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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Physician Assistant News

Results from a Pilot Program for Monitoring COVID-19 Patients at Home

Most patients with Covid-19 don't require hospitalization. So how do you monitor patients who have COVID-19 symptoms but are not ill enough to come...

Low-Cost Steroid Reduces Mortality for COVID Patients on Respiratory Support

Dexamethasone, a synthetic corticosteroid, has been on the market for nearly 60 years and is used to treat an exhaustive number of medical conditions....

New Treatment Offers Hope to Mesothelioma Patients

New treatment for advanced mesothelioma may improve the quality of life for patients who have few options. Transarterial chemoperfusion treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma...

Cancer Drug Improves Outcomes in Severe COVID-19 Infection

In the race to find effective treatments for patients with severe cases of COVID-19 infection, researchers are not only evaluating new experimental...

Virus DNA Can Spread to 60% of Hospital Surfaces Within 10 Hours

Aiming to safely simulate how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can spread across surfaces in a hospital, researchers left virus DNA...

PAs on the Front Lines Face Furloughs and Job Cuts

Physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly choosing to work in hospitals over office-based practices, according to a report issued last week by the...

New Research Reveals Risks of PPE-Related Skin Injuries

Some 42.8 percent of medical staff treating patients with COVID-19 have experienced serious skin injury due to the use of personal protective...

How to Identify a Counterfeit N95 Respirator

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, frontline healthcare providers (HCPs) have consistently been forced to deal with dwindling, limited or non-existent...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Clinical Trial Update

The race is on to develop an effective vaccine for the coronavirus. A very early research trial has sent ripples across the...

Is Your Mobile Device a COVID-19 ‘Trojan Horse?’

Healthcare professionals have a myriad of factors to consider in preventing hospital-acquired infections, especially in the age of COVID-19. Yet, sanitation measures...

Managing Palliative Care in the Pandemic: Think Telemedicine

Telemedicine is hardly a new concept, but it has taken a global health crisis to gain a strong - and possibly permanent...

What is Remdesivir? FDA Authorizes Experimental Drug to Treat COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized...

Beyond PPE: Mitigating Risk of COVID-19 Infection Around Patients with Respiratory Distress

Endotracheal intubation has risen to the top of the list of challenges facing emergency providers on the front lines of COVID-19. Exposure...

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...

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