FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: NURSING

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FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:
SAFE SLEEP ALONE. BACK. CRIB.


On average 3 babies die each week in Ohio in unsafe sleep environments. 66% of these deaths are cause from babies not sleeping Alone. Babies are 18 times more likely to suffocate when they are not placed on their Back's to sleep. Unintentional suffocation when baby is not sleeping in a Crib is the leading cause of death in infants under 12months of age.

Learn more about safe sleep practices and safe sleep environments.
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/safesleep/

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING


The Nursing Division is responsible for providing public health nursing services to the residents of Fairfield County.  The primary goal of the nursing division is to promote healthy lifestyles by addressing chronic, acute, and communicable diseases through community planning, health education, and public health nursing services.  Nursing services are provided under the guidance of Dr. Mark E. Aebi, Medical Director, and Gwen Shafer, RN, BSN, Nursing Director.  Nursing services are tailored to meet community concerns and needs.

THE NURSING DIVISION PROGRAMS INCLUDE:


Childhood Immunization Clinics
Travel and Adult Immunization Clinics
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutritional Services
Communicable Diseases Investigation and Reporting Services
  Communicable Disease Reporting Number: 740-974-9759
• Appointed TB Unit for Fairfield County
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) - a home visiting program for children with disabilities
view changes to Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING: NEWS + RESOURCES


• CDC 2017 Immunization Schedules for: Children, Teens + Adults
• Zika information: ODH info >> View Details;  ODH Fact Sheet >> View Details
WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
CDC Lice + Parasites + Fact Sheet
• Flu Vaccine Scheduling: 740-652-2800
What to do if you get the Flu + Seasonal Flu Info: ODH Information / CDC Information
HIPAA Privacy Policy
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
Mumps Fact Sheet  / CDC info >> View Details
• Head Lice: Parasites Appearance / Transmit / Treatment

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Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children


Each year flu places a large burden on the health and wellbeing of children and their families. Annual influenza vaccination is the best method for preventing flu and its potentially severe complications in children.
>> CDC Flu News
>> ABC Guide for Parents
>> Vaccine Administration Record
>> Screening Checklist for Injectable Influenza Vaccination
Flu and You
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