This book examines the evolving health care delivery systems and the role of nursing within the rural context. Divided into three parts including perspectives from experts in Australia and Canada, the book covers the foundations of rural nursing, special populations, and future perspectives. Students of nursing will find special features in each chapter such as a list of objectives, key terms, points to remember, suggested research activities, and discussion questions.

Rural Occupational Safety, Health, and Nursing

Rural occupational safety, health, and nursing

Key Terms

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Epidemiologic triangle
  • Surveillance
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • First responder
  • Agricultural health nursing
  • Chemical exposure
  • Pesticide drift
  • Restricted entry (time interval)
  • Sentinel event
  • Postexposure symptoms
  • Personal protective measures
  • Health professional shortage areas (HPSAs)


After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • Compare and contrast occupational morbidity and mortality rates among industries that predominate in rural settings.
  • Analyze features that contribute to accidents and injuries in agricultural settings.
  • Describe the roles of agricultural health nurses.
  • Discuss the need for culturally appropriate educational programs that target at-risk rural occupational groups.

Essential Points to Remember

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