December 1, 2016
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Hospitals Fail to Capture Violent Incident Reports
While there is general consensus that violent incidents against healthcare workers are underreported, a closer look reveals a more nuanced view of the problem.
Mind the Gap: Employee Health and the Millennial Generation of HCWs
As healthcare demographics continue to shift, the older generation is giving way to a new wave of healthcare workers known for their lifelong relationship with technology.
Key Strategies for Millennial Workers
Kathy Espinoza, assistant vice president of ergonomics and safety for the insurance brokerage and consulting firm of Keenan & Associates, suggests employee health professionals consider strategies with healthcare workers from the millennial generation.
Many HCWs in Long-Term Care Skip Flu Shots
Immunization rates for healthcare workers in long-term care were at a meager 69% last flu season — and that was an improvement.
Did Gloveless Contact Transmit Zika?
Though employee health professionals are aware that Zika virus can be transmitted by a needlestick, a case involving transmission from a dying patient with an extremely high viral titer to an acquaintance caregiver has implications for protecting healthcare workers.