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
Celebrate Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) Week!! For the week of November 8-14, SEIU-West is proud to celebrate the important role of MRTs in health care. The work of MRTs are vital for quality patient care as MRTs perform imaging and radiation-related therapy, which is so often needed in our public...Read more