[MCOH-EH] Hemodialysis medical surveillance

Swift, Melanie D., M.D., M.P.H. Swift.Melanie at mayo.edu
Tue Dec 10 14:33:07 PST 2019

There are no additional requirements for HD workers, to my knowledge. This sometimes gets confused because there is a need to monitor HBsAb on dialysis patients, who do lose immunity over time and need periodic vaccine boosting. But that's only for the patients getting HD, not the workers.


Melanie Swift, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Physician Health Center
Associate Medical Director, Occupational Health Service
Senior Associate Consultant
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine
Phone 507.284.2560
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces+swift.melanie=mayo.edu at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Knoblauch, Denise
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:18 PM
To: 'mcoh-eh at mylist.net'
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [MCOH-EH] Hemodialysis medical surveiilance

Can anyone direct me to resources for medical surveillance/preplacement exams for hemodialysis healthcare workers? Is there an indication to draw additional baseline lab work than you would draw for any other healthcare workers?
Thank you for any advice/guidance.

Denise Knoblauch MSN, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN
OSF HealthCare Occupational Health at Saint Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak
Peoria, IL 61637
309-624-2613 /F: 309-624-9460

"Serving with the greatest Care and Love."

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