Online Continuing Education Gives Rural Nurses Ag-Specific Training

Successful Farming (07/15/2019) Prater, Lisa Foust

AgriSafe, a nonprofit group, has developed online continuing education content focused on agricultural occupational health for nurses. The courses provide information on how to prevent, identify, and assess health issues related to agricultural work. "We don't learn about ag-specific issues in nursing school," notes Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S, AgriSafe clinical director. "Our Nurse Scholar program helps nurses learn to prevent, identify, and assess health issues related to agricultural work." Classes take the form of live and recorded webinars that cover a variety of topics, including zoonotic diseases, respiratory heath, hearing conservation, skin disorders, and ergonomics.

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