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Your browser does not support the audio element. Download the file to your computer. Dr. Jacob Schwarz, Director of the Spine Center and Assistant Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery, speaks with Occupational Health about "text neck."
What's in your medicine cabinet? Perhaps you have a few leftover pain pills, half a bottle of cough syrup, or even an entire cache of controlled substances from a loved one who has died.
This issue includes: Care Gap Alerts: Cervical Cancer with Dr. Ronald Alvarez Don’t Let Heartburn Scorch Your Holidays Hold the Stuffing Final Weigh-ins Holiday Celebrations Recipe: Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini and much more! Issue 366, 2016 December/2017 January (University Edition)
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Can I get allergy shots at the Occupational Health Clinic? Yes! Your allergist will give your first shots in his/her office. When you have gotten to the maintenance dose of your medication, Occupational Health Clinic nurses can administer your shots.
The Faculty/Staff Express Care offers services for minor infections such as colds, sinus infections, sore throat, bronchitis, and ear infections for all Vanderbilt emplo
If you think the employee has one of the following conditions, ask the employee to wear a surgical face mask and report to Occupational Health as soon as possible. Chicken Pox Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Measles Tuberculosis Pink Eye (mask not needed) It is recommended that people not be in the workplace when they have a fever and respiratory symptoms. You should let your employees know this recommendation and encourage them to use sick time when appropriate.
If your employee is out more than 3 consecutive days, or plans to be out that long, notify the employee that the condition might qualify for FMLA. The FMLA request and approval process includes medical certification in which the treating provider provides appropriate documentation to HR of the individual's severity of illness. Other than FMLA documentation, please do not request doctor's notes for sick time use. A doctor's note is not required for an employee to use sick time and will not change whether the absence counts as an occurrence.
Because healthcare workers must wash their hands frequently they sometimes get dry, cracked or red skin that can also be painful. Some Causes of Hand Dermatitis: