Health
Thursday, March 27, 2003
NMH offers CPR Class
Nanticoke Memorial Hospitalís Training Center, in cooperation with the American Heart Association and Operation Heartbeat, and in support of National CPR Day, will offer community CPR classes to anyone interested in learning CPR. The classes will include Heartsaver CPR along with Friends and Family CPR. Each class will teach the proper techniques and guidelines to perform Adult, Infant and Child cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Classes will be held Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-noon, in the Medical Staff Conference Room of the hospital. To register or for further information contact the Health Education Registration line of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, extension 2604. Pre-registration is required by April 2.
  Respiratory Syndrome
The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reports no suspected cases in Delaware residents of an atypical pneumonia called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Within the last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 170 new suspect SARS cases from Canada, the Philippines, and Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. Symptoms include an unexplained high fever (>100.4įF) and one or more respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, low levels of oxygen in the blood, or X-ray findings of pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and WHO, SARS appears to spread or have been spread by close personal contact - those who have cared for, lived with, or had direct contact with respiratory secretions or body fluids of an infected person. Persons who have traveled to the affected areas recently should be aware of SARSí main symptoms. In the unlikely event a traveler experiences this combination of symptoms, he or she should seek medical attention and inform the health care staff about recent travel. WHO advises any travelers who develops these symptoms not to undertake further travel until they have recovered. More information is available on WHOís and CDCís websites at www.who.int/en/ and www.cdc.gov.