PULSE Magazine | October 2018 Issue PE
OCTOBER IS SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) AWARENESS MONTH
October is a great time to share information concern- ing a safe sleep environment with parents of children. Recently the ATCEMS Injury Prevention Team hosted “Train the Trainer” to help educated local healthcare providers about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Watch the recent KVUE story and interview with Captain Randy Chhabra!
HEALTH ALERT: ACUTE FLACCID MYELITIS
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condi- tion, that looks like/mimics polio. AFM affects the nervous system, specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. There have been 62 confirmed by the CDC in 22 states, and of those confirmed cases 8 are in Texas with one here in Travis County thus far.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM JAIL
Clinical Specialist Walt Settlemyre recently had the opportunity to visit with Central Booking in an effort to better understand not only how the Jail works, but what their capabilities are and how their protocols govern their practice at both Central Booking and at the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle.
This month’s Explorer in the spotlight is Andy Rather Murray. Andy has been a Post member since Decem- ber 2017 and is a Lieutenant and Honor Guard member .
FREE ONLINE TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to offer a FREE online course for First Responders that will help prepare you to respond to common calls involving a person with dementia.
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