Health care reform and influenza immunization

Sharon Tucker, Gregory A. Poland

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Abstract

Health care reform calls for the nursing profession, with a focus on disease prevention and health restoration, to innovate and create new models of care that are client-centric, evidence-based, and cost-effective. To do so, nurses must develop a fundamentally different paradigm and epistemology. New care models are required that focus on issues such as evidence-based prevention. Among the prevention foci for hospitals are hospital-acquired infections, including influenza, which kills 36,000 Americans annually. One crucial step in eliminating hospital-acquired influenza is to require influenza vaccination of all health care workers. This article challenges nursing leadership to seize opportunities to lead health care initiatives and encourage courageous innovative actions that depart from old paradigms; these actions must be based on scientific evidence, reduce costs, and promote patient safety and quality care and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalWorkplace Health and Safety
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

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Health Care Reform
Human Influenza
Immunization
Nursing
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Quality of Health Care
Patient Safety
Cross Infection
Patient Care
Vaccination
Nurses
Health

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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Health care reform and influenza immunization. / Tucker, Sharon; Poland, Gregory A.

In: Workplace Health and Safety, Vol. 61, No. 5, 05.2013, p. 193-195.

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Tucker, Sharon ; Poland, Gregory A. / Health care reform and influenza immunization. In: Workplace Health and Safety. 2013 ; Vol. 61, No. 5. pp. 193-195.
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