You might think that all you need to know about swine flu is that you have to cover your cough and wash your hands - but the real story is far more complicated. Serious decisions must be made about symptom recognition, vaccination and vaccine safety, antiviral drug treatment options, testing, caregiving procedures, patient care, respiratory protection, social distancing requirements, school and community closings, public communications, and much more. This up-to-date and comprehensive e-book addresses these issues and provides a wealth of vital information on every aspect of the ongoing pandemic. Here you will find a massive compilation of up-to-date information, guidance statements, clinical reports, FAQs, fact sheets, and official documents from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), along with original material from PM Medical Health News. In addition to swine flu, there is extensive coverage of seasonal flu and avian (bird) flu, along with the related topic of the pneumonia vaccine. Over 600 question and answer features provide critical information.
There is material for patients, physicians, planners, businesses and employers, employees, caregivers, children, school officials, child care providers, teachers, camp operators, seniors, those with co-existing staph or respiratory infections, people with existing medical conditions including asthma and heart disease, officials at institutions of higher education, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, operators of medical facilities and physician offices, cruise ship operators, public health workers, vaccine clinic managers, adults with HIV, pig workers, travelers, EMS managers, correctional and detection facility managers, and others. Contents include: Swine Flu Basic Information, Clinical and Medical Information, Symptoms, Critical Signs Requiring Emergency Care, Risk Groups, Testing, Treatment, Prevention, Influenza Vaccines, Safety Issues, Mercury and Thimerosal, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Schools, Children, Childhood Programs, Child Care, Parents and Teachers, Camps, Institutions of Higher Education, Pregnant Women, Obstetric Settings, Peri- and Postpartum Settings, Respiratory Protection, Masks and Respirators, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Information for Physicians, Clinical Data on Diagnostic Testing, Public Health, Medical Facilities And Physician Offices, Vaccination Clinics, Businesses and Employers, Antiviral Medications (Tamiflu, Relenza), Special Topics and Circumstances - Adults With HIV, Travel, EMS, Homeless Shelters, Post-Mortem Care, Public Gatherings, Cruise Ships, Airlines, Pig Contact, Avian Influenza (H5N1) or Bird Flu, Pneumonia Vaccine, Glossary, and Guide To Leading Influenza and Medical Websites. For patients, practical information is provided in clearly written patient education documents. For medical professionals, doctor reference tools and texts have detailed technical information and clinical background material. This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our e-books synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!