When is the Emergency Department the Right Choice for Care?
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Sick Visits For Employees
The Faculty/Staff Express Care offers services for minor infections such as colds, sinus infections, sore throat, bronchitis, and ear infections for all Vanderbilt employees. You must hav
What to Do When an Employee Comes to Work Sick
If you think the employee has one of the following conditions, ask the employee to wear a surgical face mask and report to Occupational Health as soon as possible. Chicken Pox Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Measles Tuberculosis Pink Eye (mask not needed) It is recommended that people not be in the workplace when they have a fever and respiratory symptoms. You should let your employees know this recommendation and encourage them to use sick time when appropriate.
What to do When an Employee Calls in Sick
If your employee is out more than 3 consecutive days, or plans to be out that long, notify the employee that the condition might qualify for FMLA. The FMLA request and approval process includes medical certification in which the treating provider provides appropriate documentation to HR of the individual's severity of illness. Other than FMLA documentation, please do not request doctor's notes for sick time use. A doctor's note is not required for an employee to use sick time and will not change whether the absence counts as an occurrence.
Hand Dermatitis in Healthcare Workers
Because healthcare workers must wash their hands frequently they sometimes get dry, cracked or red skin that can also be painful. Some Causes of Hand Dermatitis: