Another treatment of the flu is a vaccination. This is highly recommended by clinics all over the world. Getting a flu shot will help the body develop antibodies in two weeks after the vaccination. The antibodies provide protection against the infection with the virus in the vaccine. The seasonal flu shot protects against influenza that research show will be most rampant during the upcoming season and the traditional flu shot is made to protect against three flu viruses, H1N1, H3N2, and an influenza B virus (Seasonal Influenza).
Each time a cell erupts, a swarm of 100,000-1 million new viruses escape. It can take up to ten hours for the flu virus to cause an infected cell to erupt (1). Scientists monitor the flu’s antigen shift and adjust the vaccine yearly to try to keep up with the mutations. A vaccine is effective because it exposes people to the virus’s antigen and causes the immune system to respond. Once the body survives an infection, it gains an advantage over the virus if it invades the body again
The Tdap vaccine was updated and they added in some new specifications like the vaccine is now recommended for all persons who are close contacts of infants or children less than one year of age and this includes all parents, grandparents, child care providers, etc. The Tdap vaccine is now recommended in pregnant women greater than twenty weeks into the pregnancy. The HPV vaccination is now recommended in to be used routinely in males eleven to twelve and is highly recommended in individuals who are immunocompromised, test positive for HIV virus or men who have sex with men. Another change made to the adult schedule was to the Hepatitis B vaccine. This year they added that all persons under sixty years of age diagnosed with diabetes should get this vaccine soon after diagnosis and now recommend that individuals over sixty can get the vaccine if the physician feels necessary, but they have to consider the risk and likelihood of an allergic response occurring and other
If a resident is discharged from the hospital with Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) And goes back to the hospital for ANY reason within 30 days, that increases the hospital’s readmission rate and will give them a payment penalty. (Readmissions Reduction Program) In
On the other hand, type 16 and 18 cause about seventy percent of all cervical cancers. These types change the cells on a woman’s cervix which eventually turn cancerous. HPV usually comes and goes, but in about 11,000 cases a year in the United States, types 16 and 18 will claim 3,800 lives (Timmerman). According to the data HPV is more dominant in the younger group of women. Therefore, the CDC has recommended routine vaccinations for girls aged 11 or 12 or as young as
Communicable Disease Paper: Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Xavier Vilar Public and Community Health HCS/ 457 Sharon Rose PHD, ARNP October 4, 2012 Abstract There are many communicable diseases through out the world. These diseases affect everyone around the world. This paper will describe affects of seasonal influenza and discuss the efforts to control it. The paper will indentify the environmental factors that relate to the disease. The paper will explain the influence of lifestyles, socioeconomic status, and disease management.
The Article talks about what the criteria for inducing hypothermia in patients that are post cardiac arrest. Patients should have their ROSC evaluated. The article talks about how PEA, asystole arrest or in hospital arrest has not been studied but may be applied. Some Patients are excluded because of secondary diagnosis. The goal of hypothermia in patients is to reach a core body temperature of 33 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius in 6 to 8 hours.
According to National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) (2007) each year more than 200 000 falls are reported in hospitals across England and Wales. In addition, the cost of immediate treatment after falls has been estimated at £15 millions every year (NPSA, 2007). The consequences after a fall for the patient can vary from no harm to severe long-term health problems and death. Therefore it is important that the nurses and healthcare professionals identify and implement a falls prevention strategy for the patients who are at a high risk of falling during hospital admission. However, all preventive measures need to consider the patient’s dignity, choice, independence and potential for rehabilitation (NPSA, 2007).
Rosetta Vaughn Community Awareness of Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Outline II: I. Statistics on Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 A. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes B. Another 79 million Americans have pre diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes C. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $ 174 billion D. American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come, together as a community to stop diabetes II. What We Know
On its ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the DEA collected 309 tons of unwanted prescription drugs at 5,495 sites throughout the country. This brought the total amount of drugs collected in four years to 2,411 tons.3 The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017. The campaign provides comprehensive resources for parents and caregivers, law enforcement officials, health care providers, educators and others so that everyone can take a stand and help end medicine abuse. You can take the pledge on their website and be one of nearly 10,000 advocates who have already committed to fighting this epidemic.5 Another effort to promote awareness and prevention is PEERx. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) developed PEERX, an online educational campaign, to discourage abuse of prescription drugs among teens.