Well yeah… Before and after every procedure, right?
PS - Where was this meme when I was in nursing school?!
April is STD Awareness Month. Did you know…
…that 20 Million STDs occur every year in the US?
…that almost half of new STD infections are in people under the age of 25?
…that it costs $16 Billion USD to treat the STDs contracted each year?
Visit the CDC website to find out more about prevention, testing, & treatment.
CDC App Lets Users Solve Disease Outbreaks
You may not be a disease detective, but now you can play one at home.
The nation’s public health agency has released a free app for the iPad called “Solve the Outbreak.” It allows users to run through fictional outbreaks and make decisions: Do you quarantine the village? Talk to people who are sick?
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/02/cdc-app-lets-users-solve-disease-outbreaks
Just downloaded it! I’m so excited to play over lunch break!
Awww! I got a shoutout from PHMC, my former employer, over at phmcblog:
Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out these lovely V-Day cards created by Michelle Holshue a former PHMC nurse, for the APHA. In her own words:
“Get Ready is all about educating the general public about preparing for emergencies. We want people to realize that preparedness is a normal part of every day life,” said Michelle Holshue, the APHA fellow responsible for the e-cards. “So we try to make it seem easy — and hopefully, fun!” To that end, Get Ready has also produced other materials, such as a music video and even a preparedness–themed cat calendar called “Catastrophes.”
Thanks for showing this nurse some love on Valentine’s Day!