Inpatient Medicine

Required Training for Staff

Required Training for Staff

Staff members are expected to completed certain training and safety requirements, to include a TB skin test, each year.  You may obtain a skin test from staff on your unit who have been certified by Occupational Health to apply the TB skin test or by going to the Occupational Health Department on the 6th floor of the Medical Arts Building.  TB skin tests must be read 48-72 hours after they are applied and may be read by any physician, a staff member certified by Occupational Health or by the staff in Occupational Health.  If the staff member has a history of a positive TB skin test in the past, the staff member needs to followup with Occupational Health for alternative screening.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and certification is required every two years.  Staff members must renew their certification before the expiration date on the CPR card.  For class dates and to register for a class please click on the Vanderbilt Resuscitation Program link on the left side of this page. 

Safety Fair training is required for all staff annually and is offered by The Learning Center. You may click on this link to the Learning Center to find information about the Safety Fair.  Much of the training can be completed on-line.  All other training must be completed at the Safety Fair and includes: Mock Code (required every two years for all clinical areas), Defibrillation (required every year for Critical Care and Step Down Units), Advanced Airway (required every two years for areas that do moderate sedation) and all Point of Care Testing (SureStepFlexx glucometer and hemoccult) recertification.  Safety Fair is offered in the fall and in the spring. 

A competency assessment program, to include initial orientation and ongoing competencies, has been developed to help staff demonstrate competency with varous clinical procedures as well as to help staff develop a deeper understanding of various clinical situations.  Completion of Annual Competency training is required for all staff members. You may click on the Orientation and Competency link for more detailed information about how we train and maintain competency on our units.  

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