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New Study Reports Antibiotic Prescriptions for Sinus Infections Exceed Recommended Duration

The new study, Antibiotic Therapy Duration in US Adults With Sinusitis , published in The Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine reports that primary care physicians prescribe longer durations of antibiotics for sinus infections than clinical practice guidelines...

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Improving Conversations About Appropriate Antibiotic Use

In her blog post, featured on the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' NFID News, Dr. Lauri Hicks, director of the CDC Office of Antibiotic Stewardship said, "When antibiotics aren't needed, they won't help, and the side effects could cause harm." Dr. Hicks' team has been at the...

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Learn How to Prevent Spreading Norovirus in Your School

The CDC has several resources and links on Norovirus Prevention and Norovirus Infographics you can print off for your health office. Learn the key steps to responding to a Norovirus outbreak , as a public health care professional. Talk with students, parents and staff about hand washing,...

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ANA Issue Brief on Nurse's Duty to Respond to Disasters

Natural or man-made, disasters can be scary, chaotic, and tragic events. It's important school nurses are informed and knowledgeable. Check out the ANA's Disaster Preparedness & Response and its Issue Brief on the Nurse's Duty to Respond in Disasters . The Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Tips to Clean and Disinfect Schools To Help Slow the Spread of Flu

Learn how to clean schools impacted by flu. Check out the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Share tips with your Custodial and School Administrative Services. #NICE

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The Flu and Traveling: Are You Prepared to Educate Students and Families?

School nurses are the frontline of health education and prevention in the school setting. Educate families about the importance of safe traveling habits and tips to prevent spreading or exposure to the Flu virus . In the event that someone at your school was exposed or is displaying symptoms...

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Be Prepared and Not Scared: The Flu and School

Want to know when it's most appropriate for a student to return to school after recovering from the flu? Want to know what to share with families? Educate your school community and share this How to Guide with your students and families. #NICE

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Good Hand Hygiene Prevents Infections

Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming difficult, if not impossible, to treat. On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. Learn when and how to practice hand hygiene...

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Get Ahead of Sepsis this September

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Get Ahead of Sepsis is an educational initiative to protect Americans from the devastating effects of sepsis. Each year in the U.S., more than 1.5 million people develop sepsis, and at least 250,000 Americans die as a result. Get Ahead of...

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Infection Control Recommendations for Prevention of Illnesses in Disaster Evacuation Centers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people crowded together in places such as in evacuation centers are vulnerable to outbreaks of respiratory illness. In some cases, such as with influenza, the disease can spread very rapidly in these settings and may have important...