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  1. boy did I mess up

    Ellie, Sorry to hear about your accident. If the worst case does happen and you convert there are some great dual modality therapies (Interferon Alfa 2B and Ribavirin) out there. Unlike most of the population you will be able to start so soon you h...
  2. boy did I mess up

    Sorry to hear about your accident. If the worst case does happen and you convert there are some great dual modality therapies (Interferon Alfa 2B and Ribavirin) out there. Unlike most of the population you will be able to start so soon you have a v...
  3. What industry are you in? I would first review both the Nurse Practice Act and the practice act for Paramedics. In the states I practice in Paramedics cannot do Audiograms or PFT's. I don't have time to look this up - anybody who knows jump in- I ...
  4. How many OHN's are on these board?

    I am going to start a new thread to answer you.
  5. Herpes 1 vs Herpes 2

    Regardless of where the infection is located, on the lips in the case of cold sores or on the genitalia in the case of ulcers, the infection is sexually transmitted. Someone with oral herpes is much more likely to transmit the infection at an earli...
  6. PPD documentation for OR vendors?

    I am not aware of tracking vendor reps. Since the reps have no practical risk of transmitting TB or being exposed to TB from patients (they're masked, the rooms are too well ventilated for respiratory transmission, and there is not enough time of exp...
  7. Help in Bangladesh

    If a water point is a water fountain I agree with the previous poster that there is no risk. But if a water point is communal bucket of water like it is in some communities. He will need to use his own glass and there should be a serving ladle that...
  8. Liability laws for DON's

    Liability law is comprised of common law, state and federal regulations, and state and federal case law. Regardless of the subtype, for instance DON, liability law is not located in one area. You would have to research the specific issue and sub-iss...
  9. Volunteer Nurses Needed for Hurricane Emergency!

    LA Nursing Board is coordinating with the other state boards for volunteers. You are to contact your local Board of Nursing who will verify your license/certification status per the National Disaster plan and forward a list of Volunteers to LA Board ...
  10. OHN from Brazil

    Katia, Don't worry about your grammar. Your skills are much better than mine would be in any second language I would attempt. My background has been the occupational/environmental health of rescuers, safety, relief, law enforcement personnel and c...
  11. OHN from Brazil

    Katia, Welcome to the board. It is great to have a nurse from Brazil participating. I have interacted with Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians from Brazil in the past. Are you working in a specific field or industry or cover a variety...
  12. Regarding Hep.B Infection.

    Youknowwho Yes you can have antibodies already but if you don't you will have to pay for it again. Since we know second vaccine titers don't last very long, none of the schools where I have taught Nursing would accept a second vaccine titer level. ...
  13. COHN Certification

    The test is based on the highest basic nursing program you completed. To take the COHN-S you must have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree. It does not reflect your actual duties. The portion most often failed by all candidates is the direct ca...
  14. Staph Aureus question

    I see people all the time who continue to work through the pain, ADLs including sports. Decreased ROM is one possible sign of a fracture. Even when I did disaster rescue decreased ROM was rarely a sign of severe fractures even in the field. Step ...
  15. national medical reserve corps

    The medical reserve corp. has been around for generations under various names. I had a great aunt who received her LPN as a member back in 1901. Many of these volunteer opportunities have always existed there has just been a lack of interest by healt...