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Executive Health Management

Is Thermal Disinfection Efficient Against COVID-19?

2020 03 Aug

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward the issue of global shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks. Much research has tested various methods of mask decontamination for reuse. A new study looks into capabilities of thermal disinfection to eliminate viruses and bacteria.   You might also like: Short on... Read more

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The existing guidelines on special separation in healthcare facilities are based on scarce and outdated evidence, a study has found.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

Executive Health Management

Short on PPE During COVID-19? Here are Solutions

2020 21 Apr

Many hospitals around the world are facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as N95 masks and face shields, to treat COVID-19 patients. Two research teams have come up with makeshift sterilisation solutions while one is working on self-sterilising filters.   You may also like: Dealing with N95 Mask Shortages... Read more

Decision Support

Investments in Recent Years are Paying Off

2020 21 Apr

Questions to Wolfgang Heimsch, President Customer Service at Siemens Healthineers Mr. Heimsch, how many PPEs, i.e. pieces of personal protective equipment, do you have at home? I'm happy if those who do their so important work in hospitals and medical centers have the protective equipment. As advised, I am currently working from home. We... Read more

Executive Health Management

Dealing with N95 Mask Shortages

2020 03 Apr

Several projects are addressing the problem of N95 mask shortages in hospitals due to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Two initiatives look into the options to safely reuse the masks and one connects hospitals with personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers.   You may also like : Medical Equipment Deficit and Provision During... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Equipment Deficit and Provision During Pandemic

2020 23 Mar

With nearly 355,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases globally (as of 23 March), hospitals are struggling to continue operations with limited or unavailable supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) or ventilators.   You may also like : WHO Calls to ‘Test, Test, Test’ amid Growing Restrictive Measures   ‘rescEU’ Stockpiling... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospitals’ Creative Responses to Coronavirus Challenges

2020 20 Mar

While hospitals around the world are struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with limited or unavailable supplies and equipment, some are forced to become creative and find new ways to continue care delivery and, at the same time, protect the staff. One-Person Booths South Korea has already proven the effectiveness of its rigorous testing... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: How Can Hospitals Protect Workers and Patients?

2020 13 Mar

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues its spread globally. Public authorities are implementing various measures to contain or delay it, from complete or partial territorial lockdowns to closing schools to banning larger public gatherings. In this situation healthcare systems are on the front line, and hospitals and healthcare leadership... Read more

IMAGING Management

BIR position statement on the selection and purchase of lead aprons

2017 07 Oct

clarification on current and future legislation Due to changes in International Standards for personal protective equipment (PPE), it has become unclear whether current lead apron designs meet the new standards and whether they can continue to be purchased. This position statement seeks to clarify the present situation.     What’s... 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