Hospital Employee Health (Vol. 34, No. 7) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for employee health nurse managers.

Subjects

  • OSHA targets high-injury hospitals
  • Could a focus on patient safety drive adoption of lifting and handling programs in health care?
  • California staffing law reduces occ injuries, nurses in other states fighting for similar laws
  • Nurses association pushes for federal, state nurse-to-patient ratio laws
  • Norovirus may spread by airborne route — are current precautions enough to protect HCWs?
  • Health care stress: It’s rampant, but employee health interventions supported by scant evidence

Objectives

  • Identify particular clinical, administrative, and regulatory issues related to the care of hospital employees
  • Describe how the clinical, administrative, and regulatory issues particular to the care of hospital employees affect health care workers, hospitals, or the health care industry at large
  • Cite solutions to the problem faced in the care of hospital employees based on expert guidelines from relevant regulatory bodies, or the independent recommendations of other employee health professionals

Credit Available

Nurses

  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation

Nurses

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 Listing

Authors

Michele Marill, Gary Evans

Editors

Medical Editors: Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing Otterbein University Westerville, OH

MaryAnn Gruden, MSN, CRNP, NP-C, COHN-S/CM AOHP Association Community Liaison Manager, AHN Employee Health Services Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

AHC Media executive editor: Gary Evans

Managing editor: Michele Marill

Financial Disclosure

Editor Michele Marill, Executive Editor Gary Evans, and Consulting Editors/Nurse Planners Kay Ball and MaryAnn Gruden 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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