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Prevent the Spread. Control Infection. Follow the below instructions to complete the Influenza Provider Patient Safety Module (PPSM) by 4 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021. 

Take the module here


1. Complete your influenza vaccination requirement by completing A OR B below

A. Get your influenza vaccination.

  • You can get vaccinated at many retail pharmacies, such as Publix, Target, CVS and Walgreens, or your primary care physician's office. 
  • You can get vaccinated for free at an EHC flu vaccination event (schedule coming soon) or Employee Health
  • EHC- or EU-employed providers, if you get vaccinated at Employee Health or an EHC flu vaccination event, you must complete the online consent form in PeopleSoft Workplace Health (HOME), prior to getting vaccinated.
    a. If you plan on obtaining your vaccine at an EHC Employee Health location or EHC flu vaccination event, only fill out the consent form no more than 24 hours before obtaining your flu vaccine as one of the questions in the consent form asks if you have had a fever within the last 24 hours.
    b. For step-by-step instructions on completing the consent form, visit www.ourehc.org/flu (must be logged in to EHC Workspace or on the EHC network to access). If the consent is not under your red bell icon, you can access it by going into the Vaccine Consents/Questionnaires blue tab on the left hand side, then look for University Flu Consent Form.
  • For providers who are not employed by Emory University or Emory Healthcare, if you get vaccinated at Employee Health or an EHC flu vaccination event, you will need to fill out a paper consent form when you arrive at Employee Health/the EHC flu vaccination event.
  • You will need to attest in the module that you received the influenza vaccination for the 2021-2022 flu season. Please keep your documentation to have available if requested.
  • The vaccine is mandatory for all providers, except those with documented medical contraindications or a religious exemption. See B below if you would like to file an exemption.

B. File your medical or religious exemption to influenza vaccination.

  • The vaccine is mandatory for all providers, except those with documented medical contraindications or a religious exemption. Remember: You must apply for exemption each year.
  • Egg-free vaccines are available at Employee Health locations; an egg allergy cannot be applied to the medical contraindications exemption.
  • To submit a completed medical or religious exemption form (form available in Employee Health or in the Influenza PPSM), email the form to employee.health.mdcredentialing@emoryhealthcare.org.  
  • You must state your exemption reason when filing a medical exemption.


2. Complete all requirements in the Influenza Provider Patient Safety Module

  1. Access the module.
  2. Self-attest you received the influenza vaccination within the module in the Influenza Vaccination section; you will not need to submit documentation. If filing a medical or religious exemption to influenza vaccination, you will need to submit exemption paperwork.
  3. Complete the TB Screening evaluation section and/or complete the positive TB section if you have had a documented past positive TB test. Annual TB testing is not required by EHC unless otherwise indicated based on your TB evaluation. Complete the questionnaire in the module to determine if a TB test is required for you this year.

  4. Complete the online curriculum in the appropriate sections. This includes: Infection control test and six modules: Compliance, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), Patients with English Language or Hearing Barriers, CMS Requirements for Admit Orders, Behavioral Health Patient Management, and Medical Restraints vs Violent or Self-destructive Restraint/Seclusion. 

  5. Review, add or update your immunizations in the immunizations section of the module.   

NOTE: You will receive 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit for completing the module.


To confirm you have completed the module

When you have completed all of the requirements, the overview page shows all sections as complete and offers you the option of printing a certificate (see below image). This certificate also serves as a CME certificate.

Module completion certificate


Assistance

Employee Health: employee.health.mdcredentialing@emoryhealthcare.org 

Employee Health locations

Technical problems: 404-778-4357

Medical Staff Offices:
- Emory Decatur Hospital: 404-501-5214
- Emory Johns Creek Hospital: 678-474-7024
- Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital: 678-843-7998
- Emory University Hospital: 404-712-7371 or 404-712-2269
- Emory University Hospital Midtown: 404-686-7631