Infection control and Provider Health 6.16
Applicable standard or regulation 6.15, 6.16 Missed Visits 6.17, chapter 26chapter 26
Infection control and Provider Health
Many of the individuals who accept our services have fragile immune systems and may be more susceptible to infectious diseases, or they may have more severe and dangerous symptoms when sick. If you’re not feeling well but still want to provide services call the individuals who you had planned on seeing that day, or their primary care givers, and offer them an exposure notice
Exposure notices explains symptoms you’re showing and provides the client or client's family the chance to indicate if they would like you to come or not. Exposure notices should also be offered if you are providing care for someone is ill, such as if your child has strep, or if you find out you have been exposed to a contagious condition- such as if you saw a client and the next day the parents called to tell you that the pink eyes that she had were actually Pink Eye. If the services are not provided, please indicate that the service did not occur that day, and why, on your contact notes and mark whether or not the service was rescheduled for a different day.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROVIDER THAT WHEN THEY ARE AT ANY STAGE OF OR CARRYING A COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS OR DISEASE THAT THEY TAKE MEDICALLY RECOMMENDED PRECAUSTIONS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTIONS AND REMAIN IN COMMUICATION WITH CLIENTS, INLCUDING NOT SEEING CLIENTS WHEN THERE IS A RISK FOR HARM. Any reports or providers or clients who have of TB, MRSA, will be reported to the local. Reports will include all individuals involved in case.
*We do not do physical evaluations or screening prior to initiating contracts.
Mandated Minimum Training in Regards to this policy and rules and regulations.
- Mandated Minimum training will be reviewed at least annually
- If a contractor has other documentation regarding the equivalent training, dated within twelve months, we will accept it.
The originally orientation that reviews all policies includes one question from each section. For this section we ask- True or false: Many of the individuals who accept our services have fragile immune systems and may be more susceptible to infectious diseases, or they may have more severe and dangerous symptoms when sick and require extra attention to sick policy and communication regarding illnesses.
Annually, at least, we will review infection control, health and safety for both provider and client
Chapter 2 section 10
All contractors provided HCA Services from October 1st to March 31st must have documentation of the flu vaccine or wear at mask at all times during service provision.
A report will be provided to the state regarding flu vaccine ratios.
10.10 Each licensed healthcare entity, other than those identified in sections 10.7 through 10.9, shall perform an initial assessment of their facility or agency to assist in the development of a written policy regarding influenza transmission from its healthcare workers to its patients, residents or consumers. The assessment shall, at a minimum, consider the following criteria:
(A) The number of healthcare workers at the healthcare entity;
(B) The number of patients, residents or consumers served by the healthcare entity;
(C) Whether the healthcare entity has an ongoing employee wellness program that offers annual influenza vaccinations;
(D) Whether influenza transmission from healthcare workers is addressed in the healthcare entity’s infection control policy;
(E) What precautions are taken to prevent the transmission of influenza from unvaccinated healthcare workers; and
(F) What type of educational material is utilized by the healthcare entity to promote influenza immunization for its healthcare workers.
10.11 Each licensed healthcare entity, other than those identified in sections 10.7 through 10.9, shall have a written policy regarding the annual influenza immunization of its healthcare workers that is based on that licensee’s attributes and resources. The policy shall, at a minimum, address the following criteria:
(A) Ensuring that each employee is offered the opportunity to receive an annual influenza immunization;
(B) Maintaining records of each employee’s annual immunization, declination or exemption from immunization; and
(C) Ensuring that all of the licensee’s employees are provided information regarding:
(1) The benefits and risks of influenza immunization;
(2) The availability of influenza immunization; and
(3) The importance of adhering to standard precautions.
10.12 Each licensed health care entity, other than those identified in sections 10.7 through 10.9, shall track and report the annual influenza vaccination rate for its employees through December 31st of each year. This report shall be submitted to the Department, in the form and manner specified, no later than March 31st of the following year.
Minimum Mandated Training Literature: