remove name from listserv, please
lasater at sheltonbbs.com
Sat Dec 23 06:18:31 PST 2000
Somehow, I recieved this. You may want to try again, because I don't know
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hal Stockbridge" <hcnmast at mail.tss.net>
To: "Public Health Nursing Discussion and Information "
<phnurses at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 10:52 AM
Subject: remove name from listserv, please
> Please remove my name from your listserv. I have really enjoyed receiving
> the emails, but I don't need to be on this list right now. I may
> re-subscribe later.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Elizabeth M. Saewyc, PhD, RN <saewyc at tc.umn.edu>
> To: Public Health Nursing Discussion and Information
> <phnurses at u.washington.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 9:40 AM
> Subject: Urgent request for info re: needleless flu clinics
> > Colleagues,
> > I'm looking for information from public health agencies that are either
> > required to use or have chosen to use needleless injection systems for
> > their large-scale flu immunization clinics. This past year we conducted
> > collaborative project with nursing students and pharmacy students to
> > provide flu clinics for dorm residents and health professions students
> > on our campus, and we're planning on doing the same again next year.
> > However, one of the issues that came up during our clinic was the
> > base for deltoid I.M injection techniques, with our clinical nursing
> > faculty teaching z-tracking and the pharmacy faculty (and, truth to
> > all the public health nurses I know in all the different agencies) using
> > the "pinch" method, which plumps up the muscle for a straight injection,
> > rather than moving subcutaneous tissue aside. We saw this as a perfect
> > opportunity to include a research study in next year's project, and have
> > begun developing a proposal.
> > However, the recent passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
> > may change everything. I'm not at all familiar with the latest
> > or safety devices for deltoid IM injections, and I don't know if one
> > even do z-tracking with them, much less if there are differences in
> > leakage, bleeding, or pain with the various devices. I'm also not sure
> > this new law will affect flu clinics around the country, especially in
> > rural public health agencies, but I know there are states like
> > that have had stringent needlestick protection laws under their state
> > for a while.
> > Could anyone who uses needleless or needle-safety devices for their
> > large-scale immunization clinics email me privately and let me know
> > types of devices you use, how they work in your system, and whether
> > seeing differences in people's responses to immunizations in this
> > I'd be especially interested in information about effectiveness related
> > pain, bleeding, or actual immune titers.
> > As we have some urgent deadlines for grant proposals, an immediate reply
> > would be greatly appreciated.
> > Regards,
> > Elizabeth Saewyc
> > --
> > Elizabeth M. Saewyc, PhD, RN, PHN
> > Assistant Professor
> > School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
> > 6-101 Weaver-Densford Hall
> > 308 Harvard St. S.E.
> > Minneapolis, MN 55455
> > telephone: 612-624-2176
> > fax: 612-626-2359
> > email: saewyc at tc.umn.edu
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