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how often should home ehalth care workers get tuberculosis vaccination

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not in US: If anyone is at higher risk to get tuberculosis such as healthcare providers, annual TB skin test is a standard.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not years later: Those scars should mature with age. If it recently became inflammed you must look for a reason. If necessary see your family doc, dermatologist or pla ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: There is no cross reaction between them. By the way, up to 5% of normal individuals may test positive to ANA test, usually at low titer.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
TB testing in NH: In virginia everyone entering a nh must show evidence of lack of TB via skin test or chest xray. Further testing should be at the desire of the att ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Contact precautions: Use contact precautions, as herpes simplex is contagious mainly by contact with an infected person's sores. A never-infected person, without protectiv ... Read More
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A 96-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: The significant majority of nursing home provide excellent, conscientious care. There are always exceptions.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSUR: What kind of occupational exposure are you asking, different exposure need different follw up and testing, for example, needle stick from a contaminat ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Because: Ebola can only be transmitted by a person if they have active symptoms of disease / fever. However, if the person wore contaminated clothing / was con ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Hep B vaccine: Not if you do not work there. Only employees who work in hospitals and clinics are required to take the vaccine to prevent them from getting it from a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Ask your provider: Most health care facilities deal with companies that provide home health care. Although these services have a limitation by most insurances your pcp o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: I would contact veteran's affairs office.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
38 years experience in Family Medicine
1 time: The vaccine to prevent Meningococcal meningitis is a one time dose. It is typically given when someone is 11-12 or when they are going to college. The ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: Most patients who have pneumonia are not readily contagious. For patients that have a contagious form of pneumonia such as influenza pneumonia. Hcw's ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't think so: judging by the types of disorder noted by the VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Ask an attorney: Is it legal to "hold them down and inject them?" probably not. It is probably, however, legal to restrict them from working in a high risk environment ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Specialists: Although the age definition of "children" may vary, i will assume you ask about younger children (not late teens). In that case, a specialty team led ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Lasts 4 to 5 years: The benefits of the shot last 4 or 5 years.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Screening for infectious diseases is not routinely done unless the resident has signs or symptoms of illness or if there is an outbreak of a particula ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Hep B vaccine only: Most hospitals do require their employees to get hepatitis b vaccine.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
I see adults: And as such i can't comment on newborns but a home health worker ought to know how to perform basic CPR ("basic life support") and should know how to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Blood: Through blood to blood contact. Other body fluids contact.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Doesn't happen: Doctors and nurses are vaccinated against Hep B, and they can get their antibodies checked every few years to be sure they have immunity against Hep B ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Nursing home rules: You should ask the nursing home that question for they do have rules to maintain.

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