Health Plus offers Babies & You, a prenatal health promotion program for faculty/staff, spouses, and dependents. The program encourages early and consistent prenatal care and provides monthly educational opportunities on topics like nutrition, coping with the discomforts of pregnancy, newborn care, choosing a pediatrician, and more. These lessons are led by Vanderbilt nurse midwives, pediatricians, lactation consultants, and other experts. Babies & You offers an incentive to eligible participants registering in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Instructions for employees and their supervisors on how to file FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) paperwork. Filing for FMLA allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave for serious health conditions.
Occupational Health, Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety (VEHS) and Vanderbilt Infection Control and Prevention have safeguards in place to help you protect your unborn baby while you work at Vanderbilt.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV is one of the many cold-type upper respiratory infections that most of us acquire during the cold and flu season. For premature or medically-frail infants, the infection could become very serious, even fatal. RSV is a paramyxovirus and there are 2 types, A and B.
VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterocci) and MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) are common in hospitals. Staph is a normal bacteria on human skin and Enterocci are normal bacteria in the human bowel. Patients who have been hospitalized for long periods develop resistant bacteria as a result of exposure to many antibiotics or the hospital environment. In recent years resistant organisms have become very common in the community and patients often bring them into the hospital.
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a herpes virus that most women of child-bearing age have already acquired.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can be transmitted to a developing child before birth. CMV infection is usually harmless and rarely causes illness in adults.
It's normal to be concerned about exposure to chemicals while being pregnant. There's an exposure control plan to protect all workers while at work.