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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The fenced-in outdoor visiting area at the memory care facility—spare except for a few plants—was in the shade, and his wife was cold, the 87-year-old man said. Almost from the moment she was wheeled out, the listless woman draped in blankets, a surgical mask slipping from her face, wanted to […]

Numerous criticisms of medical science have been articulated in recent years. Some critics argue that spurious disease categories are being invented, and existing disease categories expanded, for the aim of profit. Others say that the benefits of most new drugs are minimal and typically exaggerated by clinical research, and that […]

The planned critical-care tower at CaroMont Regional Medical. (CaroMont Health rendering) Construction has begun on a critical-care tower at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C., west of Charlotte. The 146,000-sq. ft. tower will have four floors, each with 26 private intensive-care rooms, centralized nursing stations and administrative workspace. Three […]

Health Plan Grant Supports New Physician Pipeline to Serve Low-Income Communities L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, announced today that it is committing $5 million to Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to support the launch of the KGI School of Medicine in Claremont, California. The investment […]

For any patient who is receiving hospice care and faces a challenging, chronic, or progressive disease state, the advent of myriad therapeutic interventions can help achieve comfort and pain relief.1   The existence of unrelieved pain is viewed as a critical factor that can obstruct dignity at the end of […]

Yet still, we have elected leaders like Congressman Greg Gianforte, who are trying their best to strip health care away from Montanans, even in the middle of a pandemic. Greg Gianforte has vocally opposed the Affordable Care Act since he first entered politics. Gianforte called the landmark health care law […]