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Role for the Clinic Nurse in the Provision of Occupational Health Services for Small Buisness.
NIOSH 1977 Aug:123-131
The place of the clinic nurse in the provision of occupational health services for small businesses is discussed. The birthplace of industrial nursing was 1895, when the first industrial nurse, Ms. Procter, was employed to make home visits to sick employees at the Vermont Marble Company. The role of the occupational health nurse is an exciting one. This person attempts to establish a professional nurse/client relationship, thereby encouraging employees to confide in the nurse. One of the most important facets is the interview, which uses interpersonal relationship skills, to establish future communication, every encounter begins with history taking, understanding that an occupational accident or illness may jeopardize a life, a career, and family status is important, each accident must be analyzed in depth. The nurse can also provide resources for establishing educational files and informing workers of potential hazards and how best to avoid them. Safety must be a team effort. (Contract No 210-77-0135)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0135; Health-care-personnel; Health-services; Health-science-personnel; Health-protection; Training; Safety-measures; Safety-education;
Development of Clinic-Based Occupational Safety and Health Programs For Small Buisnesses, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division