Fighting the Spread of Influenza HAIs for Healthcare Workers

Fighting the Spread of Influenza HAIs for Healthcare Workers

Fighting the Spread of Influenza HAIs for Healthcare Workers

Fighting the Spread of Influenza HAIs for Healthcare Workers

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Patients and healthcare professionals in Ambulatory Surgery Centers are at risk for becoming infected by influenza from exposure by others that have the virus. The invasive procedures that are conducted at ASCs increase the risk for certain age groups and adults with a weakened immune system. Annual vaccinations of healthcare personnel is a high priority for reducing morbidity in the healthcare setting and eleven states have established Flu vaccination laws for ambulatory care facilities, including surgery centers.

COURSE INFORMATION

1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-08-21Updated 2019-08-21

Course Objectives

  • Understand the importance of Healthcare Worker flu vaccinations, and the importance of takingpersonal responsibility to prevent the spread of the flu virus.
  • Identify at-risk groups and the precautions needed when they are patients in the ASC.
  • Recognize common misperceptions and fear associated with getting the flu vaccine.
  • Become familiar with the recommendations and regulations regarding the flu vaccination forhealthcare workers, specifically in the ASC environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic strategies to minimize potential exposures including theimportance of adherence to Standard Precautions, Droplet Precautions, Engineering andEnvironmental Controls,

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