We designed a Web-based program for educating medical staff providers on infection control and prevention measures and for ensuring that such providers comply with mandated immunizations, influenza vaccination, and tuberculin skin testing.Methods:
Our program was designed in a health care system employing approximately 2,699 medical staff providers and 9,700 other health care workers in 3 hospitals; a skilled nursing care facility; and a large, multisite, faculty practice plan. We developed a program for educating medical staff providers on infection control and antibiotic stewardship and ensuring compliance with institutional immunization, tuberculin skin testing, and influenza immunization requirements. A post-test required a 100% correct score to pass. The modules allowed access from any computer with Internet connectivity.Results:
In total, 2,666 of the 2,699 (98.8%) medical staff providers completed the program, and 76.4% of the 2,666 received influenza vaccination.Conclusion:
Entering the data into an electronic database allowed for ease in monitoring compliance, and the requirement for successfully passing a post-test following the educational modules ensured that medical staff providers had read the material. Entry into the electronic database also allowed for analysis of reasons for varied compliance with influenza immunization that will be useful in focusing future educational efforts.