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Enhanced precautions to prevent Ebola include:

● Wash hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

● Avoid contact with blood or bodily fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.

● Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or bodily fluids.

● Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.

● Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.

● Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated. The US Embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on medical facilities.

● Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever (temperature of 101.5°F/38.6°C) and any of the other following symptoms: headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or unexplained bruising or bleeding.

● Limit your contact with other people until you are seen by a doctor. Do not travel anywhere else besides a healthcare facility.

(http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/)

If you recently traveled to an affected area or have been exposed to someone who recently traveled to an affected area, the CDC recommends that you self-monitor your health for 21 days after you return. The CDC defines self-monitoring as checking your temperature daily for fever (101.5°F/38.6°C), and being aware of symptoms (listed above).

 If you have been exposed and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact the Health and Wellness Center immediately (631-420-2009). It is best to contact the Health and Wellness Center by phone before coming in person so that precautions can be taken to prevent exposure to others. If the Health and Wellness Center is closed, please contact a local emergency room by phone for guidance.

Again, this outbreak does not pose a significant threat to the U.S. or the Farmingdale State College campus. The College will continue to monitor the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and will update students accordingly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Health and Wellness Center at 631-420-2009.

 

The Health and Wellness Center is located next to Memorial Hall, and is staffed with nurses, physicians, and wellness counselors. The goal of the Health and Wellness Center is to enhance the student's educational experience at Farmingdale State and to enable completion of his/her respective degree program through awareness and prevention, visual aids, and wellness counseling. This wellness-focused facility incorporates seven components of wellness, which are physical, emotional, social/multicultural, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and environmental.

In one setting, two worlds of medicine work in a complementary manner to best address the "whole person" and his or her overall wellness. Acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, yoga/meditation, and reiki are available in addition to traditional medical services. A relaxation/aroma therapy room is also available to enable students to escape from their busy schedules, to relax, and to help with stress management. Nurses are available for immediate assessment and a medical staff including physicians and a nurse practitioner. A women's health clinic is held weekly. Laboratory testing is available on site, and many medications are available if needed.

Total wellness of the student is our goal. Reaching the appropriate balance of the seven components of wellness through traditional and alternative medicine will best enable students to achieve their personal and educational goals. This will also better prepare them for the transition from college life into the working world.

The Health and Wellness Center staff will treat any personal health information with the strictest confidentiality, and will not be released to anyone without your knowledge and written authorization. There are legal exceptions which apply: if a student is an immediate danger to his/her self or others; if there is suspicion of elder or child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment of the student. Such exceptions are extremely rare.

Health and Wellness Center Staff

Director Audrey Krapf, RN, MBA, PhT, LRS-I, Notary Public
Assistant Director Rosemary McCarthy, RN, BS
Nurse I Sharon Cellan, RN, BS
Nurse I Mirella Condoluci, RN, AS
Nurse I Kevin Murphy, RN, AS
Nurse Practitioner Catherine Adamcewicz, RN, MS, FNP-C
Physician Alan Frazzitta, MD
Physician Jeffrey Elfenbein, DO
Physician George K. Lau, MD
Administrative Assistant Rosemary Blackton
Medical Records Specialist Linda Little
Alcohol and other Addictions Counselor Kathleen Casserly, CASAC, BS

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Email: wellness@farmingdale.edu