A Vaping-Related Illness Has Turned Deadly, Here’s What You Need to Know

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In recent weeks, reports of a mysterious respiratory illness have taken the U.S. by storm, one that’s sickened at least 380 patients and turned fatal for seven. As health investigators from across the country begin to look into the issue, a common thread seems to be emerging: vaping. But medical studies are still in their […]


Safer Inhalation Services Program Evaluation Proposal, 2017
28
January

Safer Inhalation Services Program Evaluation Proposal, 2017

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hello everyone can you hear me okay? Okay so I am Ashley Sagan indeed not Chase. And I was fortunate enough to complete my practicum at the Interior Health Authority in the Office of the Medical Health Officers and Population Health. My project consisted of a proposal for a program evaluation for Interior Health’s safer […]


Smoke Inhalation: What to Do
25
January

Smoke Inhalation: What to Do

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It’s possible to inhale smoke and fumes from any form of fire. A lot of fires will actually be burning something that can cause real serious breathing problems. If you need to help someone who is struggling to breathe, having been in a fire, it’s important to get them to fresh air as quickly as […]





Efficacy of Face Shields Against Cough Aerosol Droplets from a Cough Simulator
14
November

Efficacy of Face Shields Against Cough Aerosol Droplets from a Cough Simulator

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

When healtlhcare workers are caring for patients with things like respiratory infections one of the things that is recommended in the isolation precautions is that they wear like a face shield or goggles or something to help protect the face. It turns out though, there has been a lot of work looking at how well […]


Anaphylaxis and Acute Allergic reaction – how to help
10
November

Anaphylaxis and Acute Allergic reaction – how to help

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If you suspect someone’s having an acute allergic reaction, you need to help them fast. Anaphylactic reactions can be life-threatening. The calmer you are, the calmer they will be. Sit them down and reassure them. If they’ve been prescribed an adrenaline auto-injector, then you need to use that fast. Adrenaline auto-injectors in the UK, we […]


Bauer-Kahan Discusses Natalie Giorgi Act (AB 1532) that Increases Food Allergy Safety Standards
09
November

Bauer-Kahan Discusses Natalie Giorgi Act (AB 1532) that Increases Food Allergy Safety Standards

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Natalie was 13 years old and died nearly 6 years ago on July 27th while we were attending a family camp it was one bite of her allergen that proved fatal today we’re talking about something that often doesn’t get a lot of attention but should which is food allergies it’s incredibly important that we […]


“Ventilator Safety Assessment” by Kevin Bullock, RRT, for OPENPediatrics

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Ventilator Safety Assessment, by Kevin Bullock. Health care workers in all health care settings should always adhere to the latest World Health Organization guidelines on hand hygiene and barrier precautions before and after contact with a patient, bodily fluids or patient surroundings. For more information, please watch your video entitled hand hygiene. Hi, my name […]