ABC of occupational and environmental medicine by David Snashall, Dipti Patel

By David Snashall, Dipti Patel

This new version of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concentrates extra at the more moderen different types of occupational sickness together with these (like “RSI” and pesticide poisoning) the place publicity and results are obscure. there's particular emphasis on paintings, healthiness, with hyperlinks to public health and wellbeing, healthiness advertising, the price of labor, disabled humans at paintings, the getting older team, vocational rehabilitation, proof established perform, and extra chapters at the wellbeing and fitness results of weather swap and of occupational wellbeing and fitness and safeguard relating to migration and terrorism

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The UK professional registration body the Nursing and Midwifery Council registers qualified occupational health nurses as specialist community public health nurse (Occupational Health). The training a nurse undertakes in occupational health is in addition to general nurse education. Audit and research The support for clinical audit in occupational health, even within the NHS, has been poor and often not seriously considered. This has been partly addressed by the establishment in 2007 of the Health and Work Development Unit at the Royal College of Physicians.

Customers, clients) Victimisation Treat an employee badly when they have made or supported a complaint under the Act OHPs are under the same duties of confidentiality as any other medical professional. Guidance from the General Medical Council and Faculty of Occupational Medicine detail specific circumstances in relation to third parties, including employers. The Data Protection Act (DPA) imposes duties on the data controller to ensure data security, especially when sensitive (health) data are held.

She was seen by her GP the day after a fall at home 3 months ago. She was initially treated with analgesics and given advice to remain active within the limits of her pain. Unfortunately her symptoms progressed with sciatic type pain in the right leg. Owing to the onset of symptoms of urinary incontinence she was referred urgently to the general hospital. She underwent an MR scan which confirmed a large L5, S1 disc prolapse causing a cauda equina syndrome. As a result she had a surgical decompression which was successful.

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