Premise Health Partners with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses to Provide Virtual Training to Nurses Nationwide
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – May 18, 2016 – Premise Health, a leading worksite health and patient engagement company, partnered with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) to engage and educate its nationwide nurse population in AAOHN’s first virtual conference spotlighting occupational health, environmental health and safety practices.
The conference, themed “Leading the Future: Endless Possibilities in Occupational and Environmental Health,” featured eight concurrent live-streamed sessions at the event in Jacksonville, Florida, April 11-14. Topics covered included health and productivity risk management, workplace wellness and the power of prevention, and travel vaccines and global disease, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updates from U. S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels, PhD, MPH. Participating Premise Health nurses were awarded 15.25 continuing nursing education (CNE) credits toward state-mandated licensure requirements.
“Our culture is built on open communication, innovation and new ideas, so we’re always looking for better ways to engage our team members,” said Trent Riley, Chief Operating Officer at Premise Health. “Through our partnership with AAOHN, we are able to provide the necessary continuing education resources for our dispersed nurse population that further promotes our commitment to best-in-class patient care. We’re pleased to work with an organization that focuses on providing current and cutting-edge educational resources for healthcare workforces.”
For individuals not able to travel due to professional and personal commitments, virtual conferences are gaining popularity. “The AAOHN 2016 National Conference explored the unlimited possibilities that exist for occupational and environmental health nurses, including current and cutting-edge best practices and the latest technology and resources for fostering a culture of health and safety,” said AAOHN President Jeannie Tomlinson, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN. “Offering our members and guests the option and flexibility to participate via streaming video was an important step toward leveraging technology to help nurses improve the management of their occupational and environmental health and safety practice.”
“The feedback from nurses who participated via live stream has been positive,” Tomlinson added. “AAOHN is pleased that we can deliver valuable and convenient continuing education solutions for occupational health nurses through companies such as Premise.”
AAOHN contracted with Digitell to capture conference educational sessions and provide free access to the recordings of the sessions to all registered attendees, as part of its commitment to better educate the community. Recordings also are available for purchase and download on demand. Learn more at aaohn.org.
About Premise Health
Premise Health is a leading worksite health and patient engagement company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee health care. With more than 40 years of experience, Premise Health manages more than 500 worksite-based health and wellness centers across the country. The company serves more than 200 of the nation’s leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000. Premise Health is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information on Premise Health, visit dev-premise-wp.pantheonsite.io.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is a 4,500 member professional association dedicated to advancing the health, safety, and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy, and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses throughout the United States and the world. These professionals are the largest group of health care providers serving the worksite. AAOHN is comprised of chapter organizations that are incorporated agencies under their state regulations. For more information, visit www.aaohn.org.
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