Mandatory Influenza Vaccinations
presented on July 14, 2010
Navigate the sticky issue of mandatory flu shots
With flu season right around the corner, assess whether your healthcare facility needs a mandatory vaccination policy in place for all staff members. Join experts Hilary M. Babcock, M.D., MPH, and Terri Ruppel, RN, BSN, CIC, IP for this webcast, where they walk you through two case studies on how to convince leadership that you need a mandatory vaccination policy, how to anticipate and respond to employee apprehension, and how to define acceptable exemptions.
At the conclusion of this Webcast, you will be able to:
- Design a mandatory vaccination program
- Predict employee concerns and pushback to mandatory vaccinations
- Achieve administrative support by justifying the need to have mandatory vaccination policies in place
- Construct a process to define and review vaccination exemptions
TAKE A LOOK AT THE AGENDA
- Moving from recommendation to mandatory
- Distinction between the two
- Challenges associated with making the change
- Case studies from BJC Healthcare and Lakeview Medical Center
- Defining your mandatory policy
- Employee reactions and challenges
- Anticipating the arguments
- Notifying new hires
- Obtaining administrative back up
- Defining exemptions
- Individual beliefs
- Health related issues
- Question and answer session
With this webcast, you'll receive a slide presentation of the program materials and valuable takeaways, which you can use at your facility, including:
- Talking points to address employee fears and concerns
- Implementing mandatory flu shots: Two systems share their stories from Briefings on Infection Control
- OSHA interpretation letter on mandatory flu shots at located here
- The latest ACIP/CDC recommendation for influenza immunization for healthcare workers
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Hilary M. Babcock, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (St Louis, MO). Babcock is the Medical Director of the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Consortium at BJC Healthcare and Medical Director of Occupational Health (Infectious Disease) for Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals. After completing her residency, chief residency, and Infectious Disease fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, she joined the faculty of the Infectious Disease division.
Terri Ruppel, RN, BSN, CIC, IP, Infection Control/Employee Health/ Nurse, Lakeview Medical Center (Rice Lake, WI). Ruppel worked as the house nursing supervisor at Lakeview Medical Center (LMC) from 2003-08. In 2007 she began the mandatory influenza vaccine program for all LMC employees, which included the 2009 H1N1 vaccine. Ruppel was certified in infection control in 1999.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Infection preventionist, infection control professional, infection control manager, infection control director, infection control practitioner, infection prevention and control, occupational safety and health officer, patient safety officer, nurse supervisor, nurse manager, risk manager, HR manager, quality manager, safety officer, employee health manager, surgery center manager, education manager, epidemiologist, C-suite executive.
We are pleased to offer a new option: webcast on-demand. When you purchase a webcast on-demand, you will be able to view the program anywhere and any time by logging into your account. It's a perfect training tool for new staff or a refresher for veteran staff.
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