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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

Executive Health Management

FDA Recommends Against Reuse of Respirators

2021 12 Apr

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new recommendations regarding the use of disposable respirators suggesting “transition away from crisis capacity conservation strategies”.   You might also like: Two initiatives look into the options to safely reuse the masks and one connects hospitals with personal protective... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cost-Effectiveness and ROI of Proper PPE Provision

2020 15 Oct

A new analysis highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and health of medical workers through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they help fight against the pandemic.   You might also like: COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers   Even as countries implement social distancing policies, when PPE is in short... Read more

Executive Health Management

Simple Method to Test Mask Efficacy

2020 14 Aug

Wearing of face masks in public is now part of basic health protocols meant to prevent coronavirus spread. The expected shortages in supply of surgical masks, however, have led many people to use homemade masks and mask alternatives (eg, bandanas or neck fleece). Since the efficacy of these improvised masks has not been proven, researchers from... Read more

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The existing guidelines on special separation in healthcare facilities are based on scarce and outdated evidence, a study has found.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