Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.    ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.    ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

Janssen Acquires Rights to Novel Gene Therapy, Pioneering Treatment Solutions for Late-Stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration
RARITAN, NJ, December 2, 2020 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, today announced the acquisition of rights to Hemera Biosciences, LLC’s investigational gene therapy HMR59, administered as a one-time, outpatient, intravitreal injection to help preserve vision in patients with geographic atrophy, a late-stage and severe form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Financial terms of the transaction with Hemera Biosciences, a privately-owned biotechnology company, are not being disclosed. Patients with AMD often have low levels of CD59, a protein that ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Healthcare Workers and Elderly Care Home Residents Will Get First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC Panel Says
Frontline healthcare workers and elderly residents of long-term care facilities will receive the very first COVID-19 vaccinations, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory board recommended Tuesday. These groups will make up Phase 1A of U.S. vaccine recipients who will receive the first 40 million or so doses that could be available by the end of the year. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing two vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, for emergency use authorization. According to the CDC, there are about 21 million healthcare workers, including people who work in hospitals...
Source: TIME: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News overnight Source Type: news

Reality check: public sector pay freeze
Let’s unpack some of the chancellor’s statements and see how they stack up when they’re checked and given a bit more context. ‘Pay has been rising faster in the public sector than the private sector’ Pay rises have been higher on average in the public sector over the last year. However, they have been lower than the increases in the private sector for much of the last ten years.  Averages can be misleading – which was obviously the chancellor’s intention.  A recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) study that compared jobs on a like-for-like basis found that the average public sector ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article budget chancellor spending review Source Type: news

Spending Review 2020: priorities for the NHS, social care and the nation's health, The Health Foundation
This analysis highlights the scale of funding increases needed to meet the demands of Covid-19, make the improvements to services laid out in the NHS long-term plan, fix social care and secure the nation ' s health for the long term. It warns that the government risks losing sight of the action needed now to shore up the future of health and care post Covid. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spending Review 2020: priorities for the NHS, social care and the nation's health, The Health Foundation
This analysis highlights the scale of funding increases needed to meet the demands of Covid-19, make the improvements to services laid out in the NHS long-term plan, fix social care and secure the nation ' s health for the long term. It warns that the government risks losing sight of the action needed now to shore up the future of health and care post-Covid. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ We Want To Be Safe ’ : Winthrop ’ s COVID Testing Sites Host To Long Lines Before Thanksgiving
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Coronavirus Testing Winthrop News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: 11 areas in Scotland to move to toughest rules; 600,000 pupils off school last week
Latest updates: Sturgeon also bans non-essential travel to other parts of the UK; schools sufferingincreased disruption;PM tests negative for CovidNear-lockdown curbs imposed on west of ScotlandCovid tier system for England under review, says ministerOne in four children absent from school in Hull as cases soarDevolution ‘a disaster north of the border’, says Boris JohnsonCoronavirus – latest global updates5.03pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: Italy reports highest death toll since 3 April; Iran registers new case record4.56pmGMTFrom Times Radio ’sTom Newton DunnIs a Brexit trade deal imminent? Big push back from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Scottish politics Coronavirus UK news Scotland Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Science Conservatives Devolution Scottish independence Labour Jeremy Corbyn Office for National Statistics Education Schools Brexit Source Type: news

Damien Harris Was Worth The Wait And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts
By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — When the Patriots drafted Damien Harris in the third round, lots of people in New England were excited to see what the running back could do in the NFL. After one of the most productive careers in Alabama history, the expectations were high. Unfortunately for those folks, that opportunity never really came. Buried on the depth chart behind Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, and James White, Harris barely saw the field as a rookie. He ultimately got four carries for 12 yards in what essentially served as a redshirt season. Now a year later, though, an injury to Michel opened the d...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Featured NFL Patriots Sports Syndicated Sports Baltimore Ravens Cam Newton damien harris kyle dugger Leftover Patriots Thoughts Michael Hurley New England Patriots Sports News Source Type: news

Collateral beauty
Last weekend I watched the film Collateral Beauty with my husband Steve, aside from being awed by the concept of the film and it’s core message it really got me thinking about what we’ve witnessed this past 10 months. The film focuses around three abstractions, Love, Time, and Death. As the central character, Howard, explains right at the beginning of the film, we long for love, we wish we had more time and we fear death. I realised that since the beginning of 2020 I’ve been increasingly living in a world that focused on me and mine and I had forgotten about the world I had previously inhabited which was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness beauty compassion Source Type: news

The collateral beauty of 2020
Last weekend I watched the film Collateral Beauty with my husband Steve, aside from being awed by the concept of the film and it’s core message it really got me thinking about what we’ve witnessed this past 10 months. The film focuses around three abstractions, Love, Time, and Death. As the central character, Howard, explains right at the beginning of the film, we long for love, we wish we had more time and we fear death. I realised that since the beginning of 2020 I’ve been increasingly living in a world that focused on me and mine and I had forgotten about the world I had previously inhabited which was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness beauty compassion Source Type: news

Out of sight who cares? A review of restraint, seclusion and segregation for autistic people, and people with a learning disability and/or mental health condition
This report tells the story of restrictive practices from the perspective of people who have experienced it first-hand and looks at how long-term segregation was used. The review finds that the environment of mental health hospitals was often not therapeutic. It also finds that some people were admitted without proper assessment and did not have an assessment of their needs while in hospital, resulting in the lack of a clear care and treatment plan. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out of sight, out of mind: the continuing impact of Covid-19 on people living with kidney disease, Kidney Care UK
This report (compiled using 860 responses from an online survey open from 28 August to 21 September 2020) finds that the majority of kidney patients have been expected to return to work once shielding ended and the furlough scheme ends. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (63 per cent) said they were concerned for their safety but had to return regardless. Almost one in five (19 per cent) said that their employer has been ' very unhelpful ' or ' unhelpful ' in their return. The report states that the government needs to take immediate and long-term action to protect the wellbeing of around 70,000 vulnerable kidney patients. (...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn ’t Be a Model for the Rest of the World
The Swedish COVID-19 experiment of not implementing early and strong measures to safeguard the population has been hotly debated around the world, but at this point we can predict it is almost certain to result in a net failure in terms of death and suffering. As of Oct. 13, Sweden’s per capita death rate is 58.4 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University data, 12th highest in the world (not including tiny Andorra and San Marino). But perhaps more striking are the findings of a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which pointed out that, of the countries the resea...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bjorklund and Andrew Ewing Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news