Center for Disease Control (CDC)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “outbreaks of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection associated with blood glucose monitoring have been identified with increasing regularity, particularly in long-term care settings, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.”

In response, the CDC recently released safety recommendations to minimize the risk of transmitting hepatitis B virus (HBV) and other infectious diseases during assisted blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration

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  1. admin says:

    It is estimated that over 600 new RCFE applications were on hold due to budget crisis and under staffing in department of social services. With further budget cuts proposed for 2011, We can only expect things and regulations to get worse putting more load on care givers and lessening quality of care for most with budget cuts.
    Might be surprising that laws and regulations have changed to negative and often confusing ,it seems work load will not change for providers of care as legislature continues to impose more burden on administrators and providers. .So.. keep on hoping my friend.

    • D. Nebosha M.D. says:

      Post first aid treatment of wounds is to be regarded as the most important requirement for the physician. In the first aid treatment of the wound it is important to remember that the life of the patient is essential. Under course of extreme emergency, such as severe shock, terrific hemorrhage or other coincidental injuries, the use of many fundamental first aid principles of treating wounds often must be modified.
      A patient, who needs blood or other fluid intravenously for shock, should not first have his wounds treated. Doctors often thrust an unsterile finger into a punctured wound of the major artery in order to prevent patient from bleeding to death. In other CPR, first aid online course pages, conditions discussed, such as shock, fracture, hemorrhage, blood vessels and joint injuries; it is assumed that it is possible to treat the wound ideally.
      You must realize however, that above mentioned conditions and perhaps others may have to take precedence over the consideration of the wound. This point cannot be stressed too strongly on all first aid, cpr courses, that a wound is often treated at the expense of a life which may be hanging in the balance from some other cause. All of you learning online cpr or first aid courses, it is important to remember –life over limb.
      D. Nebosha M.D.

  2. Lightning says:

    Any ideas if these regulations are going to get any simpler any time soon ? Or is this just wishful thinking on my part….

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