Nurselink

Nurselink Supporting optimal health and well-being with a focus on prevention. Click "About" to learn more! Public health nursing services are available free of charge to Mattapoisett residents of all ages.

Services Include:

* Wound Assessment
* Dressing Change
* Integrative Health and Nutrition Information
* Blood Pressure Monitoring
* Blood Sugar Monitoring
* Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux skin test)
* Individual and Family Health Counseling
* Health Liaison
* Referrals
* Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Guidance
(Telephone consultation/Home visits)
* Welcome Baby! (Community resources/Support)

Services Include:

* Wound Assessment
* Dressing Change
* Integrative Health and Nutrition Information
* Blood Pressure Monitoring
* Blood Sugar Monitoring
* Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux skin test)
* Individual and Family Health Counseling
* Health Liaison
* Referrals
* Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Guidance
(Telephone consultation/Home visits)
* Welcome Baby! (Community resources/Support)

Operating as usual

#COVID19 "Interestingly, the FDA noted data are not available to make a determination about how long the vaccine will pr...
12/12/2020
FDA Authorizes First Vaccine Against COVID-19

#COVID19 "Interestingly, the FDA noted data are not available to make a determination about how long the vaccine will protect someone from COVID-19, nor is there evidence the vaccine blocks transmission."

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine first vaccine OK'ed in U.S. to prevent COVID-19 since start of pandemic

Mattapoisett Public Health Nursing Office
10/05/2020
Mattapoisett Public Health Nursing Office

Mattapoisett Public Health Nursing Office

www.cdc.gov/flu: Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.

While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This table:
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.

To learn more about COVID-19, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
To learn more about flu, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

‪#Massachusetts For info regarding the 2019 novel Coronavirus, please visit the #COVID2019 #MDPH web site: www.mass.gov/...
02/28/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

‪#Massachusetts For info regarding the 2019 novel Coronavirus, please visit the #COVID2019 #MDPH web site: www.mass.gov/#2019coronavirus‬
‪For additional info please visit the #CDC web site: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov‬
‪For info related to #travel please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella
08/23/2019
CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

A strain of salmonella that's sickened more than 250 people may not respond to antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PBS NewsHour
07/01/2019
PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Humans and other mammals and birds would have been killed many times over by Chernobyl's radiation that plants in the most contaminated areas received. So why is plant life so resilient to radiation and nuclear disaster? (via The Conversation US)

Ticks can be infected with bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Each spring, the female tick lays several thousand eggs at ...
05/01/2019
Ticks | Ticks | CDC

Ticks can be infected with bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Each spring, the female tick lays several thousand eggs at a time! Learn about ticks and ways to protect yourself, your children and your pets from tick-borne diseases.

Information on ticks and tickborne disease. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dexcom G6 users can ask Siri to read their glucose level
02/28/2019
Dexcom G6 users can ask Siri to read their glucose level

Dexcom G6 users can ask Siri to read their glucose level

Dexcom announced a slew of announcements this morning including an integration with Google Fit, a feature that lets users share their readings with 10 people and a technical inquiries feature.

11/18/2018
www.hhs.gov

Tick-Borne Disease Working Group 2018 Report to Congress:https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/tbdwg-report-to-congress-2018.pdf

Preventing Shingles
08/06/2018
Preventing Shingles

Preventing Shingles

Did you ever have chickenpox? If so, you’re at risk for getting a disease called shingles.

The Latest in Treating Arthritis | Nursing
07/26/2018
The Latest in Treating Arthritis | Nursing

The Latest in Treating Arthritis | Nursing

Arthritis is a common ailment that receives a great deal of research. Here we discuss some recent findings. With over 350 million people worldwide—and over

Stretch it out at your desk
07/19/2018
Stretch it out at your desk

Stretch it out at your desk

If you work in an office, chances are good that you sit for a large part of the day. This puts you at risk for ergonomics-related problems.

FDA Approves NexGard for prevention of infections that cause Lyme disease in dogs
07/19/2018
FDA Approves NexGard for prevention of infections that cause Lyme disease in dogs

FDA Approves NexGard for prevention of infections that cause Lyme disease in dogs

FDA has approved NexGard (afoxolaner), a chewable tablet administered once monthly to dogs, for the prevention of Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi) infections by killing Black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), which carry the bacterium.

Emerson Hospital
03/16/2018
Emerson Hospital

Emerson Hospital

Emerson is proud to join the Coalition to Protect Patient Safety, which is mobilizing opposition to government-mandated nurse staffing ratios. Visit www.protectpatientsafety.com to learn more and hear directly from some of our nurses on why they are opposed to this initiative.

Postoperative wound monitoring app shows potential to reduce readmissions
01/24/2018
Postoperative wound monitoring app shows potential to reduce readmissions

Postoperative wound monitoring app shows potential to reduce readmissions

Sending images of surgical wounds to hospital nurses could be an effective way to detect surgical site infections, thereby reducing readmissions, new research shows. And a new smartphone app aims to make that happen.

Amazon's Alexa now offers health advice from the Mayo Clinic
09/26/2017
Amazon's Alexa now offers health advice from the Mayo Clinic

Amazon's Alexa now offers health advice from the Mayo Clinic

Basic health information and advice provided by the Mayo Clinic is now available on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Owners who have downloaded the Mayo Clinic First Aid skill (Amazon’s version of apps) need only voice their concerns to receive answers to dozens of everyday health issues or other self-...

Alzheimer’s Disease Resources
09/12/2017
Alzheimer’s Disease Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease Resources

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Find advice on how to provide everyday care, make the home safer, and respond to changes in communication and behavior.

Flu Vaccine Skin Patch Tested
09/12/2017
Flu Vaccine Skin Patch Tested

Flu Vaccine Skin Patch Tested

A recent study shows that a skin patch with dissolving microneedles works as well as a regular flu shot to deliver the flu vaccine to people. Larger studies are needed to confirm the findings.

Danger Zone
07/10/2017
Danger Zone

Danger Zone

) to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F, doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes. This range of temperatures is often called the "Danger Zone."

PBS NewsHour
06/11/2017
PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

“We are facing an opioid epidemic — a public health crisis, and we must take all necessary steps to reduce the scope of opioid misuse and abuse,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. (via STAT)

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Mattapoisett Public Health
Mattapoisett, MA
02739

Telephone

(508) 758-4118

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Promoting Community Health and Well Being

Public health nursing services are available free of charge to Mattapoisett residents of all ages. Services Include: * Wound Assessment * Dressing Change * Integrative Health and Nutrition Information * Blood Pressure Monitoring * Explanation of Lab Results * Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux skin test) * Individual and Family Health Counseling * Health Liaison * Referrals * Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Guidance (Telephone consultation/Home visits) * Welcome Baby! (Community resources/Support) * Routine Adult Vaccinations (State-supplied when available) * Vitamin B12 injections (as prescribed) * Allergy injections (as prescribed) * Annual Flu Vaccination Clinic (October) * Safe Sharps Program (Sharps disposal/Replacement sharps containers) * Home visits to homebound residents (Assessment/Guidance/ Referral) * Emergency Preparedness (Information/Guidance) Walk-In Clinic @ Center School: Clinic open to Mattapoisett residents of all ages. Clinic hours are Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10:00 AM -12:00 PM or by appointment. Walk-In Clinic @ Village Court: Clinic open to residents of Village Court. Clinic hours are Tuesdays 3:00PM - 4:00PM in the Community Room. In addition to the regularly scheduled clinics, services are available Monday-Friday by appointment. For more information, please call the Public Health Nursing Office at 508-758-4118. Home visits by Appointment (for homebound residents and residents with limited mobility): Health assessment and/or referral. For more information and/or to schedule a home visit, please call the Public Health Nursing Office at 508-758-4118. Maternal and Child Health Services: Breastfeeding and newborn care guidance offered free of charge. For more information, please call the Public Health Nursing Office at 508-758-4118.

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