Did you know that 30 to 50 per cent of prescriptions for antibiotics may be inappropriate? For antimicrobial stewardship clinical coordinator Andrea Kent that statistic is the drive for her antimicrobial stewardship work.
Public Health is contacting piercing clients of The Tat Tomb Gallery in Sydney between June and November 2019. This is following an inspection by Nova Scotia Environment that found there may have been an increased risk of contracting an illness through improperly cleaned piercing instruments.
Nova Scotia Health Authority rolled out the first phase of a new program earlier this year that allows emergency department staff to provide patients with take-home naloxone kits in the Western Zone (Annapolis Valley, South Shore and South West Nova Scotia).
Earlier this month Nova Scotia Brotherhood hosted the second annual Black Men’s Health Conference. This conference brought together more than 100 men of African descent to talk about issues that affect the health of Black men.