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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Healthcare Administrator News

Coronavirus Antibody Tests Pose Hope and Uncertainty, as WHO Warns of Reinfection

What is an antibody test? Unlike polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are intended to identify active cases...

Shortages in Personal Protective Equipment Persist, Prompting Important Innovations

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve in the U.S., one thing has still not changed: A lack of personal protective equipment...

Treating Patients with Convalescent Plasma: What You Need to Know

While still unproven and experimental, the use of donated blood has potential to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening coronavirus infections.

Healthcare Workers Lack Protective Gear on the Frontline of COVID-19

Originally published 4/3/20. Healthcare professionals are facing a frightening shortage of protective gear to keep themselves and their patients...

8 Practices Every Health Professional Should Follow as COVID-19 Spreads in the US

The U.S. outbreak of COVID-19 is moving fast with six deaths since Saturday and more than 100 cases. How does community spread change protocol for HCPs? Learn more.

What Healthcare Providers Should Know About Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The U.S. recently confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus from apparent community spread. Stay up to date on assessment, testing and treatment practices for COVID-19.

How Clinicians Across the Country are Experiencing – and Responding to – COVID-19

As the pandemic takes a toll on hospitals around the nation, healthcare professionals need each other's support now more than ever. Whether...

12 Ways Healthcare Providers can Reduce the Risk of Pandemic at Their Facility

Without proper risk management and emergency preparedness, diseases like COVID-19 can quickly overwhelm even the most organized health systems.

CDC Announces First Apparent Case of Novel Coronavirus Community Spread

Almost 2,000 healthcare workers in China have been sickened by the virus while caring for patients on the frontlines of the outbreak.

HIV Antivirals Successfully Treat Coronavirus Patient in South Korea

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, rages on, experts are searching for ways to fight the disease long-term.

Coronavirus Gets a New Name & 4 Other Important Updates for HCPs

More than 60,000 people have been infected, more than 1,300 of whom have died. Here are the latest updates.

Infectious Disease on the Rise due to Opioid Epidemic: What Health Workers Should Know

An integrated approach may reduce risk and incidence of infectious disease.

11 Common Points of Confusion Around Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

When novel coronavirus began to spread in China at the end of 2019, misinformation about the disease inevitably followed.

Using Your Phone at Work Can Lead to Life-Threatening Errors, Study Finds

Cell phone addiction can have deadly consequences when you care for patients for a living.

New Study Explores the Psychological Harm of Restraints on ED Patients

With agitated and violent patients, providers often have no choice but to use restraints. That's why new research is exploring the effects of restraints and how to avoid using them in the future.

ICU Outcomes are Improving in Many U.S. Hospitals — But Not Those Serving Mostly Minorities

Racial disparities in healthcare have long persisted, and new research shows that in certain settings, these differences may be getting worse.

Critical Care Resuscitation Center Boosts Survival Rate Over ICUs

A specialized intensive-care center helps critical patients receive life-saving treatment faster.

For the First Time in Almost 30 Years, Influenza B is the Dominant Virus This Season

Influenza B is more severe in children and young adults. So far, 32 kids have died this season — more at this stage than any previously recorded season.

Hospital Mergers Don’t Improve Patient Care, Study Finds

Provider trade associations have long claimed hospital mergers boost patient care, but recent research funded by HHS calls this into question.

New Vaccine Technology Eliminates the Need for Syringes—and EMRs

Each year, approximately 3 million people die due to vaccine preventable diseases, half of which are in children less than 5 years...

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