Tag: personal protective equipment

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...

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first...

Face Masks Protect Wearers, Others From COVID: Studies

(Reuters Health) – Two new literature reviews suggest face masks provide some protection to the wearer and when universally worn by the general public they...

Contact Tracing in Hospitals Falls Off As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like most healthcare workers at his hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, Ramesh...

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...

Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President-elect Joe Biden says one of the first things he’ll do...

Celebrity Doctor Chastised After Maskless Boat Party Photo

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A photo of Mikhail Varshavski, DO, known as “Dr Mike,” maskless...

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...

North Dakota Nurses Fight Policy Asking Infected HCWs to Stay on Job

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses in North Dakota are pushing back on a new “high-risk”...

Nurses Battling COVID Still Short on PPE, Increasing Stress

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Eleven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the United States...

Donald Trump skips Southeast Asia summit for third year in a row

HANOI (Vietnam): U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a virtual summit with his Southeast Asian counterparts on Saturday, the third year in a row that the...

Letter Slams Major Hospital Chain for Poor COVID-19 Protection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A group of healthcare workers at HCA Healthcare, the nation’s largest...

Healthcare Workers Ask OSHA for More Oversight on COVID-19 Safety

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last spring, when Cliff Willmeng, RN, was working at United Hospital...

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...

Remdesivir Effective, Well-Tolerated in Final Trial Report

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A final report from the multinational placebo-controlled ACTT-1 trial confirms that...

About 80% of Asymptomatic People With COVID-19 Develop Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Approximately 20% of asymptomatic people who test positive for COVID-19 will...

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...

Vaccine Challenge Trials, Desperate PPE Measures

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...

Find out about these five things before buying Corona Kavach

Take the example of the line of treatment that a hospital follows. According to most insurers, they will only pay for treatments that the government...

COVID-19 Protective Gear Shortages Arise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the U.S. logs record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, doctors...

Hospitals Hesitate to Cancel Nonemergency Surgeries

Three months ago, the nation watched as COVID-19 patients overwhelmed New York City’s intensive care units, forcing some of its hospitals to convert cafeterias into...

Welspun India foraying into health, hygiene segment

NEW DELHI: Textiles major Welspun India is foraying into health and hygiene segment as it responds to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, a top...

J P Nadda: Rahul Gandhi has ‘limited’ understanding: Nadda on his COVID-19 comments

NEW DELHI: Slamming Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of the Modi government’s handling of the COVID-19 situation, BJP president J P Nadda said on Saturday...

Healthcare Workers May Be at Risk Early in COVID-19 Outbreak

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Soon after the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the...

Healthcare Worker Risk, Prone Positioning

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...