Navigation Links
America's Registered Nurses Applaud New Institute of Medicine H1N1/Swine Flu Safety Recommendations -- and Call on CDC to Maintain Stringent Safety Guidelines
Date:9/5/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) today applauds the Institute of Medicine for recommending strong patient safety protections for patients and caregivers to avoid airborne transmission during the ongoing H1N1/swine flu pandemic--and calls on the Centers for Disease Control to meet the same, stringent standards.

"America's registered nurses have significant experience dealing with H1N1/swine flu, and we know that we need the highest level of safety protection for patients and nurses alike, including the N95 masks," said Deborah Burger, RN, co-president of CNA/NNOC.

"We've seen infection clusters caused by inadequate safety gear, and hospitals cutting corners on their preparedness for the virus. We need to ensure that any guidelines improve patient care and safety in hospitals--not weaken it," Burger continued.

Tuesday the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report, "Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A," reviewing all available scientific literature, and concluding that the evidence on transmission makes clear that nurses and other caregivers caring for H1N1 and suspected H1N1 patients should use NIOSH-certified respirator masks of N95 or better that have been tested to ensure proper fit. They specifically argued that:

...the committee noted that in the recent outbreak of H1N1 in Mexico, strict adherence of infection control measures including the use of N95 respirators prevented healthcare workers from contracting influenza-like illness...One study that has been submitted for publication compared the clinical efficacy of medical [surgical] masks versus N95 respirators in healthcare workers and found that N95s had statistically significant efficacy while medical masks showed no efficacy...

On th
'/>"/>

SOURCE California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cochlear Americas Announces 2008 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners
2. Mentice, Inc. Announces Appointment of Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Americas
3. Olympus Corporation of the Americas Names Mark Gumz President & CEO
4. DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas
5. Mentice, Inc. Expands Its North American Sales and Clinical Presence With the Hiring of Jeff Sirek as Director of Educational Sales-East and Sue Landsman as Clinical Applications Manager for the Americas.
6. ExamForce Hires Former (ISC)2 Americas Leader to Head Corporate and Government Sales Efforts
7. Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Announces the Launch of the CM-SA Skin Analysis Software
8. Kari Boiler Named President of Bugaboo Americas
9. Cochlear Americas Hosts Celebration 2009 for Cochlear Implant Recipients and Their Families
10. Americas Watchdog Calls On President Obama To Get Involved With The Toxic Chinese Drywall Disaster--Now
11. AmericaSpeakOn.org Launches Discussion on Health Care Reform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... when Mark Caller, principal owner of The Marcal Group ... the Harel Media Group (HMG). A contract, as well a ... Calko Medical Center’s website, as well as branding services and ... with the work completed by HMG throughout the course of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... study has found that following a healthy lifestyle may ... syndrome. Published early online in CANCER , a ... indicate that children with cancer and adults who had ... how their lifestyle may influence their long-term health. ... to be at increased risk for the metabolic syndrome, ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 CW4K ... help First Lady Michelle Obama and Partnership for a ... organizations as they join the group's DrinkUP ... more water, more often. , The seven organizations ... Corporation™, Nalgene® Outdoor Products, S’well Bottle, Santa Clara Valley ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 To commemorate World Hepatitis ... of Living with a Disability magazine has ... disorders that include hepatitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel disease, ... important new article highlights that, in the context of ... hepatitis and other disabling conditions related to the digestive ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Building a sense of neighborhood and ... Where personal outdoor space is not possible, building a ... and exercise outside is important. That’s why Old ... commercial playground equipment from APCPLAY. , Old Buckingham Station ... It is an historic tourist location of one of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Calko Medical Center Loses Website Twice over Non-Payment, According to Court Documents 2Health News:Lifestyle choices may affect the long-term heart health of childhood cancer survivors 2Health News:CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) Among Those Invited to the White House to Support First Lady Michelle Obama in Welcoming Seven New Organizations to DrinkUP 2Health News:CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) Among Those Invited to the White House to Support First Lady Michelle Obama in Welcoming Seven New Organizations to DrinkUP 3Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks World Hepatitis Day on July 28 with New Article on Disabling Digestive Disorders 2Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks World Hepatitis Day on July 28 with New Article on Disabling Digestive Disorders 3Health News:Playground Creates Outdoor Fun for Community at Old Buckingham Station at Midlothian Village (VA) with APCPLAY© 2
... can promote headaches in children. This is what Jennifer ... risk factors, which appears in the current issue of ... 2009; 106[31-32]: 509-16). This investigation was a component ... (Kinder, Jugendliche und KopfschmerzKiJuKo), in which data were collected ...
... , , CHICAGO, Aug. ... skin cancer at a time when melanoma rates are on the ... Dermatologic Society (WDS ) will offer free skin cancer screenings and ... world-class LPGA Solheim Cup and the PING Junior Solheim Cup. ...
... NEW YORK, Aug. 17 Xanthus Communications LLC welcomes ... group is located in Manhattan on 87th Street and Park Avenue ... musculoskeletal health of their patients, so that they can achieve an ... http://www.manhattanort h opedic.com , ...
... , ... over 300 EMR products in the market place each with its own bells and ... essential reference for every Physician evaluating Electrical Medical Records a.k.a. Electronic Health Records for ... Cupertino, ...
... ... University of New York (SUNY) Orange County Community College to offer training to individuals ... ... a leading online healthcare education company, has partnered with the State University of New ...
... , HOUSTON, Aug. 17 After nearly four ... ces and NASA / Johnson Space Center (JSC), a senior ... formulas were used and tested in space by the astronauts of mission ... 2009 and are now in use and testing aboard the International Space ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Illinois Dermatologists Tee Up for Sun Safety at Two World-Class Golf Championships 2Health News:Xanthus Communications Adds New Client Manhattan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group, P.C. 2Health News:RevenueXL Releases a 'Must Use' EMR Feature Guide for Physicians: Top 10 Electronic Medical Record Software Features for Every Physician 2Health News:RevenueXL Releases a 'Must Use' EMR Feature Guide for Physicians: Top 10 Electronic Medical Record Software Features for Every Physician 3Health News:Career Step Partners with SUNY Orange County Community College to Help Students Gain Careers in Growing Healthcare Industry 2Health News:Astronauts Test Use of Nutritional Supplements in Space 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014  Solanbridge Group Inc (OTC: SLNX) ... majority interest in Buzznbrewz.com and the Letter of Intent ... a fully executed Purchase Agreement. Charles ... are proud to have Mr. David Pecoraro ... experience in the private sector and developed a tremendous ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Pa. , July 25, 2014  AMETEK, Inc. ... of Kurtis L. Goos as Vice President ... Materials, Interconnects and Packaging (EMIP) Division. "I ... extensive general management and business development experience, especially in ... make important contributions to the continued growth and success ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of a ... to a recent study, which shows how grief in pregnancy ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/129709 According to US News ... more likely than others to grow up overweight or obese, ... There were two specific types of stress that caused obesity: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Solanbridge Group Inc Announces Acquisition of Buzznbrewz.com 2AMETEK Names Kurtis L. Goos, Vice President & General Manager, Engineered Medical Components 2Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Noted Staten Island Pediatrics Clinic, Comments on Study, Which Names Grief as a Cause of Obesity in Children 2
... Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, ... Illinois after a legal battle lasting six years.  A state ... state law that compels pharmacy owners to dispense Plan B ... violates their religious or moral beliefs. In August ...
... Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leading integrated global ... its first quarter 2011 financial results on Wednesday, April 27, ...  The Company will also host a conference call and webcast ... discuss its financial results and provide an update on the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ACLJ Gets Win for Pro-Life Pharmacy Owners in Illinois After Lengthy Legal Battle 2ACLJ Gets Win for Pro-Life Pharmacy Owners in Illinois After Lengthy Legal Battle 3Watson to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss First Quarter 2011 Earnings 2
... Used to obtain multiple core biopsies ... Quick-Core® Biopsy Needle design facilitates one-handed control. ... tissue sample. Beveled point stylet permits easy ... to surrounding tissue. Sharp cutting edge of ...
... iQ200 System incorporates the iQ®200 Automated ... AUTION MAX™ AX-4280 Automated Urine Chemistry ... integrated chemical and microscopic analysis. The ... well trained neural network, to classify ...
... Diagnostics iQ®200 Automated Urine Microscopy Analyzer ... Recognition (APR®) software to classify urine ... report results. The iQ200 eliminates most ... interpret particle images by automating specimen ...
... Alpha has been designed as a compact, ... hospitals, offices, private clinics or as a ... and the most commonly required investigations such ... included. Add-on options are available for ...
Medicine Products: