COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC), PHE (updated 21st May 2020)

Update in this version (21st May) - amends to the PDF of complete guidance (added text in the appendix, and a corrected link to evidence review). Corrected link to evidence review also added to the PPE page.
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Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Ahmed Abdalhadi, Mohamad Al-khatib, Ahmad Y. Mismar, Waleed Awouda, Loai Albarqouni
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2020Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Bethany J. Slater, Brian Jones
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Condition:   Appendicitis Intervention:   Behavioral: Lock-down and social distancing Sponsor:   Nordsjaellands Hospital Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This article describes the recommendations for drug conservation strategies and therapeutic alternatives for drugs at risk of shortage that are commonly used in the care of critically ill patients. Recommendations are identified as preferred and secondary ones that might be less desirable. Although the impetus for generating this document was the COVID-19 pandemic, recommendations should also be applicable for mitigating drug shortages outside of a pandemic. Proposed provincial strategies for drug conservation and therapeutic alternatives may not all be appropriate for every institution. Local implementation will require c...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
Update in 20th May version - added Appendix 2: Covid-19: infection prevention and control guidance Appendix 2 Update in 19th May version - Added new PDF version of complete guidance; updated'Introduction and organisational preparedness','Transmission characteristics and principles of infection prevention and control','COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)','Explanation of the updates to infection prevention and control guidance'' Reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the hospital setting'.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Certain respirators made in China may not provide consistent and adequate respiratory protection to healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19, FDA said after a number of these respirators failed to demonstrate a minimum particulate filtration efficiency of 95% in testing. The testing was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on the NIOSH testing, FDA revised and reissued its earlier emergency use authorization (EUA) for non-NIOSH-approved dis...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
Amber Dean had recovered from a mild bout of the coronavirus and her family of five had just ended their home quarantine when her oldest son, 9-year-old Bobby, fell ill. “At first it was nothing major, it seemed like a tummy bug, like he ate something that didn’t agree with him,” said Dean, who lives with her husband and three young children in the western New York town of Hornell. “But by the next day, he couldn’t keep anything down and his belly hurt so bad he couldn’t sit up.” At the local hospital emergency room, doctors suspected an appendix infection and sent him home with in...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York News Desk wire Source Type: news
Alexis MacMillan was diagnosed with appendicitis after avoiding visiting the emergency room amid COVID-19 concerns.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news
(COVINGTON, La.) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married and have her own children? Driving across the causeway that separates the family’s home north of Lake Pontchartrain from the New Orleans hospital where their daughter was taken — with what was later determined to be a coronavirus infection — she was forced to imagine a life without her Juliet. Read more:...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news
A patient who had server abdominal pain has a warning: If you think you need to do so, go to the ER, even with a pandemic raging.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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