Whitney Carter, RN, BSN

Whitney Carter, RN, BSN

Pediatric Specialty Clinical Nurse for General Surgery and Infectious Disease

Whitney has been a Registered Nurse since 2008. All of her nursing experience is in pediatrics. She has worked in children’s hospitals on acute pediatrics units, the PICU and now the pediatric specialty clinic at Swedish! Whitney graduated from the nursing program at University of Portland, and worked in Portland before moving home to Seattle in 2012. In her spare time she loves watching sports and cheering for her favorite Seattle teams.

Blog Posts by Whitney Carter, RN, BSN

How to prevent food poisoning

Many of us are aware of the recent nationwide recall of peaches and other fruit due to the potential of bacterial contamination.  Although thankfully, no illnesses have been reported so far, I’d like to take this opportunity to refresh our knowledge about ways to avoid food borne illness or food poisoning.

According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food poisoning affects approximately 1 in 6 Americans every year. Often it results in relatively mild symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea and vomiting that resolve within a day or so. However, food poisoning can also lead to more dangerous and even deadly outcomes, which is why food safety is so important! 
So how should we protect our family from food borne illness?   It’s pretty easy!  Just remember 4 basic steps:  clean, separate, cook and chill!
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