Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Pennsylvania Update

Posted 15 days ago by Chad Rittle

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to pass along two very interesting articles.

First, is a CDC Health Advisory about severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products.  Some of you might have noticed some items in the news media lately, so here is some up-to-date and reliable information about the potential harms from vaping.

2019-PAHAN-456-09-03-ADV-E-Cigarette-3.pdf

Next, is an article from NURSE.com discussing how vaccine education starts with nurses and can curb outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

https://www.nurse.com/blog/2019/08/26/vaccine-education-starts-nurses-curb-outbreaks/

The article is a result of interviews with the author and two other nurses who regularly attend ACIP meetings at the CDC in Atlanta.

If anyone has any question about either article, please send an email and I will answer them as quickly as possible.  we are coming into the influenza season.  Many of you are starting to receive flu vaccine where you work.  Please begin your flu-shot campaigns as quickly as possible to ensure highest probability of all your employees being vaccinated.  History shows that the earlier you are offering vaccines, the more likely people will be to get their shots.

Good luck!

Chad Rittle , President, PAAOHN