2In this course you will learn about: Customer ServiceIntegrity ProgramConfidentiality and PrivacyStandards of ConductTuberculosisPrecautionsHand washingBoundariesStandard PrecautionsSafety and SecurityFire SafetyHazardous ChemicalsDisaster CodesAbandoned Newborns
3Directions Please read everything carefully Some sections have a quiz (included in your retraining packet). You will need to switch between screens to complete the packet on your computer.Sign forms when indicated.When you have completed all sections of retraining and completed your packet, please return packet to Family and Volunteer Services by , mail, or hand delivery.Adobe is required to complete the packet. Save your packet on your desktop and double-check that the answers are visible.CHROME USERS: Save the blank packet to your computer’s desktop before filling out the packet. You will need to open the saved packet in the Adobe Reader program in order to fill it out and re-save it effectively.
4Nationwide Children’s Mission Our Reason For Being C - Highest Quality Health Care regardless of families ability to payA - Advocacy for children and familiesR - Pediatric Research to ensure our children’s future healthE - Education for patients, families, future providers and communityS - Outstanding Service to patients, families and all customers
5Customer Service Principles Treat each family as my top priorityTreat each other as valued customersTake the responsibility to resolve customer concernsAssure that the customers’ expectations drive what I doContinuously improve the quality of services I offerThese are the Customer Service Principles which are
6The Corporate Integrity Program Standards of ConductThe Corporate Integrity ProgramVolunteers are members of the NCH TeamNCH believes in and encourages an open communication policyNCH maintains a culture that promotes integrity and ethical behavior
7Standards of Conduct The Corporate Integrity Program Employees and volunteers are required to review the hospital Standards of Conduct booklet. Please click on the link to open the hospital website.The Office for Research Compliance and Integrity--Standards of ConductWhen open, find ‘Standards of Conduct’ on the bottom right and click.
8Standards of Conduct Non-Retaliation Policy Conflicts of Interest The Corporate Integrity ProgramNon-Retaliation PolicyNo disciplinary action or other form of retaliation shall be taken against any volunteer who, in good faith, reports an issue, problem, concern or violation to management, human resources, the Compliance Officer or the Hotline.Conflicts of InterestVolunteers will not pursue activities which represent a conflict of interest of the organization or the volunteer program.
9The Corporate Integrity Program Standards of ConductThe Corporate Integrity ProgramYour ResponsibilityFirst, contact your direct supervisor/manager.Second, if you have raised an issue and it’s not getting proper attention or unable to resolve, relay your concerns to the next level of management.Third, seek guidance from Human Resources, the appropriate Executive Staff member, or the Corporate Compliance Officer.If assistance is still needed, or if you are uncomfortable taking the above steps, call or the Hotline.
10Corporate Compliance Officer Standards of ConductThe Corporate Integrity ProgramCorporate Compliance OfficerKathleen M. DunnHotlinehttps://nationwidechildrens.alertline.comCall or the hotline if your concerns are not addressed through the standard resolution process or if you wish to remain anonymous.
11Go to the Retraining Packet: 1. Read and sign the Standards of Conduct form2. Take the Customer Service/ Corporate Integrity quiz
13What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996HIPAA provides federal government standards and requirements for maintaining and transmitting health information. It defines and protects information that identifies a patient.
14Patient’s RightsPatients have a right to know how their information is used, who their information has been shared with and have a right to privacy.Patients can restrict use and disclosure of health information.
15Reasonable Safeguards Minimum NecessaryVolunteers and staff have access to the minimum necessary information to do their jobReasonable SafeguardsTake the necessary precautions to keep protected health information from unwanted disclosure
16What is Protected Health Information? Patient NameAddressPhone NumberBirth DateSocial Security NumberName of RelativesMedical Record NumberaddressName of employerFax numberFingerprintFull-face photo
17Where can breaches in confidentiality occur? At the HospitalElevatorsBreak roomsShuttle busSmoking hutHallwaysCafeteriaNurses’ stationsIn the CommunityNeighborhoodsChurchesBall gamesService organizationsPartiesStoresClubs
18What happens if there is a breach in confidentiality? The most common breach of confidentiality comes from loose talk, speaking openly in public spaces or in the community.Volunteers who breach confidentiality are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.There may be heavy civil and criminal fines for violation of the law for the hospital.
19Your Role: paper, faxes, phones, computers Never leave paper information unattendedPaper information includes admitting gift list, or any paper that has patient informationWhen making copies, do not leave originals in the copy machineCarefully dispose of confidential informationGrey shredding bins are located throughout the hospitalUse fax and phone wiselyReasonably verify fax numbers, location of receiving fax machine, identify of person receiving fax. Do not leave originals in fax machineReasonably verify phone number, identity of person(s) receiving voice mailsBe careful with computersNever share or write down your password; log off if you leave.Do not send patient information (even names) on unsecuredMake sure screens are not visible to those who should not haveaccess
20Your Role: Sharing Information Be careful with all oral communications—who can hear your conversation? This includes other volunteers.Before sharing information, verify person’s identity or check with the nurses station.Don’t pass along information from patient to patient— maintain their confidentialityDon’t share information with patients’ extended family or friendsDo not include PHI (such as patient name) in unsecured communications
21Go to the Retraining Packet and take the Confidentiality/Privacy quiz Also, sign Confidentiality and Security Agreement
22What are Boundaries? Boundaries help set limits. Boundaries let you know what is ok and what is not ok.Boundaries protect YOU and patients and families.Boundaries let you know how involved you can get.Boundaries helps you evaluate each situation and decide what to do.Boundaries helps you decide how to respond.
23Know Your Boundaries Is this part of my assigned volunteer role? ASK YOURSELF…Is this part of my assigned volunteer role?Was I trained in this activity?Am I maintaining patient confidentiality?Could this activity present a safety risk for myself or the patients?How does your activity appear to other patients and families? Could someone feel offended or upset?Is this how I would want the situation handled if I were in the hospital? Who would I want to know about my personal situation?Unsure? ASK YOUR COORDINATOR OR FVS STAFF!
24Know Your Boundaries Boundary Ground Rules Function within your assignment description and tasks you have been trained.Do not bring food or gifts to patients or families. Do not accept gifts from families.Do not offer to babysit in family homes.Volunteers are discouraged from socializing with patients or families outside the hospital setting.Do not personally provide transportation to patients and families.Do not provide your personal contact information to patients or families or accept contact information from them.Refrain from seeking medical information about patients. Maintain confidentiality—in hospital and in community.
25Boundaries and Social Media Volunteers are welcome to have social networking sites in their personal lives.Your experiences here at the hospital are covered under privacy and confidentiality laws and cannot be shared in a public forum, such as Facebook or Instagram.A volunteer cannot ‘friend’ a patient or a family member, even after they are discharged.A volunteer cannot accept a ‘friend’ request from a patient or a family member, even after they are discharged.The exception is if the patient or family member is a previous acquaintance.
26Boundaries and Social Media You may not post photos of patients on any social media site, such as Facebook or Instagram. Always remember patient privacy is of top priority.There are many different scenarios and social media changes constantly. Just because we haven’t listed a particular website or situation doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it.Think about the intent of the policy. We cannot have a rule for every situation. If a parent says it’s okay, is it? Who might be at risk? Are you really ‘friends’ with everyone in groups you belong to on Social Media? If you have a question, ask your coordinator.
27Go to the Retraining Packet. Read and signthe Boundaries/Therapeutic Relationships form ANDthe Social Medial Policy
28What do volunteers need to know to prevent the spread of infection? Infection ControlWhat do volunteers need to know to prevent the spread of infection?Keep yourself healthyThe healthier you are, the less chance you have of catching or spreading infectionBe up to date on your immunizationsThis is not required to volunteer, with the exception of volunteers who have not had the chicken pox.Have an annual physicalThis is not required to volunteerGet a flu shot! Save your documentation.
29Tuberculosis TB is spread when people cough, sneeze, speak, sing Franklin County has the highest TB rate in stateThe CDC determines need for TB testing based on an organizations size and riskNot everyone with TB has symptomsTuberculosis is caused by the bacterium M. tuberculosis and is spread through the droplets of moisture that come from your nose or mouth.
30Signs and Symptoms Fever and chills Chest Pain Swollen Glands If you have experienced more than one of these symptoms in the last 12 months without explanation, see a doctor.Cough: > 2 weeksCoughing bloodWeight lossFatigueNight sweatsLoss of appetiteNauseaFever and chillsChest PainSwollen Glands
31Volunteer Responsibilities Beginning in 2014: TB testing required of all volunteersAdults/College Students: What test are you required to have?I have been an active volunteer at NCH within the past 12 months—see info TB slide 1—you will need a TB skin test.I have not been an active NCH volunteer for over 12 months—see info on TB slide 2—you will receive a Quantiferon Gold blood test.See next slides for further information
32Volunteer Responsibilities See next slide for further information -TB Slide 1-Adults/College Students who have been an active volunteer within the past 12 months:Go to Employee Health to have a PPD skin test placed AND report 2 days later to have it read. There is no charge. Must be completed within 30 days of retraining due date.--OR--Go your primary care provider or another provider in the community to have a TB test and provide the results to Employee Health at There will be a charge. Results must be received in Employee Health within 30 days.See next slide for further information
33Volunteer Responsibilities See next slide for further information -TB Slide 2-Adults/College Students who have not been actively volunteering within the past 12 months:Go to Employee Health to receive a lab slip for a Quantiferon Gold blood test. Lab work is completed at the Outpatient Care Center lab. There is no charge. Must be completed within 30 days of retraining due date.--OR--Submit documentation of Quantiferon Gold blood test completed within the past 9 months to Employee Health at Results must be received in Employee Health within 30 days.See next slide for further information
34Volunteer Responsibilities Beginning in 2014: TB testing required of all volunteersAdults/College Students Resources:Employee Health Location and Hours—Use this link to view: -TB Skin Test information—Use this link to view: -Other locations in the community where you can receive a TB skin test—Use this link to view:All updated ongoing information is available on the website at under ‘Current Volunteers.’
35Go to Retraining Packet: Take Tuberculosis quiz Complete and sign TB Testing Requirements
36Chicken Pox/ShinglesChicken pox is highly contagious and to some children can be deadly.Preventative vaccine is currently available.If you have not had the chicken pox we require that you receive the vaccination before volunteeringIf unsure about personal history of disease and are exposed, DO NOT COME IN TO THE HOSPITAL TO VOLUNTEER.Shingles is a very painful rash that affects the nerves. If you suspect you have shingles, DO NOT COME IN TO THE HOSPITAL TO VOLUNTEER. A person with shingles can pass on the illness as chickenpox.
37Standard PrecautionsMethod of infection control - precautions for all patientsManage all contact with human blood and body fluids as if it may contain transmissible infectious agent.Standard Precautions include: hand hygiene and use of PPE as appropriate.
38Standard Precautions What are PPE? Wear gloves…if possibility of contact with body fluidsWear a gown…to protect skin or your clothingWear a mask…to protect nose and mouth from body fluids
39Take Additional Precautions… To stop transmission of infectious diseases from one patient to anotherWhen patients who are diagnosed with a contagious illness or who have been exposed to an unidentified illnessColor-coded signs on door
40Contact Precautions Gloves, Gown and Hand hygiene RSVRotavirusViral ConjunctivitisMRSA, VREFamily and visitors may only be wearing gloves and gown when providing care.Policy revision: Gloves and gown MUST be worn, even if not touching surfaces or patient.
41Droplet Precautions Mask and Hand hygiene Bacterial meningitisStrepFamily and visitors may only be wearing a mask if having close patient contact.
42Patients with respiratory infections (Pertussis or Flu) may initially have both signs posted OR the Orange Precautions sign below.Follow both by wearing:GlovesGownMask
43Airborne Precautions Mask and Hand Hygiene ChickenpoxMeaslesWill be in Airborne infection isolation roomGloves and gown should be worn if contact with infectious materials is expected.
44VOLUNTEERS MAY NOT ENTER Airborne PrecautionsVOLUNTEERS MAY NOT ENTERRequires fitted N-95 maskTuberculosisSmallpox
45NPO Other Signs You May See… Nothing by mouth—no food or liquid Toys in this room need to be cleaned with bleach wipesNPONothing by mouth—no food or liquidMay be some language barriersDo not enter without talking with nurse
46Eliminating Patient Falls We are all expected to do what we can do reduce the risk of falls. This icon on a patient room means that a patient has been assessed as being at HIGH RISK for falls.Precautions include:Side rails left upBed in lowest positionHelp with walkingPlace call light and personal items within reachPatient wearing non-skid foot wear
47Other signs you don’t recognize? Check with the nurse’s stationDo not open the patient room doorTake deliveries to nurse’s station
48Health Care-Associated Infections Infections patients get while in the hospitalFrequently transmitted by germs on handsPrevented by handwashingWash hands for at least 15 seconds!
49Handwashing Rubbing Alcohol Gel Versus Soap and Water You must use soap and water:After using the restroomBefore and after using glovesWhen exposed to blood or body fluidsAfter blowing nose, sneezing, or coughingYou can choose gel or soap:When entering and exiting every patient room or curtained areaWhen dropping items off for patientsRoutinely during volunteering to help prevent the spread of germsWhen having direct patient care
50Latex Allergy Redness, skin rash, hives Swelling around the eyes Children’s Hospital strives to be 100% latex free. It is possible to get a latex exposure in the community from products such as balloons, toys and gloves. If you have any of these symptoms following the use of a latex product, see a doctor.Redness, skin rash, hivesSwelling around the eyesRunny nose, sneezingShortness of breathShock
51Exposures Wash the area Notify RN in charge Notify FVS What to do when exposed to blood or body fluids, including urine, feces, vomit, or spit-up:Wash the areaNotify RN in chargeNotify FVSIn FVS, we will:Complete incident reportContact Employee Health, if neededFollow up with Employee HealthIncident reports are not optional.
52OSHA Rules While in patient areas, do not: eatdrinkapply cosmetics or lip balmhandle contact lensesDo not wear home clothing contaminated with blood/body fluidsget scrubs from SPD and leave clothes—FVS will assistfile incident reportclothes will be washed and returnedArtificial nails are not permitted
53Go to Retraining Packet and take Standard Precautions/Transmission-Based Precautions quiz
54Safety and Security Departmental Overview The Safety and Security Departments:exist to protect the safety and well being of the hospital family, both environmentally and physicallyare staffed twenty-four hours a day seven days a weekpatrol the main campus in various ways - bike, on foot, and in vehiclesSafety is concerned with mainly environmental and compliance issues
55Services Security provides the following services Escorts for staff, volunteers and visitorsVehicle assistsConflict resolutionsInstruction in Self-DefenseAnd with your help, investigations of suspicious persons and incidents (S.A.F.E.)
56S. A. F. E.Become familiar with the hospital’s Security Policy (S. A. F. E.)S - secure, secure offices when not in use, as well as lockers and desk drawersA - alert, be alert to your environment Watch for suspicious people and activitiesF - foil, call attention to suspicious personsE - Educate, educate parents on the importance of following these security measures
57Weapons PolicyNationwide Children’s Hospital is a weapons free zone. Staff and Volunteers are prohibited from possessing/carrying weapons at any hospital facility, parking area or other property.
58Fire Safety (Code Red) Education Help us keep the “Smoke Free” environment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Smoking is prohibited in all areas.Fire Prevention TipsPlease report damaged or defective electrical equipment or any safety issue to ( )Store combustible/flammable material away from a heat sourcePractice good housekeeping
59Fire Plan R.A.C.E.R-Rescue, Remove anyone from the area of immediate dangerA- Alarm, Activate the manual pull box and call to report the exact location of the fireC-Contain, Close doorsE- Evacuate/Extinguish, If possible attempt to quell the fire by using an extinguisherEvacuate, if ordered to do so by Columbus Fire or the onsite fire director or fire warden, or if you are in immediate danger
60Fire Extinguisher Use [P.A.S.S.] P-Pull the pinA-Aim at the base of the fireS-Squeeze the handles togetherS-Sweep the base of the fire until extinguished
61Evacuation There are four types of evacuations Rescue-involves removing people from a room or some other contained areaHorizontal-involves moving people from one unit to another making sure that there is a fire barrier door between you and the fire (Refer to illustration above)Vertical-involves removing people from a fully involved floor to the floor below by means of the stairwellsTotal-involves evacuation of a building or the entire campus. This type of evacuation can only occur once a “Code Yellow” has been initiated and Administration, in conjunction with Columbus Fire, authorizes it.
62HazMat-The Employees right to know Hazardous MaterialsHazMat-The Employees right to knowAccording to OSHA law the hospital has an obligation to inform its employees or volunteers of any hazardous, toxic or potentially life threatening chemicals that they might, in the course of their employment, come into contact with.
63Elements of a HazMat Plan The Hospital’s hazardous materials plan must contain:A written policy [located in the policies and procedures manual or on the Intranet.]MSDS sheets [located in the poison control center] provide information on handling hazardous materials, first aid and proper personal protective equipment (PPE)Proper Container labeling [primary and secondary]Personal Protective Equipment supplied, free of charge, for any chemical that you will handle in the course of your duties.Proper clean-up and disposal of hazardous waste.
64Disaster Procedures Disaster Codes Fire Code Red Abduction Code Adam Bomb ThreatSevere WeatherHazMatMedical EmergencyDisasterViolent/Combative PersonPerson with weapon and/or hostageCode RedCode AdamCode BlackCode GrayCode OrangeCode BlueCode YellowCode VioletCode Silver
65Workplace Violence Disaster Codes Disaster ProceduresWorkplace Violence Disaster CodesCode Violet--Violent/Combative PersonActivated when a person’s behavior is observed to be increasingly out of controlBehavior threatens the safety of that person or othersRequest assistance from staff immediatelyCode Silver--Person with weapon and/or hostageActivated when a person is seen with a weapon, distinctive popping noises or gunshots are heard, or in a hostage situationOff-duty police or detectives are allowed to carry weaponsis emergency security number
66Volunteer Activities During a HEICS (Disaster) Activation FVS will be responsible forMaintaining the Family Information Center which:Provides family members with information regarding the patientProvides a calm and nurturing atmosphere for parents and siblings of patientsActing as runners between the various disaster centersAssisting the Section Chiefs by recording ongoing events
67NCH Flight Risk GownsAny child in hospital pajamas without a staff member, parent or other designated adult is someone to stop and question.
68NCH Flight Risk GownsSeeing a patient in a purple gown, without their constant attendant, is a cause for high alert and staff or volunteer should notify security.Check with nurses station before entering room when patient is wearing purple gown
69Safe Havens for Newborn Children Abandoned NewbornsSafe Havens for Newborn Children
70Ohio Revised Code HB660Nationwide Children’s is a willing partner in the Abandoned Newborn’s Law.It states, among many other things, that:Infants, under 30 days old (with no signs of physical abuse) maybe dropped off at a safe haven.Persons are allowed to anonymously surrender an infant without fear of questioning or arrest.If a parent brings a newborn either to the main campus or an off-site location, the volunteer shall;Contact the staff person in charge and they will make all necessary notifications.
71Go to Retraining Packet and take Safety/Security quiz
72Evaluation FormPlease take a few moments to fill out the self- evaluation form. This helps us know how you are doing as a volunteer and if you desire additional training.The method of reporting is “Self Report”You choose if you feel you N (Need Review), are M (Meeting Expectations), or E (Exceeding Expectations).
73Quick RemindersVolunteers must wear the Nationwide Children’s volunteer uniform polo or vest.Your photo id must be worn at all times.Closed-toe shoes are required.Please, no blue jeans, shorts, capris, sagging, or shirts which expose your mid-section.Super Volunteer
74Updates…You can now check and print your hours and update your contact information at:Your address is the log-in and your pin # is the password.Be sure to check your regularly for updates regarding any changes happening at the hospital.Flu vaccines are mandatory for all volunteers. Send verification to:
75Flu vaccines are mandatory for all volunteers. Updates…Flu vaccines are mandatory for all volunteers.Flu season is typically September through March and vaccines will be available at this time.Flu vaccines will be available from Employee Health at no chargeIf you get a flu vaccine from another source, send verification to:Make sure it has your name and ‘Volunteer’ indicated on paperwork.
76Updates… Volunteer sign in and out Where are the staff? Volunteer Program Office, located just past the Chapel off of the Tower lobby.Can use either the Timken office or the new office.Where are the staff?Secretaries are in the New Volunteer Program officeVolunteer Coordinators (Brittany and Laura) are in the Timken officeChild Life Specialists may have offices on their unit or may be in Timken—check with them on how to find them.
77Updates… Parking at the Main hospital Volunteers using a card key to park at the main hospital now have access to the Underground Visitor Garage.The address of the Underground garage is 635 Children’s DriveDo not take a ticket—hold cardkey in front of reader to enter.When exiting, use right lane, and hold card key in front of reader.Your badge no longer works at the Mooberry garage.
78Congratulations! You have finished your annual retraining! Please remember to complete all quizzes and sign all forms.Return completed packet to Family and Volunteer Services.If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.