The most recent edition of Roswellness Radio focused on cancer and infections. Brahm Segal, MD, Chief, Infectious Diseases and Kimberly Hinckley, RN, BSN, CIC, Senior Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator, discussed why cancer patients are at increased risk of developing infections. The pair also explained exactly how they work together to protect both the patients and staff at RPCI.
The New York State Department of Health reports that there has been a widespread increase in reported cases of people diagnosed with Influenza A virus (2012-2013 Influenza Season). RPCI asks that you DO NOT visit patients if you have had flu-like symptoms within the last seven days, or if you currently have a fever greater than or equal to 100⁰ F (37⁰ C) with a cough and/or sore throat. Read more about RPCI’s Influenza Season Protocol.