Search Tag: infection control

Executive Health Management

Safe Return to Work for Healthcare Staff

2020 12 Oct

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals face higher infection risk arising from both community exposure and occupational hazards. As noted in a new study by Harvard and Massachusetts General Brigham researchers (Shenoy et al. 2020), COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests show persistently positive results among healthcare workers.... Read more

Executive Health Management

IPS Autumn Webinar Series 2020

2020 12 Oct

Spea kers: MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER – FUTURE PROOFING – PRESENTATIONS Martin Kiernan Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London Professor Enrique Castro-Sánchez Lecturer, City, University of London TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER – RESILIENCE - PRESENTATION Professor Cath Noakes... Read more

Health Management

Using BioDynaMo to Study COVID-19 Spread in Closed Spaces

2020 28 Sep

The open-source BioDynaMo platform was developed at CERN to assist life scientists in creating biological simulations. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform has been adapted to simulate how the coronavirus spreads in populations, which can help to control the pandemic and inform decisions for similar outbreaks in the future.... Read more

ICU Management

Hospital Preparedness During COVID-19

2020 08 Jul

One of the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the delivery of mass critical care. SARS-CoV-2 has put a significant strain on intensive care in most countries across the globe. This has become even more of a challenge because of a lack of staff and essential supplies. It is evident that in order to better cope with such a challenging... Read more

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