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Photo of the publication cover. EMS Critical Incident Stress Management Primer EMS Critical Incident Stress Management - General August 5, 2011

This document serves as a primer for learning about critical incident stress management.



Photo of the publication cover. Overdose/Naloxone 3 Hour Training Curriculum (Old) Harm Reduction - General August 3, 2011

This curriculum is old and is only available for historical purposes.



Photo of the publication cover. Effects of Varying Concentrations of Bleach on in vitro HIV-1 Replication & Relevance to Injection Drug Use Harm Reduction - General August 3, 2011

The use of bleach as a disinfectant for drug injection equipment in the intravenous-drug-using population was recommended early in the HIV-1/AIDS epidemic. Epidemiological studies have challenged the use of bleach as an effective measure to prevent HIV-1 transmission.



Photo of the publication cover. Why NMDOH Does Not Recommend the Use of Bleach to Clean Syringes Harm Reduction - General August 3, 2011

In recent ECHO discussion, the question of using household bleach to clean syringes was discussed. The NMDOH Harm Reduction Program does not recommend the use of bleach to clean syringes in order for syringes to be reā€used. The recommendation is that participants use a new syringe for each shot.



Photo of the publication cover. Hypochlorite (1%) is Inefficient in Decontaminating Blood Containing Hypodermic Needles Harm Reduction - General August 3, 2011

Infectious biomedical waste and sharps have a potential hazard of transmission of pathogens. Among sharps, used needles form a major share and disinfection by 1 % hypochlorite is recommended in biomedical waste management rules of India. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of hypochlorite for the decontamination of needles.



Photo of the publication cover. HIV Risk Reduction in Injection Drug Users Harm Reduction - General August 3, 2011

Infectious biomedical waste and sharps have a potential hazard of transmission of pathogens. Among sharps, used needles form a major share and disinfection by 1 % hypochlorite is recommended in biomedical waste management rules of India. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of hypochlorite for the decontamination of needles.



Photo of the publication cover. Plague Information for Veterinarians Zoonotic Diseases - General June 2, 2011

Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis, a gram-negative bacterium that is endemic to most of the western United States. Epizootics of plague occur in wild rodents (rock squirrels, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, chipmunks, wood rats, and others) and most people acquire plague by the bite of an infectious rodent flea.



Photo of the publication cover. Chlamydiosis in Birds Zoonotic Diseases - General June 2, 2011

Chlamydiosis, formerly called ornithosis, and most commonly known to physicians as psittacosis, or (lay terminology) parrot fever, is an infrequent disease of many bird species and is caused by the organism Chlamydophila psittaci. Owners should be fully informed of the implications for their pet birds and the potential for transmission to humans.



Photo of the publication cover. Psittacosis Information Zoonotic Diseases - General June 2, 2011

Psittacosis, also known as parrot fever and ornithosis, is a bacterial infection of humans that can cause severe pneumonia and other serious health problems. It is caused by Chlamydophila psittaci, formerly known as Chlamydia psittaci.



Photo of the publication cover. Human Rabies Prevention Zoonotic Diseases - General June 2, 2011

These recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices update the previous recommendations on human rabies prevention and reflect the status of rabies and anti-rabies biologics in the United States.



Photo of the publication cover. Medical Reserve Corps Packing List for Deployment Medical Reserve Corps - General January 22, 2011

This document provides a helpful list of items to pack in preparation for deployment.



Photo of the publication cover. EMS TSFA Authority & Bylaws EMS Committees - General June 8, 2010

This document describes the authority and bylaws for the Trauma System Fund Authority.



Photo of the publication cover. EMS Air Ambulance Memo on Use of Rotor Wing Aircraft EMS Air Abulance - General June 8, 2010

This memo is a clarification of use of rotor wing aircraft during interfacility transfers.



Photo of the publication cover. EMS Critical Incident Stress Management Common Signs of Stress EMS Critical Incident Stress Management - General June 8, 2010

This document lists many common signs of stress for use in critical incident stress management.



Photo of the publication cover. EMS Dispatch & Communications Narrowbanding EMS Dispatch & Communications - General June 8, 2010

This document describes the new narrowband requirements for public safety radio equipment operating below 512 MHz which was set forth by the federal communications commission to begin on January 1, 2013.



Photo of the publication cover. EMS Dispatch & Communications Map of Repeater Sites EMS Dispatch & Communications - General June 8, 2010

A map of emergency medical services repeater locations including Santa Fe control, microwave, non-microwave, and other system types.



Photo of the publication cover. Healthcare-Associated Infections Reporting Group List of Participating Facilities Healthcare-Associated Infections - General May 30, 2010

Map and list of facilities in New Mexico which voluntarily report Heathcare-Associated Infections.



Photo of the publication cover. Center for Adolescent Relationship Exploration Behavioral Health Institute - General May 26, 2010

The Center for Adolescent Relationship Exploration program is a residential psychiatric treatment facility owned and operated by the State of New Mexico. The facility is licensed as a specialty Residential Treatment Center by the State of New Mexico and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.



Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Investigation Flowchart Algorithm Water Illness - General May 20, 2010

This document contains a flowchart that illustrates the steps that should be taken during a Cryptosporidium investigation.



Photo of the publication cover. EMS Criminal Behavior Memo EMS Impaired Practitioner Program - General March 1, 2010

This memo was released for emergency medical services agency managers and providers to address criminal behavior by licensed emergency medical services caregivers.

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