Zika Virus Guidelines, as of MAY 2017

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease (virus) which has caused outbreaks in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Americas and the Caribbean. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week…. Read More »

Information about the Georgia THC OIL REGISTRY

  With the advent of the low-THC oil registry, you may receive a question about low-THC oil through your answering the 866 PUB HLTH line. The links below you will find information to guide your assisting a caller.           LOW THC OIL REGISTRY FAQ for GENERAL PUBLIC as of June 2015 LOW… Read More »

SOAP NOTE REMINDER

Please click on this LINK to review our SOAP guideline. It is critical that the first comment of an exposure call resemble this example.

EBOLA GUIDELINES NOW POSTED HERE

Message below updated December 30th, 2015   Today, on December 29, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Guinea free of Ebola virus transmission after 42 days had passed since the last patient with Ebola tested laboratory-negative twice. Travelers entering the United States from Guinea will continue to enter through one of the 3 designated U.S. airports (ATL, JFK, and… Read More »

16 Facts about Marijuana and the U.S. Economy

…per the Huffington Post $13.7 Billion Saved On Prohibition Enforcement Costs Marijuana Inmates Cost Prisons $1 Billion A Year Marijuana Prohibition Costs Taxpayers $41.8 Billion A Year California Marijuana Crop Worth $14 Billion A Year Illegal Marijuana A $36 Billion A Year Industry One-Third Of Americans Think Legalization Would Boost The Economy Dispensary Ads Boost… Read More »

10 things to know about nation’s first recreational marijuana shops in Colorado

PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT’S HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE!   Denver (CNN) — Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1 to anyone age 21 or older. Residents can now buy marijuana like alcohol — except the cannabis purchase is limited to an ounce, which is substantial enough to cost about $200 or more…. Read More »

Reminder… IT’S FLU SHOT SEASON!

Annual flu shots are mandatory for all health system employees, Morrison and Aramark staff, physicians, volunteers, students, outside contractors, and vendors unless a medical contraindication exists or a religious exemption is granted. The DEADLINE for getting your flu shot is December 13, 2013. If you get your flu shot somewhere else, you must bring proof… Read More »

Falsely Normalized Anion Gap in Salicylate Overdose

Salicylate overdose typically presents with a high-anion-gap metabolic acidosis. There are several reasons for this.  To read more about how salicylate overdoses can produce FALSELY normalized anion gaps,  click here –  THE POISON REVIEW.      

NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2016 SPI CE POSTED!!

SPIs,   As a reminder, you are required to read at least 11 SPI CE articles per year (minimum) and complete the test that accompanies each article to obtain credit – the NEW evaluation period for all SPIs is January to December.   By FEBRUARY 15th, 2017, you must have read and turned in 11… Read More »

July 2013 CE now POSTED!

SPIs, As a reminder, you are required to read at least 12 SPI CE articles per year (minimum) and complete the test that accompanies each article to obtain credit – next evaluation for all SPIs is June 2014. 2 articles  + 2 test is now available for the month of July, 2013 **** PAY ATTENTION TO THE DEADLINES… Read More »

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