Hospital Employee Health (Vol. 35, No. 9) - September 1, 2016

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Release date: September 2016

Valid through: September 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for employee health nurse managers.

Subjects

  • MERS threat: Overshadowed by Zika, MERS still a looming threat to HCWs
  • Super-spreaders: How can a single person infect an unusually larger number of healthcare workers?
  • MERS emotional toll: Hospital outbreak of MERS caused emotional stress in HCWs, particularly when co-workers were infected
  • Zika riddle: A patient dying of Zika in Utah apparently infected family caregiver
  • Physicians in peril: Mayo Clinic program reaches out to struggling doctors to prolong their careers and safeguard the profession
  • CO drug diversion law: Surgical techs must register, get background checks
  • Too much too soon: Nurses suffer cumulative fatigue and diminished reactions as work shifts compressed

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

Nurse Plannter: Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing Otterbein University Westerville, OH

AHC Media Senior Writer: Gary Evans

Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Financial Disclosure

Senior Staff Writer Gary Evans, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, and Nurse Planner Kay Ball 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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