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RECOVERY: World’s Largest COVID-19 Clinical Trial

RECOVERY: World’s Largest COVID-19 Clinical Trial

In the UK, the world’s largest clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments, the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy trial... Read more

EU Medical Devices Regulation is Postponed

EU Medical Devices Regulation is Postponed

The European Commission has postponed by one year the date of application of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) till 26 May, 2021,... Read more

COVID-19: No Approval for Chloroquine from EMA

COVID-19: No Approval for Chloroquine from EMA

The European Medicines Agency has warned against widespread use of the drug chloroquine to treat COVID-19 .   You may also like:... Read more

European Procurement of Medical Countermeasures Expands

European Procurement of Medical Countermeasures Expands

Iceland, Finland and Norway are the latest countries to have signed the Joint Procurement Agreement (JPA) to procure medical countermeasures.... Read more

COVID-19: Dealing with N95 Mask Shortages

Dealing with N95 Mask Shortages

Several projects are addressing the problem of N95 mask shortages in hospitals due to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Two initiatives... Read more

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A personal reflection from a COVID-recovered Staff Nurse.   Happy New Year! I should scream it from the bottom of my heart to you all, dear readers, but it is only early January and I don’t feel really happy. It is THE NEW YEAR, but my feelings say – it is still March 2020 onwards, when the horror of COVID-19 started in the UK.... Read more

Martin J. Hatlie, JD is CEO of Project Patient Care (PPC), a non-profit organisation focussed on bringing the voice and experience of patients into healthcare improvement work. He also serves as Co-Director of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, which integrates open and honest communication strategies, patient and family engagement,... Read more

Inaugurating her new column with HealthManagement.org, Sabine Torgler reflects on the news about the start of the vaccination programme against COVID-19 in the UK from the nurse’s perspective.   Since two weeks ago, it is public that the UK is starting its vaccination programme against COVID-19. When the BBC reported it on Wednesday,... Read more

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Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

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Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

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Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of Mini-Spike® 2 Chemo V - A Closed System Transfer Device

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Jürgen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Grüter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany   BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because they contribute... Read more

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 Juhan Lepassaar

Healthcare Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19

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