5. Facilities and Resources

  1. Arlene Guzik DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN President and Owner
  1. Arlene Guzik DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN President and Owner

Published Online: 26 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118783252.ch5

Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing

Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing

How to Cite

Guzik, A. (2013) Facilities and Resources, in Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118783252.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813806891

Online ISBN: 9781118783252

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Keywords:

  • electronic health record (EHR) system;
  • occupational health facility;
  • occupational health nurse (OHN);
  • operational resources

Summary

The occupational health nurse (OHN) practices in a variety of settings, and the extent of services provided depends on the size, complexity, and operations of the workplace. This chapter describes the common types of occupational health program settings that include large industries, medium-sized and small companies, and healthcare system and community-based occupational health clinics. The remainder of the chapter focuses on the resources necessary to establish and maintain an on-site occupational health program within a business or industry. The operational resources include an adequate budget, facilities, equipment, and supplies necessary to operate the occupational health program. The type, location, and size of the facility for the occupational health program depends on the scope of services rendered. Faced with regulatory and ethical obligations, the OHN must strive to meet workforce needs by providing services that are of value to the employer while meeting the specific health needs for the workers.