Joint Commission Quick Safety Issue - Protecting Patients and Others from Influenza in the Health Care Setting

Published: 12/12/2018

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently issued Quick Safety Issue 46, addressing the importance of health care workers getting the flu shot. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that last year’s influenza had the highest number of cases since 2009. “During the 2017-2018 flu season, an estimated 48.8 million became ill with influenza, 22.7 million went to a health care provider, 959,000 were hospitalized, and 79,400 died from influenza.”

In this Quick Safety Issue, TJC

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