The Ambulance Science Podcast: Make Up Your Own Mind About the Vaccine
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Where I’m coming from (compared to most of my colleagues): Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy from Yale Medical School.FT Faculty at GWU School of Medicine & Southern Connecticut State University MPH Program, and long-time adjunct faculty at NYMC MPH program in Health Policy.Assistant Commissioner of Health at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene during the first SARS outbreak.Served as State EMS Director, Consultant to Public Health ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Ambulance Science Source Type: news

Recommendations for maintaining endocrine services during COVID-19
We believe that it is paramount that we continue providing specialty endocrine services in current and future COVID-19 waves for our patients’ safety.The Future of Endocrinology working group have compiledCOVID-19 second wave planning recommendations, so that they may be considered for local implementation.Key recommendations:Endocrine departmental capacity should be left at a minimum of 25% - higher wherever possible.Clearly defined roles for specific team members, including nurses, shielding colleagues and registrars.Maintaining speciality training for endocrine trainees.Integrating working between primary, sec...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'Enhance testing capacity and get states to ease process of registering phlebotomists'
A governmental panel dealing with Covid-19 testing and surveillance has asked the health ministry to enhance testing capacity and get state governments to ease the process of registering phlebotomists. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cambridge Bar Operating As Coronavirus Antibody Testing Site Shut Down By City
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A restaurant and bar offering coronavirus testing has been shut down. But they’re promising to get back to business soon. Wit’s End in Inman Square converted their restaurant into a medical clinic offering antibody testing. But in less than a week, the city shut it down. Restaurant owner Peter Stein partnered with his brother, a doctor in Manhattan, to begin offering the antibody tests last Friday. He posted on social media that for $119 plus a lab fee, healthy people who believe they had COVID-19 could be tested. Stein said they sanitized the restaurant and had experienced phlebotomists to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Antibodies Testing Cambridge News Coronavirus Source Type: news

CareDx Brings Home-Based Monitoring to Transplant Patients
In the age of COVID-19 and social-distancing, diagnostic companies have to provide more than just assays. CareDx has tapped into this idea and launched a solution that will enable remote home-based monitoring of transplant patients. The South San Francisco, CA-based company said its RemoTraC can help reduce visits to busy labs and hospitals and that immunosuppressed transplant patients at the highest risk during the COVID-19 pandemic can limit their potential exposure. Typically, transplant patients require frequent blood tests which normally require in-person visits to draw sites at labs or hospitals. “B...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 Implants Source Type: news

Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Spreads across 30 States, Lowering Risk of Exposure to Phlebotomists and Clinical Laboratory Professionals
Prior to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, large-scale collection of medical laboratory specimens from patients sitting in their cars was an untried concept. That is no longer true. As of today, residents who meet certain criteria for exposure to SARS-CoV-2—the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness—can now have their biological specimens collected at drive-through testing centers […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 22, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Skill development ministry readies 1.75 lakh professionals, 33 institutes in fight against Covid-19
These professionals are health workers, emergency medical Technicians, general duty assistants, phlebotomy technicians, and home health aid technicians among other. Besides, NSDC has appointed nodal officers in each state working in coordination with state administration for mobilizing the personnel based on requirement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Medical Laboratory Tests, PIVO Enables Healthcare Practitioners to Obtain Blood Samples from Hospital Patients without a Needle Stick
Because patient satisfaction continues to drive Medicare scoring, interest grows in technologies that reduce or remove pain from the patient’s experience, particularly when a phlebotomist draws blood for clinical laboratory testing Clinical laboratories know full well that patients do not like being stuck by needles. And hospital administrators know that increasing the hospital’s patient-satisfaction scores […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 6, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology blood draws Centura Health Charter Oak Research clinical laboratory clinical pathology Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratories Should Be Aware of Potential Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus That Causes COVID-19
‘Aerosol and Surface Stability’ study shows that the virus can remain infectious in aerosol form for hours and on surfaces for days By now, clinical laboratory workers, microbiologists, and phlebotomists should be fully aware of the potential for transmission on surfaces of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the novel coronavirus that causes […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 25, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology CDC centers for disease control and prevention Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fears Are Leading to Blood Drive Cancellations at ‘Unprecedented’ Rates in the U.S.
Winter is not a boom time for blood donation centers in the U.S. Bad weather, plus circulating flu strains, tend to deter people from giving blood. And the ongoing outbreak of the new coronavirus in the U.S. has worsened an already lean time. According to the American Red Cross, about 1,500 of their blood drives across the country have been canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus. The organization estimates that they’ve lost out on roughly 46,000 donations as a result. Meanwhile, the demand for blood is still strong. “We’ve not seen anything like this at the Red Cross,” says Chris Hrouda,...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Adverse Effects of Blood Donation?
Discussion Just under 40% of people are eligible to be a blood donor. Up to 6.5% of a population are actual donors. “Blood donors are healthy volunteers who give either whole blood or blood components by apheresis including platelets, plasma, red blood cells, peripheral blood stem cells and leucocytes or a combination of blood components. They represent a large, healthy population exposing themselves voluntarily for altruistic, sometimes financial motives to potential complications and risks.” Blood banking systems world-wide are responsible for caring for individual donors health as well as maintaining a robus...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 16, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Recommended Therapies for Polycythemia Vera Underused
Phlebotomy and hydroxyurea tied to improved survival, lower risk for thrombosis in older patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Recommended Therapies for Polycythemia Vera Underused
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- Among older patients with polycythemia vera (PV), therapeutic phlebotomy and hydroxyurea (HU) are associated with improved overall survival and decreased risk for thrombosis but are underused, according to a study recently... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ayushman Bharat initiative set to drive demand for phlebotomists
Experts reckon that more than 11,000 new jobs for phlebotomists are likely to be created over the next year. Due to the paucity, their monthly salaries have jumped by about 70% to Rs 20,000-24,000 over last year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing Precision Diagnostics Home
Patients living with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or multiple sclerosis must see their health practitioners frequently to check the progression of their conditions and their responses to therapies. Monitoring disease activity and severity is crucial so that physicians can help patients get to or stay in remission before long-term damage is done. And since these chronic diseases require a lifetime of care, the testing and doctor visits add up over time. This can be inconvenient and costly. But one company may be changing that dynamic. DxTerity is developing a low-cost...
Source: MDDI - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: IVD Source Type: news