Employee Health 1003 - Hospital Employee Health - Mar 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for employee health nurse managers.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AHC Media also is approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP10864.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Editor
Michele Marill

Managing Editor
Jill Robbins
American Health Consultants

Editorial Group Head
Coles McKagen
American Health Consultants

Consulting Editor
MaryAnn Gruden, MSN, CRNP, NP-C, COHN-S/CM
President Emeritus
Association Community Liaison
Association of Occupational Health
Professionals in Healthcare
Coordinator
Employee Health Services
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Pittsburgh

Subjects:

  • JCAHO: Hospitals should track HCW flu vaccines, improve vaccination rates
  • Flu vaccine rate rises to 96% with mandate
  • CDC guidelines may mean fewer TB tests
  • CDC TB Screening Risk Classifications
  • Most HCWs decline treatment for latent TB
  • Will avian flu act more like SARS?
  • Pandemic infection control practices for HCWs

Objectives:

  • identify particular clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues related to the care of hospital employees
  • describe how those issues affect health care workers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • cite practical solutions to problems associated with the issue, based on overall expert guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or other authorities, or based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions

Financial Disclosure:

Editor Michele Marill, Managing Editor Jill Robbins, Editorial Group Head Coles McKagen, and Consulting Editor MaryAnn Gruden, MSN, CRNP, NP-C, COHN-S/CM report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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