Filed under: KingsBridge Train | Tags: business continuity, COOP, disaster, disaster recovery, fatcyclist, KingsBridge, Movember, Nevada cancer, prostate cancer, recovery
As you might know, everyone here at KingsBridge is always up for a good cause. We are supporters of the Nevada Cancer Institute through our +3 fund raising, we run 10Ks to support local hospitals and we support the Fat Cyclist in his constant battle with cancer. So when the opportunity came around to support prostate cancer, we took up the charge and are doing our part!
The best thing about the prostate cancer fundraiser is that it is participating in Movember! That isn’t a typo, it actually is Movember. What does this fund raiser require? It means that we all grow mustaches for the month of November and all donations go to prostate cancer research. This month is not popular with any of our wives or girlfriends, but they realize that it is for a good cause and agree that they can live with it for a month. Needless to say, the razors are sharpened for December 1st!
So, check back often to see our facial growth!
We will have links posted to our Movember page where you can donate if the feeling moves you. You can also check out our FaceBook Page for updates as well!
Filed under: Knowledge, Software | Tags: business, business continuity, business continuity software, business disaster, Continuity of Operations, COOP, KingsBridge Disaster Recovery, Movember, Phoenix software, swine flu, swine flu education
What is it?
The CDC announced in April 2009 a new influenza called 2009 H1N1, Swine Flu. Why is it called “Swine Flu”? Lab test show that the virus is very similar to influenza that is normally found in pigs in North America.
So far, 6250 people worldwide have died from H1N1. Of that, 4175 have been from the United States. Because of the rapid spread, countries like Sweden have started selling Tamiflu without a prescription.
The World Health Organization has been monitoring the spread of the virus and has seen the spread affect over 200 countries and territories.
How do you get it?
People infected with the virus can spread the virus by touching their nose and mouth and touching other surfaces. Also, infected persons coughing or sneezing in public can spread the virus.
Because the virus is highly contagious, if you suspect that you have the virus, you should seek immediate attention from your physician. Also avoiding contact with others will reduce the ability of transporting the virus.
Although all cases do not carry the same severity, most cases do not require medications to treat, but in those severe cases, patients have been prone to develop pneumonia.
- Fever – particularly a fever of over 100 degrees
- Sore throat
- Chills and fatigue
- Body aches
- Occasionally, vomiting and diarrhea
- Trouble breathing, including rapid breathing.
- Gray or bluish skin color
- Not drinking enough fluids
- Sleeping constantly and not interacting when awake
- Being especially irritable
- Not urinating or no tears when crying
- The symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
How do you protect yourself???
- Stay home when you’re sick or have influenza symptoms.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Washing your hands often will help protect you from illness.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
How do you handle employees with it??
Large employers like CitiGroup and Goldman Sachs have acquired vaccine for their employees to help cut down on the spread. Although this may not be possible in all cases, employers should consider developing a corporate policy regarding work areas and staff affected by the virus.
Thing to consider:
- Publish information regarding H1N1
- Provide contact information for local health departments
- Provide anti-bacterial hand wash in common areas
- Require employees to keep workstations clean.
- Common areas should also be wiped with greater frequency
KingsBridge is a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity company specializing in Software, Seminars and Consulting. If you are looking for a Microsoft Office integrated recovery planning tool, Phoenix is not only an excellent tool, but the only completely integrated planning tool. Our seminars (online and in-house) are some of the longest running seminars in the recovery business. KingsBridge uses turn-key consulting for those who need the plan done, right the first time. For more information about KingsBridge, checkout www.disasterrecovery.com
Filed under: KingsBridge Train | Tags: business, business continuity, business continuity software, business disaster, Continuity of Operations, COOP, KingsBridge Disaster Recovery, Movember, plus 3 networks, prostate cancer, rim, swine flu
I have decided to join a global movement that is bringing much needed attention to prostate cancer. I’m doing this by growing a Moustache this Movember, the month formerly known as November. My commitment is to grow a moustache all November to change the face of men’s health and I want you to join me.
The funds we raise during our Moustache journey go to Prostate Cancer Canada.
What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men with 25,500 diagnosed and 4,400 dying from the disease each year. Facts like these have convinced me I should get involved.
To join my Movember team called Team Fatty Canada go to http://ca.movember.com/register/60354
Once registered you’ll be sent all the information needed to get donations and get growing as part of my Movember team.
Learn more about Movember by watching the Intro Video at http://ca.movember.com
Together we can change the face of men’s health.
KingsBridge is a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity company specializing in Software, Seminars and Consulting. If you are looking for a Microsoft Office integrated recovery planning tool, Phoenix is not only an excellent tool, but the only completely integrated planning tool. Our seminars (online and in-house) are some of the longest running seminars in the recovery business. KingsBridge uses turn-key consulting for those who need the plan done, right the first time. For more information about KingsBridge, checkoutwww.disasterrecovery.com