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PDF Version DQA 11-020  (PDF, 45 KB)

Date: July 20, 2011 - DQA Memo 11-020
To: Adult Day Care ADC 05
Adult Family Homes AFH 07
Ambulatory Surgery Centers ASC 07
Certified Mental Health and AODA CMHA 05
Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments CLIA 04
Community Based Residential Facilities CBRF 10
End Stage Renal Dialysis ESRD 07
Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities FDD 07
Home Health Agencies HHA 04
Hospices HSPCE 07
Hospitals HOSP 09
Nursing Homes NH 13
Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities OPT/SP 04
Personal Care Providers PCP 04
Residential Care Apartment Complexes RCAC 07
Rural Health Clinics RHC 04
From: Alfred C. Johnson, Director
Bureau of Technology, Licensing and Education
Via:

Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

Heat Awareness

The purpose of this memo is to share a recent press release issued by the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Division of Emergency Management and information issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services identifying the dangers associated with extreme heat and humidity and ways to promote safety.

Attached is information identifying individuals who are at high risk for heat related illness and precautions that can reduce the effects of the extreme heat and humidity.

For more information on heat-related health concerns, contact your Local Public Health Department.

Attachments:
http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov/news/2011/
Heat_Alert_Press_Release_July2011.pdf

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/InjuryPrevention/
WeatherRelated/Heat.htm

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml.

 

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Last Updated: September 30, 2011