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Opioid Management Update

Action requested:  Be prepared to manage patients on chronic opioid therapy whose health care provider is no longer able to practice.

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Friday, December 9, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (937)/Comments (0)/
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Mumps Testing; Notifiable Conditions

Action requested:  Submit appropriate specimens when mumps suspected.

Action requested:  Make available to staff the updated poster of Washington State’s notifiable conditions. 


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Thursday, December 8, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1052)/Comments (0)/
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Influenza, mumps, strategies to reduce opioid overdoses

Action requested:  Take advantage of free resources to promote influenza vaccination. 

Action requested:  Assure that all patients have been immunized against mumps and be alert for signs of mumps in patients, regardless of their immunization status.
Action requested:  Consider participating in a webinar training at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 6. 


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Friday, December 2, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (944)/Comments (0)/
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Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Action requested:  Consider participating in a webinar training at 11 AM on Tuesday, November 29.  (Apologies for the late notice, but I just learned about this myself.)  Read More >>
Thursday, December 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (824)/Comments (0)/
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Sexually Transmitted Infections, Testing for Zika Virus, Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Action requested:  Actively screen for and treat sexually transmitted infections.

Action requested:  Be aware of a high rate of false positive commercial tests.
Action requested:  Be aware that nurse practitioners and physician assistants will soon be able to receive a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction.


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Thursday, December 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (771)/Comments (0)/
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