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Welcome to the 2021 NHCA Virtual Conference Schedule, below you will find the schedule listed with 3 types of education sessions, Live Platform, Pre-recorded Platform and E-Poster Sessions. They will all be delivered a little differently so please take a little time to read the descriptions and understand how the conference will be laid out.

  • Live Platforms: NHCA is offering 7 live sessions with interactive Q&A and chat features over the two days of the live conference. If you are not able to watch these sessions live they will be recorded and playback will be available until March 19, 2021
  • ON DEMAND Pre-Recorded Platforms: There will be 28 pre-recorded sessions that will be released on the first day of the conference, these will be available to watch at your leisure and will be available until March 19, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: They are available longer than the 1-5 pm time on the schedule but we are not able to program them in like that!
  • ON DEMAND E-Poster Sessions: There will be 8 E-Poster sessions available to watch, each session is 15 minutes long and worth a quarter of a credit, in order to receive a full hour you will need to watch 4 poster sessions all the way through and complete and evaluation. These will be available as pre-recordings and will be available from the start of the conference until March 19, 2021
This means you have the opportunity for up to 19.0 CE credits at this years conference! (See ASHA AND AAA Brand Blocks below)

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Saturday, February 27 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ON DEMAND SESSION:The New Age of Professional Supervision:Technology As an Asset

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CAOHC does an excellent job of defining the various tasks that can be part of the ‘Professional Supervisor’ role of a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). OSHA CFR 29 1910.95 does not provide specific task guidance per se, but is clear in its Standard that all programs must be ‘responsible to an audiologist or physician’. As employers are typically more familiar with OSHA than they are with CAOHC, Professional Supervisors are left with hefty job of educating employers in terms of what the scope of practice is for the licensed health care professional overseeing HCPs. Thankfully, there are HIPPA-compliant internet-based tools that facilitate both employee assessment as well as associated follow-up actions that can communicate progress real-time and allow for effective collaboration between professionals who may not even be located in the same state. I remain continually impressed with the dedication and professionalism of Health and Safety Professionals running HCPs. Current innovative technology such as protected web portals help bridge the distance gap between these two parties to allow for optimal guidance and effective day-to-day management of HCPs.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:
1) Assess the difference in terminology between CAOHC and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95 as it pertains to professional supervision of Hearing Conservation Programs.
2) Determine techniques incorporating current internet-based technology that can help manage HCPs remotely.
3) Identify strategies to help Professional Supervisors develop effective communications with Health and Safety Professionals.

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Renée Lefrancois

Renée is a licensed audiologist based out of Ottawa, Canada. She obtained her B.Sc (Biology) and M.Sc (Audiology) from the University of Ottawa, as well as her PS/A CAOHC Certification in 2018. Her professional background includes clinical experience in occupational audiology, cochlear... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm CST