Hospital Employee Health (Vol. 35, No. 5) - May 1, 2016

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Release date: May 2016

Valid through: May 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for employee health nurse managers.

Subjects

  • Drug diversion appears to be on the rise in general, and by tampering and substitution in particular
  • Drug je vu: Colorado hospital worker charged with diverting drugs worked in multiple facilities
  • Outbreak timeline: Diversion incidents resulting in outbreaks or investigations from 1985-2016
  • Weak links: Common areas of weakness in drug diversion prevention programs
  • Better late than never? FDA proposed ban on powdered gloves welcomed, but long delay questioned
  • HCWs at TB risk: Decline nationally levels off, and confusion about using TST and IGRA
  • OSHA injury data: Hospitals ranked 6th for serious injuries
  • Conspiracy of silence: A method to identify toxic employees

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

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: Jill Drachenberg

Financial Disclosure

Senior Staff 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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