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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.



Photo of the publication cover. Water Sample Collection Protocol Water Illness - General May 11, 2009

Water samples can be tested for pathogens such as Cryptosporidium. These samples can then potentially be linked to clinical isolates from individuals who visited a recreational water venue associated with cluster of cases. Collecting a sample of the backwash from a pool filter is ideal because it increases the chances of detecting the parasite if it was present during the previous filter run.



Photo of the publication cover. Hyperchlorination to Kill Cryptosporidium Water Illness - General May 11, 2009

Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto”) is a chlorine resistant parasite, so even well-maintained pools, water parks, and interactive fountains can spread Crypto among swimmers. If an outbreak of Crypto infections occurs in your community, the health department might ask you to hyperchlorinate.



Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidiosis in Childcare Settings Water Illness - General May 11, 2009

Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal illness, caused by the parasite, Cryptosporidium. This disease is a common cause of diarrhea in children, especially in child care settings. The hallmark symptom of cryptosporidiosis is watery diarrhea, which might be accompanied by stomach ache, nausea and vomiting, fever, and a general sick feeling.



Photo of the publication cover. Depleted Uranium Project Summary Biomonitoring Program - General April 1, 2009

During the 2007 legislative session, Senate Bill (SB) 611 allocated $40,000 to develop a testing protocol, develop and establish a health registry, contract with appropriate testing laboratories and coordinate affected parties in regard to a voluntary testing program for military veterans who may have been exposed to depleted uranium or other isotopes in the Persian Gulf war or in the current Iraq or Afghanistan conflict.



Photo of the publication cover. Federal Medical Stations Stat Sheet Strategic National Stockpile - General March 1, 2009

Significant dates, federal medical station requirements, standard features, and product information details.

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