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Learning for life: Influenza

first_img Comments are closed. Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up to datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1.What does a modern approach to occupational health rely on? a) Sound occupational health advice b) Risk assessment c) The UK economy d) Health promotion 2. The influenza virus is commonly spread through: a) Airborne infected particles b) Contaminated food and water c) Inadequate handwashing d) Contaminated equipment and utensils 3. Outbreaks of influenza occur in the UK between: a) January and June b) March and September c) June and December d) September and March 4. What is the cost of Relenza per patient? a) £5 b) £12 c) £18 d) £24 5. When was the most recent major influenza epidemic in the UK? a) 1989-90 b) 1994-95 c) 1995-96 d) 1999-2000 6. The NHS Trust in the article did not offer influenza vaccination tostaff because: a) It was too expensive b) It was unnecessary for healthy staff c) They would be better protected in the future by building up their own antibodiesd) They would be regarded as malingerers if they subsequently contractedinfluenza 7. The 1979 study carried out by the Post Office showed that a) It was cost-effective to vaccinate against influenza b) There was no consistent benefit to those staff who were vaccinated c) There was a saving on sickness absence attributable to the vaccinationprogramme d) Over the five year period it was a consistent benefit to staff 8.How long does the influenza vaccine give cover for? a) 6 months b) 1 year c) 3 years d) 5 years 9. An increase in acute hospital admissions for influenza-relatedrespiratory illnesses results in: a) A backlog of routine admissions, cancelled routine theatre sessions andincreased waiting lists b) A backlog of routine admissions, cancelled routine theatre sessions andstaff holidays cancelled c) A backlog of routine admissions, cancellation of staff holidays andincreased waiting lists d) Cancelled routine theatre sessions and staff holidays and increased waitinglists 10. Which one of the following is NOT a sign or symptom of influenza a) Malaise b) Myalgia c) Anorexia d) Pyrogen Feedback1. b); 2. a) update your knowledge of influenza by visiting some of the websites given in Occupational Health journal 2000, October, p32 – especiallywww.influenza.com or, if you do not have access to the internet then visit alibrary and carry out a literature search; 3. d); 4. d); 5. a); 6. c); 7.b); 8. b); 9. a); 10. d) pyrogen is a substance capable of producing fever Previous Article Next Article Learning for life: InfluenzaOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dixie State Softball Continues Recent Tradition of Excellence

first_imgMay 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Softball Continues Recent Tradition of Excellence Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailIRVINE, Calif.-Monday, the 38-8 Dixie State softball team ensued in its recent tradition of excellence as the NCAA Division II selection show revealed their postseason destination.For the 10th consecutive season, the Trail Blazers’ stellar softball program will appear in the NCAA Division II West super regional.The Trail Blazers are the #3 seed in the West and will play in the Irvine, Calif. pod Thursday at 12:00 pm MDT against the #6 seed, the Cal State-San Bernardino Coyotes.Much like the Utah High School Sports Association sanctioned tournaments that Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network teams compete in for baseball and softball, this is a double-elimination tournament.Should the Trail Blazers win Thursday, they will compete in the winners’ bracket Friday at 11:00 am MDT against the winner of the Concordia-Irvine (the host team of this pod) Academy of Art game.A loss against CSUSB results in the Trail Blazers playing Friday at 1:30 pm MDT against either Concordia-Irvine or Academy of Art.The Trail Blazers have posted many impressive stats on the season as one would expect from a team that has won 38 of its 46 games.The team leader for Dixie State in batting average is freshman shortstop/second baseman Emma Sweet, posting a mark of .429.Senior outfielder Janessa Bassett is the home run leader on the squad with 7 and also has the most hits on the squad with 55.Junior second baseman/shortstop Bailey Gaffin leads the Trail Blazers in RBI with 44.Freshman pitcher Cambrie Hazel is the ace in the circle, having swiftly and effectively made the transition to Division II competition from high school play.Hazel has a team-best 1.50 ERA and boasts a record of 16-3 on the season. Tags: Bailey Gaffin/Cambrie Hazel/Dixie State Softball; NCAA Division II Super Regional/Janessa Bassett Written bylast_img read more

Cooper Energy says Callawonga appraisal drilling campaign successful

first_img Callawonga 2019 appraisal program, Cooper Basin, South Australia. Photo: courtesy of Cooper Energy. Cooper Energy (ASX: COE) announces successful conclusion of the four well appraisal program at the Callawonga oil field, Cooper Basin, South Australia by the PEL 92 Joint Venture. Cooper Energy has a 25% interest in the PEL 92 joint venture with the balance held by the Operator, Beach Energy.The campaign commenced 5 November 2019, targeting information on the extent of the field to the north and east.Results from the campaign are largely in line with pre-drill expectations and have helped define the field limits in the north and east. Callawonga-19, 20 and 21 intersected the top Namur Formation reservoir high to prognosis which, subject to a full field review, may result in increased field size and future development drilling.Individual well results were as follows:–  Callawonga-19, located approximately 500 metres east of Callawonga-12 was plugged and abandoned with oil shows after being drilled to a total depth of 1,550 metres;–  Callawonga-20, located approximately 600 metres north-east of Callawonga-4 was plugged and abandoned with oil shows after being drilled to a total depth of 1,485 metres;–  Callawonga-21, located approximately 500 metres south of Callawonga-4 was plugged and abandoned with oil shows after being drilled to a total depth of 1,494 metres; and–  Callawonga-22, located approximately 500 metres north of Callawonga-3 was plugged and abandoned as a dry hole after being drilled to a total depth of 1,477 metres.The Callawonga appraisal campaign is to be followed immediately by a 4 well appraisal campaign at the Butlers Field, also located in PEL 92. Source: Company Press Release The campaign commenced 5 November 2019, targeting information on the extent of the field to the north and eastlast_img read more

Inpatient Physician Assistant

first_img Twitter ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN RISK COMMUNICATION IN VACCINE SCIENCE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES Save Nurse Practitioner Other Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Nurse Practitioner You need to sign in or create an account to save Save ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN RISK COMMUNICATION IN VACCINE SCIENCE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES Maryland, United States The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Informationist III/Librarian III Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University Save Informationist III/Librarian III LinkedIn You need to sign in or create an account to save Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Maryland, United States Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Facebook Similar jobs More searches like this You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University Johns HopkinsBayview Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore The Johns Hopkins Department ofOrthopaedic Surgery is seeking a full-time Physician Assistant toprovide emergency orthopaedic care and triage for orthopaedicpatients, under the direction, supervision and responsibility of asupervising physician, and in accordance with establishedregulatory and hospital policies and procedures. The floor advancedpractice provider is responsible for evaluating the patient’shealth status through diagnostic procedures and tests and providingtherapeutic patient care under direction of a supervisingphysician.Specific Duties andResponsibilities:Provides emergency care fororthopaedic injuries such as, but not limited to fracture care,casting, splinting, ordering diagnostics, pre-work required foradmissions, admission orders, and/or the O.R. Triages for openfractures, compartment syndrome, dislocations, serious fractures,and cast problems. Places, removes and/or reinforces sutures.Evaluates wounds, changes dressings and performs woundcare.Interviews patients and compilespatient medical histories to assist in determination of healthstatus. Performs physical examinations of patients, noting normaland abnormal findings. Provides follow-up care as needed forOrthopaedic inpatients, including but limited to wound care anddressings for patients. Coordinates care plans and provides on-sitecontinuity of care with the patients, families and staff. Dictatesdischarge summaries and completes discharge paperwork. Obtainsspecimens from patients and runs routine laboratory tests andprocedures; performs diagnostic tests, orders and follows up onimaging studies, orders non-routine laboratory tests or proceduresas required.Performs consults/evaluations.Evaluate patient history, physical examination findings andlaboratory values, and makes preliminary diagnosis of patients forreview by physician. Develops care/treatment plan for patientaccording to established protocols and procedures; confers andconsults with supervisory physician and other professionals beforeimplementing treatment. Writes post-operative orders which includelaboratory tests, medications, and care plans according toestablished procedure and protocol, for review by physician. Writesprescriptions as needed. Complete patient forms such as disability,FMLA, and insurance, etc. as needed.Attends patient rounds withphysician or members of medical staff to monitor patient progress,and provide information to staff on patient’s care plan, conditionand progress of patient. Provides education and guidance topatients and family members in maintaining good health, diseaseprevention and home care under supervision of a physician. Signsout patients with active issues and concerns. Attends regularlyscheduled continuing education programs to ensure current knowledgeof procedures and health care plans andprotocols.Facilitates communication betweenown team and other consulting medical services. Requestsconsultations with other departments, as necessary. Acts as liaisonwith other medical services (social work, rehabilitation medicine,etc.). Bills fees for all services rendered. Completes all requireddocumentation for billing accuracy andcompliance.May require some travel to otherorthopedic sites. May require coverage of Orthopedic ConvenienceCare Clinic, evenings and weekends may beincluded.Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’sdegree; Certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifyingbody. Completion of a CAAHEP certified Physician Assistant program.Must be licensed as PA in State of Maryland or other state wherepracticing. Must be registered by the Board of Medical Examiners ofMaryland. Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor’sdegree, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Current CPRcertification required. Must maintain current licensure andcertification during duration of employment. Completion of theJohns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center and other relatedfacilities as necessary credentialing process is required prior tostart date.Additional Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities: Knowledge of medical terminology, Anatomy, Physiology,Chemistry, Psychology, Pharmacology, Clinical Medicine, Radiology,Microbiology and Pathology as acquired through completion of anaccredited Physician’s Assistant program, or a Nurse Practitioner’sprogram. Work requires analytical ability necessary to evaluate anddetermine health status of patient and implement proper careplan.Interpersonal skills necessary tointerview, teach and counsel patients; instruct health carepersonnel on procedures and treatment. Is computer knowledgeableand will be expected to fully utilize all Johns Hopkins systems.Work requires six-to-twelve month’s on-the-job experience to obtaina comprehensive understanding of clinical and/or surgicalprocedures, patient care procedures, medical protocols and testingprocedures.Physical Requirements: Sitting,standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extendinghand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required tomanipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) orarm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital orclinical environment.Working Conditions: Some exposureto contaminated materials, infectious specimens and communicablediseases, but potential for harm or personal injury is limited whenproper safety and health precautions arefollowed.Classified Title:PhysicianAssistantWorking Title: Inpatient PhysicianAssistant ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range:CompetitiveEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Rotating 13 hour shift Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003465-SOM Ortho Bay Adult Personnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Share Johns Hopkins University Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

International markets offer growth prospects for ABF

first_imgAssociated British Foods (ABF) said the proportion of its profits earned by its UK-based operations now accounted for less than half of the total, compared to almost three-quarters at the turn of the century.Speaking at the firm’s AGM, chairman Martin Adamson (pictured) told shareholders that the business was now spread widely across the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa and ABF was well-placed to develop its businesses in all these regions. Two-thirds of production was outside Europe and that part had good growth prospects, based as it is in countries with rising rates of consumption, he said.Results for the past year had continued to be affected by sugar regime reform in Europe, together with adverse impacts of currency changes on overseas profits and losses in its UK bakery business, he added. The previous year had laid the foundations for strong, sustainable growth in the year ahead, he said.Some 85,000 people now work for the ABF group worldwide.last_img read more

Coca-Cola hooks up to the joy of text

first_imgCoca-Cola Great Britain has launched a media portal – the Diet Coke Silver Room, in a bid to appeal to a new generation of diet coke drinkers.Developed by mobile specialist agency Marvellous, it will enable people to text SILVER to 82233 in order to receive celebrity gossip, plus the best in fashion, music, film, green issues, games and unique member offers.Cathryn Sleight, marketing director for Coca-Cola Great Britain, explained: “We’ve been looking at ways to create a fresh dialogue with the next generation of Diet Coke drinkers.We feel the Diet Coke Silver Room, integrated with our ongoing loyalty programme ’Coke Zone’, is the perfect platform to offer younger, tech-savvy consumers a truly unique combination of great content and access to amazing rewards.”www. coca-cola.comlast_img read more

News story: Innovative companies win Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2018

first_imgZettlex – the Cambridge company works within aerospace, defence, medical, industrial and petrochemical industries to design and manufacture sensors for position and speed measurement in extreme environments. It won its international trade award by growing its business to 400 customers in 45 markets Find out more about the Queen’s Awards and see the full list of winners. Frog Bikes – the company, which assembles its range of lightweight aluminium children’s bikes in Wales, won an international trade award for growing its overseas sales in North America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand and UAE The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are given every year on the Queen’s birthday for outstanding achievement by UK businesses across 4 categories: Cobra Biologics – working in the life sciences industry, Cobra won an award in the international trade category. It operates in the UK and Sweden and works with organisations across France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Korea and the USA sustainable development promoting opportunity through social mobility innovation international trade Innovation and international tradeAwards for Innovate UK-supported companies went to: Apply for innovation funding. IKAWA – inventors of digital micro coffee roasters, IKAWA won an innovation award for using patented cyclone roasting technology that can be controlled by a smartphone app Endomagnetics – trading as Endomag, the company won in the innovation category for its minimally-invasive surgical guidance system. Its wider work includes developing a clinical platform that uses safe magnetic fields to power diagnostic and therapeutic devicescenter_img Find out more about Photocentric and its success. MIRA Technology Park – having established a facility for automotive R&D, MIRA has seen overseas sales grow by 133%, leading to an international trade award for outstanding continuous growth Ultrahaptics – Bristol-based Ultrahaptics won an innovation award for its work in haptic feedback, which mimics the sense of touch by using ultrasound to project virtual controls, shapes and textures onto a user’s hand A total of 230 UK businesses have been recognised for leading industry with their products and services. Among the winners are 10 companies that have received funding support from Innovate UK. These companies feature across the international trade and innovation categories.Winners in the international trade category have demonstrated that they have achieved substantial growth and commercial success overseas.The winners in the innovation category were assessed for a number of indicators including invention, design or production, and performance of services. Previous Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale. Williams Advanced Engineering – Williams’ race technology is influencing the wider auto-industry. It won an innovation award for its battery cell cooling technology, which is now being introduced into commercial electric and hybrid car production Photocentric – the 3D printer and resin manufacturer was recognised for its outstanding 3-year growth in overseas sales in the international trade category. More than 74% of its sales are to overseas markets Microlise – another international trade award has gone to the Nottingham-based company, which uses telematics to help its customers to save on fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions. It was recognised for outstanding short-term growth, seeing its overseas sales grow from £2.2 million to £5 million over 3 yearslast_img read more

David Grisman To Release His First Album of New Music In Ten Years

first_imgThe David Grisman Sextet will release a new, self-titled album on Friday, June 3rd. “Dawg music”–an acoustic blend of many styles and traditions–has been around since David Grisman‘s famed quintet recorded their first album in 1976, and this new album continues to build upon his rich, exploratory tradition. Prepare for an eclectic tour through Grisman’s world of music, as “the tunes and arrangements offer the widest range of influences from swing and jazz to bluegrass, latin, funk and even old-time and ragtime!” The Sextet is made up of classic Grisman band members Jim Kerwin (bass), Matt Eakle (flute), and George Marsh (drums), with new members Chad Fanning (fiddle) and George Cole (guitar) joining the fray alongside Grisman and his mandolin. We’re looking forward to checking out the latest chapter for Grisman and his “dawg music”!last_img read more

Women’s soccer captures 11th Ivy League Championship

first_imgCapturing its 11th Ivy League title, and fourth over the past six years, Harvard women’s soccer beat Dartmouth, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. Fittingly, senior co-captain Peyton Johnson recorded the game-winning goal for the Crimson.The Crimson (11-3-2, 6-0) remain unbeaten over the past 13 games, dating back to Sept. 11. The 13-match unbeaten streak matches the longest since 1999. Harvard punches its ticket to the NCAA Championship, its 13th appearance in program history. The Crimson will find out their fate when the NCAA selection show airs on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m.To read the full story, visit gocrimson.com.last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge: Who Should Play Christian in Moulin Rouge! on Broadway?

first_img Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. After kicking off the Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge with an American Horror Story challenge, this week’s list is a little less spooky and a little more ooh la la. We’ve been waiting for Moulin Rouge!, the all-singing, all-dancing 2001 movie by Baz Luhrmann, to hit the Broadway stage for years. You guys even voted Moulin Rouge! as the number-one Ewan McGregor movie you want to see on stage in Broadway.com’s weekend poll, so we know you agree! So we’ve gotta know—which Broadway stud would make the best Christian in a Moulin Rouge! musical? To kick it off, Broadway.com features editor Lindsay Champion has chosen her list of top ten hunks here. Well, what are you waiting for! Cast your vote and tune in for the results on the October 15 episode of The Broadway.com Show. STEP 2 – RANK: Reorder your ten choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the continue button. STEP 1 – SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the continue button.center_img The Broadway.com staff’s current obsession? Culturalist, the awesome website that has become the hot spot for top ten lists. We love it so much that we decided to partner with them! Every week, we’ll challenge you with a Broadway-themed topic and have you rank your favorites on Culturalist.com. Then, we’ll announce the most popular ten choices on The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday! STEP 3 – PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top ten list. If you like it, click the publish button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account, you will be asked to create one or sign in with Facebook at this point.) View Commentslast_img read more