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Dr. Rongxiang Xu, Patent Owner of Damaged Organ Regeneration, A Top Priority Addressed in the 2013 Presidential State of The Union, Announces Plan of “Creating 10,000 Regenerative Humans”

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Rongxiang Xu, the Patentee of regenerative life science noted in US National Policy as “Regenerating Damaged Organ”, is offering his regenerative substance diet methods to activate the PRC (potential regenerative cell) regenerative life function to 10,000 patients worldwide with diseases including chronic atrophic gastritis in aging gastrointestinal tract, coronary heart disease appearing surgical treatment indicators, or terminal stage lung cancer. His proven science creates regenerative restoration of refractory organ diseases that have been unable to be treated by pharmaceutical medicines and regenerate restoration and rejuvenation of organs undergoing premature aging through a patented PRC therapy extending five-years after the implementation of his world-renown regenerative substance diet.

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Dr. Xu’s extensive scientific discoveries have shown the restoration of organs having well-known incurable diseases and the true result of aging organ restoring to a younger and healthy state. By initiating the plan of 10,000 Regenerative Humans, Dr. Xu wants people all around the world to witness the whole process of the birth of Regenerative Human and the benefit of PRC regenerative life science which is derived from his clinical application research results that proved the PRC cells existing in living tissues of deep degree burn wounds were awakened and converted in situ into skin K-19 pluripotent stem cells, followed by in situ regeneration of new skin organ conforming with the procedures of normal skin development. Dr, Xu’s PRC regenerative life science is a new life science system, which was applied for patent rights in 2001 and has been granted patent rights in countries including the US and many others throughout the world.

Dr. Rongxiang Xu has now applied his scientific methods of PRC regenerating skin organ in situ to the studies of in situ regeneration of various human organs, which has been shown that PRC in various human organs can exert regenerative function in situ to regenerate new cells to automatically replace the premature aging cells, non-functional cells due to injury, and even mutated or abnormally apoptotic cells, thus achieving regenerative restoration of injured organs and the regenerative rejuvenation of organs undergoing premature aging.

Additionally, his process has also proven that using the regenerative substance diet to activate the PRC regenerative life function of terminal stage cancer patients can give them restored health and recovery supporting their overall lives through their own regenerative lives, therefore offering longer life. Dr. Rongxiang Xu’s plan of helping 10,000 patients be Regenerative Humans is made on the basis of his experimental results that male rats have shown they remain younger and retain a younger, healthier state, resulting in double lifespan after the initiation of PRC regenerative life. Moreover, the result of primary Regenerative Human experiments have shown that 208 volunteers who have implemented the regenerative substance diet for 5 years have also shown improved health and longer lifespans.

Dr. Xu’s goal is to replicate his clinical applications to 10,000 patients to help people know rapidly that they have the potential of regenerative life and they can enjoy their own regenerative lives right away via the regenerative substance diet giving them the ability to live a healthier and longer life. PRC is congenital in the human body, derived from the pluripotent stem cell development mechanism in the overall process of human body development from an embryo, as well as from the regeneration process of organs and tissues after birth. PRC exists in everybody, thus everyone has the regenerative mechanism. As long as the regenerative nutritional food of full nutritional spectrum, the human body is capable of awakening and culturing PRC allowing the human body to create regenerative life which enables the in situ regenerative renew and restoration of its own organs and tissues.

This is the scientific core of Dr. Rongxiang Xu’s inventive patents. For this invention, Dr. Rongxiang Xu was granted a GOLDEN BIATEC award in 2013, which had been given to previous nominees including former President George W. Bush, President Vladimir Putin and former President of France Jacques Chirac. Part of the invention, “regenerating damaged organ” was mentioned in President Obama’s State of the Nation address in 2013 when he addressed the future of US national policy of life science development.

In the recent interviews by various major media, Dr. Rongxiang Xu explained the new term of his initiative called “Regenerative Human” and the significance of this historical revolution for the world of human regenerative life. Dr. Xu has pronounced that human regenerative life science is derived from the inherent regenerative mechanism of PRC in the human body discovered and activated by him. Once awakened, PRCs can automatically carry out a series of physiological regeneration and rejuvenation functions to restore the human body to a previous young state, in terms of the current pathological and physiological conditions such as organ injuries, aging, diseases, and tumors.

When the body goes through the mechanism of such a series of self restoration and the awakening PRC anytime in need, they will break the original physiological limit and life span and advance automatically to create “Regenerative Human” with self regeneration and rejuvenation functions. From now on, along with the implementation of Dr. Xu’s plan of helping 10,000 people all over the world, Regenerative Humans will emerge at every corner of the world to form the leader group of the first generation of “Regenerative Humans” and show a brand new world to mankind.

Below is an excerpt from a Q&A interview Dr. Xu conducted on the core concepts of the new science, published as a cover story in Scientific Chinese (September issue of 2014).

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Reporter: We found that there are many new concepts in Human Body Regenerative Restoration Science (HBRRS), such as Regenerative Human, primary human, regenerative rejuvenation, etc. These concepts are relatively unknown to the general public, please briefly explain their meaning.

Rongxiang Xu: Human regenerative life science (also known as HBRRS) is a brand new life science, it includes a lot of basic concepts, in order to help the public understand them, we briefly explain some of the basic core concepts. “Primary life” mentioned in this science refers to the life created by cells from the development of human organs; while the term “regenerative life” refers to the life created by PRCs after the development of human organs. “Primary human” in our glossary refers to the person who has only the primary life derived from the body development but does not activate the regenerative function; while those activating regenerative function and thereby having both primary life and regenerative life are called “Regenerative Humans”.

“PRC” is the core concept of this science, referring to a kind of somatic cells existing in human tissues and organs and being able to be awakened to present stem cell function to regenerate new cells, tissues and organs of the body. “Regenerative Substance” refers to a composition of nutrition spectrum which specially awakens PRCs and feeds PRCs and stem cells. The human body has 206 kinds of PRC, and there are correspondingly 206 kinds of regenerative substance. The core of our science is to achieve regenerative restoration, regenerative rejuvenation and so on through the use of regenerative substances to awaken and feed PRCs to play stem cell functions.

Here, “regenerative restoration” means the structure and function of human organs turning from unnormal state to normal state in which way refractory organ diseases are healed, while “regenerative rejuvenation” refers to the change to younger appearance and younger morphological status of microscopic tissue sections of human organs and the creation of regenerative life in the way of regenerative restoration and rejuvenation.

Mobile Telehealth Offers a “Doctor in Your Pocket” Convenience Consumers will Find Hard to Ignore, says Frost & Sullivan

– Wearable and consumer mHealth app proliferation will enable traction for mobile telehealth solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The telehealth industry is on the verge of a dramatic growth surge significantly disrupting the healthcare sector in North America. With millions of new patients entering the U.S. healthcare system, owing to the Affordable Care Act, escalating demand coupled with the lack of easy access to health professionals will strengthen the market for telehealth services.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Pulse of Telehealth 2014 finds that the growing aging population needs to manage and monitor multiple chronic diseases, in turn intensifying the demand for remote patient monitoring as well as mobile telehealth. Telehealth videoconferencing, especially, will emerge as a suitable avenue for primary and specialty healthcare service delivery. The study is based on interviews conducted with key telehealth stakeholders in conjunction with discussions from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual meeting.

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“The momentum for telehealth is building rapidly as the practice of providing remote clinical services becomes entrenched in every aspect of healthcare in North America,” said Frost & Sullivan Connected Health Principal Analyst Nancy Fabozzi. “Technological advancements that deliver rich, connected platforms with high visual and audio quality add to the business case for telehealth.”

Despite this incredible potential to transform healthcare, numerous barriers to adoption still exist. Lingering concerns about patient privacy and safety as well as insufficient public and private reimbursement policies curb the widespread uptake of telehealth.

In addition, users will have to face several “unknowns” in terms of complex state provider licensing and regulatory issues, affecting market growth. The use of telemedicine will gather pace only when leading industry stakeholders establish new guidelines and break down regulatory and reimbursement roadblocks.

“As the scope of telehealth expands, a number of technology and services vendors will make their entry into the market,” added Fabozzi. “Disease-specific vendors, in particular, will seek to capitalize on specialist shortages in critical areas such as mental health and neurology.”

An intensely competitive environment will drive innovation as leading technology vendors seek to capitalize on market opportunities:

Personal health tracking through wearables and consumer mHealth apps too will make inroads into the market, fuelling the mHealth segment and widening market reach.

Pulse of Telehealth 2014 is part of the Connected Health (http://www.connectedhealth.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. This research provides perspectives from industry experts in telehealth products and services on current and future trends in North America. The research also assesses the importance of different submarkets, industry trends, drivers and restraints.

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Speech by President Barroso at the 14th Asia-Europe Business Forum

European Commission

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José Manuel Durão Barroso

President of the European Commission

Speech by President Barroso at the 14th Asia-Europe Business Forum

14th Asia-Europe Business Forum

Milan, 16 October 2014

Ladies and gentlemen,

Over the next few days, no fewer than 51 political leaders from European and Asian countries will meet in Milan to reaffirm their commitment to a partnership based on equality, mutual respect and common interests.

This is a relationship that is already one of the driving forces of the world economy – from which we both draw our strength; it drives forward further cooperation in the political sense – in which we both strongly believe; and it is therefore a relationship of global significance.

Such a partnership cannot be strengthened by political leaders alone: it takes a whole network to sustain it, to tighten it further, to bring it to life. The kind of ties that you, the business community, can help to create.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The continuing rise of Asia is one of the trends shaping our world today. Asia is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, with millions of people already lifted out of poverty; it is experiencing a rapid change in its politics and its international role and influence has grown accordingly.

It is shaping Europe’s future as well. Asia has become our main trading partner representing 36.6% of our total (extra-regional) trade in goods, amounting to €1 250 billion in 2013. The EU is also the largest investor in Asia with € 775.9 billion of EU’s outward investment stocks in 2012, around 26% of overall EU investment. Asian countries are also major investors in Europe accounting for more than €459.3 billion of EU’s inward investment stocks.

In turn, Europe continues to shape Asia’s development. The EU remains the largest economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of € 25 000 for its 500 million consumers, so it is the place where Asia’s companies want to do business.

And they are right.

Of course, such a beneficial bond is a complement – not an alternative – to internal economic growth and resilience. We can only make the most of this relationship if each takes its own fate in hand.

Europe has done precisely that in tackling the economic and sovereign debt crisis.

We have fought hard to regain stability in recent years, have left the existential part of the crisis behind and have embarked on the path to economic recovery thanks to determined reform agenda at European and Member State level. Don’t underestimate this: we have come out of the crisis stronger, and more united, than we were before.

However, the recovery remains fragile and the growth momentum in Europe needs to be sustained and reinvigorated.

Against this background, Europe is aware of its global responsibility to strengthen the economic recovery. We know very well that the reform effort needs to continue, in order to get back to full economic health. For that reason we are pursuing a differentiated and growth-friendly fiscal policy and, most importantly, ambitious structural reforms, because they are necessary to improve medium-term growth prospects and create jobs, in particular to tackle youth unemployment.

In short: we have repaired our institutional set-up; we have regained political credibility; and we will pursue our economic reforms until we return to prosperity.

We are doing everything possible to regain our place as a place of investment for our international partners.

And by doing business with Europe, Asia can also tackle some of its own challenges.

Asian economies have avoided the worst effects of the global financial crisis. We now need to build upon the recent global economic upturn. Asian economies can raise domestic demand thanks to rapidly expanding consumer markets and large infrastructure projects. There are issues that still need to be addressed including a more balanced economy that takes into account long term sustainability and environmental concerns. Asian policymakers have started to address these issues and I am confident that further reform will take place in the years to come.

As I look ahead I am convinced that our deeper ties will bring further prosperity, more jobs and economic stability. Integrating with Asian supply chains and tapping into Asia’s own economic integration is key to enhance Europe’s competitiveness and create growth and jobs, including in our important SME sector that is the pillar of our industrial sector.

For this reason the European Commission, during my term of office, has worked tirelessly to agree a series of bilateral and regional free-trade agreements.

Our first new generation FTA was signed with South Korea, in 2011. With Singapore we concluded the first FTA with an ASEAN partner, and are now in an advanced stage with Vietnam. This week I met with just Prime-Minister Dung in Brussels to give a further push so that we can conclude this as quickly as possible. We also have negotiations underway with Malaysia and Thailand. And our final goal remains a truly bi-regional EU-ASEAN agreement.

We also launched negotiations for an FTA with Japan and we are working hard to get a comprehensive agreement in place.

With China, we have launched talks for an ambitious Investment Agreement, covering both market access and investment protection.

All this reflects our desire to increase our interconnections; political, institutional, legal, and cultural ties. We should increase our physical connectivity by expanding our transport links, energy routes and digital networks. Such as the European Commission sponsored, Trans-Eurasia Information Network, that helps to bridge the digital divide and share knowledge amongst partner countries.

We have much to learn from each other through increased cooperation between our education systems, joint science and innovation projects and further mobility.

And we are ready to step up our game also financially. Just to give an example, EU-ASEAN Cooperation in 2014-2020 will actually more than double as compared to our cooperation in 2007-2013 [from 70 million euros to 170 million].

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am confident that as we review the progress that we have made together, the inevitable pull of increased cooperation between us will bring clear benefits for our two continents and our citizens. We cannot afford not to fully tap the enormous potential of this relationship. This is what our people demand from us. This is what the world needs from us.

I hope that you, as top Asian and European business leaders, will continue to support us in this effort.

Thank you very much.

Health Authorities Push Through Taxation Guidelines Behind Closed Doors at Moscow WHO Summit

GENEVA, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

“An Alarming Attempt to Erode Countries’ Sovereignty on Taxation Policies” 

Yesterday at the WHO FCTC’s Conference of the Parties (COP6) in Moscow, guidelines on price and tax measures (Article 6) were hurriedly adopted behind closed doors, further demonstrating the FCTC’s habit of infringing on issues of national sovereignty.

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“Public health authorities are not fiscal experts”, said Michiel Reerink, Global Regulatory Strategy Vice President at JTI (Japan Tobacco International). “Yet, one-size-fits-all decisions were rushed in the absence of a vast majority of governments’ taxation experts, who should have the last say on their individual fiscal policies”.

The COP has once again shown a complete lack of respect for several Parties by blatantly ignoring their wish to express their reservations on the guidelines, particularly regarding the minimum benchmark tax of 70% and the allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs[1]. Two years ago, at COP5 in Seoul, Korea, Parties adamantly opposed the same recommendations. Despite this, the draft guidelines remained largely unchanged and were nevertheless adopted at record speed.

“While the guidelines are not binding for governments, Ministries of Finance will be under pressure to adopt them in their national law.  Yesterday’s decision not only represents an alarming attempt to erode countries’ sovereignty on taxation policies, but also violates COP6’s own requirement to make ‘every effort’ to reach agreement by consensus”, added Mr. Reerink.

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1. The FCTC’s October 15, 2014 Journal stated: “Several parties wanted to record their reservations concerning the footnote related to section 3.2 stressing their sovereign right to develop their taxation policies. The draft decision contained in FCTC/COP/6/A/Conf. Paper No. 5 was approved without amendment. The agenda item was then closed.”

When making decisions on tobacco tax policies, countries take into account a number of considerations: income growth developments, the impact of price increases on the affordability of tobacco products, the existence of illegal trade (and tax authorities’ ability to enforce compliance), inflation and regional sensitivities such as cross-border trade.

“Tax experts around the world recognize that ignoring these considerations is counterproductive and could lead to serious consequences, including a major increase in illegal trade, depriving governments of important tax revenues and undermining other government policy objectives – including public health,” Mr. Reerink concluded.

During the October 15 vote on FCTC’s Article 6, the public and the media were once again locked-out from proceedings. This move, combined with the last minute decision to cancel press briefings, further confirms the WHO’s lack of transparency, accountability and integrity.

JTI, a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies, is a leading international tobacco manufacturer. It markets world-renowned brands such as Camel, Winston and Mevius (Mild Seven). Other global brands include Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Sobranie, Glamour and LD. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and about 27,000 employees worldwide, JTI has operations in more than 120 countries. Its core revenue in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, was USD 12.3 billion. For more information, visit http://www.jti.com.

Source: JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

As News Breaks that Second Health Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola National Nurses Call on President Obama to Issue Executive Order Directing Hospitals to Follow Highest Standards for Beating Ebola

— 11,500 RNs Join National Conference Call for Nurses on Preparedness

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With concern escalating across the U.S. about the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on President Barack Obama to “invoke his executive authority” to order all U.S. hospitals to meet the highest “uniform, national standards and protocols” in order to “safely protect patients, all healthcare workers and the public.”

The request, send in a letter to the President, came on a day in which NNU, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, hosted a national call-in conference in which 11,500 RNs from across the U.S. joined to discuss what steps should be taken to confront a virulent disease that the World Health Organization has termed the most significant health crisis in modern history.

On the call, RNs from California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Texas described widespread concerns in their hospitals about inadequate preparedness at a time at least two nurses have been tested positive for the Ebola virus in a hospital where one patient infected by the disease has died.

The call came just hours after NNU released a statement by RNs who work at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas voicing frustration and concern over what they viewed as a lack of preparation and training at their hospital, the first in the U.S. to see, first a patient with Ebola who subsequently died, and now an RN who has been infected with the virus.

In the statement, the Texas RNs described confusion in the hospital over policies in responding to patients with Ebola, inadequate advance training and availability of proper personal protective equipment, and changing guidelines. In the end, the nurses, said they felt “unsupported, unprepared and deserted to handle the situation on their own.”

“Sadly, the problems expressed by the heroic Texas Health Presbyterian RNs was predictable in our fragmented, uncoordinated private healthcare system, and it mirrors concerns we’ve heard from nurses across the U.S.,” said NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro.

It is the circumstances in Dallas, which have mirrored the concerns nurses across the U.S. have been expressing, both on the call and via an online NNU survey filled out by more than 2,500 nurses that have prompted NNU to call on President Obama to mandate improved safety standards in U.S. health facilities.

“Not one more patient, nurse, or healthcare worker should be put at risk due to a lack of health care facility preparedness,” DeMoro said in the letter to President Obama. “The United States should be setting the example on how to contain and eradicate the Ebola virus.”

The letter also states:

“Every healthcare employer must be directed to follow the Precautionary Principle and institute the following:

  • Optimal personal protective equipment for Ebola that meets the highest standards used by the University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Full-body hazmat suits that meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1670 standard for blood penetration, the ASTM F1671 standard for viral penetration, and that leave no skin exposed or unprotected and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-approved powered air purifying respirators with an assigned protection factor of at least 50 or a higher standard as appropriate.
  • There shall be at least two direct care registered nurses caring for each Ebola patient with additional RNs assigned as needed based on the direct care RN’s professional judgment with no additional patient care assignments.
  • There will be continuous interactive training with the RNs who are exposed to patients. There will also be continuous updated training and education for all RNs that is responsive to the changing nature of disease. This would entail continuous interactive training and expertise from facilities where state of the art disease containment is occurring.
  • If the Employer has a program with standards that exceed those used by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the higher standard shall be used.

The Ebola pandemic and the exposure of health care workers to the virus represent a clear and present danger to public health.

We know that without these mandates to health care facilities we are putting registered nurses, physicians and other healthcare workers at extreme risk. They are our first line of defense. We would not send soldiers to the battlefield without armor and weapons.

In conclusion, not one more patient, nurse, or healthcare worker should be put at risk due to a lack of health care facility preparedness. The United States should be setting the example on how to contain and eradicate the Ebola virus.

“Nothing short of your mandate that optimal standards apply is acceptable to the nurses of this nation,” the letter from DeMoro to the President concludes.

10,000 RNs to Join National Conference Call Today for Nurses on Ebola as RNs Call for Highest Standards for RN, Patient Safety

– Call Follows NNU Release of Statement from Texas Health Presbyterian RNs Citing Concerns about Hospital Preparedness

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With news Wednesday morning that a second Dallas health worker has now tested positive for Ebola, more than 10,000 registered nurses from across the U.S. are expected to join a conference call Wednesday hosted by National Nurses United to discuss what U.S. hospitals are doing to prepare for Ebola to improve safety for patients, nurses, other hospital personnel, and wider communities they service. The call will be held at 3 p.m. EDT, 12 noon PDT.

(Media may listen in to the call via webcast, at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/731/6167 or via phone, from U.S. or Canada, +1-877-384-4190 or international, +1-857-244-7412. Participant Code 26306511#. The call will be open to media questions after nurses’ questions. When the call is opened for press questions, push *1 (star one) to be put thru to an operator-assisted queue.) 
Press conference and call in at 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA

The call occurs just hours after NNU released a statement by RNs who work at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas voicing frustration and concern over what they viewed as a lack of preparation and training at their hospital, the first in the U.S. to see, first a patient with Ebola who subsequently died, and now an RN who has been infected with the virus.

In the statement, the Texas RNs described confusion in the hospital over policies in responding to patients with Ebola, inadequate advance training and availability of proper personal protective equipment, and changing guidelines. In the end, the nurses, said they felt “unsupported, unprepared and deserted to handle the situation on their own.”

“Sadly, the problems expressed by the heroic Texas Health Presbyterian RNs were predictable in our fragmented, uncoordinated private healthcare system, and it mirrors concerns we’ve heard from nurses across the U.S.,” said NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro.

“There is no standard short of optimal in safety for patients, RNs, and the public,” said DeMoro. “Nurses and other frontline hospital personnel must have the highest level of protective equipment, such as the Hazmat suits Emery University or the CDC themselves use while transporting patients and hands on training and drills for all RNs and other hospital personnel including the practice of putting on and taking off the optimal equipment. The time to act is long overdue.”

NNU has been warning for weeks that nurses throughout the U.S. have concerns about inadequate preparation for confronting Ebola – represented again by 10,000 RNs who have now signed up for the call via the NNU website and Facebook.

More than 2,300 RNs have also completed an online survey on Ebola. Highlights:

  • 85 percent say their hospital has not provided education on Ebola with the ability for the nurses to interact and ask questions – a percentage that remains largely unchanged.
  • 40 percent say their hospital has insufficient current supplies of eye protection (face shields or side shields with goggles) for daily use on their unit; 41 percent say there are insufficient supplies of fluid resistant/impermeable gowns in their hospital – both numbers are increasing as more survey results come in.
  • 40 percent say their hospital does not have plans to equip isolation rooms with plastic covered mattresses and pillows and discard all linens after use; only 8 percent said they were aware their hospital does have such a plan in place.

NNU is calling for all U.S. hospitals to immediately implement a full emergency preparedness plan for Ebola, or other disease outbreaks. That includes:

  • Full training of hospital personnel, along with proper protocols and training materials for responding to outbreaks, with the ability for nurses to interact and ask questions.
  • Adequate supplies of Hazmat suits and other personal protective equipment.
  • Properly equipped isolation rooms to assure patient, visitor, and staff safety.
  • Proper procedures for disposal of medical waste and linens after use.