VUMC Annual Requirements for Staff
Updated August 2014
You may need other training that is not listed here, and you must complete requirements before your annual performance review. Ask your supervisor if you are not sure which requirements you need.
|Required For||Topic||How Provided||When Available|
|All Staff||Conflict of Interest VUMC||Conflicts Disclosure System||Now|
|Standards of Conduct Training VUMC and Confidentiality Agreement||The Learning Exchange ( schedule)||
|Privacy and Security (HIPAA)|
|Annual Policy Review|
|TB Skin Test (if required for your department)||Hands On Clinical Safety (HOCS) and Competency Assessment & Validation Expo (CAVE)||
|Influenza & Influenza Vaccine Training||VandySafe||Begins 9/9/2014|
|Universal Safety Course
New staff - please read the VandySafe FAQ about training provided during new staff orientation that is also provided online in VandySafe. New staff must complete Hazard Communication training online in VandySafe. Details about Hazard Communication Standard training requirements are described here.
|8/20/2014 - 4/30/2015|
|Staff who provide Point of Care Testing||Point of Care Proficiency Testing||Provided by the Point of Care Testing department||1st Tuesday of each month|
|Staff who provide Clinical Emergency Response||RRT, Mock Code, Advanced Airway, Defibrillation (requirements)|
|Staff who initiate, monitor and/or remove a restraint OR any staff providing direct care for a patient in a restraint.||Restraint Competency (requirements)||Hands On Clinical Safety (HOCS)||HOCS schedule|
|Staff who are exposed endemic airborne diseases or work with hazardous drugs||Annual N-95 Respirator Fit-Testing & Training||Dates and times that fit-testing is available are listed on the VEHS N-95 Respirator Fit-testing program web page.|
|Staff with Patient or Blood & Body Fluid Contact||Patient Contact or Blood & Body Fluid Contact Course
Note: Tuberculosis Precautions is no longer required and Smooth Moves is now assigned separately.
New staff - please read the VandySafe FAQ about training provided during new staff orientation that is also provided online in VandySafe.
|8/20/2014 - 4/30/2015|
|Recognition of Patient Abuse and Neglect Lesson|
|Staff who Provide Direct Patient Care||Health Care Worker Fatigue and Patient Safety lesson|
|Staff who work in in-patient units, ambulatory surgical centers and/or where there are medical gas zone valve or alarm panels||Medical Gas Safety & Emergency Response for System Failures lesson|
|Staff who work in Clinical, Research or Teaching Laboratories||Laboratory Safety Course
|Staff who care for patients who receive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, transport patients to an MRI scanner, order MRI scans, or who work near MRI machines||Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety
Both training (online in VandySafe) and the online MRI Screening Questionnaire must be completed annually.
|Staff who perform high level disinfection with glutaraldehyde-containing products such as Cidex, Wavicide or Rapicide||High Level Disinfection (Cidex, Wavicide or Rapicide - products that contain glutaraldehyde)|
|Staff who perform high level disinfection with Cidex OPA||High Level Disinfection (Cidex OPA)|
|Staff who insert, access, help maintain, and/or remove a patient's Central Venous Catheter (CVC)||Infection Prevention: Central Venous Catheters (CVC)|
|Staff who perform or assist with clinical procedures that use lasers||Laser Safety in Clinical Settings|
|Staff who use, purchase, inventory or provide maintenance on powered Medical Equipment||Medical Equipment Management & Safety|
|Staff who work on all units where medical gases are used for patient care and all Respiratory Therapists.||Medical Gas System Safety &Emergency Response for System Failures|
|Staff who use and/or help maintain the Pneumatic Tube System on the main VUMC campus||Pneumatic Tube System Safety|
|Staff who move, lift, transfer, reposition or transport patients||Smooth Moves Healthcare Ergonomics|
|Staff who operate x-ray machines and/or are present in the room with an x-ray machine while it is on||X-Ray Safety annual training|
|Staff who work with radioactive material in a lab (includes Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiopharmacists)||Radioactive Material Annual training|
|Staff who provide care to patients undergoing treatment with radioactive material||Caring for Radiation Therapy Patients training (for staff who take care of patients undergoing treatment with radioactive materials)|
|Staff who operate accelerators||Accelerator Operator annual training||VandySafe - Supervisors, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to request this training for your staff. Not available through VandySafe Profile.||When requested|
|Staff at offsite clinics who use tabletop autoclaves to perform sterilization||Tabletop Autoclave Sterilization||VandySafe - Supervisors, please send a message to email@example.com to request this training for your staff. Not available through VandySafe Profile.||When requested|