Tag Archives: personal protective equipment

Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — COVID-19 has caused battle lines to be drawn. But they’re not just between clinicians and the virus. They’re also between the healthcare workers and their employers, causing what the American Medical Association calls a “flashpoint” that could affect …

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Coronavirus Is Aerosolized Through Talking, Exhalation

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — An expert committee has concluded that the novel coronavirus is aerosolized through talking or exhalation, but it’s not yet clear if the viral particles are viable and emitted in doses sufficient to cause infection. “While the current …

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More Will Die, First Antibody Test Authorized

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  ID Experts: More Will Die Than Predicted  Anticipate a higher death rate from COVID-19 than originally predicted. That’s …

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Critical Drug Shortages, In Memoriam

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today. Drug Shortages On the Front Line In addition to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators, …

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Acute Stroke Care During COVID-19: AHA’s Emergency Strategy

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Council Leadership has released temporary emergency guidance on management of acutestroke patients during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The urgency of the situation prompted the AHA/ASA to forego their usual process, including peer review, in creating these …

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COVID-19 Is Making Moral Injury to Physicians Much Worse

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 01, 2020 — Physicians and other healthcare professionals experienced significant moral injury before the COVID-19 pandemic. Physicians routinely encountered barriers to providing the kind of care they knew their patients needed. Moral injury is defined as “…perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing …

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Topol Laments Betrayal, HCP Couples Prepare

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Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers  In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, officials repeatedly made choices that put the health of the public and healthcare workers …

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How Long Is It Safe to Delay Gynecologic Cancer Surgery?

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — As I write this column, there are more than 25,000 current cases of COVID-19 in the United States with an expected exponential rise in these numbers. Hospitals are issuing directives to cancel or postpone “elective” surgery to …

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Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 29, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads over the country, nearly half (48%) of US healthcare facilities — of various types and sizes — are already or almost out of respirators for treating patients, according to the results of a …

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