[MCOH-EH] Streamlining pre-placement medical evaluations for HCWs?

Philip Adamo philipad1 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 03:06:30 PST 2022

Hello  Craig
We do a health history questionaire which includes more functional ability questions as well as the OSHA respiratory questionnaire. Hazardous drug, etc.
It is reviewed by the nurses and when there are medical issues assessed by the nurses, they bump it up to a provider especially with history of previous WC injury.

The provider will meet with the candidate.
The nurses also review the required immunizations.

The questionnaire is reviewed face to face or telephonically. The candidate must present for a drug test and tigers and a vision test. 

If they are remote, they will get testing done through a national  vendor,

We no longer have paper records. Once all paper work is completed we scan into our EME and discard the papers.

Be well
Philip Adamo MD MPH

Sent from my iPhone
Sorry for typos

> On Feb 23, 2022, at 1:15 PM, Thorne, Craig via MCOH-EH <mcoh-eh at mylist.net> wrote:
> Dear All,
> We are reviewing our preplacement medical evaluations for HCWs.
> We may not require a hands-on physical exam for all staff, and may base that on actual injury rates by department, etc. For all HCWs, we will review their pre-placement questionnaire (for indications to do a hands-on physical exam) vaccines, etc.
> I am curious as to what others of you may be doing to make the process more streamlined, yet effective?
> Thank you,
> Craig
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