Search Tag: COVID-19

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: No Approval for Chloroquine from EMA

2020 03 Apr

The European Medicines Agency has warned against widespread use of the drug chloroquine to treat COVID-19 .   You may also like: COVID-19: From Hydroxychloroquine to Plasma Administration   An unproven medicine against COVID-19, chloroquine and the less toxic hydroxychloroquine are currently licensed to treat malaria... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

2020 03 Apr

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is causing rapidly spreading illness, and COVID-19 has now affected thousands of people around the world. Clinicians are in urgent need of guidance to deal with this crisis.  A panel of 36 experts from 12 countries proposed 53 questions, reviewed literature for direct and indirect... Read more

Executive Health Management

Dealing with N95 Mask Shortages

2020 03 Apr

Several projects are addressing the problem of N95 mask shortages in hospitals due to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Two initiatives look into the options to safely reuse the masks and one connects hospitals with personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers.   You may also like : Medical Equipment Deficit and Provision During... Read more

IT Management

Breakthrough Genomics Launches a Coronavirus Genetic Susceptibility Assessment

2020 02 Apr

The team at Breakthrough Genomics is contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 virus by looking further into the human genome and researching what genes and mutations may influence your susceptibility and resistance to the most adverse effects of COVID-19. Using its proprietary Machine Learning algorithm (ENLITERTM), the Breakthrough Genomics... Read more

ICU Management

Mindray's Covid-19 Webinar Episode 2 - "Chinese Solution, Global Sharing"

2020 02 Apr

Countries around the world scramble to build interim facilities, including emergency hospital and field hospitals, to treat COVID-19 patients at the current stage. Medical practitioners and hospital management staffs around the world are now looking for comprehensive solutions - from therapeutic approaches to emergency hospital management, to provide... Read more

Executive Health Management

Airline Staff to Help Man 4,000-Bed COVID-19 Hospital

2020 01 Apr

  Airline staff are amongst thousands of personnel to man a new field hospital which opened in East London today for COVID-19 patients.   NHS Nightingale, housed in the Excel conference centre, opened its doors to 500 COVID-19 patients with the capacity to increase to 4,000 beds fitted with oxygen and ventilators.   The centre will care... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: From Hydroxychloroquine to Plasma Administration

2020 01 Apr

A number of colleagues and friends from outside the hospital have asked me whether they should take hydroxychloroquine for their COVID-19. A friend asked me whether he should take lopinavir-ritonavir even though he is not HIV-positive. A hospitalised patient requested administration of remdesivir regardless of the cost involved, and another patient... Read more

IT Management

Preparing IT Departments for COVID-19

2020 31 Mar

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and support staff at hospitals maybe stretched thin but they soldier on, finding ways to cope with unprecedented challenges.   In this time of public health crisis, as noted by Henning Schneider, CIO, Asklepios Kliniken, Germany , all hospital units and departments are pulling together in a joint effort... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA Publishes COVID-19 Consensus Reporting

2020 31 Mar

To improve radiologists' understanding of COVID-19 pneumonia, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has issued an expert consensus statement on reporting chest CT findings related to the new coronavirus disease.     The statement, published online in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging, is endorsed by the RSNA, the American... Read more

Executive Health Management

EU Urges Free Cross-Border Movement of Healthcare Professionals

2020 30 Mar

On 30 March, the European Commission issued practical guidance to ensure workers’ mobility within the EU, in particular those in critical occupations to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.   You may also like : How To Manage a Remote Healthcare Team   These occupations include healthcare, food sector, childcare, elderly care, and... Read more