COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers

Fewer than one in four health care professionals working in acute care hospitals and nursing homes were up to date with COVID-19 vaccination during the 2022-23 flu season, defined as receiving a bivalent booster dose or completing a primary series in the previous two months, and fewer than half of…
The AdventHealth Orchestra has been a wonderful experience as well as an effective way to address staff burnout and promote resilience and mental health in the workplace.
The AHA is committed to helping hospitals and health systems support their people today, prepare them for tomorrow and build a pathway for the future.
Using recommended prevention practices can largely eliminate the occupational risk of COVID-19 to health care personnel, according to a study of over 1,600 direct care staff in 20 hospital emergency departments before COVID-19 vaccines were available.
Our workforce continues to confront a landscape deeply altered by the pandemic’s effects. This is especially true of nurses, who are essential in all aspects of health care delivery.
AHA today urged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to extend at least through May 23 its reopened comment period for the interim final rule establishing an emergency temporary standard for occupational exposure to COVID-19. Comments are currently due April 22.?   
Since the beginning of 2020, hospitals, health systems and post-acute care providers — along with their doctors, nurses and other team members — have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working tirelessly to provide lifesaving care for patients, families and communities.
We’ve seen that valuable training and professional development help employees feel happier in their work, become more excited about the prospect of success and develop a higher self-worth.