Employee Health 1203 - Hospital Employee Health - Mar 01, 2008

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.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty

Editors
Michelle Marill

Managing Editor
Gary Evans
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

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:

  • Aging of baby boomers may cause a work comp boomlet in health care
  • Facts about aging workers
  • Hospitals discover the value of healthy HCWs
  • Paying for good health brings a big payback
  • Final word: Reuse of tube holders is prohibited
  • Can annual fit-tests be streamlined?
  • Union nurses exempt from mandatory flu shots
  • States loosen HIV testing laws on patient consent
  • Noise in the kitchen tops recommended level
  • Joint Commission ups the ante on infection prevention
  • Proposed safety goals call for specific practices

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, Associate Publisher Coles McKagen, Consulting Editor MaryAnn Gruden, MSN, CRNP, NP-C, COHN-S/CM and Managing Editor Gary Evans 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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