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2014-10-14 23:02:04

AORN Provides Guidelines for Perioperative Personnel Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 As hospitals and health care systems across the country evaluate their infection prevention practices for Ebola safety, medical specialties are providing their practitioners with recommendations to prevent contamination and spread of the disease. To date none of the patients treated in the US have required surgical treatment, however, perioperative RNs should be prepared to meet this patient need...

2014-10-14 16:28:15

WESTWOOD, N.J., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive Food Safety (CFS), the food safety and consulting division of RK Environmental Services (RKE) is pleased to announce the selection of Richard Gibson, Director Food Safety & Quality Assurance, as a finalist for the SQF Institute Outstanding Industry Achievement Award. This award is presented to recognize food safety professionals who have demonstrated superior dedication to advance the food safety industry and the global...

2014-10-14 16:28:12

Dr. Meika Roberson: Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Emergency Medicine at CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Ebola outbreak continues, CarePoint Health's multiple hospitals remain vigilant for any potential cases. Dr. Meika Roberson, Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Emergency Medicine at CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center, has extensive training and experience in Hospital Incident...

2014-10-14 16:21:11

Ocean Networks Canada's Smart Ocean initiative is helping to achieve a World-Class Tanker Safety System VANCOUVER, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today that the Government of Canada will provide up to $20-million over three years to Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) for its Smart Ocean initiative, which supports the World-Class Tanker Safety System. The funding will allow ONC to transform the oceanographic data it collects into navigational safety...

2014-10-14 12:30:18

St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital's Success with Capnography Strengthens Calls from Patient Safety Advocates to Make Continuous Monitoring a National Best Practice Standard of Care CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is celebrating with St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital (SJ/C) as the Savannah, Ga., institution proudly marks 10 years of being "event free" in terms of opioid-related adverse outcomes....

2014-10-14 12:29:38

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Animal Health, a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), is proud to announce that its Kansas City, Kansas, manufacturing facility has obtained Safety Quality Food (SQF) Code Edition 7.1, Level 2 Certification. The SQF registration covers the production of all pet treats manufactured in the Kansas-based plant. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/151986LOGO SQF is one of several certification bodies recognized by...

2014-10-14 08:23:14

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Parks Canada reported on its seasonal assessment of fire management in national parks. Parks Canada's Fire Management Specialists conducted 12 prescribed fires as part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests, grasslands and wildlife habitat, and to help reduce the risk of wildfire in present-day overly old, dense vegetation. Parks Canada's fire teams also quickly suppressed 84 fires in 16 national parks that had the potential to threaten people...

2014-10-14 08:22:07

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, announced today that entries are now being accepted for its second annual "Driver of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" Awards. The Awards honor individuals recognized as the best and safest drivers by organizations currently using the DriveCam powered by Lytx((TM)) Program to improve overall fleet safety. Award submissions are...

2014-10-14 08:22:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) are extending their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, who died in the crash of an airtanker in the line of duty, on Wednesday, October 8. A long-time contract pilot for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE), Hunt had been piloting a CALFIRE-operated Grumman S-2T, dropping...

2014-10-14 08:21:24

Bonus segment on distracted driving added to popular "Roadworthy" DVD for parents of new drivers MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Few road safety topics have generated as much conversation in recent years as distracted driving. Recognizing this trend, the team at DriveSafeRideSafe (http://www.drivesaferidesafe.com/) has produced a bonus segment for the organization's highly respected "Roadworthy" DVD. While "Roadworthy" is geared toward parents, anyone can watch the new...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.