Search Tag: PPE

Health Management

U.S. Radiology Responds to the Pandemic and Looks Ahead

2020 23 Jun

U.S. radiologists have been significantly negatively impacted by the pandemic but valuable lessons have been learned. As the United States prepared to face an onslaught of COVID-19 cases that could swamp healthcare facilities and decimate the workforce, it became clear that the American College of Radiology needed to use its power as... Read more

Health Management

Healthcare Has No Excuse for Another Pandemic Like COVID-19

2020 23 Jun

A global health consultant and top TED Talk presenter comments on how healthcare around the world has responded to COVID-19 and suggests practical steps for avoiding a future pandemic of the same scale. As a global health expert, what do you think some of the best measures against the spread of COVID-19 have been around the world? Which... Read more

Health Management

COVID-19 in Private Practice: How to Cope With It?

2020 23 Jun

A radiologist in France’s private healthcare sector describes the experience of his clinic and comments on limitations of the system revealed when COVID-19 hit hard. Our imaging centre is located in Sarcelles-Lochères, a suburban area 15 km North of Paris. We are a 250-bed private clinic with an active emergency department,... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Universal Masking in Hospitals

2020 27 May

The SARS-Cov-2 pandemic has all healthcare institutions scrambling for protocols to prevent virus transmission. The name of the game is to protect both patients and healthcare providers from the virus. However, every hospital has its protocol with respect to precautionary measures that have been undertaken to prevent transmission. While some hospitals... Read more

ICU Management

Tracheal Intubation in the ICU

2020 19 May

Making tracheal intubation safe for both patients and their health care providers. Introduction COVID-19 is a newly recognised viral infection which first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019. It is caused by a novel Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus-2. For the most part it results in a mild, self-limiting... Read more

Executive Health Management

Filling the Gaps: Learning From Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 11 May

Summary: The COVID-19 crisis has created many challenges for health systems around the world. Health leaders have to focus on sustaining their organisations at all levels, and the International Hospital Federation is offering its support to them through a number of projects. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic reminds us of how we are all interconnected.... Read more

Decision Support

Investments in Recent Years are Paying Off

2020 21 Apr

Questions to Wolfgang Heimsch, President Customer Service at Siemens Healthineers Mr. Heimsch, how many PPEs, i.e. pieces of personal protective equipment, do you have at home? I'm happy if those who do their so important work in hospitals and medical centers have the protective equipment. As advised, I am currently working from home. We... 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... Read more