Preparedness of elderly long-term care facilities in HSE East for influenza outbreaks.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/555419
Title:
Preparedness of elderly long-term care facilities in HSE East for influenza outbreaks.
Authors:
O'Connor, L; Boland, M; Murphy, H
Citation:
Preparedness of elderly long-term care facilities in HSE East for influenza outbreaks. 2015, 108 (1):6-8 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/555419
PubMed ID:
25702344
Abstract:
Abstract We assessed preparedness of HSE East elderly long-term care facilities for an influenza outbreak, and identified Public Health Department support needs. We surveyed 166 facilities based on the HSE checklist document for influenza outbreaks, with 58% response rate. Client flu vaccination rates were > 75%; leading barriers were client anxiety and consent issues. Target flu vaccine uptake of 40% in staff occurred in 43% of facilities and was associated with staff vaccine administration by afacility-attached GP (p = 0.035), having a facility outbreak plan (p = 0.013) and being anon-HSE run facility (p = 0.013). Leading barriers were staff personal anxiety (94%) and lack of awareness of the protective effect on clients (21%). Eighty-nine percent found Public Health helpful, and requested further educational support and advocacy. Staff vaccine uptake focus, organisational leadership, optimal vaccine provision models, outbreak plans and Public Health support are central to the influenza campaign in elderly long-term care facilities.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
We assessed preparedness of HSE East elderly long term care facilities for an influenza outbreak, and identified Public Health Department support needs. We surveyed 166 facilities based on the HSE checklist document for influenza outbreaks, with 58% response rate. Client flu vaccination rates were >75%; leading barriers were client anxiety and consent issues. Target flu vaccine uptake of e 40% in staff occurred in 43% of facilities and was associated with staff vaccine administration by a facility-attached GP (p=0.035), having a facility outbreak plan (p=0.013) and being a non-HSE run facility (p=0.013). Leading barriers were staff personal anxiety (94%) and lack of awareness of the protective effect on clients (21%). Eighty-nine percent found Public Health helpful, and requested further educational support and advocacy. Staff vaccine uptake focus, organisational leadership, optimal vaccine provision models, outbreak plans and Public Health support are central to the influenza campaign in elderly long term care facilities.
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH PROTECTION; INFLUENZA; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING
MeSH:
Aged; Disease Outbreaks; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Personnel; Homes for the Aged; Humans; Influenza Vaccines; Influenza, Human; Ireland; Public Health; Vaccination
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Len
dc.contributor.authorBoland, Men
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Hen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-21T10:57:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-21T10:57:18Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01en
dc.identifier.citationPreparedness of elderly long-term care facilities in HSE East for influenza outbreaks. 2015, 108 (1):6-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25702344en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/555419en
dc.descriptionWe assessed preparedness of HSE East elderly long term care facilities for an influenza outbreak, and identified Public Health Department support needs. We surveyed 166 facilities based on the HSE checklist document for influenza outbreaks, with 58% response rate. Client flu vaccination rates were >75%; leading barriers were client anxiety and consent issues. Target flu vaccine uptake of e 40% in staff occurred in 43% of facilities and was associated with staff vaccine administration by a facility-attached GP (p=0.035), having a facility outbreak plan (p=0.013) and being a non-HSE run facility (p=0.013). Leading barriers were staff personal anxiety (94%) and lack of awareness of the protective effect on clients (21%). Eighty-nine percent found Public Health helpful, and requested further educational support and advocacy. Staff vaccine uptake focus, organisational leadership, optimal vaccine provision models, outbreak plans and Public Health support are central to the influenza campaign in elderly long term care facilities.en
dc.description.abstractAbstract We assessed preparedness of HSE East elderly long-term care facilities for an influenza outbreak, and identified Public Health Department support needs. We surveyed 166 facilities based on the HSE checklist document for influenza outbreaks, with 58% response rate. Client flu vaccination rates were > 75%; leading barriers were client anxiety and consent issues. Target flu vaccine uptake of 40% in staff occurred in 43% of facilities and was associated with staff vaccine administration by afacility-attached GP (p = 0.035), having a facility outbreak plan (p = 0.013) and being anon-HSE run facility (p = 0.013). Leading barriers were staff personal anxiety (94%) and lack of awareness of the protective effect on clients (21%). Eighty-nine percent found Public Health helpful, and requested further educational support and advocacy. Staff vaccine uptake focus, organisational leadership, optimal vaccine provision models, outbreak plans and Public Health support are central to the influenza campaign in elderly long-term care facilities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen
dc.subject.meshHealth Personnelen
dc.subject.meshHomes for the Ageden
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfluenza Vaccinesen
dc.subject.meshInfluenza, Humanen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen
dc.subject.meshVaccinationen
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH PROTECTIONen
dc.subject.otherINFLUENZAen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen
dc.titlePreparedness of elderly long-term care facilities in HSE East for influenza outbreaks.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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