Search Tag: COVID 19

Executive Health Management

2022 22 Jul

Before I go on my annual leave, I thought I'd drop a line. Last week I did my first shift in a little private hospital in my hometown. When I arrived on the ward, I called in at the Sister's office. As I headed towards her door, I realised I was the only nurse wearing a mask. I was still in my civilian clothes, and as I said, my mask was... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Impact of Staffing Shortages on Patient Safety

2022 12 Apr

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Infection Control  showed that staff shortages and the extra burden on hospitals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the number of acquired infections and threaten patient care.   The study examined hospital-acquired infections at two hospitals in Illinois between September 2017 and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Outsourcing In Clinical Trials East Coast 2022

2022 24 Apr

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Decision Support

ED Decision Support for Discharging Suspected COVID-19 Patients

2022 11 Feb

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers recently evaluated the performance of a prognostic clinical decision-making tool to facilitate emergency department discharges of suspected COVID-19 patients. The University of Minnesota developed this logistic regression tool to alleviate some of the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on... Read more

Executive Health Management

Rethinking U.S. School Mask Policy

2022 04 Feb

Scientists generally agree that wearing masks reduce the risks of COVID-19 spreading, but the benefit conferred in the K–12 classroom remains unknown. Whether children can wear masks correctly over extended periods is also debatable.   Interpretation of existing evidence by public health agencies worldwide vary. For example, the U.S. Centers for... Read more

IMAGING Management

Xenon MRI Reveals Lung Damage in Long COVID Patients

2022 01 Feb

Many patients experience ongoing symptoms following a COVID-19 infection. These are characterised under the umbrella term 'long-COVID', of which one of the most common is breathlessness. It is unclear whether the breathlessness is linked to changes in breathing patterns, tiredness, or lung damage.  The EXPLAIN project, involving teams at Sheffield,... Read more

Executive Health Management

2021 Forbes CIO Summit Series – Episode 1

2021 25 Mar

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Executive Health Management

McKinsey Transitioning To A Postpandemic Workforce 2021

2021 11 Mar

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