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The Next Ebola: Can We Do Better?

2015 24 Nov

The human catastrophe of the Ebola epidemic that began in 2013 shocked the world’s conscience and created an unprecedented crisis. An independent panel of global experts has called for critical reforms to prevent future pandemics. The group of 19 experts, convened by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical... Read more

Executive Health Management

Health Workers Not Removing Protective Garments Correctly

2015 21 Jul

A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control finds that only 13 percent of healthcare workers (4/30) followed all CDC recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care.In the current era of emerging pathogens such as Ebola virus, removal of PPE is crucial to reduce contamination of healthcare... Read more

ICU Management

Lessons from Ebola: Planning for Health Emergencies

2015 21 Jul

The Chicago Ebola Response Network's (CERN) response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2015 has provided a roadmap for how a regional public health network can anticipate and manage public health emergencies, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. CERN — composed of Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago... Read more

Executive Health Management

Guidelines for Medical Clearance of Ebola Caregivers

2015 20 Feb

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has issued new guidelines aimed at strengthening procedures for the medical clearance of designated Ebola caregivers in the nation’s hospitals. “These guidelines provide a tool that hospitals can quickly turn to, should we face new cases of Ebola patients being treated in the U.S. in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Ebola: Local Health Departments' Role in Global Crisis

2015 16 Feb

Experience with the Ebola outbreak highlights local health departments' essential role in responding to global health threats posed by infectious diseases, according to a special article in the March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer... Read more

Lab Management

Diagnostics-In-A-Suitcase for Ebola

2015 13 Jan

Researchers are currently developing a lab in a suitcase that can rapidly detect Ebola virus on the spot. The Diagnostics-in-a-Suitcase is the brainchild of Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed, a scientist in the Unit of Infection Models at the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Gottingen, Germany. The portable lab contains all the necessary equipment and reagents... Read more

ICU Management

Ebola Lessons for Critical Care

2015 05 Jan

According to the editors of the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa offers insight as to how healthcare professionals could respond more effectively to current and future healthcare challenges.   Cindy Munro, RN, PhD, ANP and Richard H. Savel, MD, the two Editors-in-Chief at AJCC review and reflect on... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Global Programme For Urban Health and Wellbeing

2014 12 Dec

World health, environmental, behavioural and social science experts have launched a major new interdisciplinary scientific collaboration that aims to achieve better health for billions of people living in fast-growing urban areas. The new global Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme has these key objectives:Empower planners and policy-makers with better... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Merck Obtains Rights To Ebola Vaccine

2014 26 Nov

Merck & Co. has obtained the rights to an experimental Ebola vaccine. The vaccine has been developed by NewLink Genetics Corp. According to reports, Merck will be paying NewLink $30 million upfront plus an additional $20 million when clinical trials get under way. NewLink originally obtained this vaccine in 2010 from Canadian officials for $200,000. Early-stage... Read more

IMAGING Management

US Radiology Departments Prepare for Ebola

2014 18 Nov

A special report on radiology preparedness for handling cases of the Ebola virus has been released by radiologists from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta (GA, USA). The authors discuss their protocols and recommendations in the report which is published online in Radiology.“Clear and frequent... Read more


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