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Executive Health Management

Healthcare Staff Self-contamination High

2015 19 Oct

According to a recent report and editorial published in JAMA Internal Medicine, healthcare workers often contaminate their skin and clothing when removing contaminated gloves or gowns. The results of a study conducted by Myreen E. Tomas, MD, from the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center,... Read more

ICU Management

Infection Risk on Removing PPE

2015 13 Oct

The skin and clothing of healthcare workers were prone to contamination during the removal of gloves or gowns, based on a simulation study that used fluorescent lotion and black light. The findings are published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.Curtis J. Donskey, MD, of the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues conducted the study... 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

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Rapid Ebola Diagnostic Successful in Field Trial

2015 29 Jun

Potential game changer for treatment and containmentA new test can accurately diagnose Ebola virus disease within minutes, providing clinicians with crucial information for treating patients and containing outbreaks.Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and Boston Children's Hospital have shown that a new commercially developed... Read more

Executive Health Management

Q&A: Ebola and Health Implications for the EU

2014 16 Oct

The current Ebola outbreak affecting the West Africa region is the worst such outbreak on record. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling for a coordinated international response. As of 10 October, there have been more than 8399 reported cases, including 4033 deaths from the disease... Read more


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