Infectious disease precautions medics must remember
Are people within your agency planning for every day and common diseases?
EMS1.COM, By Jim Love
We live in globetrotting world that allows disease to spread at the speed of air travel. A contagious person could board a plane overseas and depart to any continent — in any country. The risk potential is of global significance. People do need to think about and plan for such outbreaks.
Remember AIDS, HIV, hepatitis A, B, and C? How about TB, pneumonia, MRSA and the common cold? These diseases are still out there, of course. Is protecting yourself or your crews a major priority? Are people within your agency planning for these every day and common diseases? Are you afraid of catching some disease and taking it home, potentially posing a risk to loved ones?
Let's review some of the activities that should occur to help prevent the spread of disease.
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