Are Bloodborne Pathogens a Risk Outside of the Medical Field?

Let’s face it. Bloodborne pathogens and the threat they pose to the human population aren’t anything new. Nevertheless, the threat of long-term complications that are associated with the contraction of bloodborne diseases shouldn’t be ignored. While the CDC estimates that over 5 million healthcare workers and those in related fields are at risk for contracting…

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Bloodborne Pathogens: What Are Bloodborne Pathogens and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Bloodborne pathogens that enter the body can have serious effects on our health and wellness. These pathogens have the ability to make us very sick and rarely have short-term consequences. As a result, any problems associated with the acquisition of a bloodborne pathogen are likely to be long-term, and in some instances, can prove fatal.…

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General Facts About Social Security Disability Programs

Americans generally are familiar with the ins and outs of Social Security retirement benefits. Additionally, U.S. citizens generally realize that Social Security does provide disability benefits in certain situations. What many people do not realize is that there are two different Social Security disability benefits programs: Social Security Disability Insurance Supplemental Security Income A discussion…

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10 Primary Postvention Tasks Following the Death by Suicide of a Student

The Riverside Trauma Center has developed a 10-component array of comprehensive primary postvention tasks that are recommended following the death by suicide of a student. The 12 primary postvention tasks are: Verify death and essential facts surrounding the death Coordinate internal and external resources Disseminate accurate information Specific support for those impacted by the death…

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