[MCOH-EH] TB test shortage

Fischer, Marlene FischerM at ihn.org
Thu Jul 25 07:17:51 PDT 2019

Good Morning,

CDC guidelines were updated in May 2019 that annual screening for HCWs is not recommended; screening should only be done in the case of exposures.  We are in NJ.  Our Hospital Licensing Standards currently have not been updated; however, I have received information that NJDOH is planning on updated their standards to mirror the CDC recommendation.  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.cdc.gov_mmwr_volumes_68_wr_mm6819a3.htm-3Fs-5Fcid-3Dmm6819a3-5Fw-26c-5Fcid-3Djournal-5Fsearch-5Fpromotion-5F2018&d=DwIGaQ&c=4KMPUUpXSo_GzzNawiXccmZW42qm_UVtlqj7ZBw2LkY&r=EooctlTGmGxCf25gF_qU7Lpq8zQhkg0H8hugOeA5BFQ&m=nwaOwsvX1Uw9XIRw2-ec1jrmkav3kWkYo-69-Vxd8N4&s=IiT3394noMXuUAnJwshNF6ZagdZSmSBGzC_gC3O0xVQ&e=.

We do perform TSPOT on all newly hired employees.

Hope this helps!

Marlene Fischer, MS, RN
Director, Employee Health
Inspira Health
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856-332-9622 [cell]
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I am wondering how the group will be handling the TST shortage for various clients, especially healthcare facilities and OSHA required testing.

Marilyn  Bishop
Medical director
Ballad Health

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