Hospital Employee Health (Vol. 34, No. 8) - Aug 1, 2015

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Release date: Aug 2015

Valid through: Aug 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for employee health nurse managers.

Subjects

  • OSHA: Patient handling injuries, other top worker hazards targeted
  • OSHA inspector: ‘What is the decision logic for use of lift, transfer, or repositioning devices?’
  • AOHP national survey finds ‘disturbing’ increase in sharps injuries, blood exposures to HCWs
  • Are you prepared for the next airborne disease?
  • Required elements in respirator training
  • Vanderbilt makes it easy to complete fit-testing
  • Study: In actual clinical practice, N95 respirators no more protective to HCWs than surgical masks
  • Fired whistleblower awarded $85k for reporting unsafe needle disposal practices

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 healthcare workers, hospitals, or the healthcare 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 # CEP14749, 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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