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Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients

18 Sep, 2020 | 09:27h | UTC

Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients – International Journal of Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO: Keep health workers safe to keep patients safe

18 Sep, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Keep health workers safe to keep patients safe – World Health Organization

See also: World Patient Safety Day Campaign

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Not necessary. 5 policy ideas for limiting low-value care in Canada

18 Sep, 2020 | 09:23h | UTC

Not Necessary. Policy Ideas for Limiting Low-Value Care in Canada – Choosing Wisely Canada

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Longer-than-necessary duration of outpatient antibiotic therapy for common outpatient infections

18 Sep, 2020 | 09:21h | UTC

Duration of outpatient antibiotic therapy for common outpatient infections – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


IHI releases action plan to advance patient safety

15 Sep, 2020 | 08:46h | UTC

Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

News release: New National Action Plan Seeks to Re-Energize Patient Safety Improvement and Accelerate Change – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Commentary: IHI Rolls Out New National Action Plan for Patient Safety – Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Less is more: Identifying recommendations for stopping or scaling back unnecessary routine services in primary care

15 Sep, 2020 | 08:44h | UTC

Identifying Recommendations for Stopping or Scaling Back Unnecessary Routine Services in Primary Care – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: A Solution for Guideline Overkill—More Guidelines or Shared Understanding? – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Doctors Get Plenty of Advice on Starting Treatment. This Could Help Them Know When to Stop – University of Michigan

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Carefully implemented infection-control measures can prevent COVID-19 transmission in hospitals

14 Sep, 2020 | 01:12h | UTC

Carefully implemented infection-control measures can prevent COVID-19 transmission in hospitals – News Medical

Original study: Incidence of Nosocomial COVID-19 in Patients Hospitalized at a Large US Academic Medical Center – JAMA Network Open

 


Factors contributing to healthcare professional burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid turnaround global survey

8 Sep, 2020 | 01:14h | UTC

Factors contributing to healthcare professional burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid turnaround global survey – PLOS One

 


COVID-19 in healthcare workers: A living systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence, risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcomes

6 Sep, 2020 | 21:49h | UTC

COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers: A Living Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prevalence, Risk Factors, Clinical Characteristics, and Outcomes – American Journal of Epidemiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Getting ready for the Covid-19 pandemic: Experience of a Brazilian hospital

3 Sep, 2020 | 11:00h | UTC

Getting Ready for the Covid-19 Pandemic: Experience of a Brazilian Hospital – NEJM Catalyst

 


New #OpenWho Course: Occupational health and safety for health workers in the context of COVID-19

2 Sep, 2020 | 10:11h | UTC

Occupational health and safety for health workers in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 


Study: Face shields, masks with valves ineffective against COVID-19 spread

2 Sep, 2020 | 09:55h | UTC

Face Shields, Masks with Valves Ineffective Against COVID-19 Spread – American Institute of Physics

Original Study: Visualizing droplet dispersal for face shields and masks with exhalation valves – Physics of Fluids

 


In WHO global pulse survey, 90% of countries report disruptions to essential health services since COVID-19 pandemic

1 Sep, 2020 | 06:29h | UTC

In WHO global pulse survey, 90% of countries report disruptions to essential health services since COVID-19 pandemic – World Health Organization

Original report: Pulse survey on continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim report, 27 August 2020 – World Health Organization

 


CDC Study: SARS-CoV-2 infections often go undetected in health care workers

1 Sep, 2020 | 06:16h | UTC

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Frontline Health Care Personnel in a Multistate Hospital Network — 13 Academic Medical Centers, April–June 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentary: CDC: Nearly 30% of health workers with COVID-19 didn’t know they had it – UPI

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Low risk of COVID-19 among patients exposed to infected healthcare workers

1 Sep, 2020 | 06:14h | UTC

Low risk of COVID-19 among patients exposed to infected healthcare workers – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Report: Promoting mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic

28 Aug, 2020 | 08:48h | UTC

Promoting mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic: A policymaker’s guide – Prevent Epidemics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Duration of SARS-CoV-2 infectivity: When is it safe to discontinue isolation?

26 Aug, 2020 | 04:14h | UTC

Duration of SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity: When is it Safe to Discontinue Isolation? – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


Two meters or one: What is the evidence for physical distancing in Covid-19?

26 Aug, 2020 | 04:08h | UTC

Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19? – The BMJ

Commentary: Rigid social distancing rules for COVID-19 based on outdated science – British Medical Journal

 


Nosocomial COVID-19 infection: Examining the risk of mortality

26 Aug, 2020 | 04:04h | UTC

Nosocomial COVID-19 infection: examining the risk of mortality. The COPE-Nosocomial Study (COVID in Older PEople) – Journal of Hospital Infection

Commentary: Expert reaction to a study looking at hospital-acquired COVID-19 infections – Science Media Centre

 


New drool-based tests are replacing the dreaded coronavirus nasal swab

26 Aug, 2020 | 03:59h | UTC

New drool-based tests are replacing the dreaded coronavirus nasal swab – Science

 


Building a better health care system post-Covid-19: Steps for reducing low-value and wasteful care

25 Aug, 2020 | 03:52h | UTC

Building A Better Health Care System Post-Covid-19: Steps for Reducing Low-Value and Wasteful Care – NEJM Catalyst

 


Cost of contact: Redesigning healthcare in the age of COVID

25 Aug, 2020 | 03:51h | UTC

Cost of contact: redesigning healthcare in the age of COVID – BMJ Quality & Safety

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The disappearance of the primary care physical examination—losing touch

25 Aug, 2020 | 03:49h | UTC

The Disappearance of the Primary Care Physical Examination—Losing Touch – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 


WHO says children aged 12 and over should follow the same mask guidelines for adults

24 Aug, 2020 | 00:56h | UTC

Advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

WHO Q&A: Children and masks related to COVID-19

Commentaries: WHO says children aged 12 and over should wear masks like adults – Reuters AND The WHO just released specific mask guidance for kids as they gear up to return to school: children 12 and older should wear them as adults do – Business Insider

 


COVID-19: Interim guidance on rehabilitation in the hospital and post-hospital phase

24 Aug, 2020 | 00:54h | UTC

COVID-19: Interim Guidance on Rehabilitation in the Hospital and Post-Hospital Phase from a European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society-coordinated International Task Force – European Respiratory Journal

 


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