Influenza 2018

Guide for considering influenza testing when influenza viruses are circulating in the community (regardless of influenza vaccination history). 1Confirmation of influenza virus infection by diagnostic testing is not required for decisions to prescribe antiviral medication. Decision making should be based upon signs and symptoms consistent with influenza illness and epidemiologic factors. Initiation of empiric antiviral treatment […]

Here is an evidence based list of what you should be wearing to the ED

“Bare below the elbows” (BBE): BBE is defined as wearing of short sleeves and no wristwatch, jewelry, or ties during clinical practice. White Coats: A doctor should have two or more white coats available and have access to a convenient and economical means to launder it OR should remove it prior to contact with patients […]

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