CNE Qbjectives

After reading each issue of Hospital Employee Health, the nurse will be able to do the following:

  • identify particular clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues related to the care of hospital employees;
  • describe how those issues affect health care workers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general;
  • cite practical solutions to problems associated with the issue, based on overall expert guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or other authorities, or based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions.

CNE Questions

9. According to a study by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, workers' compensation claims in long-term care:

A. are equivalent to those in the hospital sector.
B. are declining as injuries decline in long-term care.
C. are off-set by return-to-work programs.
D. are about double the frequency of claims in general industry.

10. According to Michael Wood, MS, MPH, employers can expect what return on investment from a comprehensive "health management" program for employees?

A. One year
B. Two to five years
C. Three to six years
D. More than five years.

11. The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission considered an appeal by MetWest, a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics, and determined that blood tube holders:

A. may be reused if they have a single-hand release.
B. may not be reused because it exposes the back end of the needle.
C. may be reused if they are used on the same patient.
D. are no longer available for multiuse.

12. In an Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission case regarding bloodtube holders and MetWest, the commission:

A. upheld OSHA's citation for reuse of bloodtube holders.
B. vacated OSHA's citation for reuse of bloodtube holders.
C. created a higher standard for medical necessity.
D. limited the reuse of bloodtube holders.

Answer Key: 9. D; 10. B; 11. B; 12. A.