Should We Abandon Routine TB Testing for Healthcare Workers?

Should We Abandon Routine TB Testing for Healthcare Workers?

It's been a requirement for all my career. Is it still necessary? A new report has revealed that tuberculosis has become so rare among healthcare workers that it is not worth the time and expense to do routine testing. The report was published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Welcome to Advanced Health Education Center

Welcome to Advanced Health Education Center
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Advanced Health Education Center is located in Houston, TX and has been a leading provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals in the imaging sciences since 1988. Our mission is to provide you the radiologic technologist, physician, sonographer, nurse, etc. with evidence-based education and training that will increase your knowledge,...

Gadolinium MRI Improves Diagnosis of Shoulder Condition
Aunt Minnie

The addition of gadolinium contrast to MRI scans can bolster diagnoses and help predict the recurrence of a common form of shoulder pain and stiffness among adults 50 and older, according to a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting in Atlanta.

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Survey: Is Technology Replacing the Patient History?
Medscape

Together, the patient history and physical have been the cornerstone of diagnostics. A frequently referenced study from 1975 found that 91% of diagnoses required only a history and physical. And in 2008, a similar study reported that use of MRI isn't necessary for headache screening because history and physical were sufficient.

MR Incident in Sweden Lands Nurse in Intensive Care Unit
Dot Med

An unnamed male who works as an X-ray nurse was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after becoming stuck in the magnetic force of an MR camera system in a mobile cart at the entrance of Sunderby hospital. Two security guards who tried to help him also suffered minor injuries.

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