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. […]

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 […]

Numerous changes in the mental health care system over the past several decades, including budget reductions, have led to increasing numbers of individuals with mental health concerns presenting with care needs in our state jails and prisons. Researchers from Harvard Medical School has found that one in three inmates may […]

© . A Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy remains in critical condition following a five-car crash Thursday evening in Anderson Township. Cpl. Adam McMillan, 42, has been unconscious and in the intensive care unit at University of Cincinnati Medical Center over 24 hours. Sign up for our Newsletters Officials say McMillan […]

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 […]

The outbreak of the COVID-19 exposed the gaps in the critical care sector in Kenya. At no time have we experienced a population-wide disease in the magnitude of the virus. Isolation centre at Mbagathi Hospital. Photo: MOH.Source: Facebook Countries in West and Central Africa have over the years experienced Ebola […]

Sarah Owen, Southwest Florida Community Foundation Published 9:00 a.m. ET Oct. 5, 2020 CLOSE Stacy Brown, a registered nurse for Lee Health, administers a swab sample for coronavirus testing of a drive-thru patient at the Page Field Mobile testing facility. (Photo: Ricardo Rolon /The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA) The […]

Healthcare workers (HCWs) are among the most important people in the current fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the cost is high, since they are naturally exposed to patients at varying levels of infectivity. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that HCWs make up […]