Date: October 7, 2010
The numbers are nothing to sneeze at: According to the Centers for Disease Control, seasonal influenza kills an average of 36,000 people annually, including 600 to 1,000 in Maryland. But Johns Hopkins is making it easy to prevent the flu from affecting us, our families and patients. This year’s vaccine provides protection against three strains of seasonal flu, including H1N1. Flu vaccines are free for all faculty, staff and students and are available at a variety of locations. Employees must present their ID badge to receive the vaccine. After being inoculated, staff will be given badge clips. Those who do not receive the flu shot will be asked to wear a mask within 6 feet of patients. East Baltimore locations: Phipps and the Houck Lobby, Outpatient Center lobby and Doctors’ Dining Room, through Oct. 9.
Complete list of locations and times: http://intranet.insidehopkinsmedicine.org/flu
Disruptive Clinician Behavior Survey
From rude comments to physical violence, disruptive clinician behavior has been increasingly recognized as a hindrance to patient care and safety. The Department of Nursing is conducting a survey of nurses and physicians to measure the frequency and impact of disruptive clinician behavior at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Web-based survey will be available Oct. 11-25. Physicians, including clinical faculty, interns, residents and fellows, will be notified by an e-mail that contains the hyperlink to access the survey. Nurses, as well as nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, midwives and physician assistants, will receive either an e-mail or a Nightingale notice with access instructions. All responses are anonymous.
Survey findings will help researchers to identify triggers of disruptive behaviors and develop interventions to handle incidents and prevent their recurrence.
Info: Dorothy Nyberg, email@example.com or 443-287-0017.