Infection Control: PPE Donning & Doffing

How to Put On (Don) PPE Gear More than one donning method may be acceptable. Training and practice using your healthcare facility’s procedure is critical. Below is one example of donning. Identify and gather the proper PPE to don. Ensure choice of gown size is correct (based on training).Perform hand hygiene

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PROPER HAND WASHING

Proper Hand-washing can keep you from these 4 diseases Escherichia Coli:  Simply called, E. Coli. Among others, this disease can cause diarrhea, Nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramping, pain or abdominal tenderness. The most common way of acquiring this disease is by eating contaminated foods such as fresh beef or unpasteurized

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POSSIBLE CAUSES OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)

DVT is a blood clot in the deep vein/veins usually formed in the lower extremities. If broken loose, it can travel to the lungs or form pulmonary embolus. If it remains where it was formed, the extremity can swell up, a condition called thrombophlebitis. Below are some situations favorable to

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WHAT TO DO IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY (3): SEIZURE/EPILEPSY

Seizure duration depends on what kind of seizure it is. It can last less than one minute, and in some cases more than 3 minutes. Helping the person experiencing seizure the right way is of essence. Here are quick tips to remember to help someone who’s having a seizure: Stay

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DEHYDRATION

What are the causes of dehydration? How do you know if you are dehydrated and how can it be prevented? Dehydration is a significant loss of water in the body. The human body is made of 60% water. Depending on how much fluid is lacking, an individual can experience a

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MY NOSE IS BLEEDING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

My nose is bleeding, what should I do? The child’s nose is bleeding, no one has a clue! To simplify the situation, it is in the best interest of everyone to know the cause and what to do when nose bleeding occurs. After all, nose-bleeding (also known as epistaxis) may

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WATER-JUST HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BODY NEED?

Enough quantity of how much is required is a subjective term. There’s no standardized amount of water required by the body and for everybody. However, there’s is an estimated amount that scientists believe is clinically required. The following water intake recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in the

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WATER AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Listed below are 3 major ways by which water helps with weight reduction. Check them out 1. Belly fat can be reduced by ingesting water with meals. Hydrolysis is an essential part of metabolism. It is necessary to break fat or food into different components. Fat builds up in the

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ACETAMINOPHEN

Acetaminophen (Panadol, Tylenol) is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (fever reducing), but unlike Aspirin, it is not an anti-inflammatory (swelling reducing) drug. Acetaminophen does not belong to the class of NSAID. Acetaminophen is used to treat mild to moderate pain ranging from headache, back pain and menstrual pain to

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