Antibody Drug May Protect Nursing Home Residents, Staff From COVID-19
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- An antibody drug that has emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in early-stage COVID-19 patients with symptoms prevented COVID-19 infections in nursing residents and staff who were... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

Lilly's neutralizing antibody bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) prevented COVID-19 at nursing homes in the BLAZE-2 trial
Bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) significantly reduced the risk of contracting symptomatic COVID-19 among residents and staff of long-term care facilities, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced. The Phase 3 BLAZE-2 COVID-19 prevention trial - conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) - enrolled residents and staff at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes, across the U.S. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Eli Lilly and Company Business and Industry Source Type: news

Care homes face devastating results of losing England's Covid jab 'lottery'
Once Sussex home lost seven of 24 residents to the virus while it waited for vaccinationsA short two-mile drive past the creeks of Chichester Harbour is all that separates the Pinewood nursing home in Chidham from a similar facility in a neighbouring village. But their experiences of the campaign to vaccinate the most vulnerable could not have been more different. The two homes exemplify what has become a postcode lottery in parts of England in which the winners gain immunity from Covid and the losers are left without protection from the deadly disease.Lawrence Marsh, the owner of Pinewood, which sits on the far western ed...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Social care Science Society Older people Health policy Politics UK news Source Type: news

Upstate achieves top nursing honor: Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Report highlights Upstate ’s work with Stony Brook University Hospital during the early days of COVD-19 and exemplary work in stroke care. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Addressing the impact of structural racism on disparities in children with Type 1 diabetes
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Advancements in diabetes technology have improved quality of life and glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes. However, data show that a subset of children is being left behind. Those from low-income families and non-Hispanic Black (NHB) children are not experiencing benefits associated with technological advances, and are at higher risk for diabetes complications and adverse outcomes through ongoing poor glycemic control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes
A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Nursing Homes Disease Rates Elderly Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Elder Care Deaths (Fatalities) Eli Lilly and Company United States Source Type: news

‘Pixie dust’: Why some vaccine sits on shelves while shortages intensify nationwide
Confusion over nursing home set-asides, uncertainty about the status of second doses and reluctance to order vaccine that might go unused mean some doses remain in warehouses. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isaac Stanley-Becker Source Type: news

Race, equality and inclusivity action plan
In summer 2020, the Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) undertook the first formal race, equality and inclusivity review, led by QNI Fellow and Trustee Professor Ami David MBE. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Does Not Improve Outcomes in Severe COVID - 19
Tocilizumab plus standard care no better for improving clinical outcomes at 15 days and may increase mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

President Biden Unveils Details of National Pandemic Response Plan
On Wednesday, Biden signed three executive orders relating to the coronavirus pandemic shortly after taking office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Hamilton doctors call on province to pay nurses self-isolating after negative COVID tests
Nurses who are exposed to COVID-19 and test negative still have to self-isolate for up to two weeks, and most of them aren't paid during that time. These physicians who work with them say that should change. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Former Hahnemann University Hospital staffers forge ahead in new roles amid pandemic
The Business Journal reconnected with three former Hahnemann employees — a transplant surgeon, a nurse, and an administrator — to see how their work lives have progressed since the Center City hospital's closure. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Developing and Expanding PA and APRN Teams Developing and Expanding PA and APRN Teams
Find out how these institutions incorporated APRNs and PAs and expanded their roles in the interprofessional team.American Nurse Today (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Differences in Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Differences in Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue
How does compassion satisfaction and fatigue differ by RN type? Are these differences potentially related to work environment factors?OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

The Latest: Study: Antibody drug may help prevent virus
Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug helped prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes
Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Monoclonal antibody treatment by Eli Lilly found to cut risk of serious COVID-19, drugmaker reports
A study of nursing home residents found the monoclonal antibody treatment bamlanivimab cut risk of COVID-19 by up to 80%, maker Eli... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lilly Antibody Drug Prevents Covid-19 in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
The drugmaker plans to ask U.S. health regulators to expand bamlanivimab’s use to protect nursing-home residents and staff from Covid-19. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane expands its reach with the launch of a new Network across China
Today Cochrane announces the official launch of a new network of institutions committed to promote evidence-based health care practice and policy decision making in China.Made up of some of the country ’s leading organizations in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine field, theCochrane China Network will work with clinicians, professional associations, policymakers, patients, healthcare provider organizations and the media to promote the wider dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence in China; as well as supporting and training Chinese systematic review authors of Cochrane Reviews.The Cochrane China ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Rachel Levine Nominated as U.S. Assistant Health Secretary
Levine is secretary of health for Pennsylvania and is currently leading the state's response to the COVID - 19 pandemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Either Trivalent Flu Vaccine Safe for Use in Seniors
Trivalent adjuvanted, trivalent high - dose inactivated influenza vaccines comparable for moderate - to - severe injection - site pain in adults 65 years and older (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New York City May Run Out of COVID - 19 Vaccines
Mayor asked the federal government to send more vaccine doses as soon as possible (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Continuing Blood Pressure Meds Safe for Those With COVID - 19
No difference in outcomes seen among hospitalized COVID - 19 patients continuing, discontinuing renin - angiotensin system inhibitors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, 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

NMC Emergency Standards, NHS England (updated 19th January 2021)
Following a request from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has re-introduced a set of emergency standards that enables final year nursing students (not including those in their final year of a two year post graduate diploma programme) to undertake up to 100% of their time in clinical practice, while that standard remains in effect. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic in Assisted Living Communities COVID-19 Pandemic in Assisted Living Communities
According to this study, the impact of COVID-19 in assisted living facilities is just as severe as that seen in nursing homes.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Whistleblower nurse risks job to expose "planned coronavirus crisis"
(Natural News) A whistleblower working in a hospital has stepped forward to reveal a “planned coronavirus crisis” in medical facilities. The whistleblower – a nurse from Florida – exposed the plot in a now-viral video. The nurse’s direct superior told her and her other colleagues to be “prepared for a COVID crisis.” In response, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The net Exchequer impact of increasing pay for Agenda for Change staff
This report outlines the economic benefit of giving a substantial pay rise to all staff including health care assistants, nurses, hospital porters, physiotherapists, midwives, dieticians, paramedics, occupational therapists and cleaners. The report, commissioned by NHS trade unions, shows a pay rise for NHS staff is both affordable for the Treasury and would bring about an economic boost to hospitality, retail and other struggling sectors in communities across the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Strange Voyeurism of Watching Someone Else Get Vaccinated
Seeing a shot go in someone ’s arm is largely devoid of drama, but the surrounding choreography and presentation of the moment can be fascinating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Haigney Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing and Nurses Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Source Type: news

California First State With Over 3 Million COVID - 19 Cases
Biden administration has said it will not be lifting restrictions on international travel (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

A Promising New Therapy Against OCD?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Portland's newest footwear company starts the year was a sales frenzy
Portland ’s newest footwear company started the year with a bang. BALA Footwear opened its online sales portal last Monday. Within an hour, it had sold 2,000 pairs of shoes. The company makes footwear for nurses. "Our mission is to do something meaningful for nurses," said co-founder Brian Lockard. The company is the brainchild of three former Nike executives: Lockard, John Eberle and Caprice Neely. Lockard worked for Nike in strategic planning. Eberle worked as a vice president in running.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Kish Source Type: news

Portland's newest footwear company starts the year was a sales frenzy
Portland ’s newest footwear company started the year with a bang. BALA Footwear opened its online sales portal last Monday. Within an hour, it had sold 2,000 pairs of shoes. The company makes footwear for nurses. "Our mission is to do something meaningful for nurses," said co-founder Brian Lockard. The company is the brainchild of three former Nike executives: Lockard, John Eberle and Caprice Neely. Lockard worked for Nike in strategic planning. Eberle worked as a vice president in running.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Matthew Kish Source Type: news

Steps Outlined to Reduce Postop Delirium in Older Adults
Anesthesiologists play key role on multidisciplinary team to optimize perioperative brain health in older adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

National Guard Called To Pittsfield Nursing Home After More Than 100 COVID Cases
PITTSFIELD (AP) – The National Guard has responded to a Berkshire County nursing home where there have been more than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents and staff, authorities said. The Springside Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Pittsfield in its latest report said 72 residents and 37 staff have tested positive for the disease to date, with 52 active cases among residents and 27 among staff, The Berkshire Eagle reported Monday. The number of deaths was not disclosed. Nancy Zappolo, a vice president of Springside owner BaneCare, said staff are working with members of the National Guard as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status News Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Pittsfield News Source Type: news

FDA's Commitment to COVID Testing FDA's Commitment to COVID Testing
2020 presented challenges but also significant achievements, write FDA officials.FDA Expert Commentaries and Interviews (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Wisconsin Announces 65 and older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning January 25
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and police and fire personnel are eligible. There are approximately 700,000 Wisconsinites who are 65 and older and Wisconsin currently receives around 70,000 first-dose vaccines per week from the federal...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

If a Nursing Home Resident Gets a COVID-19 Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them Now?
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- People in nursing homes have been suffering in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, with their institutions in constant lockdown to prevent potentially fatal outbreaks. Now that they're some of the first in line to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Use Difficult Conversations to Provide Better Healthcare
Pretend you are a dust bunny behind the couch. Your life has meaning there, and you find happiness even though this is not what you expected. Times have been better, but things could be worse after all. The default in this world though is to be the fur on the back of a cat, not just some collection of fur, dust and house plant debris. Today, you have a problem and you need help. You aren’t exactly clear on what you want to happen, you just know that you need help. What arrives to your plea is a broom and a dustpan. The broom does not ask many questions – it just sees you as a dust bunny.  Unfortunate...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Justin Porter, RN, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Exclusives Patient Care EMT Healthcare Paramedic Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Worker Suspensions Amplify Effects of Zim's Covid-19 Second Wave
[Daily Maverick] An increasing number of nurses have tested positive for Covid-19 at Harare's biggest hospital as Zimbabwe succumbs to a second wave, while more staff were issued with suspensions and disciplinaries for alleged misconduct. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Some Ontario nurses no longer paid during self-isolation if they test negative after COVID-19 exposure
Nurses in Hamilton and Niagara hospitals aren’t being paid for self-isolation time if they test negative after being exposed to COVID-19. Advocates are calling on the province to reinstate a benefit from the pandemic’s first wave that did pay employees sent home. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Asked to Address Shortages of Nurses, Midwives
[Daily News] THE Tanzania National Nurses Association (Tanna) has appealed to the government to recruit more nurses and midwives to address personnel shortages at public health facilities across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Once Nursing Home Residents Get a COVID Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them?
Title: Once Nursing Home Residents Get a COVID Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 19, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Exhausted hospital chaplains bring solace to lonely, dying
Just like doctors, nurses and other medical-care providers, hospital chaplains have become part of the line of first responders when it comes to treating people with COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill
California's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people may have had severe allergic reactions.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city
Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, are regularly sending COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to hospitals in Phoenix when they don’t have enough staff (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news