Prevent the Spread. Control Infection. Follow the below checklist to complete the Provider Patient Safety Module requirements by the deadline, 4 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2018.

Take the module here

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

A. Get your influenza vaccination.

  • EHC- or EU-employed providers, if you get vaccinated at Employee Health, don’t forget to complete the online consent form (pre-registration) prior to getting vaccinated by Employee Health. Log on to e-Vantage, select Self Service, then Workplace Health and Register Influenza Vaccine to complete the form. (Access e-Vantage at https://psofthr.cc.emory.edu/. Log on with your network ID and password.)
  • You can get vaccinated for free at an EHC flu vaccination event or Employee Health
  • NEW THIS YEAR: You will not need to submit documentation if you received the vaccination outside of Employee Health. You will need to attest in the module that you received the influenza vaccination for the 2018-2019 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.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: If you are filing a religious exemption, you will need to complete the religious exemption form, but you will not need to have your form signed by a religious leader/spiritual advisor in the community.
  • To submit a completed medical or religious exemption form (form available in Employee Health or in the Annual Provider Patient Safety Module), email the form to Cindy Hall at cynthia.hall@emoryhealthcare.org or fax to 404-686-1527.
  • You must state your exemption reason when filing a medical exemption.

2. Complete your TB test requirement

  • Get the TB test (tests performed within the past 12 months are permitted), unless previously tuberculin skin test (TST) positive. You can obtain a TB test at Employee Health at no cost. Non-EHC-employed providers can go to any of the Employee Health offices to have the TB test placed and read. If not done at Employee Health, TST should be placed and read by an appropriately qualified individual.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: You will not need to submit documentation of your TST and/or T-spot/QuantiFeron results if you received the test outside of Employee Health. You will need to attest in the module that you had the TB test placed and read within the past 12 months. Please keep your documentation to have available if requested.

3. Complete all requirements in the Provider Patient Safety Module

  1. Access the module.
  2. NEW THIS YEAR: You no longer need to submit documentation of your influenza vaccine or TB test. Attest that you completed both requirements in the appropriate module sections.
  3. Complete the online curriculum in the appropriate sections. This includes: Infection control test; and four modules: Compliance, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), Patients with English Language or Hearing Barriers, and CMS Requirements for Admit Orders
  4. Review, add or update your immunizations in the immunizations section of the module.

NOTE: This year, 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: Cindy Hall, 404-686-7947, cynthia.hall@emoryhealthcare.org 

Employee Health locations

Infection Control questions related to module content: James Steinberg, MD, 404-686-8910

Technical problems: 404-778-4357

Medical Staff Offices:
- Emory Johns Creek Hospital: 678-474-7036 or 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: 404-686-1690 or 404-686-0604