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Communicating COVID-19 Uncertainty to Public

2020 17 Dec

A group of researchers from Germany has looked into the challenges of communication between healthcare sector and the wider public about COVID-19. The study specifically focused on various approaches to communicating the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.   You might also like: COVID-19: Immunity-Based Strategies are ‘Flawed’  ... Read more

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COVID-19 Infection at Work: Who is at Risk?

2020 12 Dec

Essential workers, especially those in healthcare, have a greater risk of COVID-19 due to the nature of their work. Aside from healthcare workers (HWCs), however, not much is known as to which other occupational groups are most at risk for infection.   You might also like: How Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Varies Across Hospital Settings... Read more

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Democracy Against COVID-19

2020 18 Nov

A new analysis provides insights into how democratic institutions play a significant role in the way countries mount quick policy response to existential threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic (Shvetsova et al. 2020).   You might also like: Global COVID-19 Response: “A Collective Failure”   When institutional systems... Read more

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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

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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

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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The existing guidelines on special separation in healthcare facilities are based on scarce and outdated evidence, a study has found.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

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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

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Abu Dhabi ID Week 2019

2019 23 Oct

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Would you use a dirty ultrasound probe on yourself?

2018 07 Nov

Making the ultrasound scan a safer examination. A sonographer and a microbiologist working together to increase awareness of infection control in the ultrasound world. Over the past few years, these two Australians have published extensively in the field of infection control in medical ultrasound practice. Whilst Sue performs ultrasound... Read more