Districts asked to seek voluntary involvement of critical care specialists in private sector With the number of those requiring critical care for COVID-19 on the rise, the Health Department has formulated new guidelines for the efficient management of its pool of intensivists and critical care specialists, so that no COVID-19 […]

What are your day-to-day tasks? You’ve got basic patient care, making sure they are washed, their nutritional needs are met and that they are hydrated. You check the patient’s observations – this includes their blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature and some people may need their blood sugar checked. […]

A computer outage at a major hospital chain thrust health care facilities across the U.S. into chaos Monday, with treatment impeded as doctors and nurses already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic were forced to rely on paper backup systems. Universal Health Services, which operates more than 250 hospitals and other […]

At NYU Meyers, the first-year students who were accepted came despite the pandemic, Clarke said. “There’s been some wonderful positive attention on frontline nurses and physicians,” he said. Additionally, many individuals have been displaced from jobs in other industries, he said. Historically, health care has been a stable field. But […]

Thought-leaders representing critical health care sectors—hospitals, nurses, insurance, physician groups, and financials—will share their insights on the current state of the industry and also on a post-COVID environment in a virtual half-day webinar on Friday, Oct. 30, hosted by the University of Miami. The “Business of Health Care Conference,” facilitated […]

By Christopher Jason September 14, 2020 – Home healthcare facilities should implement and further develop Continuity of Care Document (CCD) standard codes to enhance patient data exchange, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). The CCD standard, a current yet underutilized data standard, […]

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can play an essential role in the management of the sickest COVID-19 patients, said Jeffrey A. Katz, MD, director of critical care services at the NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. To date, […]

After being held responsible for the high mortality rate among COVID-19 patients in the city, 27 nursing homes, which were earlier barred from admitting COVID-19 patients, will be allowed to do so again starting from September 15. Due to the growing cases and the chaos of looking for beds, BMC […]

UI Health is pleased that, today, Cook County Judge Pamela McLean Meyerson granted University of Illinois Hospital’s request to enter a Temporary Restraining Order against the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) preventing select critical care nurses it represents from striking. In doing so, Judge Meyerson noted that the “specialized expertise of […]

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) — Residents at nursing and rehabilitation facility in Greeley organized a protest against Colorado’s coronavirus restrictions. On Thursday, about 20 residents gathered outside Fairacres Manor, many in wheelchairs, holding signs that read “Rather die from COVID than loneliness,” and “Prisoners in our own home,” and “Give us […]