MODULE 3: The Worker in the Workplace
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Expires on 05/14/2025
Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $90.00
Resident and Retired Member: $75.00
Credit Offered
3 CME Credits

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fundamentals for Advanced Practice Providers 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) NP Section. This program was developed to supplement on-the-job training and provides advanced practice providers online access to a convenient, comprehensive, foundational OEM learning program. It offers employers of new advance practice providers an onboarding opportunity to provide structured, high quality, evidenced based educational OEM material in a virtual format available in one convenient location. Presented by AANP and ACOEM experts in the field, these modules will advance knowledge that can be useful in many settings, 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 program consists of seven modules, each dealing with a different aspect of occupational health practice for the advanced practice provider. 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 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 provider in the OEM field. 

The seven modules, their expected launch dates, amount of CE/CME and cost are included below:



Approximate Launch

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits®

Member Price

Non-Member Price

Module 1

OEM Policy and Regulatory Essentials

January 2023




Module 2

Workplace Evaluations

March 2023




Module 3

The Worker in the Workplace

April 2023




Module 4

The Infectious Disease Roundtable

August 2023




Module 5

Worker Health

September 2023




Module 6

Safety and Environmental Impacts

November 2023




Module 7

The Basic Hazards and Protections

December 2023




: Completion of this program results in an AANP Certificate of Advanced Practice Education in Occupational Health. It is not a board certification, nor does it grant the ability to sit for a board certification exam. It also does not result in a credential. It was developed with the expressed purpose of providing structured educational OEM material in a virtual format available in one convenient place.  

Release Date: 05/15/2023
Expiration Date: 05/14/2025 (This course may be reviewed and renewed after 01/31/2025)

Section 1

Triage Considerations in the Occupational Health Setting

 Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP, CRNP, CNS, FAEN, FAAN

*Nothing to disclose

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.

Section 2

The Occupational and Environmental History and Physical Exam

Bill Buchta, MD, MS, MPH, FACOEM


  • 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.

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.

Section 3

The Worker in the Workplace: Coordination and Case Management for the Worker
Tifani L. Gleeson, MD, MPH, FACOEM

*Nothing to disclose

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.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to claim credit through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), please print your certificate and submit it to AANP at

Individuals who have contributed to this course were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area presented. 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 College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). 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 ACOEM 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.

The activity is available on-demand, and those who register will receive access automatically. Please be sure that this is the course you wish to purchase as refunds are not permitted after the transaction is complete. Once the purchase has been completed you will be granted access to the online/on-demand activity. If this purchase was made in error, do not access the course. Refund requests must be received in writing within 24 hours of the purchase to Refunds will be issued for duplicate purchases if no progress has been made in the course and will be issued minus an administrative fee of $100.00. Refunds will not be provided for courses that have been accessed and/or started.

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