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Association of increased influenza vaccination in health care workers with a reduction in nosocomial influenza infections in cancer patients

Frenzel, E. et al. American Journal of Infection Control. Published online: 5 May 2016

Highlights: 

  • We applied a multifaceted influenza vaccination program in a cancer center.
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05 (May 2016)

Facial hair – what about clinical microbiology technicians?

Lindeholm, Y.N. & Arpi, M. Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: 22 April 2016

In 2014 Wakeam et al. in this journal published their results from a cross-sectional study which compared facial bacterial colonization rates of potential nosocomial significance among 408 male healthcare workers with and without facial hair.1 All participants in this study had routine direct patient contact.

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04 (April 2016)

The Safe Haven That’s Not So Safe

The New York Times and This American Life recently collaborated to publish two harrowing accounts of Alan Pean, a hospital patient in Houston, Texas.  Pean went to the hospital seeking medical attention during a manic episode and was held overnight.   1,009 more words

On Labor

Equality for Mothers and Newborns on International Women’s Day

Written by Abbey Kocan, Executive Director of Kupona Foundation, and Erwin Telemans, CEO of CCBRT

This International Women’s Day, individuals and organizations across the globe are shining a light on the issue of women’s equality, and celebrating the accomplishments of extraordinary women. 588 more words

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Turkish Medical Association's report on healthcare in Diyarbakır

Translated from Turkish by Translators for justice

Source: http://www.ttb.org.tr/images/stories/haberler/file/DIYARBAKIR_AHK_15_OCAK.pdf

January 15th, 2016

“Don’t turn family healthcare centers numbered 2 and 3 in Bağlar, Diyarbakır into police stations, let the family health centers re-open!” 1,676 more words

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Seroprevalence of pertussis amongst healthcare professionals in Spain.

This multi-center, hospital-based observational study determined the seroprevalence of pertussis antibodies amongst healthcare professionals from three different hospitals in Spain to ascertain the health status of professionals attending to susceptible groups who are at risk of contracting and transmitting pertussis. 169 more words

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16-02 Segment 1: Violence against healthcare workers

http://media.blubrry.com/radiohealthjournal/mediatracks.com/shows/RHJ_2016/RHJ_16-02A.mp3

Synopsis: Healthcare workers are about four times more likely than workers in any other field to be attacked on the job, usually by patients or family members, and most often in the emergency department. 2,231 more words

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