12th day of Christmas – Virus Exposures
Accidental needle pokes put health care workers at risk of contracting blood borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Then there’s influenza strains such as seasonal, pandemic, avian, and swine. We are seeing antibiotic resistant strains such as MRSA becoming commonplace. Let’s not forget Ebola, SARS, TB and MERS. Health care workers put their health on the line every day by dealing with patients diagnosed and undiagnosed with a variety of contagious illnesses. For a resource on infection control, please check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information found here.
Purple Works Profile
It’s Licensed Practical Nurses Day! Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) fill important roles in modern health care practices, even more so now during the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary duty of an LPN is to promote health and healing by functioning as a member of the nursing team, to...Read more