Home Care & Hospice Infection Control Education
Influenza Vaccination Program
Effective 7/1/12, The Joint Commission’s standard IC.02.04.01 EP2 requires that home care and hospice staff, volunteers and licensed independent practitioners receive education minimally on the influenza vaccine; nonvaccine control and prevention measures; and the diagnosis, transmission, and impact of influenza.
The following information from the CDC may be used to meet The Joint Commission’s influenza vaccination education requirement:
- Influenza vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/vax-summary.htm
- Nonvaccine control and prevention measures: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/healthcaresettings.htm
- Diagnosis: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/clinical.htm
- Transmission: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm
- Impact of influenza: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/clinical.htm
Patient Safety and Immunization of Home Care and Hospice Staff
(Run Time 11 minutes and 25 seconds) Influenza vaccination is an important component of patient safety. Mary McGoldrick discusses the importance of influenza vaccination for all staff making visits to patient's homes and hospice patients residing in facilities.