Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lessons to be learned from a COVID-19 outbreak in an aged-care facility

The COVID-19 outbreak in the Dorothy Henderson Lodge nursing home in Sydney showed that optimal infection prevention and control practice cannot be assumed, even among trained healthcare workers, in an outbreak setting, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Millions of US workers at risk of infections on the job

A University of Washington researcher calculates that 14.4 million workers face exposure to infection once a week and 26.7 million at least once a month in the workplace, pointing to an important population needing protection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Establish contingency plans to meet COVID-19 surge in urban areas

Experts from Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital have shared their contingency plans for meeting increased demand for hospitalization, as well as their protocols and training plans to minimize health care staff exposure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How can hospitals address scarce resources during COVID-19?

After reading Julia Lynch's latest draft paper, a typical layperson would likely be surprised to realize that despite decades of national concern about terrorists, biological warfare attacks, and dirty bombs, hospitals don't ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Millions of U.S. workers at risk of COVID-19 infections on the job

A University of Washington researcher calculates that 14.4 million workers face exposure to infection once a week and 26.7 million at least once a month in the workplace, pointing to an important population needing protection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no "Plan B" for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China.

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Physicians and practices should prepare for emergencies

(HealthDay)—Practices and physicians should prepare for emergency situations, such as natural disasters, network communications failures, and active shooter situations, according to an article published in Medical Economics.