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Preparedness for Possible Ebola Patients and Team Member Safety
Orlando Health has been proactive in implementing an Ebola Management Plan to reduce the risk of infection to team members and others should we have a potentially infected patient seek treatment at one of our hospitals. The latest information and updates on Ebola and the Management Plan can be found on SWIFT. The chances of infection from the virus are low, especially when following the mandated precautions and guidelines. Should it become necessary, rest assured that Occupational Health is prepared to assist any team members in receiving the necessary medical care. For more infor-mation, contact Occupational Health at 321-841-5212.: Click here to read more.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year and about 4,000 of these women will die. Cervical cancer usually takes years to progress. Getting screened on a regular basis is important; screening can usually catch any potential problems before they progress.
HPV, human papillomavirus, is a common virus. More than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time. Some types of HPV may cause symptoms like genital warts. Other types cause cervical lesions which, over a period of time, can develop into cancer if undetected. However, most people have no symptoms
of HPV infection, which means they have no idea they have HPV. In most cases, HPV is harmless and the body clears most HPV infections naturally.. Click here to read more.
May a Team Member Request a Change in Treating Physician?
A team member may request a change in treating physician on a workers compen-sation case one time only per the law. Requests must be submitted in writing to the assigned Nurse Case Manager at HealthChoice WORKS and arrangements will be made accordingly. Requests for a change in treating physician could either be of the Medical Care Coordinator or the treating specialist. The WORKS team is avail-able Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The fax number is 321-843-6035. Please call 407-481-7200 should you have any questions.Click here to read more.
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