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Infection Control at Healthcare Facilities

Action requested:  Healthcare facilities (e.g., hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, clinics and doctors' offices) that utilize reusable medical devices should arrange for a healthcare professional with expertise in device reprocessing to immediately assess their reprocessing procedures. This assessment should ensure that reprocessing is done correctly, including allowing enough time for reprocessing personnel to follow all steps recommended by the device manufacturer. Read More >>
Monday, September 14, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1189)/Comments (0)/
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Suicide, Hepatitis C & Influenza vaccination

Action requested: Screen patients for suicidal potential.
Action requested: Test for hepatitis C.
Action requested: Be aware of current recommendations for influenza vaccination. Read More >>
Monday, August 24, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1233)/Comments (0)/
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Pertussis & Ebola

Action requested: Consider pertussis when patients present with prolonged coughing.
Action requested: Continue to screen for travel to western Africa, but be alert to causes of disease other than Ebola. Read More >>
Monday, August 3, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1106)/Comments (0)/
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Electronic drug delivery devices

Action requested: Consider commenting on possible prohibition on the use of electronic drug delivery devices (EDDDs, AKA vapor devices, e-cigarettes, etc.) in public places throughout Snohomish County. Read More >>
Friday, July 17, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1196)/Comments (0)/
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Pertussis, Measles & Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines

Action requested: Screen patients with respiratory symptoms for travel to the Middle East or South Korea.
Action requested: If pertussis is suspected in a student, test, treat, and exclude the student from school.
Action requested:  Be alert for possible measles in persons who visited certain Seattle locations on May 30.
Action requested: Follow the updated Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015.
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Thursday, June 18, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1201)/Comments (0)/
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