Flu Vaccination Resources For Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Settings

August 30, 2018
Clinical Alerts

Navigating PALTC - Flu Resources for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings:

 

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine encourages post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs to protect employees and patients. The Society has updated its guidance on vaccination for health care personnel (HCP) to make it stronger and more specific and is pleased to provide other resources as well.

Reducing the Impact of Influenza in Long Term Care Populations Through Healthcare Worker Vaccination

Session from 2018 AMDA Annual Conference featuring:

David A. Nace, MD, MPH

Director of Long Term Care & Flu Programs / University of Pittsburgh

 

Guest Column on Need for Improved Staff Flu Vaccination Rates
Executive Director Chris Laxton discusses how the Society is encouraging PALTC facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs.

AMDA Policy Statement on Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Personnel
These recommendations are based on strong evidence showing a reduction in morbidity and mortality among residents when HCP are appropriately vaccinated against influenza.

Guidance for Developing an Influenza Vaccination Requirement Policy for HCP in LTCF
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and information for leadership and administrators of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) who have made the decision to develop an Influenza Vaccination Requirement Policy for HCP.

Tools for Satellite, Temporary, and Off-Site Vaccination Clinics
Satellite, temporary, and off-site vaccination clinics play an important role, but have unique challenges. These tools can help.

Charting a Path to Increase Immunization Rates in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting
This white paper shares the results of a recent one-day meeting on immunization practices for PALTC staff and residents.

 

PALTC Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll
The Immunization Action Coalition recognizes PALTC settings that require flu vaccines for employees.

 

2018-2019 Information for Health Care Professionals from CDC

60 Seconds with Chris Laxton from McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Useful Info from the CDC

 

Other resources from The Society:

Influenza and the Healthcare Worker w/ Dr. Gregory Poland - Mayo Clinic

  1. Seminar One / Introduction
  2. Seminar Two / Benefits of Influenza Vaccine - Impact on Quality of Care
  3. Seminar Three / Benefits of Influenza Vaccine - Personal Benefit
  4. Seminar Four / Myths and Objections
  5. Seminar Five / Specific Objections
  6. Seminar Six / The Privilege of Caring