Items Tagged with 'Health care workers'

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CDC updates Ebola care guidelines

Atlanta – Following two cases in which U.S. nurses were infected with Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its infection-control guidelines for health care workers.
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Ebola outbreak prompts call for PPE innovations

Washington – The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking innovators who can help improve personal protective equipment and tools used by health care workers who are fighting what is being called the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
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PART OF THE JOB?

Workplace violence in health care

Experts say 'part of the job' mindset needs to change
Violence from patients, families and visitors is a common hazard for nurses and other health care workers. Although several states have recently strengthened penalties for assaults on health care personnel, worker advocates are calling for additional action.
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Health care providers ignore texting-while-driving dangers: study

Atlanta – Emergency medicine practitioners have an up-close view of the deaths and injuries that can result from texting while driving. Yet when they are not working, physicians, nurses, residents and other emergency health care providers often engage in the same dangerous driving habits, according to a study from Emory University School of Medicine.
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Guidelines aim to protect workers from Ebola

Geneva – As the largest Ebola outbreak in history spreads across West Africa, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization have issued guidelines to help keep workers safe.
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Health care worker footwear

Designed specifically for nurses and other health care professionals, this line of high-performance work shoes features contamination-resistant uppers; thick, contoured foot beds; and slip-resistant soles that provide superior traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
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