TB Skin Test Training Program
VUMC nurses can undergo training to become certified to place TB Skin Tests for patients and for their peers. The TB Skin Test training program consists of three steps:
MRI Screening Questionnaire
People who work in or around Zones III and IV of the MRI suite are exposed to very strong magnetic fields. These magnetic fields can affect internal devices or foreign materials in the body, such as pacemakers, aneurysm clips, other implants, and joint replacements. These items can move or vibrate, become "activated" unintentionally, or become hot as a result of exposure to the magnetic field.
Return to Work Program
The Return to Work Program allows you to continue working after a job-related illness or injury even when you cannot do all of your regular duties. This lets you continue working, earning pay, receiving benefits and lets you save your accrued time-off for other needs.
Quitting smoking is the most effective action you can take to improve your overall health and prevent many diseases or illnesses. It is hard to quit smoking and a lot of people make many tries to quit before becoming a non smoker.
Animal Allergy Questionnaire
People who work with animals have an occupational risk of allergies, which can lead to occupational asthma. To prevent asthma, it is important to find individuals who are starting to have allergy symptoms when they work with animals. By identifying these people and helping protect them with a special respirator, we can reduce their exposure to animal allergens and reduce their risk of asthma.
Staff members who embalm bodies of Anatomical Donations, faculty who use preserved cadavers to teach anatomy, and first-year pathology residents must participate in the formaldehyde surveillance program through the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC).
If you are a Vanderbilt faculty or staff member and you have an injury caused by your work, the Occupational Health Clinic is here to help you. You do not have to schedule an appointment to be evaluated for a new work injury.
Tetanus / Diphtheria / Pertussis
(See VUMC Vaccination Policy requirements further down this page.)
Treatment for Exposure to Respiratory Diseases
Some of the most common respiratory diseases healthcare workers may be exposed to include pertussis (whooping cough), varicella (chickenpox), tuberculosis, meningococcal infections, and measles. Any time you have an exposure to one of these illnesses for which OHC assesses your contact with the patient, you must fill out a Tennessee First Report of Injury form.