Tag: disaster medicine

Company Says Expansion Will Shore Up US Medical Supply Chain

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina-based pharmaceutical manufacturer is...

Time to Move Away From Using Decontaminated Respirators

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today recommended that healthcare...

US 2019 Suicide Rate Drops, but Will Decline Last?

In 2019, the U.S. suicide rate dropped for the first time in 14 years, driven largely by a significant decline in firearm-related deaths, according to...

Pandemic Slices Medicare Physician Spending in First Half of 2020: AMA

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, physician spending in the fee-for-service Medicare...

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sick patients were isolated in converted warehouses during the 1918-19 global...

Many EM Docs Have Treated COVID Patients Without Proper PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many emergency medicine (EM) physicians who responded to a Medscape survey...

COVID-Related Harm to HCWs Must be Tracked More Rigorously: NAS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A panel of scientific experts is urging the nation to do...

PPE Shortage Crisis Continues at Most Hospitals, Survey Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A majority of hospitals and healthcare facilities surveyed report operating according...

FDA Says It Won’t Object to Dry Heat Use on N95 Respirators

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will not...

Over Half of Isolation Gowns Fail to Meet Protective Standards

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than half of the disposable isolation gowns tested by ECRI,...

Joint Commission Issues Telehealth Safety Advisory

Recognizing the increased importance of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Commission has issued a Quick Safety alert that lays out...

Scarce COVID-19 Resources Demand That Competitors Share

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. During surges in COVID-19 infections, the lack of regional, statewide, and...

Seeping Under Doors, Bad Air From West’s Fires Won’t Ease Up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning...

Ramping Up for the Second Wave of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. If a second wave of COVID-19 hits the United States, the...

What They Tell Us in the Time of COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This interview was edited for length and clarity. State and local...

Small Practices, Struggling With PPE, Band Together to Buy in Bulk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In March, Jason Goldman, MD, couldn’t find a supplier to sell...

Moderna Vaccine Produces Immune Response in Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Every person who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273, developed an immune...

FDA Issues Alert on Accuracy of Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Preliminary data suggest that Abbott Labs’ ID NOW rapid test for...

COVID-19 Daily: Male Vulnerability, Semen Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Volunteer Physicians Procure PPE, Build Largest Platform

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When pleas for protective equipment continued to go unheeded, a group...

The Takeaways From Seroprevalence Surveys

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 04, 2020 — Medscape has asked top experts to weigh in on the most pressing...

‘Virtual March’ Demands Immediate Federal Action on PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Healthcare professionals helped lead a nationwide “virtual march” today to demand...

US Initiative Aims to Stem the Tide of Suicide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several federal agencies and private sector groups have launched a national...

Healthcare Workers Should Wear Reusable Elastomeric Masks

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 01, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, guidelines have scrambled to adapt. Only a...

Psychiatrist-Run Hotline Offers Docs Emotional PPE

A study conducted by Gold and colleagues that analyzed data from 2003 to 2008 showed that compared to the general public, physicians who died by suicide were...