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Executive Health Management

Reducing Risks and Generating Economic Benefits

2019 26 Aug

Did you know that IV filtration in an intensive care unit (ICU) could help to reduce risks and generate economic benefits?   Introduction   Intravenous administration of fluids and drugs is an important part of patient care for the critically ill. However, the contamination of infusion solutions by particles is a largely unknown and underestimated... Read more

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

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

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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