Employee Health 1006 - Hospital Employee Health - Jun 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:

  • Mumps outbreak sparks HCW vaccine questions and public health debate
  • PEP may become easier with 'opt-out' testing
  • Analysis reveals the true cause of injuries
  • Five rules to follow with root-cause analysis
  • Combat C. difficile with better hand hygiene
  • Healthy hands: Products provide relief for HCWs
  • Success story: Improving treatment for latent TB
  • FAQs from CDC: Treating latent TB infection
  • JCAHO Update for Infection Control: JCAHO tip: Make HCWs 'accountable' on hand hygiene
  • JCAHO Update for Infection Control: 'Smart Patient' book demands hand hygiene
  • JCAHO Update for Infection Control: Joint Commission Q&A on alcohol hand rubs
  • JCAHO Update for Infection Control: JCAHO patient safety practices posted on web

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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