Navigation Links
Workers do not quit due to mandatory flu shot, says Loyola study
Date:6/11/2013

Mandatory influenza (flu) vaccination, as a condition of employment, does not lead to excessive voluntary termination, according to a four-year analysis of vaccination rates at Loyola University Health System in Chicago.

"First do no harm is our mandate as health care workers," said Jorge Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, study author and professor of medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. "We have a fiduciary responsibility to perform hand hygiene and adhere to contact precautions, and flu vaccines should be considered in the same vein meaning we should do all we can to not pass along illness to our patients." Loyola has sustained a 99 percent compliance average since adopting the mandatory flu vaccination protocol four years ago.

Flu infections result in approximately 150,000 hospital admissions and 24,000 deaths annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all healthcare personnel receive the annual flu vaccine, yet the national average for vaccination of health care professionals is only 64 percent.

"Just as construction workers must wear steel-toed boots and hard hats on job sites as a condition of employment, we believe that healthcare workers should get a flu shot to work in a hospital," said Parada, who leads the vaccination program at Loyola.

Infection prevention specialists worked with a multidisciplinary task force at Loyola to develop a facility-wide policy that made flu vaccination a condition of employment. Parada presented his study of the four-year program on June 9, 2013 at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

As one of the first medical centers in the country to implement mandatory flu vaccination, Loyola began with the full backing of the hospital's senior leadership. "Starting in 2008, staff were no longer simply not allowed to not bother to get influenza vaccination, inst
'/>"/>

Contact: Stasia Thompson
thoms@lumc.edu
708-216-5155
Loyola University Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Healthcare Solutions Partners with Usable MCO to Provide Enhanced Workers’ Compensation PPO Coverage in Arkansas
2. StandUpDesks.com Reminds Office Workers That Sitting at Work is Bad for Your Health
3. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Oil Refinery Or Chemical Plant Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma To Call them For the Names Of The Most Experienced Lawyers
4. Mercy Creates Dance Video to Get Co-workers Moving and Grooving for Health
5. Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges Retired Shipyard Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma To Call Them For The Names Of The Most Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyers-Nationwide
6. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Retired Industrial Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma To Call Them For The Names The Best Mesothelioma Law Firms-Quality Matters
7. Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers Cancer Risk, Study Says
8. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Urges Retired Energy Workers Who Had Exposure At Their Workplace And Now Have Lung Cancer To Call them About Compensation
9. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Urges Retired Aircraft Manufacturing Workers Diagnosed With Lung Cancer To Call Them If They Were Exposed To Asbestos At Work
10. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Retired Manufacturing Workers Diagnosed with Mesothelioma To Call Them For the Names of the Top Mesothelioma Law Firms-Compensation
11. ER Workers Often Fail to Ask Suicidal Patients About Access to Guns
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ... par8o are creating a seamless referral process for the ... patients with chronic heart failure or diabetes, for instance, ... and most primary physicians coordinate with many other care ... System referring hundreds of thousands of patients each year, ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 Healthpointe ... invasive treatments for nail fungi and infections. Onychomycosis, which ... affect up to 10% of adults in the Western ... and irregularity in thickness. , Healthpointe’s Anaheim ... , a branch dedicated to providing quality skincare products ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ... expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% during ... greatest market share in the materials healthcare packaging market, ... The Global Pharmaceutical Packaging market is extremely ... companies occupy a major portion of the market with ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Texas has saved $433 million by converting ... providing drug offenders with addiction treatment, according to an ... Several states, including Massachusetts, are considering adopting justice reinvestment ... formed community recovery programs to help redress rampant addiction ... State Governments WA, ID, NE, KS, MI, PA, ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Los Angeles ... offering comprehensive gummy smile treatments. “Some people have too ... explains, “It is a purely cosmetic issue that can ... unnecessary tissues and expose more of the natural tooth ... be used to reshape the underlying bone and create ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mount Sinai Launches System for Faster Referrals 2Health News:Mount Sinai Launches System for Faster Referrals 3Health News:Southern California Healthpointe Clinics Now Treating Nail Fungus 2Health News:Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market to Grow at 5% CAGR to 2019 Says a New Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market to Grow at 5% CAGR to 2019 Says a New Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market to Grow at 5% CAGR to 2019 Says a New Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Texas Saves $443 Million Embracing Justice Reinvestment for Drug Charges 2Health News:Texas Saves $443 Million Embracing Justice Reinvestment for Drug Charges 3Health News:Los Angeles Periodontist, Dr. Sharyar Baradaran, Now Offers Comprehensive Treatments to Correct Gummy Smiles 2
... MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Dr. Edward Duckworth is part of ... surgery a lot easier on patients. , At Loyola ... tumors, to repair life-threatening aneurysms and to dramatically reduce ... sections of the skull or face, Duckworth is reaching ...
... calories, hints of new ways to treat obesity , , ... bone growth also helps promote development of "good" brown fat ... obesity, says researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. ... may help lead to new ways to prevent and treat ...
... Agenda to Launch Summit Conversations Series, WASHINGTON, ... will be honoring Rep. Richard "Dick" Gephardt, former ... to affordable,health care for every American at the ... spirit of "health care for all Americans,",America,s Agenda ...
... designed to,monitor and care for the elderly population ... billion by 2013., Technological advances will drive ... Parks Associates, Taking Care of the Elderly through,Digital ... measurement devices will bring in more than twice ...
... introduce new light beer, ... Stampede Light Plus(R), DALLAS, ... Everyone knows about Jessica Simpson,s daisy dukes body and healthy,lifestyle. The ... making healthy food choices. But she also makes,those smart choices with ...
... Aug. 20 Cord Blood America, Inc.,(OTC Bulletin ... preservation,company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the ... and internationally,today reported that revenues for the first ... million., Revenues were down from the same ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain surgery is getting easier on patients 2Health News:Brain surgery is getting easier on patients 3Health News:Bone Growth Protein Also Promotes 'Good' Fat 2Health News:America's Agenda to Honor Former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt at Democratic National Convention 2Health News:Service and Hardware Revenues Will Contribute $1.8 Billion to the U.S. Eldercare Industry by 2013 2Health News:Jessica Simpson Lends Healthy Image for Drink Smart Campaign 2Health News:Jessica Simpson Lends Healthy Image for Drink Smart Campaign 3Health News:Cord Blood America Reports Six Month Financial Results 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 Today, humanity takes a massive step toward ... fat-free cronuts: 1-800 CONTACTS announces their new Apple Watch app ... taps. Two taps. New contacts. From your watch. ... app also features LensGauge which helps keep track of how ... to reorder. "Since our inception, we,ve been dedicated ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Allowing more basic emergency medical service (EMS) staff to ... opioids, according to a Centers for Disease Control and ... Medical Service Providers and the Burden of Drug Overdose ... of Public Health . In 2013, more ... involved prescription opioids, and more than 8,000 ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015  IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG), ... generic pharmaceutical company, announced the Company will hold a ... 28, 2015 to discuss the 1st quarter 2015 results. ... the call by dialing 1-888-346-3479. International participants should call ... to be joined into the IGI Laboratories, Inc. call. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Attention: We live in the future. Order contact lenses from your wrist with the 1-800 CONTACTS app for Apple Watch 2Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives 2Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives 3
... Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ... $550 million of senior notes in an underwritten public offering ... Paribas Securities Corp. and RBS Securities Inc., as joint ... Securities (USA) LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ ...
... -- Mindray Medical International Limited ("Mindray" or "Company", NYSE: ... marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced that its ... The share repurchase program is authorized to be in ... Mindray is authorized to repurchase up to US$100 million ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Agrees to Sell $550 Million of Senior Notes 2Mindray Announces Up to $100 Million Share Repurchase Program 2Mindray Announces Up to $100 Million Share Repurchase Program 3
... system capable of handling a multitude of ... of the tests allows you to tailor ... staffs' needs. Any tests not included in ... easily be handled using the Doppler, PVR ...
... Nicolet VersaLab is a ... Doppler system for evaluation ... Crisp, clear Doppler sound ... a display and print-out ...
Silhouette is easy to use with uncompromised biomechanics and is the most refined posterior fixation system....
The CD Horizon Legacy Spinal System is part of the CD Horizon Spinal System designed for use in small stature patients. The posterior implants (hook and screws) are designed to fit patients in the ra...
Medicine Products: