Pre employment physicals

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Starting a pre-employment physical exam screening program can be difficult. Mobile Health has the tools and services to make the process easier to manage. This slide reviews some of the best practices for screening many New York State home health workers.

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Pre employment physicals

  1. 1. Best practices for safety and compliance
  2. 2.  What are the federal, state, county, and localphysical exam regulations your industry mustfollow? What are the specific and unique businessneeds your business has to address? What are areas of you business operationsthat can be improved by a more robustemployee screening program?
  3. 3. These are the requirements for home healthaides and personal care aides as specified inNY DOH 766.11 A physical exam A tuberculosis screening Titers or vaccines for measles and rubella A drug screening
  4. 4.  Vital Signs◦ Height◦ Weight◦ Body Mass Index (BMI)◦ Blood Pressure◦ Respiration Rate Past Medical Illness Past Medical History Past Surgical History Allergies Social History
  5. 5.  Most tuberculosis screenings are donethrough a PPD implant on the arm. The PPD must be read within 48-72 hoursafter administering The results are determined based on the sizeof the induration. Positive results require a X-Ray follow-up QuantiFERON blood screening is alsoavailable.
  6. 6.  A titer is a test of the person’s immunity to aspecific disease. A vaccine creates immunity to a specificdisease. Generally a titer is done first, and if neededthe individual is vaccinated. Individuals are never scheduled to receive atiter and vaccine on the same visit.
  7. 7.  Mobile Health recommends an 8-Panelforensic urine drug test. Tests for:◦ Amphetamine◦ Cocaine◦ Opiates◦ Phencyclidine◦ Marijuana◦ Barbiturate◦ Benzodiazepine◦ Methadone
  8. 8.  Mobile Health simplifies the process with aproprietary combination of medical centersand online administration. Clients can manage the individual’sappointments as well as health recordsonline. Corporate accounts available for multi-useraccounts and invoiced billing.

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