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Nursing Advocacy in the Workplace - NYSAOHN 2019 Annual Conference - Friday, May 17

del Lago Resort & Casino
1133 New York 414
Waterloo, NY 13165

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00am ET - 4:30pm ET
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Posted by New York State Association of Occupational Health Nurses

1133 New York 414, Waterloo, NY 13165



Assessment and Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Trauma; Alzheimer's Disease and Impact in the Workplace; The Many Faces of Advocacy in Nursing; Shock and Awe - EMG Testing in Occupational Health


Diane Olejar MSN, ANP-BC, DOT-CME; Nanette Friedman; Deborah Elliott MBA, BSN, RN; Darrick Alaimo, MD

Credits Offered

This event offers 5.5 CEU credits to attendees.
Accredited by Northeast Multistate Division - ANA-NY is co-provider.


Additional Information

Join us for NYSAOHN's 2019 Conference

Nursing Advocacy in the Workplace:  Helping Workers Navigate Injury and Illness for Optimum Outcomes

Our venue is the del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo, NY. Located right off the NYS Thruway, I-90 at exit 41, midway between Rochester and Syracuse.  Del Lago opened in 2017 and features a 205 room hotel, nine dining options, a European-style spa and casino with 1,956 slots and 99 Table Games including 14 poker tables.

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS (Conference Rate in Effect Only Until April 16)

To reserve a 1 king bed or 2 queen bed hotel room at the del Lago Resort & Casino rate of $110.00(plus taxes) contact the hotel directly. Phone:  315-946-1777. Ask for the PBX team. Reference the NYS Association of Occupational Health Nurses Conference on May 17. Last day to reserve a room at this rate is Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Event Agenda

Nursing Advocacy in the Workplace - NYSAOHN 2019 Annual Conference - Friday, May 17

Event Agenda

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00am ET - 4:30pm ET

All times listed in Eastern Time (US & Canada).
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Friday, May 17, 2019

  • 8:00am - 8:30am


  • 8:30am - 8:45am

    Opening Remarks

  • 8:45am - 10:15am

    Assessment and Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Trauma

    Diane Olejar MSN, ANP-BC, DOT-CME Ms. Olejar is a Burn and Wound Specialist who received her Adult Nurse Practitioner from the University at Buffalo, her MSN in Burns and Trauma from the University of Cincinnati and her BSN from the University of Rochester.
    1.5 CE Credits

    Learn how to manage small lacerations and other wounds including use of specialized dressings. Update your knowledge on the pathophysiology of burn trauma, initial treatment and ongoing management.

  • 10:15am - 10:45am

    Break with Vendors

  • 10:45am - 12:15pm

    Alzheimer's Disease and Impact in the Workplace

    Lisa Cove MSN, RN, NP Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & the Finger Lakes Region and Kathy McEntire RN, CCM Ms. Cove is a Geriatric and Adult Nurse Practitioner in Rochester, NY. She attended the University of Rochester School of Nursing and currently is a Director on the Board of the Finger Lakes and Rochester Region Alzheimer's Association.
    1.5 CE Credits

    Attendees will learn how the Alzheimer's disease process affects the brain and learn the warning signs, diagnosis, workplace impact and identify resources available to patients and families. Ms. McEntire will discuss her personal experiences living with a family member with the disease.

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm


  • 1:15pm - 2:45pm

    The Many Faces of Advocacy in Nursing

    Deborah Elliott MBA, BSN, RN Ms. Elliott is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Nursing at the Foundation of New York State Nurses and the Executive Director of Nurses House, Inc. As a registered professional nurse, Deb’s clinical expertise is in the field of Women’s and Children’s Health, primarily Labor and Delivery. Her professional career began at a community hospital in upstate New York for which she worked for 27 years, 12 of those years in administrative positions. Since obtaining a MBA from Union Graduate College, Deb has served in various leadership positions including the Executive Director for the Maternal Infant Network of the Capital District and the Deputy Executive Officer for the New York State Nurses Association. She has directed many programs and projects, including grants provided by the New York Department of Health, New York Department of Labor, the New York Department of Education, the United Way, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Deb is also a founding partner and faculty for the Leadership Innovation Academy, LLC (LiA) which provides leadership development training courses designed for nurses. She serves on the board of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Data Centers as well as boards for a few local community agencies. Deb is a seasoned public speaker, educator and grants writer. She is certified in Labor Relations from Cornell University and an accredited facilitator in Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team from Wiley.
    1.5 CE Credits

    Attendees will learn how to integrate different forms of advocacy into their practice and personal lives.

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

    Shock and Awe - EMG Testing in Occupational Health

    Darrick Alaimo, MD is a Rochester NY based neurologist. Dr. Alaimo attended Yale University School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Neurology.
    1.0 CE Credit

    Learn how to use EMG testing to improve evaluations of upper and lower extremity injuries and use EMG results to guide patient care.

  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm

    Wrap-Up and Awarding of CNE

  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    NYSAOHN Annual Business Meeting

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