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Infection Prevention & Control Program (IPC) – What You Need to Know

Infection Prevention & Control Program (IPC) – What You Need to Know

In a healthcare setting, the only thing that should be spreading around is education. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a scientifically proven program that effectively prevents the transmission of any potential infection to and from patients and health care workers. Through these proven IPC programs, healthcare settings can provide both patients and team members with reassurance in their safety…

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Meningococcal Disease in Florida

Meningococcal Disease in Florida

Meningococcal Disease is a rare disease that can even lead to death in a healthy child or adult in only a few hours. This rapidly progressive bacterial infection is caused by Neisseria meningitidis which can cause serious blood infections and infections of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). Although contracting the disease is rare, statistics show that one out of…

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What You Should Know About Clostridioides Difficile

What You Should Know About Clostridioides Difficile

What is Clostridioides difficile? Clostridioides difficile, more commonly known as C. diff, is a bacterium-causing infection that affects the large intestine. As a result of this infection, C. diff can cause severe diarrhea and even colitis (inflammation of the colon). If not treated quickly and properly, patients can run the risk of severe infection and hospitalization. Generally, C. diff more…

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How to Choose an Infusion Center?

How to Choose an Infusion Center?

Are you tired of navigating through hospitals and waiting rooms for your infusion therapy? Are you looking for an infusion center but don’t know where to start? We completely understand. Whether you are new to infusion therapy or are a regular, finding a patient-friendly infusion center can be an overwhelming challenge. Every patient is different and should be treated with…

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Hepatitis A in Tampa Bay

Hepatitis A in Tampa Bay

What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a highly contagious short-term liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus (CDC). While the infection attacks the liver, the virus does not cause any long-term liver damage. High-risk patients who are older or have underlying health problems are at risk for liver failure or death due Hepatitis A. By understanding how to…

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Tap Water & Travel – Is it Safe to Drink?

Tap Water & Travel – Is it Safe to Drink?

There are many things to consider when you travel abroad. Things like what clothes to pack, plane tickets, travel itineraries, hotel accommodations, and medications you will need. One of the biggest questions to consider when traveling outside of the United States is whether it is safe to drink the water upon arriving at your destination? Because nothing ruins a trip…

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