Conducting Health Training Assessments

posted Feb 12, 2014, 7:50 AM by Todd Fox   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:38 PM ]
Part 1 of 3 for the Process of Conducting an Infection Control Assessment

Conducting Health Training Assessments 

Conducting Health Assessments will allow the teacher/instructor to determine the best type of training and frequency of these health hygiene trainings. Please consult with an OUTFOX representative for any questions you may have. 

There are three main steps to follow when Conducting Health Assessments. 
  1. Managers/teachers/instructors need to Find Out what main health concerns or infection control problems are present in the classroom or faculty setting. 
  2. The proper lesson plan or training should be Prepared and Implemented according to the data obtained in the Find Out stage. 
  3. The teacher/instructor should conduct proper Follow Up to ensure that results are present and that health concerns are resolved. 

Find Out

Part of proper health training is assessing the factors that are broad and specific within the environment that the organization exists.  By finding out the main health concerns or major infection control issues, then steps can be made to make it a healthier working environment.  For, once the causes and pitfalls are discovered, an instructor/HR professional can implement the necessary policies and infection control trainings (i.e. Glo Germ and hand washing).

Instructors should ask themselves the following questions: 
  • A) What are the general demographics of the organization? 
    • -Ethnicity? 
    • -Economic Statuses? 
    • -Educational Level of Parents or Guardians? 
    • -Family Focus? 
    • -Health Focus? 
    • -Community Support? 
  • B) What are the demographics of the immediate organization and surrounding community? 
  • C) What are the dynamics of the immediate organization? 
    • -What are the main health related concerns of the employees? 
    • -What are the main health related concerns of the manager? 
    • -What are the immediate health needs of the employees? 
    • -Observe (Check for clues, observe for hygiene habits, etc.) 
    • -Refer (The HR director or individual in charge of the health of employees should receive the referral and decide if a subsequent referral to a community health professional is necessary. Although a HR Director may see signs, the health assessment should still be the responsibility of a nurse or another licensed and qualified health care professional). 
    • -Verify (The manager should verify that action is being taken by the nurse or health care professional and that follow up is concluded). 
    • -Notify (Notify parents and other parties) 
  • D) What are the common complaints of employees that miss work or school?
    • -(i.e. Headaches, Sore Throat, Abdominal Pain, General Malaise) 
  • E) What are the common illnesses and communicable diseases that are found in your organization? 
    • -Refer to the state’s Health Department
Next, we will go over the Prepare and Implement stage as well as the Follow Up stage.

Thanks for reading!

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