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VUMC Annual Requirements for Staff

(2014-2015)

Updated June 30, 2015

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.  

As of July 1, 2015, the 2014-2015 VandySafe staff profile is no longer available, and new assignments for training listed on this page are no longer being made in the VandySafe system.  This training is now available online in the Learning Exchange.  If any training you are required to complete has not been assigned to you in the Learning Exchange, you can search for the title to self-assign the training.  Training titles listed in the Learning Exchange are very similar and in many cases identical to the training titles as they are listed below, and should be easy to find when searching in the course library.

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

01/02/2015-04/30/2015

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) HOCS schedule
CAVE schedule
Influenza & Influenza Vaccine Training VandySafe Begins 9/9/2014
Universal Safety Course
included lessons:
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Personal Safety
  • Accident & Injury Prevention
  • Back Safety
  • Hazard Communication

No longer available for assignment in VandySafe.

Search for "2014 Universal Safety - VUMC Staff" to find the Universal Safety Course in the Learning Exchange, if you still need to complete this 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.

Now
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)

HOCS schedule

CAVE schedule

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
included lessons:
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Infection Control
  • Hand Hygiene

Note: Tuberculosis Precautions is no longer required and Smooth Moves is now assigned separately.

No longer available for assignment in  VandySafe . 

Search for " 2014 Patient or Blood & Body Fluid Contact - Staff"  to find and self-assign the Patient Contact Course in the Learning Exchange if you still need to complete this course.

New staff - please read the VandySafe FAQ about training provided d uring new staff orientation that is also provided online in VandySafe .

 

 

 

Search for "2014 Lab Safety" to find and self-assign the Laboratory Safety course in the Learning Exchange, if you still need to complete this course.
Now
Recognition of Patient Abuse and Neglect Lesson
VUMC Clinical Waste Management 2014 Lesson  NEW
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
included lessons:
  • Using Human Materials in the Lab
  • Chemical & Physical Safety in the Lab
  • Chemical Waste Training for Labs
  • Laboratory Ergonomics
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 and the online MRI Screening Questionnaire must be completed annually.
The Learning Exchange    NEW
If you completed the MRI lesson in VandySafe prior to the date the training was made available in the Learning Exchange, you will still receive credit for the training.
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)

VandySafe - No longer assigned through the VandySafe Profile .

Search for the training title in the  Learning Exchange , if you still need to complete this course.

New staff - please read the VandySafe FAQ about training provided during new staff orientation that is also provided online in VandySafe.

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 - RENAMED to VUMC Healthcare Ergonomics - Safe Patient Handling
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 Search for " Radiation Oncology Annual Accelerator Safety Review for Therapists " in the Learning Exchange to self-assign this training. Now
Staff at offsite clinics who use tabletop autoclaves to perform sterilization Tabletop Autoclave Sterilization VandySafe - Supervisors, please send a message to vandysafe@vanderbilt.edu to request this training for your staff.
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