Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Workers as the New Standard of Care: A Matter of Patient Safety and Nonmaleficent Practice
- Women’s safety alerts in maternity care: is speaking up enough? Edwards, Nadine // AIMS Journal;2014, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p28
No abstract available.
- Readers panel. Labelled with dementia. Scullion, Jane; Drake, Linda; Gayle, Elsie; Hopkins, Craig // Nursing Standard;5/30/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 39, p28
Should all patients with dementia admitted to hospital be issued with a blue wristband?
- Joint Commission pushes 90% flu goal. // Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Feb2012, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p19
The article reports on the requirement of the Joint Commission regarding the improvement of influenza rates in hospitals and the 90% national goal for flu vaccination of health care workers. It says that the new standards are made due to the increase attention on patient safety in the U.S. and...
- Joint Commission pushing for flu shot improvement. // Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;May2011, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p4
The article focuses on the need to improve influenza immunization of medical personnel in various health care facilities as mandated by the Joint Commission with its infection control standard. It notes that this standard requires hospitals to document the methodology used in administering flu...
- Influenza: disease, epidemiology and the importance of vaccination uptake by healthcare workers. Goodband, Adam; Oakley, Simon; Rayner, Judith; Toms, Jessica; Brostoff, Josh // Primary Health Care;Sep2014, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p33
Influenza viruses present challenges to healthcare systems and vaccination co-ordinators around the world. Global surveillance of this potentially devastating pathogen is ongoing and vaccine producers alter their products accordingly each year. While the impact of influenza pandemics is profound...
- ETHICAL MOMENT. // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Nov2012, Vol. 143 Issue 11, p1250
The article provides an answer to a question of whether a dentist should inform about his patient's health history to the patient's new dentist, provided he learns about the identity of the new dentist and given that the patient has indicated he will lie about his health history to the new dentist.
- Nothing to Sneeze At: The 2013-2014 Flu Season. Hagstrom, Melissa // NurseZone Newsletter;11/15/2013, p1
The article informs that health care practitioners and public health organizations are bracing for the onslaught of the 2013-2104 flu season in the U.S. It indicates that many hope to see a milder flu season, given the increased education, prevention and vaccination efforts. It also reports that...
- HCW flu shot rates hit a record high. // Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Jan2012, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p7
The article reports on the increase in the number of health care workers (HCW) administered with influenza vaccine. It states the U.S. national survey indicating that about 78% of HCW have been vaccinated by mid-November 2011. It mentions the insights of Megan Lindley, epidemiologist at the...
- Improving influenza vaccine uptake in frontline staff. Aziz, Ann-Marie // British Journal of Nursing;11/28/2013, Vol. 22 Issue 21, p1214
Influenza is a highly contagious upper respiratory tract disease causing significant morbidity and mortality among high-risk groups. Immunization of frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) in the NHS is thought to be beneficial in reducing subclinical infection, staff sickness absences and protects...