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How Effective Is Your Face Mask?

N-95 face masks are the gold standard, but what protections do surgical and procedure masks offer against particles that could carry virus? University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with the EPA, researched the protectiveness of various kinds of...

The More Proactive You Are, the More Successful a HCP You Might Be

A proactive team
Proactive people tend to create positive outcomes. And compared to reactive people, they tend to perform at higher levels. Now, a study out of the University of Notre Dame found that doctors and nurses who were proactive, which is defined as the...

How Covid-19 Changed Nurse Life

Nursing during Covid-19 pandemic
Nurse life changed because of the pandemic: the hours, the job, the career. A new survey sheds light on what it’s like to be a nurse in the time of Covid-19. Between July 30 – August 11, 2020, The Harris...

Don’t Let Covid-19 Get in the Way of Compassionate Nursing

Compassionate nursing while wearing PPE
Compassion and nursing are bedfellows, but the Covid-19 pandemic has strained this symbiotic relationship. What once was conveyed by touch and nonverbal communication, no longer can be because of the need for social distancing and PPE. It can make compassionate care difficult.

Are My Symptoms a Sign of Distress or Covid-19?

Young woman feeling lethargic and holding neck
Distress can manifest as physical symptoms. And when you're a healthcare worker during Covid-19, sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're experiencing psychological symptoms or those of the disease. Now, we have a little insight into how distress can...

How Pandemics Affect Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health

Depressed woman
While SARS and MERS, hasn’t helped us fight SARS-CoV-2, these pandemics may help us understand the mental health problems we face. To do this, University of East Anglia researchers looked at 19 studies which included data predominantly from...

14 Medical Procedures That Pose a High Covid-19 Risk to You

Medical team performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Some medical procedures carry more risk of coronavirus transmission than others. Those that create aerosols top the list. An aerosol is a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in air. Larger particles settle in a reasonably short distance and are...

Covid-19 Testing Prior to Medical Procedures Could Manage PPE

Covid-19 testing to manage PPE
As we look toward a second wave of coronavirus infections and PPE shortages, the medical community continues to look for ways to manage supplies. Universal testing for Covid-19 might be one of those ways, suggests research presented at the Anesthesiology 2020 annual...

The Battle Over How Coronavirus Strikes and How to Protect HCPs

The Battle of PPE
By Robert Lewis and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread ― and therefore, what...

COVID-19 Pushes Telehealth Into Mainstream Medicine

If there is one positive that can be gleaned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the push that it has given telehealth. Despite its potential of improving access and even lowering costs, telehealth has been slow to enter mainstream healthcare, and in...

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