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IMAGING Management

Infection Control Against COVID-19 in Radiology Departments

2020 18 May

Since the discovery of coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in the city of Wuhan, China, hospitals all over the world have been trying to deal with this serious pandemic. COVID-19 has already infected hundreds of healthcare workers and has resulted in some deaths. Since healthcare workers, including radiologists, have to constantly interact with patients... Read more

ICU Management

Preparing the ICU for COVID-19

2020 16 May

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now a global pandemic, and almost every country is facing problems on how to prevent its spread. While the majority of patients with COVID-19 can recover as outpatients, a significant number require admission to the ICU for more aggressive medical care. The ICU is vulnerable to contamination with organisms, and... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 3, 2020

2020 11 May

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Executive Health Management

WHO Guidelines on PPE Use for COVID-19 are Questioned

2020 30 Apr

The existing guidelines on special separation in healthcare facilities are based on scarce and outdated evidence, a study has found.   You may also like: Policy, Guidance and Recommendations for COVID-19 Decision-Making   According to a globally accepted rule of infection control, when performing triage, medical staff do not... Read more

ICU Management

Infection Control for Ventilators in the Battle against COVID-19

2020 24 Mar

The Current Situation and Challenge of COVID-19 Over 170,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 90,000. On March 11th, WHO officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. No doubt that mechanical ventilation is one of the most effective therapy strategies... Read more

IT Management

Software Identifies COVID-19 Super Carriers

2020 16 Mar

A Polish company has developed software that deploys data to identify people at risk of carrying COVID-19.   The firm, DataWalk, taps into data like immigration records, mobile phone data and data about affected individuals to identify potential ‘super carriers’ who resist the disease and are unaware how widely they can infect others.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Infection Control Measures: Best COVID-19 Practices from Hong Kong

2020 06 Mar

Healthcare workers can be protected during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak with the application of proper infection control measures, an example from Hong Kong shows.   You may also like: 3-step 15sec hand-rubs reduce infection & improve hygiene compliance   A recent study (Cheng at al. n.d.) from a research team at Queen Mary... Read more

ICU Management

Large Decreases in ICU-Acquired Infections - National Infection Campaign

2019 12 Sep

ICUs in the UK have seen an 80% drop in bloodstream infections according to NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre-funded research. In collaboration with Guy's and St Thomas' clinicians and researchers from ICNARC (Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre), the study analysed 1 million adult patients from 276 NHS ICUs across the... Read more

ICU Management

A solid future for point-of-care ultrasound in intensive care

2019 19 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an established tool for the rapid assessment and diagnosis of patients across a variety of medical disciplines, not least in the high-octane environment of intensive care medicine. Dr. Timm Steuber, senior consultant and head of the ICU at Evangelisches Krankenhaus Unna, Germany, discusses his day-to-day... Read more

Executive Health Management

Abu Dhabi ID Week 2019

2019 23 Oct

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