In March 2020, hospitals were in the midst of grappling with the effects of COVID-19. Of specific concern was the high number of COVID-19-positive admissions, judicious use of personal protective equipment, and strategies to prevent spread of the virus. This presentation outlines the timeline for key decisions in employee screening, provides a detailed approach to setting up the physical testing space and process used to ensure quality, and addresses consistency in specimen collection.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 4/15/2023.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Conference Planning Committee Disclosures: No conference planning committee member discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No speaker discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP5366.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify steps in the process outlined that can be used to develop an employee screening program at their own institution.
DNP, MSN, RN,
Director of Ambulatory Care Nursing and Clinical Practice,
Grady Health System