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Occupational Dermatoses Related to Personal Protective Equipment Used During the COVID-...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.det.2021.05.009
Dermatologic Clinics; Abdali S, Yu J

Sep 25th, 2021 - The recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the dramatic increase in use of personal protective equipment (PPE) among health care providers and the general public. Herein the authors discuss the various occupational dermatoses including allergic and irritant contact dermatitis, acne, seborrheic dermatitis, and rosacea related to frequent handwashing, disinfecting of surfa...

Primary health care physicians' perspective on COVID-19 pandemic management in Qatar: a...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049456
BMJ Open; Ismail M, Joudeh A et. al.

Sep 24th, 2021 - To assess primary care physicians' satisfaction towards COVID-19 pandemic management in Qatar and to identify the associated factors with their satisfaction. A cross-sectional web-based survey conducted from 1 June to 30 July 2020. All the 27 public primary healthcare centres in Qatar. 294 primary care physicians working in the publicly run primary healthcare corporation in Qatar. Overall satis...

Balancing safety on the road with risk from COVID-19: A content analysis of policy adap...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2021.106400
Accident; Analysis and Prevention; Feiss R, Hautmann A et. al.

Sep 24th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered people's daily lives, including driving. However, how state Divisions of Motor Vehicles (DMV) adapted their operation policies in response to COVID-19 remains unknown. This study analyzed adaptations to the content of state DMV operation policies during the COVID-19 pandemic across 50 US states and assessed the relationships between these policy adopt...

CDC Chief Overrules Panel, OKs Boosters for Healthcare Workers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959389

Sep 23rd, 2021 - Sepbember 24, 2021 — Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the CDC director's decision to add healthcare workers to the boosters list. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices earlier Thursday voted to allow several groups of Americans to get a booster shot, but voted not to recommend it for adults aged 18 to 64 who live or work in a place where the risk for COVID-...

Efficacy of Various Facial Protective Equipment for Infection Control in a Healthcare S...
https://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2021.3.50516
The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine; Dinsmore J, Brands S et. al.

Sep 22nd, 2021 - The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has reinforced the importance of facial protection against droplet transmission of diseases. Healthcare workers wear personal protection equipment (PPE), including face shields and masks. Plastic face shields may have advantages over regular medical masks. Although many designs of face shields exist, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the efficacy ...

Examining the cost-effectiveness of personal protective equipment for formal healthcare...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8451734
BMC Health Services Research; Kazungu J, Munge K et. al.

Sep 22nd, 2021 - Healthcare workers are at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection during care encounters compared to the general population. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been shown to protect COVID-19 among healthcare workers, however, Kenya has faced PPE shortages that can adequately protect all healthcare workers. We, therefore, examined the health and economic consequences of investing in PPE for he...

10 Lessons Learned From the Pandemic, and a Way Forward: Report
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959110

Sep 20th, 2021 - The federal government is taking "steps in the right direction" to help control this pandemic, but there have been many hard lessons learned, according to a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The report's authors call for "coordinated federal leadership to improve the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic." This is among 10 recommendations that address wha...

Spanish nurses' experiences with personal protective equipment and perceptions of risk ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16031
Journal of Clinical Nursing; Romeu-Labayen M, Tort-Nasarre G et. al.

Sep 17th, 2021 - Explore nurses' experiences and perception of risk regarding the use of personal protective equipment during the first wave of the pandemic in Spain. The contribution of our study is to use qualitative methods to understand nurses' experiences and perceptions of the risk of the contagion linked to the shortage of PPE during the first wave of the pandemic, whose explosive start strained health s...

Assessment of health equity consideration in masking/PPE policies to contain COVID-19 u...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8443429
BMC Public Health; Chhibber A, Kharat A et. al.

Sep 17th, 2021 - There is increasing evidence that COVID-19 has unmasked the true magnitude of health inequity worldwide. Policies and guidance for containing the infection and reducing the COVID-19 related deaths have proven to be effective, however the extent to which health inequity factors were considered in these policies is rather unknown. The aim of this study is to measure the extent to which COVID-19 r...

Attitudes, stressors and work outcomes related to the COVID-19 pandemic among dental as...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8449838
BMJ Open; Dreher A, Pietrowsky R et. al.

Sep 17th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has posed great challenges to medical professionals worldwide. Dental assistants (DAs) are at exceptionally high risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 due to frequent and close patient contact and involvement in various high-risk dental procedures. This study aimed to investigate attitudes, stressors and work outcomes among DAs from all over Germany at the peak of cases in spr...

Availability of personal protective equipment among dermatologists in the COVID-19 pand...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7849520
Clinics in Dermatology; Bhargava S, McKeever C et. al.

Sep 15th, 2021 - The availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) among dermatologists during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has not been studied. We have assessed PPE availability among dermatologists and relevant aspects of hospital service by surveying 733 dermatologists. Considerable percentages of respondents had to purchase their own PPE (40.2%) and were not provided with it at th...

Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder on health professionals in the era of COVI...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8439479
PloS One; Asnakew S, Legas G et. al.

Sep 15th, 2021 - This study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of post-traumatic stress disorder among health professionals working in South Gondar Zone hospitals in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amhara Ethiopia 2020. Institutional based cross-sectional study design was conducted. A total of 396 respondents completed the questionnaire and were included in the analysis. A previously adapte...

Economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare facilities and systems: Internationa...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7670225
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology; Kaye AD, Okeagu CN et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - International hospitals and healthcare facilities are facing catastrophic financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Hospital Association estimates a financial impact of $202.6 billion in lost revenue for America's hospitals and healthcare systems, or an average of $50.7 billion per month. Furthermore, it could cost low- and middle-income countries ~ US$52 billion (equi...

Clinical recommendations for in-hospital airway management during aerosol-transmitting ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7723398
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology; Fuchs A, Lanzi D et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), can lead to severe pneumonia and multiorgan failure. While most of the infected patients develop no or only mild symptoms, some need respiratory support or even invasive ventilation. The exact route of transmission is currently under investigation. While droplet exposure and...

Framework for creating an incident command center during crises.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8428470
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology; Kaye AD, Cornett EM et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) is an incident management system specific to hospitals based on the principles of Incident Command System (ICS), and it includes prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. It plays a crucial role in effective and timely response during the periods of disasters, mass casualties, and public health emergencies. In recent times, hospitals...

Principles of supply chain management in the time of crisis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8428474
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology; Okeagu CN, Reed DS et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - Hospitals face catastrophic financial challenges in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Acute shortages in materials such as masks, ventilators, intensive care unit capacity, and personal protective equipment (PPE) are a significant concern. The future success of supply chain management involves increasing the transparency of where our raw materials are sourced, diversify...

Patients, procedures, and PPE: Safe office-based anesthesia recommendations in the COVI...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7678419
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology; Young S, Osman BM et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - The growth of office-based surgery (OBS) has been due to ease of scheduling and convenience for patients; office-based anesthesia safety continues to be well supported in the literature. In 2020, the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) has resulted in dramatic shifts in healthcare, especially in the office-based setting. The goal of closing the economy was to flatten the curve, impacting office-b...

Assessment of perceived compliance and barriers to Personal Protective Equipment use am...
https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2021.289
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness; Badran EF, Jarrah S et. al.

Sep 10th, 2021 - Due of their near closeness to COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers (HCWs) have a great desire to utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPEs). Investigating HCWs' perceptions of PPE compliance and barriers, as well as influencing factors, in order to develop methods to combat the rise in their infection rates. During the 'second wave' surge, a cross-sectional correlational analysis was...

WILLINGNESS TO WORK AMONGST AUSTRALIAN FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS DURING AUSTRALIA'S ...
https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2021.288
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness; Hill M, Smith E et. al.

Sep 10th, 2021 - The majority of research investigating healthcare workers' (HCWs) willingness to work during public health emergencies asks participants to forecast their perceptions based on hypothetical emergencies, rather than in response to actual public health emergencies they have experienced. This research explored frontline HCWs willingness to work during Australia's first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Impact of personal protective equipment on neonatal resuscitation procedures: a randomi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8423510
Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edit... Cavallin F, Lupi F et. al.

Sep 8th, 2021 - Healthcare providers should use personal protective equipment (PPE) when performing aerosol-generating medical procedures during highly infectious respiratory pandemics. We aimed to compare the timing of neonatal resuscitation procedures in a manikin model with or without PPE for prevention of SARS-COVID-19 transmission. A randomised controlled cross-over (AB/BA) trial of resuscitation with or ...