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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Protecting Healthcare Workers is a Goal of NIOSH

In the US there are over 14 million healthcare workers and many are not adequately protected from hospital and nursing home infections. Now NIOSH is going on the education offensive to alert healthcare workers on how to use respiratory protection at work.

Over the last few months, I have seen first hand how hospitals struggle to stop the spread of Staph
and Strep infections to little avail.Many healthcare professional don't know how to properly take an efficient culture while swabbing the patient's skin leading to alarming rates of incorrect diagnosis and frantic use of high powdered antibiotics that merely stress that patient more.

"Poor compliance with respiratory protection requirements and proper use recommendations in healthcare settings remains a vexing problem."

Click here to read the complete NIOSH announcement.

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