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Influenza update and Sexually transmitted infections resource

Action requested:  Be aware that the number of cases of influenza in our region is increasing rapidly.

Action requested:  Be aware of a new consulting service to assist clinicians with questions about management of sexually transmitted infections.


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Monday, December 19, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1299)/Comments (0)/
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Mumps testing recommendations; Tuberculosis testing guidelines

Action requested:  Consider carefully before testing for mumps.

Action requested:  Be aware of updated guidelines for testing persons at risk for tuberculosis.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1471)/Comments (0)/
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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 (1473)/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 (1613)/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 (1466)/Comments (0)/
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