Resources to help health care workers stay up-to-date on immunizations
Employers and health-care personnel (HCP) have a shared responsibility to prevent occupationally acquired infections and avoid causing harm to patients by taking reasonable precautions to prevent transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Definition of HCP/HCW
HCP are defined as all paid and unpaid persons working in health-care settings who have the potential for exposure to patients and/or to infectious materials, including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces, or contaminated air.
HCP might include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, technicians, emergency medical service personnel, dental personnel, pharmacists, laboratory personnel, autopsy personnel, students and trainees, contractual staff not employed by the health-care facility, and persons (e.g., clerical, dietary, housekeeping, laundry, security, maintenance, administrative, billing, and volunteers) not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted to and from HCP and patients.
HCW Toolkit Booklet
Please download the Oregon Long Term Care Facility Toolkit booklet (Word document). Additional resources may come in the future.
Individual Pages from the Booklet
Word documents unless otherwise noted.
Additional resources from the Acute and Communicable Disease Program (ACDP)