South Africa: 'We Need Staff and Psychological Help' - Photos From Inside a Gauteng Hospital Ward
[Daily Maverick] Photojournalist James Oatway visited Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital north of Pretoria to document the second-wave realities faced by doctors and nurses in an intensive care unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Automated Sepsis Screening Tool Had Advantages in the Pediatric ED Automated Sepsis Screening Tool Had Advantages in the Pediatric ED
An automated sepsis screening tool embedded in the electronic health record has dramatically increased compliance with sepsis screening in the pediatric emergency department at Boston Children's Hospital and has proven to be more accurate than manual sepsis screening.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Review Shows Little Risk for Myocarditis in COVID-19 Review Shows Little Risk for Myocarditis in COVID-19
Myocarditis has an'extremely low frequency'in the setting of COVID-19 and biopsy is not recommended, concludes a review of published cases to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' Liquid Biopsy' Detects Acute Heart Transplant Rejection'Liquid Biopsy' Detects Acute Heart Transplant Rejection
Monitoring donor-derived cell-free DNA in blood can detect acute heart transplant rejection early and reduce the need for endomyocardial biopsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Amazon Offers to Help US  With Vaccine Efforts in Letter to President Biden Amazon Offers to Help US  With Vaccine Efforts in Letter to President Biden
Amazon on Wednesday offered to help with the United States'efforts involving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, seen by Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New COVID-19 Variant Defeats Plasma Treatment, MABs, May Reduce Vaccine Efficacy New COVID-19 Variant Defeats Plasma Treatment, MABs, May Reduce Vaccine Efficacy
The new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously recovered patients, and may reduce the efficacy of current vaccines, say scientists.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Madrid Begins Mass Testing Young People for COVID-19 Madrid Begins Mass Testing Young People for COVID-19
Health authorities in Madrid began mass testing hundreds of young people for COVID-19 at universities on Wednesday to detect asymptomatic carriers in one of the groups with the highest rates of transmission.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Europe's COVID Shot Party Gives Way to Pfizer Vaccine Delay Headache Europe's COVID Shot Party Gives Way to Pfizer Vaccine Delay Headache
Pfizer is facing criticism, and potential legal action, over its surprise move to temporarily delay COVID-19 vaccine shipments to European countries that fear disruptions could throw their inoculation campaigns into disarray.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mortality Decreased for COVID-19 ICU Patients Over Time
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For adults with COVID-19-related critical illness admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), mortality has decreased over time, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. George L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

With Little Data to Guide Them, Pregnant Health Care Workers Are Stepping Up to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Dr. Jacqueline Parchem, a maternal-fetal medicine physician at UTHealth in Houston, considers herself a private person. Even still, she logged on to Twitter on Dec. 22 and began drafting a series of posts. “Pregnant and unsure about the #COVID19 vaccine?” she wrote in a tweet that has now been liked more than 3,000 times. “You’re not alone. Got vaccinated today at 31 weeks [pregnant] and feel very fortunate. But it’s complicated.” Over the course of nine tweets, Parchem broke down the thinking that went into her difficult decision to get vaccinated during pregnancy. Ultimately, she wrote...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time
This paper details the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and recent studies on the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug terlipressin in patients with cirrhosis.Liver International (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 3,987 New COVID Cases, 78 Additional Deaths
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 3,987 new confirmed COVID cases and 78 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 458,089 while the total number of deaths is 13,547. There were 82,567 total new tests reported. As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 5.86%. There are 2,209 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Wednesday, which is a decrease of four since Tuesday. There are 444 patients currently in intensive care. There are a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Abbott's COVID-19 Antigen Test May Help With Faster Detection, Isolation: CDC Abbott's COVID-19 Antigen Test May Help With Faster Detection, Isolation: CDC
Abbott Laboratories'rapid COVID-19 antigen test is highly likely to correctly detect if people have ever contracted the virus and could help with earlier isolation, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality Higher When ICUs Packed With COVID Patients COVID-19 Mortality Higher When ICUs Packed With COVID Patients
The more full an ICU is with COVID-19 patients, the higher the mortality rate, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

When ICUs Near Capacity, COVID-19 Patients' Risk for Death Nearly Doubles
  WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- When intensive care units are swamped with COVID-19 patients, death rates may climb, a new study finds. Looking at data from 88 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, researchers found a pattern:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acute Cerebrovascular Events With COVID-19 Infection Acute Cerebrovascular Events With COVID-19 Infection
This report summarizes and compares the characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients both with and without COVID-19 admitted to the hospital with acute cerebrovascular disease.Stroke (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors at covid crisis trust accused of dodging ICU work
A medical leader at England’s largest acute trust has warned fellow doctors that its “priority is now [intensive care] at [the] expense of dropping all activities”, and suggested that some are avoiding critical care work. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Students call for end of reassignment to ‘menial’ ICU shifts
Students at a London medical school have demanded an immediate end to their “compulsory” reassignment covering nurse and healthcare assistant shifts in the intensive care units at their connected trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Metformin Treatment Again Linked to Fewer Deaths From COVID-19 Metformin Treatment Again Linked to Fewer Deaths From COVID-19
The latest of several studies, this time in a very diverse population, shows a striking threefold reduction in deaths from COVID-19 in those taking this leading treatment for type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Staffing models for long-distance and inter-regional transfer services, Intensive Care Society/Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine/Association of Anaesthetists/Royal College of Anaesthetists
Statement from the Intensive Care Society (ICS), Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM), Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) on staffing models for long-distance and inter- regional transfer services. The ICS, FICM, Association and RCoA support the criteria listed that outline the minimum skills, knowledge and experience required of the transfer team members who would conduct inter- regional or long-distance transfer of Level 3 (intensive care) patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NEWS2 evaluated for prediction of severe COVID-19 outcome in large international study
(NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) In the first systematic large-scale evaluation of the UK National Early Warning Risk Score (NEWS) 2 as a scoring system for predicting severe COVID-19 outcomes in patients, researchers at King's College London have found poor-to-moderate accuracy for identifying patients at risk of being transferred to intensive care units (ICUs) or dying after 14 days of hospitalisation. Accuracy of predictions in short term (three days) showed moderate success. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For COVID-19 ICU Patients, Death Linked to COVID-19 ICU Strain
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- For patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU), mortality is associated with COVID-19 ICU strain, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Dawn M. Bravata, M.D., from the Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New 'iron lung' ventilator could revolutionise Covid treatment
The researchers said their device, known as exovent, is more comfortable for the patient, cheaper than those currently being used in intensive care units (ICU), and requires fewer staff to manage it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Therapy for COVID-19-Related ARDS Corticosteroid Therapy for COVID-19-Related ARDS
What role do corticosteroids have in the treatment of ARDS caused by COVID-19? How might this therapy impact the risk of in-hospital mortality in these patients?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Personal Protective Equipment in the Time of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment in the Time of COVID-19
How effective are intubation barrier devices at reducing health care worker exposure to infectious droplets or aerosols during high-risk procedures, such as intubation or extubation?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Covid: Hospital children's unit moved to free up adult beds
Activity at a paediatric intensive care unit in Leicester is being moved to Birmingham. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
With hospital intensive care units in parts of Ontario reaching capacity due to COVID-19, a new hospital will open in Vaughan, Ont., next month to help relieve pressure on other facilities in the Greater Toronto Area, the province announced Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Mass General Hospital Opens Surge ICU Due To Increased COVID Patients Following Holidays
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Ministry Says 28 of Kenya's Patients Are in ICU
[Nation] Twenty eight of Kenya's Covid-19 patients are under intensive care, the Health ministry said Monday in its daily update on the pandemic in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible. The letter to Boris Johnson – signed by the heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives – says “hospitals are stretched to the limit”, with many “demoralised and traumatised” staff facing burnout, such is the pressure they’re under. The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Using Music to Develop Communication in Late-Stage Dementia Using Music to Develop Communication in Late-Stage Dementia
This study aimed to develop a conceptual understanding of how people with late-stage dementia may express themselves nonverbally and interact with others during a live music group.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

City ‘under the cosh’ from covid forced to admit adults to children’s critical care unit
Liverpool has been forced to re-open a paediatric intensive care unit to adults as the NHS chief executive warned the city was “right back under the cosh” from the third wave of the pandemic. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid: Intensive care patients transferred from London to Newcastle
Hospitals with large critical care capacity are taking patients from other areas to ease pressures (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It was horrendous’ - the reality of covid critical care in a smaller hospital
The following is a note from an intensive care consultant about a visit they made this week to a district general hospital in the home counties to transfer a patient to a larger hospital with more capacity further away from London. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Israel Is Leading the World in COVID-19 Vaccination. But Palestinians Aren ’t on the List
Israel, which has already vaccinated more than 2 million of its citizens, is ramping up COVID-19 shots to 250,000 per day, meaning most Israelis over the age of 16 are on track to have two doses by the end of February. But even as the country wins plaudits for the world-leading pace of its vaccine rollout, its government is facing rising criticism for excluding millions of Palestinians from the program. Some 75% of citizens over the age of 60 have been inoculated so far, including Palestinian (or “Arab Israeli”) citizens of Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, and Israelis living in illegal West Bank settlement...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Londontime Middle East Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid evidence summary: Tocilizumab for COVID-19 [ES33] NICE (published 15th January 2021)
Unpublished preliminary evidence from the REMAP ‑CAP study has suggested that tocilizumab is beneficial in adults with severe COVID‑19 who are critically ill and receiving respiratory or cardiovascular organ support in an intensive care setting (all randomised within 24 hours of starting organ support). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association between mechanical ventilator availability and mortality risk in intensive care patients with COVID-19: A national retrospective cohort study, MedRxiv
Study (n=4032 at 114 trusts) found increasing occupancy of beds compatible with mechanical ventilation, a proxy for operational strain, linked to higher mortality risk for individuals admitted to ICU (>85% occupancy vs. baseline 45-85%; OR 1.19; 95% posterior CI: 1.00 to 1.44). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Disorders Common Among ICU Staff During COVID-19
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Probable mental health disorders are common among intensive care unit (ICU) staff working in English hospitals during June and July 2020, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Occupational Medicine. Neil... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden
Claims an entire hospital wing of patients dies in Manaus after oxygen supply ran out;Sweden ’s death toll goes past 10,000Greece presses case for vaccine passports but other EU states waryCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanUp to 1m Hindus gather in India as festival goes ahead amid Covid fearsSee all our coronavirus coverage8.51pmGMTSeriously ill Covid patients are being transferred from overstretched UK capital London hospitals to intensive care units almost 300 miles away in Newcastle, the Guardian can reveal.The crisis engulf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Alexandra Topping, Lucy Campbell, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Infectious diseases Science Africa Europe Asia Pacific Source Type: news

US Has Record 4327 COVID Deaths in One Day US Has Record 4327 COVID Deaths in One Day
The daily average of deaths over 7 days is now 3299, compared with just under 700 four months ago, according to the COVID Tracking Project.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands
Los Angeles County said it couldn't immediately provide them because it hasn't yet inoculated health care workers, who have first crack at the vaccine.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

61 Members of Congress Have Tested Positive 61 Members of Congress Have Tested Positive
Coleman, among others, blamed House members who refused to wear facial coverings while sheltering.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs effective in improving survival in sickest COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Results from the REMAP-CAP clinical trial evaluated the effect of treatments on a combination of survival and length of time patients need support in an intensive care unit (ICU). Patients receiving tocilizumab and a second drug called sarilumab - both types of immune modulators - have a significant impact on patient survival and can reduce the relative risk of death by 24% when administered to patients within 24 hours of entering intensive care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las Vegas (NV) Ambulance Service Effectively Managing Latest COVID-19 Wave
According to a report from Las Vegas Sun, the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD’s) ambulance service in Las Vegas has effectively managed the burden of the current COVID-19 crisis, a stark contrast to neighboring California. John Hammond, emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma system manager for the SNHD, who oversees and directs protocols for all EMS providers in the region, said that hospitals and EMS agencies have not indicated that they cannot continue operations. Recently, parts of California have seen its intensive care units (ICUs) fill up completely. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Coun...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

Las Vegas (NV) Ambulance Service Effectively Managing Latest COVID-19 Wave
According to a report from Las Vegas Sun, the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD’s) ambulance service in Las Vegas has effectively managed the burden of the current COVID-19 crisis, a stark contrast to neighboring California. John Hammond, emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma system manager for the SNHD, who oversees and directs protocols for all EMS providers in the region, said that hospitals and EMS agencies have not indicated that they cannot continue operations. Recently, parts of California have seen its intensive care units (ICUs) fill up completely. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Coun...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

Las Vegas (NV) Ambulance Service Effectively Managing Latest COVID-19 Wave
According to a report from Las Vegas Sun, the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD’s) ambulance service in Las Vegas has effectively managed the burden of the current COVID-19 crisis, a stark contrast to neighboring California. John Hammond, emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma system manager for the SNHD, who oversees and directs protocols for all EMS providers in the region, said that hospitals and EMS agencies have not indicated that they cannot continue operations. Recently, parts of California have seen its intensive care units (ICUs) fill up completely. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Coun...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

Las Vegas (NV) Ambulance Service Effectively Managing Latest COVID-19 Wave
According to a report from Las Vegas Sun, the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD’s) ambulance service in Las Vegas has effectively managed the burden of the current COVID-19 crisis, a stark contrast to neighboring California. John Hammond, emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma system manager for the SNHD, who oversees and directs protocols for all EMS providers in the region, said that hospitals and EMS agencies have not indicated that they cannot continue operations. Recently, parts of California have seen its intensive care units (ICUs) fill up completely. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Coun...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

Las Vegas (NV) Ambulance Service Effectively Managing Latest COVID-19 Wave
According to a report from Las Vegas Sun, the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD’s) ambulance service in Las Vegas has effectively managed the burden of the current COVID-19 crisis, a stark contrast to neighboring California. John Hammond, emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma system manager for the SNHD, who oversees and directs protocols for all EMS providers in the region, said that hospitals and EMS agencies have not indicated that they cannot continue operations. Recently, parts of California have seen its intensive care units (ICUs) fill up completely. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Coun...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

Las Vegas (NV) Ambulance Service Effectively Managing Latest COVID-19 Wave
According to a report from Las Vegas Sun, the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD’s) ambulance service in Las Vegas has effectively managed the burden of the current COVID-19 crisis, a stark contrast to neighboring California. John Hammond, emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma system manager for the SNHD, who oversees and directs protocols for all EMS providers in the region, said that hospitals and EMS agencies have not indicated that they cannot continue operations. Recently, parts of California have seen its intensive care units (ICUs) fill up completely. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Coun...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

NHS asks hospitals across England to open more intensive care beds
The letter, seen by the Health Service Journal , says transfers from the East and London will go to the largest Midlands trusts, who may be transferred to smaller trusts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news