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AAOHN Podcast ft. MaAOHN’s own Carin Bennett-Rizzo


AAOHN Podcast featuring MaAOHN’s own Carin Bennett-Rizzo Episode 11: Conquering Return to Work and Remote Work On AAOHN's podcast, Occupational Health Nursing Pulse, Jennylynn sits down with Carin Bennett-Rizzo MS, CNP-BC, COHN-S, Nurse Director for Occupational Health at Boston’s Children Health to talk all things return to work in the healthcare setting, and also touches on new remote work policies in healthcare. Occupational Health Nursing Pulse: AAOHN Podcast: Conquering Return to Work and Remote Work (

AAOHN Podcast ft. MaAOHN’s own Carin Bennett-Rizzo2023-08-03T18:50:21+00:00

Congratulations to recent OHC Grads!


Congratulations Amanda Hazeltine - Doctor of Nursing Practice from UMass Medical School!!! Congratulations to OHC nurse, Samantha Creamer Reaves! Sam graduated from the DNP program at U Mass Medical School. So proud of her and her classmates!

Congratulations to recent OHC Grads!2023-08-03T18:44:48+00:00

Check the Air Quality Index


Be air aware: Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) at and adjust your outdoor activities to reduce your exposure to harmful air pollutants. Enjoy the outdoors when the air is healthy. Stay inside as much as possible when it's not.

Check the Air Quality Index2023-06-13T23:48:42+00:00

Protect yourself from smoke!


When wildfires create smoky conditions it’s important for everyone to reduce their exposure to smoke. Wildfire smoke irritates your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. It can make it hard to breathe and make you cough or wheeze. Children and people with asthma, COPD, heart disease, or who are pregnant need to be especially careful about breathing wildfire smoke. Keep smoke outside. Choose a room you can close off from outside air. Set up a portable air cleaner or a filter to keep the air in this room clean even when it’s smoky in the rest of the building and outdoors. If [...]

Protect yourself from smoke!2023-06-13T23:46:34+00:00

Congrats, Grads!


Congratulation to OHC Nurses, Maria Danna and Sydney Knoll! They graduated with their DNP from U Mass. So proud of them!

Congrats, Grads!2023-06-13T23:34:48+00:00

Reducing Sharps Injury Risk


New research published in Nursing2023 reveals crucial insights on reducing SI risk. Check out the groundbreaking paper on Lovenox, examining device malfunctions and incidence rates.   Lovenox enoxaparin - N2023 Jun

Reducing Sharps Injury Risk2023-06-13T23:36:58+00:00

Beware heat stress!


    Workers are exposed to a great deal of heat stress. Extreme heat can result in occupational illness or injury. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness.   Learn more:

Beware heat stress!2023-06-13T23:18:18+00:00

Celebrating all nurses for National Nurses Week!


  Making a difference anytime, anywhere & always!💚   Did you know that nursing is the nation's largest healthcare profession, with approximately 4.2 million RNs & 355,000 NPs practicing across America?? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of RNs is projected to grow 6% each year from 2021 to 2031 - faster than the average for all occupations! The employment of NPs is also projected to grow rapidly in the coming years, with a 40% increase expected by 2031!

Celebrating all nurses for National Nurses Week!2023-05-10T19:53:21+00:00

OHC & Hand Hygiene


OHC Nurses have been on-site at a local hospital working with their infectious disease department to reduce inhouse infections. They conducted Hand Hygiene observation, audits and training. The program did over 2,000 observations per month in all departments in the hospital. Pictured are OHC Nurses Judy Wu and Vickie Puopolo-Chipman who have worked on this assignment.

OHC & Hand Hygiene2023-04-24T02:14:57+00:00
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