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Immunization of Hospital Health Care Workers - Seasonal Influenza - Toolkit
The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative created this online toolkit to address the spread of influenza and to protect the health of both patients and health care workers. Transmission of influenza has been documented among many patient populations, and infections have been linked to unvaccinated health care workers. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations adopted an infection control standard that requires accredited organizations to offer influenza vaccinations to staff, volunteers, and licensed independent practitioners with close patient contact. However, the national annual influenza immunization rate for health care personnel remains around 40 percent. This toolkit will: Educate healthcare providers and staff about the importance of influenza vaccination; Provide access to existing influenza resources; Provide information on best practices, guidelines and recommendations and Share resources including policies and forms used by Kansas hospitals. This toolkit is available as several PDFs and requires Adobe Reader.