[MCOH-EH] Summary: Flu Vaccination of Off-site Medical Practice Staff
Rachel.Leibu at atlantichealth.org
Wed Jun 28 15:49:54 PDT 2017
Thank you to all of you who responded to my recent question: I am interested to learn from the group how you handle vaccination of off-site medical practice staff. Do you go to the practice, offer flu clinics or allow practices to administer their own flu vaccines?
Here is a summary of the responses I received:
1. One person responded that they offer all 3 options.
2. Another responded that they have a centrally administered (Hospital employee health tracks everything) system, but allow departments to do the vaccinating locally, using materials provided by employee health. The departments seem to appreciate the convenience of giving the vaccine locally, and the record keeping remains central (the tradeoff is that if the departments participate in the central program, they get the vaccine free for their employees).
3. Another replied that they supply the vaccine and allow the practice to administer their own.
4. Finally, one person said that they use several RN 's (that they contract with) to do their off-site vaccinations. They have a vaccine information sheet as well as consent form that must be reviewed and signed by the person receiving the vaccination. The physician is available by phone if needed, if the nurse on site has any questions or concerns. The nurses carry injectable Benadryl and Epi with them to the site and are BLS certified. A fee is charged for their time plus the charge for each injection.
They also order vaccine for some of their clients who have Occ Health RN's on site. They review their procedures including their consent forms and vaccine info sheets. They also review their policies and procedures for doing the vaccinations so they are comfortable with their process.
Rachel Leibu, MD, MBA, MS
Director Occupational Medicine Service
Atlantic Health System
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