a preventive medicine perspective and include issues of causation and return to function, in particular. This course discusses those nuances and the different types of exams that an occupational nurse practitioner might provide.
- Appreciate the value of a thorough but targeted history and physical exam.
- Understand how the level of prevention correlates with the different types of exams performed in occupational and environmental medicine.
- Tailor the history and physical exam to protect and adequately represent the worker while meeting regulatory requirements and/or the needs of the client requesting (or paying for) the exam.
The Worker in the Workplace: Coordination and Case Management for the Worker
Tifani L. Gleeson, MD, MPH, FACOEM
This session will begin with an overview of injuries in the workplace and workers compensation. We will then focus on best practices in workers compensation case management to optimize recovery and return to work for recovering employees. Case studies will emphasize the positive impact of comprehensive case management approach.
- Review background information on work related injuries and illnesses.
- Discuss techniques to facilitate effective communication and overcome obstacles in workers compensation case management.
- Demonstrate care coordination and case management approaches through case studies.
- Incorporate best practices and guidelines by identifying resources for reference.
|April 30, 2025 (11:55 p.m. CT)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
|This activity includes closed captioning.
This activity is approved for 3.00 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.00 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 23056084. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has received accreditation from American Medical Association (AMA) for this activity and is offering the activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. If you would prefer to earn AMA CME credit, you can sign up for this same program through ACOEM.
How to Complete this Activity
- Read this activity description, including objectives and disclosures.
- Complete all 3 sections of educational content:
- OnDemand Presentations: Click the Play button to watch the activity video lecture. To get full credit for the learning activity portion, you must watch all of the video content in each section.
- Click on the Additional Resources button to review all additional materials provided (handouts and any other downloadable resources).
- Click on the Next Steps button of each section. Click on the "Get Certificate" button that appears at the bottom of the Next Steps window. This will show a brief "Thank You" message and direct learners to continue to the next section.
- After completing all 3 sections of educational content, go to the parent module of the activity (top block in the activity group) and click on the Next Steps button:
- Submit the overall activity evaluation to receive full AANP CE/Rx credit.
- Click on the Get Certificate button. At the top of the certificate screen, use the provided dropdown menu and select OEM Fundamentals for Advanced Practice Providers Module Certificate.
- A copy of your certificate of completion will display on the screen for you to print or save. A copy of the certificate will also be emailed to you.
- PROGRAM CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: If you complete all 7 modules of this program, you will have the option to receive a non-credit-bearing program themed certificate of completion demonstrating the completion of all requirements of the full program. In order to claim the overall program certificate, you will need to have all 7 participation codes from the completion of each module (these can be found in the dark blue box at the bottom of each module certificate of completion). Go to the following link: [PROGRAM CERTIFICATE ONLY] Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fundamentals for Advanced Practice Providers and register this product to your activities list (registration is free). Once this activity is registered to you, locate it on your CE Activities list and click on the blue "Next Steps" button. You will be asked to provide all 7 participation codes and fill out a short evaluation. Completion of both of these requirements will award the final program certificate. A copy will be emailed to you and will also be stored in your CE Tracker.
Note: This is a multi-section series that enforces linear completion of section content. The certificate of completion will only be awarded for this activity after ALL sections of the activity have been successfully completed AND the final evaluation (located on the parent module) has been completed. No partial credit will be awarded.
Disclosure and Disclaimer InformationAdditional Information
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
All Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- Melanie Hallman
- I do not have any actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this presentation.
- Bill Buchta
- No financial disclosures.
- Any references to proprietary services or products are not endorsements but simply examples of what this clinician has used in his occupational medicine practice.
- Any opinions expressed by this clinician DO represent the opinions of Occ Doc Bill, LLC.
- Tifani L. Gleeson
- I have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose.
Individuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
For questions or more information concerning this online CE activity, please visit the AANP Help Center to find answers to frequently asked questions and request assistance.