Healthcare Workers

Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel

Comparing Select Specialty Hospital Northeast, Columbus Hospital LTACH, and Henry J Carter Specialty Hospital. HENRY J CARTER SPECIALTY HOSPITAL is the best facility out of the three facilities compared because their patient outcome is higher, and their morbidity and infection rates are lower than the other two long term care hospitals. Henry J carter specialty …

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Quality measures of the residential care communities

Five common chronic conditions among residents of residential care community are high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, cardiovascular disease, depression, arthritis, and diabetes Bathing, then walking/locomotion then dressing are activities of daily living need assistance among residents of Residential Care Bathing is a complex task many elderly can’t perform, they tend to walk …

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Surveillance System to Monitor Health of Hospital Workers

Objective: Surveillance System to Monitor Health of Hospital Workers: Healthcare workers are exposed to a variety of work-related hazards including biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, psychological hazards; and workplace violence. The Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in British Columbia (OHSAH), in conjunction with British Columbia (BC) health regions, developed and implemented a comprehensive surveillance …

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Allergy and Irritation Incidents among Health Care workers

This study describes the types, causes, and outcomes of potential irritation and allergy incidents among workers in British Columbia’s health care industry. Data on occupation-induced allergy and irritation incidents were extracted from a standardized database using the number of productive hours obtained from payroll data as a denominator during a 1-year period from three British …

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healthcare workers get sick

Healthcare workers get sick

Healthcare workers get sick: To determine the demographic and work characteristics of healthcare workers who were more likely to take sickness absences from work in British Columbia, Canada. Methods: Payroll data were analyzed for three health regions. Sickness absence rates were determined per person-year and then compared across demographic and work characteristics using multivariate Poisson regression …

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Abstract   Objective Healthcare workers are exposed to a variety of work-related hazards including biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, psychological hazards; and workplace violence. The Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in British Columbia (OHSAH), in conjunction with British Columbia (BC) health regions, developed and implemented a comprehensive surveillance system that tracks occupational exposures and …

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Risk of Falls among Health Care Workers

The researchers examined data on workplace falls among health care workers in a large B.C. health region to identify contributing factors and report the associated compensation costs and days lost from work. The results showed an increasing trend in the rates of falls, compensation costs and days lost for health care worker falls within the …

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