Search Tag: pandemic

Executive Health Management

Viral Illnesses on the Rise Across the U.S.

2022 18 Nov

U.S. government health officials have warned of an early and severe start to flu season. As the lockdowns during the pandemic reduced interactions for children, they are now being exposed to respiratory viruses for the first time again.   Across the nation, figures have illustrated a fast increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Pandemic Erased Progress in Lowering Heart Disease Death Rate

2022 09 Nov

Before 2020, the heart disease death rate had been declining steadily for nearly a decade. The decrease was recognised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the last century. However, the death rate has increased significantly during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. According... Read more

Health Management

Pivoting to Manage a Pandemic: Flexibility and Creativity in Teams

2022 13 Sep

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a frequently changing situation for health systems, and successful management required a flexible and creative approach within a team. Key Points Lessons from Stanley McChrystal’s “Team of Teams” were very helpful in adapting to COVID-19 as a health system. Flexibility was a key tenet in our... Read more

IMAGING Management

Association of COVID-19 Pandemic Measures and Cancer Screening

2022 19 Jul

According to GLOBOCAN estimates, 19.3 million new cancer cases and 10 million cancer deaths occurred in 2020 due to breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer, the first, third, and seventh-most prevalent cancers worldwide.  Cancer screening programmes help detect cancer at early stages and can lead to decreased mortality. In the past few years, cancer... Read more

ICU Management

Neurologic Manifestations of COVID-19

2022 19 Jul

Approximately 10-15% of patients with COVID-19 require ICU treatment. Respiratory failure and multi-organ dysfunction are the most common indications for ICU admission. However, nearly 1/3 of COVID-19 patients also present with neurologic manifestations. Neurologic manifestations are believed to predict mortality and functional outcome. While there... Read more

Executive Health Management

Vaccines Provide Everyone a Chance to Live a Fulfilling Life

2022 25 Apr

The World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the theme of ‘Long Life for All’ for World Immunization Week, 24-30 April 2022. The goal is to bring people to understand that vaccines let us to pursue our dreams, protect our loved ones, and make it possible for us to live a long & healthy life.   Every April, World Immunization Week brings people fr Read more

ICU Management

Nurse-Driven Initiatives Impact Patient Safety

2022 17 Feb

This article highlights the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient quality and safety and discusses an academy designed to support nurses to design and implement innovative solutions. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the crisis of patient safety with an increase in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) after more than... Read more