Hospital Employee Health (Vol. 36, No. 4) - April 1, 2017

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Release date: April 2017

Valid through: April 2020

Target Audience

This activity is intended for employee health nurse managers.


  • AOHP: Occupational health programs understaffed, overworked
  • Hazardous drugs: NIOSH adds 34 new drugs to the list that can cause reproductive problems, other adverse effects in HCWs
  • Study challenges mandates: New research finds insufficient evidence to make seasonal flu shots a condition of employment
  • By the numbers: Current flu shot efficacy 48%; historic average is 59%
  • A tale of two studies: Unit failure, but system success
  • OSHA and domestic violence: With a large female work force, healthcare could be crime scene


  • 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


  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours



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Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation


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 #CEP13791, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing


Gary Evans


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

Medical Writer: Gary Evans

Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Medical Writer Gary Evans, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editor Dana Spector, 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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