Hospital Employee Health (Vol. 34, No. 9) - Sept. 1, 2015

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Release date: September 2015

Valid through: September 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for employee health nurse managers.

Subjects

  • Can you kill microbes without hurting healthcare workers?
  • Rapid onset of asthma in healthcare workers
  • NIOSH: Key steps to reduce respiratory risk
  • FDA concerned about healthcare workers’ constant exposure to antiseptics
  • Consumer group challenges FDA exclusion of chlorhexidine in antiseptic review
  • Removing PPE incorrectly may be common problem
  • The Ebola effect: HCWs working in teams could protect co-workers, patients from other infections
  • Ebola vaccine highly effective in trials, but worker PPE education still critical

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 Senior Writer: Gary Evans

Managing Editor: Michele Marill

Financial Disclosure

Editor Michele Marill, Senior Writer Gary Evans, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, 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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