The following are notices and announcements issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).
Alabama Board of Nursing Alert - The Alabama Board of Nursing has become aware that nurses employed by home infusion companies operating in Alabama are delivering nursing services and nursing care infusion therapy services to include PICC lines and intrathecal infusions. These procedures are considered practice beyond basic nursing education, and nurses may not perform these procedures in Alabama unless they are doing so pursuant to a standardized procedure which has been approved in accordance with the requirements of Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code § 610-X-6-.12.
PDMP Software Change - Tuesday, December 12, 2017, the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is scheduled to change its database software system to the Appriss PMP AWARxE system.
News Conference: Healthcare-Associated Infections 2016 Annual Report - Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, a representative of the Alabama Hospital Association, and a member of the Healthcare Data Advisory Council presented findings from the 2016 annual report on November 1, 2017.
Scale Back Alabama 2018 - The Scale Back Alabama 2018 competition begins in January. Online registration will be available December 1. Visit scalebackalabama.com for more details.
Public Health Physicians Wanted: Apply Now! - ADPH is seeking physicians with a desire to serve the public through a career in public health. Candidates must possess the knowledge and expertise to act as a public health officer. ADPH is currently in need of physicians in multiple areas including local Public Health Areas, and state public health including Family Health Services, and Regulatory Affairs.
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines - 2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children have been released.
New PRAMS Website - Moms can positively influence the success rate for future healthy pregnancies and deliveries by sharing their experiences with the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) program.
Standing Order on Naloxone Distribution - Read the standing order from the State Health Officer on Naloxone distribution for overdose prevention and download the Naloxone Client Form.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases - ADPH issues advisory for pregnant women considering travel to areas with the Zika virus. Learn more about the Zika Virus, Chikungunya, and West Nile Virus.