What is pertussis and how is it spread? Pertussis is a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract which generally begins with mild upper respiratory symptoms and can progress to severe attacks of coughing (paroxysmal stage), often with a characteristic inspiratory whoop. It is caused by Bordetella pertussis. Transmission occurs by close contact with respiratory secretions from an infected person.
The Return to Work Program allows you to continue working after a job-related illness or injury even when you cannot do all of your regular duties. This lets you continue working, earning pay, receiving benefits and lets you save your accrued time-off for other needs.
If you are a Vanderbilt faculty or staff member and you have an injury caused by your work, the Occupational Health Clinic is here to help you. You do not have to schedule an appointment to be evaluated for a new work injury.
When exposed to blood or body fluids, clean the wound, obtain the source patient's information and seek immediate medical care.
Personnel who are working with a macaque (a specific species of non-human primate) may be exposed to the simian herpes B virus if they sustain a bite or needle stick, a scratch from the animal or a dirty cage, or a splash with the animal's blood or body fluids.
The Return to Work Program facilitates modified duty for employees who have had a work related injury and require temporary work restrictions.
Occupational Health provides guidance to supervisors in managing an injured employee.
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:
The page will directly link you to the work injury reporting system owned by Risk Management.