Untreated caries among US working-aged adults and association with reporting need for oral health care
Conclusions: The burden of UC among low-income adults is high; prevalence was approximately 40% with approximately 3 affected teeth per person on average. Reporting an unmet oral health care need appears to be capturing primarily differences in UC, health, and financial access to oral health care. Practical implications: Data on self-reported unmet oral health care need can have utility as a surveillance tool for monitoring UC and targeting resources to decrease UC among low-income adults.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccinations In Massachusetts: New Groups Of Phase 1 Health Care Workers Now Eligible
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

A retrospective cohort study of how alveolar ridge preservation affects the need of alveolar ridge augmentation at posterior tooth implant sites
ConclusionsThe study results suggested that ARP is more likely to lead to the treatment modality of implant alone and reduce the need for staged GBR before implantation.Clinical relevanceThis study describes ARP capable of minimizing the need for staged GBR before implantation and shortening the treatment duration. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of automated cephalometric analysis based on the latest deep learning method
Conclusions: This latest AI seems to have superior performance compared to previous AI methods. It also seems to demonstrate cephalometric analysis comparable to human examiners.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Primary care expert wanted
PCC is looking for a new expert adviser to join our team. You will support primary care to succeed including working with GP practices, primary care networks, other primary care providers, such as dentists and pharmacists, integrated care systems and commissioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dental Practices Rebound as U.S. Dentists Look Forward to COVID-19 Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- The coronavirus pandemic hit dental practices hard early in 2020, as COVID-19 fears kept millions of Americans from seeking routine oral health care. But as dental offices have ratcheted up their safety measures, more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Accuracy of guided surgery using the silicon impression and digital impression method for the mandibular free end: a comparative study
ConclusionTooth/mucosa-supported guided surgery involving preparation with an IOS may result in more accurate implant surgery. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluating the efficiency of three methods to clean and disinfect screw- and cement-retained prostheses
ConclusionsAll 3 treatment methods reduced contaminants on the SCRP surface, but ultrasonic cleaning yielded the most favorable results. However, none of the methods provided additional disinfection for SCRPs previously disinfected by ozone and UV in a dental laboratory.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prevalence and treatment of retrograde peri-implantitis: a retrospective cohort study covering a 20-year period
ConclusionsRPI was successfully treated with surgical curettage and bone substitute application and all implants are still in place after a mean follow-up of 8.83  ± 5.34 years.Clinical relevanceBacteria from teeth with failed endodontic treatment or residual lesions might be reactivated by drilling for implant osteotomy, with subsequent colonization of the implant apex and possible failure before prosthetic loading. Therefore, it might be recommended to take a periapical x-ray at implant placement and after 6 –8 weeks in order to intercept RPI before prostheses delivery. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Toothbrush Disinfection May Protect Against COVID-19 Toothbrush Disinfection May Protect Against COVID-19
Brazilian dentists propose a protocol for toothbrush disinfection as a measure to limit SARS-CoV-2 transmission in communal spaces.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Accuracy of 3-dimensional printing of dental casts: A proposal for quality standardization
ConclusionsThis retrospective study indicated that 3D-printed casts that do not allow copings to fit appropriately usually show mean excess oversizing. Axially undersizing the printed dies on casts might allow a better fit of copings to be veneered. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Periodontitis is associated with cardiovascular diseases: A 13-year study
Conclusions: This study demonstrates that severe periodontitis is associated with an increased incidence of coronary heart disease, independent of established cardiovascular risk factors.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Perspectives towards child abuse and neglect among dental practitioners in Belagavi city: a cross-sectional study - Soumya Mohanan TV, Sankeshwari RM, Ankola AV.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse (CA) is prevalent in every segment of society and is witnessed in all social, ethnic, religious, and professional strata. In this situation, dentists are in an ideal position to help detect signs of CA and should be able to recogniz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Caries arrest effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride compared to alternative restorative technique: randomized clinical trial
Original Scientific ArticlePublished:02 January 2021European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry (2021)AbstractObjectiveThis RCT study assessed and compared the effect of a biannual application of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) with alternative restorative technique (ART) on arresting caries in primary dentition.MethodsThe RCT was conducted over a period of 12 months and included 79 healthy children (237 primary teeth), aged 3 –8 years, selected from the University Pediatric Dentistry outpatient clinics, with at least one primary asymptomatic tooth with active dentinal occlusal/labial lesions. Childr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Disposable helmet retains cough droplets, minimizes transmission to dentists
(American Institute of Physics) Dentists and otolaryngologists are at particular risk of infection of COVID-19, since they need direct access to the mouth, nose, and throat of patients. The current solutions are expensive, not highly effective, and not very accessible. In Physics of Fluids, researchers discuss their design of an open-faced helmet that is connected to a medical-grade air filtration pump from the top that creates a reverse flow of air to prevent cough droplets from exiting the helmet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does the ultrasonic activation of sealer hinder the root canal retreatment?
Original ArticlePublished:03 January 2021Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate if the ultrasonic activation of sealer hinders the root canal retreatment.Materials and methodsThirty mandibular premolars were prepared using the ProTaper Universal system (Dentsply) until the instrument F3 (0.30/0.09). The canals were distributed into 2 groups (n =  15), according to the filling technique: NUact group - sealer without ultrasonic activation + gutta-percha cones and Uact group - sealer with ultrasonic activation + gutta-percha cones. The canals were re-instrumented with Largo burs, f...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), DHSC (updated 11th January 2021)
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 11 January 2021Updated order limits for domiciliary care providers, residential care homes and children's residential special schools to include FFP masks and gowns. For domiciliary care providers and residential care homes, these items are available to providers that carry out aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs). 16 December 2020Updated order limits for GPs, domiciliary care providers, pharmacies, dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, community drug and alcohol...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of different endodontic sealers on bond strength of fiber posts to weakened roots after resin restoration
Original ArticlePublished:03 January 2021Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)AbstractObjectivesTo assess the influence of different sealers used in root canal filling, in terms of bond strength (BS) to dentin, after restoration of weakened roots using resin composite (RC) and fiber posts.Material and methodsRoots of 39 maxillary incisors were used. After root canal preparation, root dentin was flared to produce a space between fiber post and root canal walls. The root canals were randomly distributed into three groups (n = 13), according to the sealer used: Endofill, AH Plus, and Acroseal. After removing the filling ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Postoperative pain in endodontic retreatment of one visit versus multiple visits: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionWithin the limitations of study, the one and multiple visit can be considered adequate, because both present a similar occurrence of PP, except for mild pain. However, due to the low number of studies, further well conducted and standardized RCTs are needed to reassess these results.Clinical relevanceBoth therapies of endodontic retreatment can be considered in clinical practice. Therefore, the endodontist must consider the patient ’s individual characteristics and experience to consider the best treatment approach.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - January 2021
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. A monthly update of NIDCR-supported science advances, as reported by grantee institutions and NIH. Stem Cells Correct Skull Disorder in Mice Scientists restore brain function in craniosynostosis NIDCR • January 7, 2021 Microbiome Study: Gum Disease-Causing Bacteria Borrow Growth Molecules from Neighbors to ThriveUniversity at Buffalo • December 29, 2020 Microbes in Dental Plaque Look More Like Re...
Source: NIDCR Science News - January 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during the pandemic
National University of SingaporeScience Business AnnouncementIMAGE: The Dental Droplet and Aerosol Reducing Tent (Dental DART) was developed by NUS researchers (from left) Professor Freddy Boey, Mr Sudarshan Anantharaman, Associate Professor Vinicius Rosa and their team.viewmore Credit: National University of SingaporeDental treatments are performed at close proximity to the mouths and noses of the patients, and the procedures are often related to the generation of aerosols as well as handling of oral fluids and blood. This puts dentists at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19, and other critical infectious diseas...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Erosive tooth wear, presence of parafunctional habits and tooth injuries-occurrence in a group of children and adolescents exposed to domestic violence
CONCLUSION: The occurrence of parafunctional habits, erosive tooth wear and tooth injuries may be an indicator of domestic violence and a component of maltreated child syndrome.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Erosive tooth wear, presence of parafunctional habits and tooth injuries-occurrence in a group of children and adolescents exposed to domestic violence - Pantelewicz AM, Olczak-Kowalczyk D.
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of parafunctional habits, erosive tooth wear and occurrence of tooth injuries among children being under the care of Social Welfare Centre and children treated in the Department of Children's Dentistry of the Medical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Featured Review: Does behavioural support help people to stop smoking?
Behavioural interventions for smoking cessation: an overview and network meta ‐analysisKey messages Behavioural support can help more people to stop smoking for six months or longer, without causing unwanted effects.Some types of support appear to work better than others. More studies are needed to identify the best ways to support people who are trying to stop smoking, and to identify the best people to support them.Stopping smokingThe best thing people who smoke can do for their health is to stop smoking. People breathe more easily and cough less when they stop smoking. Stopping also lowers their risk of getting l...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Announcement of public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Training and Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. The committee provides recommendations on policy and program development for medicine and dentistry activities under Section 747 Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as well as develops, publishes, and implements performance measures and guidelines for evaluations of programs under Part C of Title VII of the PHS Act. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 31, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The clinical implications of platelet-rich fibrin on periodontal regeneration: A systematic review
ConclusionsAdditional studies are needed to compare the clinical outcomes of various PRF application procedures and establish standardized protocols for treating periodontal disease with PRF.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 31, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of screw access channel on the fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained implant-supported posterior crowns
ConclusionsThe presence of an occlusal screw access channel did not affect the short-term fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained single implant –supported posterior crowns. The amount of axial cantilever, occlusal ceramic thickness, and location of the screw access channel on the occlusal surface of the restoration have no effect on its fracture rate.View full text  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Accuracy of a milled digital implant surgical guide: An in vitro study
ConclusionsThe mean deviation of the surgical guide prepared by using the virtual planning software and 5-axis CNC milling procedure in this study was 0.16 ±0.06 mm in the center of the sleeve top. Thus, the guide had acceptable precision.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

High-tech new toothbrushes designed to make you smile 
The latest electric toothbrushes claim to be capable of treatments once available only in the dentist's chair, from tooth whitening to scaling and polishing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors call off strike, nurses continue picketing
Doctors, pharmacists and dentists in Kenya have called off a three-day strike over inadequate personal protective equipment and insurance after the government acquiesced to their most immediate demands (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is ridge preservation effective in the extraction sockets of periodontally compromised teeth? A randomized controlled trial
J Clin Periodontol.2020 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13412. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objective: To verify whether ridge preservation is effective in the reduction of dimensional loss and in bone formation compared to spontaneous healing in extraction sockets of periodontally compromised teeth. Methods: Twenty-six subjects requiring tooth extraction for stage III/IV periodontitis were randomly assigned to one of two interventions: alveolar ridge preservation using collagenated bovine bone mineral and a resorbable collagen membrane (test, RP) or spontaneous healing (control, SH). Six months later, postoperat...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Periodontitis, erectile dysfunction, reproductive hormones and semen quality: A systematic review
ConclusionThe results of this systematic review revealed a significant association between periodontitis and ED, although the responsible mechanisms remain unclear. The potential associations between sex hormone levels, semen quality and periodontitis are yet to be demonstrated. In order to improve patient management, dentists and physicians need to be aware of the association between male sexual health problems and periodontitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Combined effects of soft drinks and nicotine on Streptococcus mutans metabolic activity and biofilm formation
In conclusion, smokers should consider sugar-free caffeinated versions to minimize the chance of developing dental caries dut to the reduction of biofilm formation.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during the pandemic
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the National University of Singapore have invented a portable tent-like shield to prevent the spread of saliva and aerosols generated during dental procedures. These procedures would otherwise put dentists at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other critical infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk factors for abutment and implant fracture after loading
Conclusion: The risk of fracture is increased in males, especially those with a mandibular angle of less than 120 ° on panoramic radiographs, and those with a non-splinted superstructure.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 19, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Discovery finds a cellular building block acts as a gel, not liquid as previously believed
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) University of Alberta researchers have found an answer to a fundamental question in genomic biology that has eluded scientists since the discovery of DNA: Within the nucleus of our cells, is the complex package of DNA and proteins called chromatin a solid or a liquid?The team found that chromatin is actually more like a gel. This new understanding could lead to a more accurate understanding of how the genome is encoded and decoded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatigue fracture resistance of titanium and chairside CAD-CAM zirconia implant abutments supporting zirconia crowns: An in vitro comparative and finite element analysis study
ConclusionsChairside CAD-CAM zirconia abutments with a titanium base supporting zirconia crowns had higher fatigue fracture resistance compared with that of titanium abutments.Support provided in part by the grant from the Oral Reconstruction FoundationRef. 4155875. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ACE2 protein protects against severe COVID-19
Female COVID-19 patients face less severe disease complications and a lower risk of dying than male patients thanks to hormones and chromosomes that contribute to a stronger immune response, according to new research from a University of Alberta-led team. "The highlight of our study is how the sex differences in COVID-19 are linked to ACE2," said senior author Gavin Oudit, professor of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Canada Research Chair in Heart Failure and director of the Heart Function Clinic at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

ACE2 protein protects against severe COVID-19: Study
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Female COVID-19 patients face less severe disease complications and a lower risk of dying than male patients thanks to hormones and chromosomes that contribute to a stronger immune response, according to new research from a University of Alberta-led team. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dentistry during COVID-19: Engineering analysis offers guidelines to reduce exposure
 ANN ARBOR —The close proximities and confined spaces of the dental office environment in a pandemic pose a host of potential health risks, and it may be even more problematic in dental schools and other large dental offices with similar cubicle set-ups.  It's a situation University of Michigan engineers have sought to make safer by analyzing the transport of aerosols within the clinics at U-M School of Dentistry. In its role educating dental students, the school has clinics where up to 40 patients can be treated at the same time.  Sensing equipment often used to analyze auto emissions helped...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Complex dental care 'threatened by NHS targets'
Dentists warn targets in England could make them prioritise routine check-ups over complex cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S.F. fintech for dentists, vets raises $34M, changes name to ‘Provide’
The old name Lendeavor didn't "scream health care." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Season's Greetings from NIDCR
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Source: NIDCR Science News - December 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

EMS Providers Face Fiscal Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a report from Buffalo Business First, it’s not uncommon for emergency medical services (EMS) providers to respond to a calls that eventually become “treat-and-release,” with the patient declining to go to the hospital. However, these calls are also not billable, which means these financial losses must be subsidized by other emergency calls. In the early days of the pandemic, people feared going to a hospital and dealing with possible risk exposure. Although recent call volumes have largely returned to prepandemic levels, EMS providers are still trying to catch up. Tim Frost, regional di...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

EMS Providers Face Fiscal Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a report from Buffalo Business First, it’s not uncommon for emergency medical services (EMS) providers to respond to a calls that eventually become “treat-and-release,” with the patient declining to go to the hospital. However, these calls are also not billable, which means these financial losses must be subsidized by other emergency calls. In the early days of the pandemic, people feared going to a hospital and dealing with possible risk exposure. Although recent call volumes have largely returned to prepandemic levels, EMS providers are still trying to catch up. Tim Frost, regional di...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

EMS Providers Face Fiscal Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a report from Buffalo Business First, it’s not uncommon for emergency medical services (EMS) providers to respond to a calls that eventually become “treat-and-release,” with the patient declining to go to the hospital. However, these calls are also not billable, which means these financial losses must be subsidized by other emergency calls. In the early days of the pandemic, people feared going to a hospital and dealing with possible risk exposure. Although recent call volumes have largely returned to prepandemic levels, EMS providers are still trying to catch up. Tim Frost, regional di...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

EMS Providers Face Fiscal Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a report from Buffalo Business First, it’s not uncommon for emergency medical services (EMS) providers to respond to a calls that eventually become “treat-and-release,” with the patient declining to go to the hospital. However, these calls are also not billable, which means these financial losses must be subsidized by other emergency calls. In the early days of the pandemic, people feared going to a hospital and dealing with possible risk exposure. Although recent call volumes have largely returned to prepandemic levels, EMS providers are still trying to catch up. Tim Frost, regional di...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

EMS Providers Face Fiscal Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a report from Buffalo Business First, it’s not uncommon for emergency medical services (EMS) providers to respond to a calls that eventually become “treat-and-release,” with the patient declining to go to the hospital. However, these calls are also not billable, which means these financial losses must be subsidized by other emergency calls. In the early days of the pandemic, people feared going to a hospital and dealing with possible risk exposure. Although recent call volumes have largely returned to prepandemic levels, EMS providers are still trying to catch up. Tim Frost, regional di...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

EMS Providers Face Fiscal Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a report from Buffalo Business First, it’s not uncommon for emergency medical services (EMS) providers to respond to a calls that eventually become “treat-and-release,” with the patient declining to go to the hospital. However, these calls are also not billable, which means these financial losses must be subsidized by other emergency calls. In the early days of the pandemic, people feared going to a hospital and dealing with possible risk exposure. Although recent call volumes have largely returned to prepandemic levels, EMS providers are still trying to catch up. Tim Frost, regional di...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), DHSC (updated 16th December 2020)
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 16 December 2020 Updated order limits for GPs, domiciliary care providers, pharmacies, dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, community drug and alcohol services, and residential drug and alcohol services. 9 December 2020 Updated order limits for the Christmas period. Added a video about usi ng the portal. 4 December 2020 Updated order limits for domiciliary care providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news