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IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:47h | UTC

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

See also: Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 Infection

 


WHO Guidance: Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

16 Mar, 2020 | 07:57h | UTC

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence – The Lancet (free) AND Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus – The Guardian (free)

“Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.”

 


WHO Guideline: Getting your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

27 Feb, 2020 | 08:40h | UTC

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related Guideline: COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses – Public Health England (free)

“WHO just published guidance on how to prevent the spread of COVID- 19 in a workplace & protect your customers, contractors & employees. We advise these measures to be taken now, even if coronavirus hasn’t arrived in communities where you operate.” (via @DrTedros see Tweet)

 


EASL Clinical Practice Guideline: Occupational Liver Diseases

25 Feb, 2020 | 06:47h | UTC

EASL Clinical Practice Guideline: Occupational liver diseases – Journal of Hepatology (free)

 


Global and Regional Burden of Cancer Arising from Occupational Exposure to Selected Carcinogens

19 Feb, 2020 | 10:18h | UTC

Global and regional burden of cancer in 2016 arising from occupational exposure to selected carcinogens: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 – Occupational & Environmental Medicine (free)

 


Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being

24 Oct, 2019 | 08:48h | UTC

Homepage: Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine (free resources)

Full Report: Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being (free PDF – registration required)

Commentary: Improving the System to Support Clinician Well-being and Provide Better Patient Care – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Improving the System to Support Clinician Well-being and Provide Better Patient Care (free audio)

See also: Report Highlights | Key Messages | Report Recommendations | Press Release | Report Release Slides | Social Media Toolkit

 


The Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Pain—Where to From Here?

22 Oct, 2019 | 07:25h | UTC

The Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Pain—Where to From Here? – American Journal of Public Health (free)

Related: Study: Musculoskeletal Conditions are Now the Second Global Cause of Years Lived with Disability (link to abstract and commentary)

 


Review: Health Problems in Healthcare Workers

2 Oct, 2019 | 22:19h | UTC

Health problems in healthcare workers: A review – Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care (free)

Related: Whole-system approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: A systematic review – PLOS One (free) AND Healthcare Staff Wellbeing, Burnout, and Patient Safety: A Systematic Review – PLOS One (free)

 


Systematic Review: Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout

27 Sep, 2019 | 08:22h | UTC

Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review – Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes (free)

Related: Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

 


Review: Vaccines for Health Care Personnel

13 Sep, 2019 | 08:13h | UTC

Vaccines for Health Care Personnel – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Related: Immunization of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free) AND Vaccination of healthcare workers: A review – Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics (free)

 


ATS/ERS Statement: The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases

11 Sep, 2019 | 08:37h | UTC

The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lung diseases – American Thoracic Society (free) AND Respiratory Hazards at Work Linked to Disease for 1 in 10 People Worldwide – AJMC (free)

 


Occupational Cardiology Series: Cardiovascular Assessment of Aircrew and Other High-hazard Employees

9 Sep, 2019 | 00:01h | UTC

– An Introduction to Occupational Cardiology: Cardiovascular assessment of aircrew and other high-hazard employees. The first article of the series (free)

– Assessment of clinical and occupational cardiovascular risk: This second article in the occupational cardiology series discusses risk for the individual worker, the remainder of the workforce and the public in high-hazard occupations (free)

– Electrophysiologic assessment of aircrew and other high-hazard employees: This third article in the occupational cardiology series focusses on the assessment of arrhythmias in high-hazard employees and how, not all arrhythmias prevent employment (free)

– ECG interpretation: Interpretation of the ECG in young, fit, asymptomatic individuals undertaking high-hazard occupations is the topic of the fourth article in the occupational cardiology series (free)

 


A Review on Strategies to Manage Physician Burnout

25 Aug, 2019 | 13:39h | UTC

A Review on Strategies to Manage Physician Burnout – Cureus (free)

Related: Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

Source: Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club

 


Guideline: Diagnosing and Managing Work‐related Mental Health Conditions in General Practice

27 Jun, 2019 | 10:41h | UTC

Diagnosing and managing work‐related mental health conditions in general practice: new Australian clinical practice guidelines – The Medical Journal of Australia (free)

 


ACP Position Paper on Physician Impairment and Rehabilitation: Reintegration Into Medical Practice While Ensuring Patient Safety

4 Jun, 2019 | 06:31h | UTC

Physician Impairment and Rehabilitation: Reintegration into Medical Practice While Ensuring Patient Safety: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

News Release: ACP issues ethical guidance for responding to physician impairment – American College of Physicians (free)

Commentary: ACP issues ethical guidance on responding to physician impairment – ACP Internist (free)

 


ILO Report: Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work

22 Apr, 2019 | 02:19h | UTC

Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work: Building on 100 years of experience – International Labour Organization (ILO) (free PDF)

News Release: New safety and health issues emerge as work changes (free)

Commentary: Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency – United Nations (free)

 


Brazilian Guideline for Screening and Treatment of Depression in the Workplace

22 Apr, 2019 | 02:00h | UTC

Depression in the workplace: screening and treatment – Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira (free)

 


Study: COPD Prevalence Among Adults Who Have Never Smoked, by Industry and Occupation

8 Apr, 2019 | 01:04h | UTC

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevalence Among Adults Who Have Never Smoked, by Industry and Occupation — United States, 2013–2017 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Commentaries: Nonsmokers at Risk for COPD, Too – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND CDC: Prevalence of COPD High Among Some Nonsmokers – HealthDay (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Shift Work and Ischemic Heart Disease

4 Apr, 2019 | 22:14h | UTC

Shift work and ischaemic heart disease: meta-analysis and dose–response relationship – Occupational Medicine (free)

Commentary: Shift Work Is Tough on Workers’ Hearts, Study Shows – HealthDay (free)

 


Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Work-related Mental Health Conditions in General Practice

27 Mar, 2019 | 06:19h | UTC

Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice – National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government (NHMRC) (free PDF)

See also: Short Form Guideline (free PDF) AND GP Summary (free PDF)

Commentary: Managing work-related mental health conditions in family medicine  – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free for a limited period)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Fatigue and its Management in the Workplace

25 Feb, 2019 | 00:51h | UTC

Fatigue and its management in the workplace – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (free)

 


The Global Commission on the Future of Work Calls for Fundamental Changes in Health at Work

3 Feb, 2019 | 16:54h | UTC

The Global Commission on the Future of Work calls for fundamental changes in health at work – World Health Organization (free)

Original Report: Work for a brighter future: Global Commission on the Future of Work – International Labour Organization (free)