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Occupational Health Nursing Guidelines for Primary Clinical Conditions, 5th Edition

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Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, COHN-S, LNCC, FAAN; Susan A. Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN; Karen Mastroianni, EdD, MPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN
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For 25 years Occupational Health Nursing Guidelines for Primary Clinical Conditions has been an indispensable resource for occupational health nurses providing clinical care and developing programs in occupational health. Updated and expanded, the Fifth edition provides comprehensive and detailed guidance on the assessment, management, and referral of work-related and non-occupational health issues as well as the development of workplace health programs.

Guideline categories include:

  • Prevention and Screening
  • Primary Care
  • Emergency Care


  • Updates all existing guidelines and program areas
  • New topics including Acute Low Back Pain; Macular Degeneration; Mentorship; Respirator Fit Test; Total Worker Health; Satisfaction Survey for OHN
  • eBook version includes links to references and resources

NOTE: The eBook version is online access only and NOT downloadable

Whether you are addressing a life-threatening workplace injury or common contagious illnesses, you can depend on this guide for information to assess, treat, and plan follow-up care.

Features of the Guide include:

  • Over 160 Specific Conditions, Guidelines, and Special Topics
  • Sample forms on occupational and environmental health history, reproductive health history, and more
  • Covers special topics such as adult international travel, disaster management, ergonomic assessment, health promotion, respirator fit test, Total Worker Health and much more
  • Groups clinical topics in easy-to-follow categories
Table of Contents
Telephone Numbers and Information
Review and Approval for Care Directed Guideline

I Prevention And Screening
1. Adult Health Maintenance
Adult Health Maintenance Guidelines
2. Adult Immunizations
Recommended Immunization Schedule
3. Breast Cancer Detection
Breast Cancer Detection Guidelines
Breast Self-Examination (BSE)
4. Cervical Cancer Detection and Pap Test
Cervical Cancer Detection Guidelines
5. Drug Testing
6. Glaucoma Screening
Glaucoma Eye Examination
7. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Standard Precautions
8. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
9. Hypercholesterolemia (Dyslipidemia) Screening and Monitoring
Hypercholesterolemia Classification
2013 Lifestyle Management Work Group Guideline Summary
10. Hypertension Screening and Monitoring
Effective Lifestyle Interventions for Preventing and Treating Hypertension
General Blood Pressure Classification and Follow-up in Adults
11. Pregnancy and Prenatal Health
Pregnancy Risk Factors and Warning Signs
12. Prostate Diseases and Cancer Detection
13. Skin Cancer Detection
Comparison of Skin Cancer with Actinic Keratosis
Performing a Skin Self-Exam
14. Testicular Cancer Detection
Testicular Self-Examination (TSE)
15. Tetanus Prophylaxis
Recommended Tetanus Prophylaxis
16. Tuberculosis Screening and Monitoring
17. Vibration Syndrome

II Primary Care
18. Acne
19. Acute Low Back Pain
The Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire
20. Allergic Reaction
Examples of Identification Tags for Allergic Reaction
21. Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever
22. Allergy Injections
23. Backache: Chronic Low Back Strain and Pain
24. Blister
25. Bronchitis
26. Canker Sore
27. Chlamydia
28. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
29. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
30. Conjunctivitis
31. Corn or Callus
32. Depression
33. Dermatitis
Primary and Secondary Skin Lesions
34. Dysmenorrhea/Premenstrual Syndrome
35. Ear Wax (Cerumen)
36. Earache: Otitis Externa
37. Earache: Otitis Media
38. Eczema
39. Fibromyalgia
40. Gastrointestinal Disturbance: Constipation
41. Gastrointestinal Disturbance: Diarrhea
42. Genital Warts
43. Gonorrhea
44. Grief
45. Headache
46. Headache, Migraine
Comparison of Headache Types
Sample Guide for a Headache Diary
47. Hepatitis A
Vaccine Prevention Guidelines for Hepatitis A
Recommended Vaccination Schedule
48. Hepatitis B
Recommended Vaccination Schedule
49. Hepatitis C
Comparison of Hepatitis Types A, B and C
50. Hernia
51. Herpes Simplex Type I (HSV-1) (Oral)
52. Herpes Simplex Type 2 (HSV-2) (Genital)
53. Influenza
54. Lyme Disease
Medically Recommended Treatment of Early Localized Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease Symptoms
55. Macular Degeneration
Amsler Grid
56. Melanoma
Risk Factors of Melanoma
Comparing Melanoma Types
57. Menopause
58. Musculoskeletal Disorder
59. Osteoporosis
Examples of Calcium-Rich Food Source Estimates
60. Pharyngitis
61. Plantar Warts
62. Psoriasis
63. Psychological Impairment
64. Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
65. Sinusitis
66. Sleep Disorders: Insomnia/Sleep Apnea
67. Splinter
68. Stress
69. Stye (Hordeolum)
70. Sunburn
Drugs that Can Cause Photosensitivity
71. Syphilis
72. Tendinitis
73. Thyroid Disorders: Hyperthyroidism
74. Thyroid Disorders: Hypothyroidism
75. Toothache: Pulpitis
Treatment for Pulpitis
76. Upper Respiratory Infection (Common Cold)
77. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
78. Urticaria (Hives)
79. Vertigo
80. Violence, incivility, and Bullying in the Workplace

III Emergency Care
81. Abdominal Trauma
82. Abrasion, Laceration, or Puncture
Pressure Points to Stop Bleeding
83. Airway Obstruction
84. Amputation
85. Anaphylactic Shock
86. Angina Pectoris and Cardiac Chest Pain
Cardiac Risk Factors
Metabolic or Insulin-Resistance Syndrome
87. Asthmatic Reaction
88. Bite Wounds
89. Burn: Chemical
90. Burns: Electrical
91. Burn: Thermal
Burn: Rule of Nines
92. Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Summary of High Quality CPR Components for BLS Providers
BLS Healthcare Provider Adult Cardiac Arrest Algorithm (2015 Update)
93. Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale
94. Contusion
95. Convulsion or Seizure
96. Diabetic Emergency: Hyperglycemia
Blood Glucose Levels for Diabetes
Risk Factors
97. Diabetic Emergency: Hypoglycemia
98. Epistaxis
99. Eye Injury: Chemical Burn
100. Eye Injury: Contusion (Blunt Trauma)
101. Eye Injury: Corneal Burn (Welder's Flash)
102. Eye Injury: Flash Burn (Nonwelding)
103. Eye Injury: Foreign Body or Corneal Abrasion
104. Eye Injury: Laceration of Eyelid
105. Eye Injury: Penetrating or Intraocular Foreign Body
106. Protruding Foreign Body
107. Fracture: Closed
108. Fracture: Open
109. Frostbite
110. Head Injury
Level of Consciousness
The AVPU Scale
The Glasgow Coma Scale
111. Heat Disorder: Heat Stress
Heat-Related Illness
Heat Index Chart
Permissible Heat Exposure Threshold Limit Values
111a. Heat Disorder: Heat Cramps
111b. Heat Disorder: Heat Exhaustion--Salt Depletion Type
111c. Heat Disorder: Heat Stroke
Comparison of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
112. Hypothermia
113. Insect Sting
114. Pneumothorax
115. Shock
116. Sprain: Acute
IV Special Programs (see detailed list below)
V Occupational Health Resource Aids (see detailed list below)
VI Appendices (see detailed list below)

List of Special Programs
  • Adult International Travel
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Case Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Exercise
  • Genetic Screening and Monitoring
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Surveillance
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Laser Safety Program
  • Medical Waste Disposal
  • Mentoring Program
  • Nutrition: Dietary Guidelines
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Poisoning
  • Quality Assurance: Clinical
  • Respirator Fit Test
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Safety Audits
  • Shift Work
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Total Worker Health®
  • Violence Prevention

  • Common Prescription Table
  • Confidentiality of Health and Medical Records
  • Occupational and Environmental Health History
  • Physical Health Assessment
  • Precepting in the Occupational Health Setting
  • Reproductive Health History
  • Satisfaction Survey: OHN Services
  • SOAP Charting
  • Worksite Assessment

  • A Community Resources: Occupational Health and Safety Agencies
  • OSHA Regional Offices
  • Professional and Advisory Groups in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Catalogs and Directories
  • B State Boards of Nursing (as of 2017)
  • Nurse Licensure Compact
  • C NIOSH Education and Research Centers
  • D Acronyms
  • E Glossary
Publication Date 2018
Format Softcover, Spiral Bound
373 pages
ISBN 978-1-883595-76-0
Product Code 23114