Former Michigan governor charged for role in Flint water scandal
(Natural News) Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is facing criminal charges for his involvement in the events that led to the contamination of Flint, Michigan’s water supply. Snyder joins other officials such as former state health director Nick Lyon and top aide Rich Baird in the list of indictments, following a new investigation on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The chilling proof that even fit and young Covid victims can suffer lifelong lung damage
Chest X-ray scans have revealed that, where the images should be black, indicating healthy air-filled tissue, in many cases there was a white mist described as resembling 'ground glass'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why do I get breast pain after a scan gave me the all-clear?
DR ELLIE CANNON: While it's not a typical symptom of breast cancer or other harmful lumps, on some occasions it can be - which is why an examination is so important. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Armie Hammer's ex Courtney Vucekovich claims he wanted to 'barbecue and eat' her ribs amid messaging scandal
Armie Hammer's ex-girlfriend Courtney Vucekovich is speaking out with dark claims about his personality and bedroom fantasies amid his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dutch government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal
The Dutch government has resigned amid a scandal that saw thousands of families wrongly accused of child welfare fraud. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resign over child welfare scandal
Investigations into child welfare payments wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested, DHSC (updated 15th January 2021)
Latest Updates 15 January 2021Updated with information on asymptomatic testing and other recently introduced testing. 6 January 2021Updated'Care home testing guidance for residents and staff: PCR and LFD (England)'to add information on using handheld scanners and registering tests in bulk. 30 December 2020Under'List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing in England', amended transport workers section to add border workers, those critical to EU transition and those supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 23 people have died from coronavirus vaccines in Norway (so far)
(Natural News) There have been 13 new confirmed deaths associated with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in Norway, which adds to the 23 deaths and counting that are said to be associated with the vaccine’s rollout in the Scandinavian country. The Norwegian Medicines Agency (NMA) officially confirmed the 13 deaths, pegging them as “side effects”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five ways you can help people access healthcare (and feel good) during Lockdown 3.0
England is in lockdown again. With the constant upheaval and uncertainty, it’s easy to feel powerless and overwhelmed. That’s why we wanted to let you know how Doctors of the World is responding and what you can do to help people who will need to see a doctor during this time. With many businesses closed and health services under pressure amid rising COVID-19 cases, it’s even harder for the most vulnerable and at-risk people in our communities to access healthcare and support. Doctors of the World’s services will continue to operate as they have done since March. The advice line will remai...
Source: Doctors of the World News - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Perspectum's 'long COVID' MRI software cleared in U.K.
Perspectum's software enabling the detection on MRI scans of organ damage due...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AMA issues CPT codes for LiverMultiScan by Perspectum Perspectum nabs FDA funding for liver imaging biomarker Perspectum MRI software helps guide liver surgeries Perspectum teams up with UT Southwestern on research Perspectum expands AI portfolio to cardiac imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cholescintigraphy, HIDA Scan
Title: Cholescintigraphy, HIDA ScanCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 5/17/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 15, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

USC study measures brain volume differences in people with HIV
(Keck School of Medicine of USC) With access to treatment, HIV has become a lifelong chronic condition for the majority of 38 million people living with it. Understanding how it affects the brain over time is increasingly important for improving both treatment and quality of life. A new study of brain scans of 1,203 HIV-infected adults across 5 continents found that with people with lower white blood cell counts also had less brain volume in the hippocampus and thalamus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hyperfine's AI software for portable MRI clears FDA
Hyperfine's artificial intelligence (AI) image analysis software for the company's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hyperfine lands first Fla. portable MRI installation Hyperfine gets clearance for point-of-care MRI Hyperfine touts stroke study for portable MRI scanner Video from J.P. Morgan: Portable MRI takes to the streets (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reform Party leader tasked to form Estonia's new government
Estonia’s president has tasked the leader of the main opposition party to form a new government a day after Prime Minister Juri Ratas stepped down in the wake of a corruption scandal in the ruling Center Party (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Forehead scanners result in a large number of false, study warns 
Experts from the University of Portsmouth published a scientific article on the usefulness of thermometers which san a person's skin, mostly the forehead, to detect a fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temperature scanners of limited value in detecting Covid-19
(The Physiological Society) Making people stand in front of a scanner to have their body temperature read can result in a large number of false negatives, allowing people with Covid-19 to pass through airports and hospitals undetected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

GPER1 in utero to the rescue!
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Type 1 immunity gives fungi a foothold
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Structure of a transcribing RNA polymerase II-U1 snRNP complex
To initiate cotranscriptional splicing, RNA polymerase II (Pol II) recruits the U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particle (U1 snRNP) to nascent precursor messenger RNA (pre-mRNA). Here, we report the cryo–electron microscopy structure of a mammalian transcribing Pol II–U1 snRNP complex. The structure reveals that Pol II and U1 snRNP interact directly. This interaction positions the pre-mRNA 5' splice site near the RNA exit site of Pol II. Extension of pre-mRNA retains the 5' splice site, leading to the formation of a "growing intron loop." Loop formation may facilitate scanning of nascent pre-mRNA f...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, S., Aibara, S., Vos, S. M., Agafonov, D. E., Lührmann, R., Cramer, P. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Armie Hammer ’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Role to Be Recast Amid Social Media Scandal
Armie Hammer has stepped away from his role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming “Shotgun Wedding,” decrying “vicious and spurious... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Armie Hammer will 'step away' from Jennifer Lopez movie amid DMs scandal
“Shotgun Wedding” is meant to go into production this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More, Scans Show
When people disagreed, sensory areas of the brain were less active while there was increased activity brain areas that handle higher order executive functions, such as reasoning. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More Than Agreement, Scans Show
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Letter of Concern From Alatyon General Hospital On CT-Scan Handed to the Hospital By Ethio Lease
[Addis Standard] Dear editors, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More Than Agreement, Scans Show
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Brain drain: Arguing with others puts a lot more strain on your brain than agreeing with them, a new study finds. " Our entire brain is a social processing network, " said senior author Joy Hirsch, professor of psychiatry,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they're being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Ireland to lay bare scandal of baby deaths at Church-run homes
An Irish inquiry into alarming death rates among newborns at church-run homes for unwed mothers will hand down its final report on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing unnecessary CT scan of the head for minor paediatric head injuries at the emergency department - Elmoheen A, Salem W, Bashir K.
The CT scan is a determining imaging study in the diagnosis and treatment of head trauma; however, its indiscriminate application can have serious consequences for patients and the health system. More than 45% of CT scans of the head requested for minor ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scandalous decisions: explaining shifts in UK medicinal cannabis policy - Monaghan M, Wincup E, Hamilton I.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Opening up access to scheduled drugs such as cannabis in the United Kingdom rarely happens, yet on 1 November 2018 the United Kingdom changed the law to allow cannabis-derived products to be prescribed for medicinal purposes, albeit ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"As young men we have a role to play in preventing sexual violence": development and relevance of the men with conscience intervention to prevent sexual violence - de Villiers T, Duma S, Abrahams N.
Sexual violence against women and girls is a major public health problem globally and in South Africa. Although young men have been identified as an important risk group for prevention interventions, scant attention have been given to this age cohort in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ambulance Wait Times of 17 Hours Reported in LA County
Soumya Karlamangla, Hayley Smith, Rong-Gong Lin II Los Angeles Times (MCT) At a hospital near South Los Angeles, doctors debate whether an elderly patient should be hooked to one of the few remaining ventilators. Meanwhile, nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood fear they are treating too many patients to provide them all with the best care. And for emergency medical technicians, racing the sick to hospitals has become an obstacle course, with not enough beds for the hundreds of patients in need. Once an ambulance that has responded to a 911 call finds a hospital, it...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Ambulance California EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Ambulance Wait Times of 17 Hours Reported in LA County
Soumya Karlamangla, Hayley Smith, Rong-Gong Lin II Los Angeles Times (MCT) At a hospital near South Los Angeles, doctors debate whether an elderly patient should be hooked to one of the few remaining ventilators. Meanwhile, nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood fear they are treating too many patients to provide them all with the best care. And for emergency medical technicians, racing the sick to hospitals has become an obstacle course, with not enough beds for the hundreds of patients in need. Once an ambulance that has responded to a 911 call finds a hospital, it...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Ambulance California EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Ambulance Wait Times of 17 Hours Reported in LA County
Soumya Karlamangla, Hayley Smith, Rong-Gong Lin II Los Angeles Times (MCT) At a hospital near South Los Angeles, doctors debate whether an elderly patient should be hooked to one of the few remaining ventilators. Meanwhile, nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood fear they are treating too many patients to provide them all with the best care. And for emergency medical technicians, racing the sick to hospitals has become an obstacle course, with not enough beds for the hundreds of patients in need. Once an ambulance that has responded to a 911 call finds a hospital, it...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Ambulance California EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Ambulance Wait Times of 17 Hours Reported in LA County
Soumya Karlamangla, Hayley Smith, Rong-Gong Lin II Los Angeles Times (MCT) At a hospital near South Los Angeles, doctors debate whether an elderly patient should be hooked to one of the few remaining ventilators. Meanwhile, nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood fear they are treating too many patients to provide them all with the best care. And for emergency medical technicians, racing the sick to hospitals has become an obstacle course, with not enough beds for the hundreds of patients in need. Once an ambulance that has responded to a 911 call finds a hospital, it...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Ambulance California EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Ambulance Wait Times of 17 Hours Reported in LA County
Soumya Karlamangla, Hayley Smith, Rong-Gong Lin II Los Angeles Times (MCT) At a hospital near South Los Angeles, doctors debate whether an elderly patient should be hooked to one of the few remaining ventilators. Meanwhile, nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood fear they are treating too many patients to provide them all with the best care. And for emergency medical technicians, racing the sick to hospitals has become an obstacle course, with not enough beds for the hundreds of patients in need. Once an ambulance that has responded to a 911 call finds a hospital, it...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Ambulance California EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Ambulance Wait Times of 17 Hours Reported in LA County
Soumya Karlamangla, Hayley Smith, Rong-Gong Lin II Los Angeles Times (MCT) At a hospital near South Los Angeles, doctors debate whether an elderly patient should be hooked to one of the few remaining ventilators. Meanwhile, nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood fear they are treating too many patients to provide them all with the best care. And for emergency medical technicians, racing the sick to hospitals has become an obstacle course, with not enough beds for the hundreds of patients in need. Once an ambulance that has responded to a 911 call finds a hospital, it...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Ambulance California EMS Paramedic Source Type: news

Advanced screening technology aids radiologists in detecting breast cancer
Many women complete their annual mammogram around this time of year since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For some of those women, including those visiting TriHealth, their scans will take place using advanced technology. “The detection of cancer has greatly improved in the last 10 years, first with the introduction of 3D mammography, which improved the sensitivity for detection of cancer, and now with the introduction of artificial intelligence, or AI, technology,” said Dr. Anthony… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

France’s anti-vaxxers show deepening distrust of elites
A mix of medical scandals and anti-establishment sentiment have fuelled high vaccine hesitancy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ultrasound predicts ulcerative colitis treatment response
Ultrasound scans may help physicians predict which patients with severe ulcerative...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound predicts which kids benefit from colitis meds Cinematic rendering complements CT in diagnosing colitis Immuno-PET could aid patients with inflammatory diseases 3 ways cinematic rendering can bolster colon evaluation PET/CT enhances detection of inflammatory bowel disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Covid management under CAG scanner
Speaking exclusively to TOI, CAG GC Murmu said the audit will also look into vaccine distribution, appraisal of the Central government health system, the ESI (Employees ’ State Insurance Corporation) hospitals and dispensaries and state health infrastructure. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 10, 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

Lung involvement portends COVID-19 mortality risk
Volumetric analysis of lung consolidation on chest CT scans can be used to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study finds COVID-19 brain damage but no infection CT radiomics predicts COVID-19 severity, outcome CT lung screening rates plunge during COVID-19 pandemic 1st COVID-19 annotated dataset is published MinIP reconstructions boost CT's COVID-19 performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Are superantigens the cause of cytokine storm and viral sepsis in severe COVID-19? Observations and hypothesis. Scandinavian journal of immunology 92(6): e12944
Right now the world is going through an unprecedented pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus. Recent papers pointed out the fatal outcome in most of the severe cases, in which a cytokine storm has been proven to be the cause of a systemic shock, acute respiratory syndrome, multiorgan failure and consequently death. Several explanations have been proposed trying to explain the pathophysiology of the cytokine storm, but viral proteins with a possible superantigen activity as a cause of immune dysregulation have not been addressed. If this hypothesis is proven, a different treatment approach might change the outcome in severe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Establishing the predictive validity of the ScanCourse for assessing on-road driving performance - Chau E, Nishi A, Kristalovich L, Holowaychuk A, Mortenson WB.
IMPORTANCE: Scanning the environment is critical for driving safety. The ScanCourse is a functional assessment that assesses a person's ability to scan the environment for visual information while in motion. Measurement properties for the ScanCourse have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news