Each year, influenza results in an estimated 226,000 hospital admissions and 36,000 deaths.
Evidence has emerged over the past few years that clearly indicates that health care personnel can unintentionally expose patients to seasonal influenza when health care personnel are not immunized. Exposure to persons infected with the influenza virus can be dangerous to vulnerable patients. Reducing influenza transmission from health care personnel to patients has become a top priority both nationally and in Wisconsin.
Health care systems and hospitals across the state have implemented policies designed to increase their employee vaccination rates. On September 4, noon – 1 pm, representatives from two Wisconsin health care systems will share their experience and expertise on how to communicate influenza policies to employees. The speakers are:
Fran Ircink, RN, NP, Clinic Manager, Employee Health Service University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Dr. David Smith, VP of Care Management / Patient Experience Aurora Health Care
Moderated by: Mary Kay Grasmick, Vice President, Communications Wisconsin Hospital Association
To register today, click here!