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
November is National Home Care Month! SEIU-West would like to celebrate all our valued Home Care members who work really hard to ensure that their clients are well taken care of every day. With an aging population and crowded hospitals, adequate home care is now a vital health care...Read more