Registered Nurses and Influenza Vaccination: Changing Mindsets and Improving Compliance to Foster Global Health

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201986
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Registered Nurses and Influenza Vaccination: Changing Mindsets and Improving Compliance to Foster Global Health
Author(s):
Mullaney, Susan M.; Toronto, Coleen E.
Author Details:
Susan M. Mullaney, EdD, MS, RN, CNE; Coleen E. Toronto, MSN, RN
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend that all healthcare workers (HCW) receive influenza vaccination annually and consider it the most effective method for preventing influenza infection and its complications (CDC, 2010). Influenza causes about 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year (CDC). However, 60% of registered nurses do not comply with these recommended vaccination guidelines (CDC, 2006), and it is disturbing that vaccination rates are lower among registered nurses than other types of HCW (Ofstead, Tucker, Beebe, & Poland, 2008). An integrative review encompassing international research was conducted to explore factors that influence nurses' decisions to receive or decline influenza vaccination. The Health Belief Model provided the framework for analyzing and reporting the results. Findings indicated that concerns about the vaccine's safety and efficacy are major barriers and that a lack of understanding of the vaccine's role in high-risk patient protection exists. Recommendations to improve vaccination rates include rigorous education specific to nursing personnel on vaccine efficacy and safety in addition to safeguarding patients. This proposed presentation will (a) overview�the research, emphasizing patient safety�implications and factors that contribute to the professional and personal influenza vaccination practices of registered nurses; (b) recommend strategies to improve vaccination rates among nurses; and (c) discuss implications for registered nurses, in particular occupational, public, and school health nurses. References: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine. Retrieved from http://www.flu.gov/individualfamily/vaccination/index.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2006). Influenza: Self-reported vaccination coverage trends 1989-2006. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/pdf/vaccinetrend.pdf Ofstead, C. L., Tucker, S. J., Beebe, T. J., & Poland, G. A. (2008). Influenza vaccination among registered nurses: Information receipt, knowledge, and decision-making at an institution with a multifaceted educational program. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 29(2), 99-106.
Keywords:
Nurses' beliefs; Vaccination; Influenza
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleRegistered Nurses and Influenza Vaccination: Changing Mindsets and Improving Compliance to Foster Global Healthen
dc.contributor.authorMullaney, Susan M.en
dc.contributor.authorToronto, Coleen E.en
dc.author.detailsSusan M. Mullaney, EdD, MS, RN, CNE; Coleen E. Toronto, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201986-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend that all healthcare workers (HCW) receive influenza vaccination annually and consider it the most effective method for preventing influenza infection and its complications (CDC, 2010). Influenza causes about 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year (CDC). However, 60% of registered nurses do not comply with these recommended vaccination guidelines (CDC, 2006), and it is disturbing that vaccination rates are lower among registered nurses than other types of HCW (Ofstead, Tucker, Beebe, & Poland, 2008). An integrative review encompassing international research was conducted to explore factors that influence nurses' decisions to receive or decline influenza vaccination. The Health Belief Model provided the framework for analyzing and reporting the results. Findings indicated that concerns about the vaccine's safety and efficacy are major barriers and that a lack of understanding of the vaccine's role in high-risk patient protection exists. Recommendations to improve vaccination rates include rigorous education specific to nursing personnel on vaccine efficacy and safety in addition to safeguarding patients. This proposed presentation will (a) overview�the research, emphasizing patient safety�implications and factors that contribute to the professional and personal influenza vaccination practices of registered nurses; (b) recommend strategies to improve vaccination rates among nurses; and (c) discuss implications for registered nurses, in particular occupational, public, and school health nurses. References: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine. Retrieved from http://www.flu.gov/individualfamily/vaccination/index.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2006). Influenza: Self-reported vaccination coverage trends 1989-2006. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/pdf/vaccinetrend.pdf Ofstead, C. L., Tucker, S. J., Beebe, T. J., & Poland, G. A. (2008). Influenza vaccination among registered nurses: Information receipt, knowledge, and decision-making at an institution with a multifaceted educational program. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 29(2), 99-106.en
dc.subjectNurses' beliefsen
dc.subjectVaccinationen
dc.subjectInfluenzaen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:03:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:03:51Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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