Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
The polio-like disease primarily affects children and often causes residual disability. In the absence of proven therapies, management focuses on supportive care and rehabilitation, a new review concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News 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

Default Opt-Out of Cardiac Rehabilitation Increases Referrals
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- For inpatients with ischemic heart disease, redesign of decision pathways from default opt-in to opt-out of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) results in a significant increase in CR referrals, according to a research letter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do children view punishment as rehabilitative? A new study takes a look
(Society for Research in Child Development) The United States incarcerates more residents than any other country, however there is limited research that examines how people view such punishment, and whether views about punishment change with development. Researchers examined this in two studies exploring children's and adults' views about the impact of punishment on perceived moral character. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism resurges in India
Nathuram Godse rehabilitated from traitor to patriot for many, as Gandi’s vision of secular India eroded by ruling BJP (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Clostridium difficile Infection Reservoirs Within an Acute Rehabilitation Environment, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 100(1): 44-47
Conclusions: Nonsporicidal disinfectant was not effective on hospital floors. Sporicidal disinfection of the floor is important when rates of C difficile infection are increased. Wheelchairs are complex devices and difficult to properly clean. The hospital purchased an ultraviolent device for wheelchair cleaning with a subsequent reduction in spores on repeat cultures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-COVID Cases Rise as Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Taunts Long-COVID Cases Rise as Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Taunts
An estimated 5 million people could be headed toward a long-COVID diagnosis and their care is unclear. Investigators studying viral infection and chronic fatigue have ideas for rehabilitation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Flip the script: cardiac rehabilitation is underused, but a simple change could fix that
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Making doctors opt out from prescribing cardiac rehabilitation instead of opting in increased referrals by roughly 70 percent (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How demand for specialized rehabilitative care brought a $27M project to life
Nearly eight months after opening its doors, the 60-bed Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio is posting strong volume. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

How demand for specialized rehabilitative care brought a $27M project to life
Nearly eight months after opening its doors, the 60-bed Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio is posting strong volume. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Tapping the brain to boost stroke rehabilitation
(University of Houston) Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients' own brains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury: WFNS Spine Committee Recommendations - Peev N, Komarov A, Osorio-Fonseca E, Zileli M.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is accompanied by a significant number of complications associated with damage to the spinal cord, gross functional impairments leading to limited self-care and movement, leading to a high level of disability, social and psycholo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Energy cost and psychological impact of robotic-assisted gait training in people with spinal cord injury: effect of two different types of devices - Corbianco S, Cavallini G, Dini M, Franzoni F, D'Avino C, Gerini A, Stampacchia G.
BACKGROUND: In the last years, there has been an intense technological development of robotic devices for gait rehabilitation in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate energy cost and psychological impact during a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cochrane France vs COVID-19: Mapping ‘real-time’ evidence about COVID-19
Decision-makers are making decisions about COVID-19 that affect the health of millions of people. Researchers have been quick to do studies about COVID-19, but it can be difficult to stay up to date.Cochrane France wanted to bring together the global evidence about preventing, treating and rehabilitating people with COVID-19 regularly and in one place, so they collaborated on the COVID-NMA initiative.The COVID-NMA initiative has three overarching parts:Mapping randomized controlled trials about the effectiveness of interventions for preventing and treating COVID-19 and assessing vaccines.Living evidence syntheses of the ef...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Rehabilitation vs COVID-19: Compiling the best available evidence rapidly
Many experts published their opinions about the impact of COVID-19 on rehabilitation early on, but none were based on real-world experience.Cochrane Rehabilitation wanted to share information rapidly as it emerged so rehabilitation services and patients around the world would know how the pandemic might affect them.Since March 2020, Cochrane Rehabilitation have been compiling the best evidence available into a living rapid systematic review. They worked with the World Health Organization Rehabilitation Programme to identify the highest research priorities, and jointly defined the topics for which to search the best availab...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

‘ I can ’ t afford to retire ’ – why carers need a living wage
Care workers have quietly kept the country running for decades, overworked and underpaid. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced carers into life-threatening working conditions, and UNISON is fighting to raise their wages. Sian Stockham works as a carer for people with learning disabilities in Abergaveny, Wales, and also as a support worker in a reablement and rehabilitation resource centre. She said: “I’m lucky to have a job, and one that I love. There is absolutely no work that is more important – caring for people like you would your own and making them comfortable in some of the hardest moments of...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 8, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article care care workers Clap for Carers social care Source Type: news

Identifying strategies to advance research on traumatic brain injury's effect on women
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Analysis from a workshop convened by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2017 reveals gaps in and opportunities for research to improve understanding of the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women. A new paper in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation summarizes and updates the findings presented during the 'Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Women' workshop and provides strategies for advancing research efforts in this area. NINDS is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association of family functions among juvenile delinquent children in rehabilitation centres in Nairobi and Kiambu Counties-Kenya - Kioko R, Mutavi T.
BACKGROUND: Juvenile delinquency is a serious problem in Kenya. There is a great concern with the growing numbers of children who are in the rehabilitation centres in Kenya. Previous studies in this field has mostly dwelt on the rehabilitation process of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Encountering suicide in primary healthcare rehabilitation: the experiences of physiotherapists - Lundin, Bergenheim A.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a serious public health issue and one of the most common causes of death globally. Suicide has long-lasting impact on personal, relational, community and societal levels. Research has shown that patients often seek help in the prim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Follow the money: Racial crime stereotypes and willingness to fund crime control policies - Dunbar A.
A general shift in U.S. efforts to reduce crime via prevention and rehabilitation juxtaposed with the continued implementation of punitive policies, many of which disproportionately impact Black communities, raises questions about mechanisms underlying cri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The experience and perspective of people with spinal cord injury about well-being interventions: a systematic review of qualitative studies - Simpson B, Villeneuve M, Clifton S.
PURPOSE: Promoting well-being is a key aim of rehabilitation. The intentional design of interventions to address well-being requires an understanding of the factors that affect this complex phenomenon. A growing body of qualitative literature has identif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neuropsychological rehabilitation interventions for people with an acquired brain injury. A protocol for a systematic review of economic evaluation - Mitchell E, Ahern E, Saha S, Trepel D.
BACKGROUND: New emerging evidence has demonstrated the need for effective interventions to help people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Evidence on cost-effectiveness, which can help inform use of limited resources, is scarce in this area and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Spider-Man-style medical gun spins out 'skin substitute' for burns
Israeli firm claims device allows patients to move freely and does away with painful dressingsDoctors in Europe, India and Israel have begun using a medical gun that spins out a protective web to cover burns and wounds, hoping the breathable “skin substitute” will help patients recover without the need for painful bandage changes.Nanomedic, an Israeli company that designedthe Spincare system, claims its device gives patients increased mobility – often essential for burn rehabilitation – and even the ability to shower, a process that can be difficult with traditional bandages. The translucent layer i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem Tags: Israel Medical research Science Europe India Middle East and North Africa South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers
(IOS Press) Pediatric rehabilitation experts assess the impact of the pandemic on pediatric rehabilitation patients and the increasing use of telemedicine and provide insights and recommendations for mitigating the impact of the virus, in this special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Usefulness of mobile devices in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients with dizziness and balance disorders: a state of the art review - Gawronska A, Pajor A, Zamyslowska-Szmytke E, Rosiak O, J ózefowicz-Korczyńska M.
OBJECTIVE: The gold standard for objective body posture examination is posturography. Body movements are detected through the use of force platforms that assess static and dynamic balance (conventional posturography). In recent years, new technologies li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The relationship between fall risk and hospital-based therapy utilization is moderated by demographic characteristics and insurance type - Kinney AR, Graham JE, Sharp J, Hoffman A, Malcolm MP.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether indicators of patient need (comorbidity burden; fall risk) predict acute care rehabilitation utilization, and whether this relationship varies across patient characteristics (i.e., demographic characteristics; insurance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neuropsychological rehabilitation interventions for people with an acquired brain injury and their caregivers. A protocol for a systematic review of economic evaluation - Mitchell E, Ahern E, Saha S, Trepel D.
BACKGROUND: New emerging evidence has demonstrated the need for effective interventions to help people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Evidence on cost-effectiveness, which can help inform use of limited resources, is scarce in this area and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

National guidelines for cognitive assessment and rehabilitation of Iranian traumatic brain injury patients - Ghawami H, Jazayeri SB, Sabeti Nowsud A, Sharif-Alhoseini M, Shirvani A, Kheyri M, Abdollah Zadegan S, Noorian N, Mohammadian F, Karimi Yarandi K, Azad A, Rezaeitalab F, Barekatain M, Bakhtiyari J, Moradi A, Khatoonabadi AR, Haghgoo HA, Gheini MR, Khadivi M, Faghih Jouibari M, Khayat Kashani HR, Mirzaasgari Z, Meshkini A, Haghshenas H, Samini F, Mohit P, Akbarfahimi M, Alimohammadi Y, Payandemehr P, Abbaszadeh Ahranjani J, Arabkheradmand J, Vahabi Z, Arbabi M, Kermanpour H, Ghandehari K, Bakhshani NM, Motlagh Pirooz F, Ghaedi G, Dolatshahi B, Tavakoli SF, Vosough I, Amirjamshidi A, Hatami J, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
BACKGROUND: Individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) often have prolonged cognitive impairments, resulting in long-term problems with their real-life activities. Given the urgent need for evidence-based recommendations for neurop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Providers Get Creative to Fight COVID Isolation
Every day across the United States and the world, health care providers demonstrate quiet humanity as they deliver patient care during a pandemic. Here are just a few stories that exemplify that from Legacy Care, an independent medical group of physicians and advanced practice providers who deliver on-site care for post-acute and long-term care, inpatient rehabilitation, and assisted living communities around the nation. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Marcia Meredith Source Type: news

With Over 275,000 Infections and 1,700 Deaths, COVID-19 Has Devastated the U.S. Prison and Jail Population
Mario Smith first broke out in cold sweats on Nov. 21. He thought it was just exhaustion from working maintenance shifts at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, Mi., where he’s been incarcerated since 2018. But then guards came to his cell on Nov. 23, he says, and told him to report to another area of the prison. Smith knew then that he must have tested positive for COVID-19. “I feared for my life,” Smith tells TIME. The 37-year-old has asthma, high blood pressure and obesity, putting him at increased risk for severe illness and complications from the virus. Sentenced to life in prison when h...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle and Josiah Bates Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Watch: OH EMS Medical Director Receives COVID Vaccination
In an effort to encourage EMS providers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to participate as vaccine administrators, OH Gov. Mike DeWine included Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, and several other EMS providers in his Coronavirus briefing on Wednesday. Dr. Cunningham is the State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, a board certified emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is the co-principal investigator for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Gu...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Medicine Ohio Source Type: news

Watch: OH EMS Medical Director Receives COVID Vaccination
In an effort to encourage EMS providers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to participate as vaccine administrators, OH Gov. Mike DeWine included Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, and several other EMS providers in his Coronavirus briefing on Wednesday. Dr. Cunningham is the State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, a board certified emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is the co-principal investigator for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Gu...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Medicine Ohio Source Type: news

Watch: OH EMS Medical Director Receives COVID Vaccination
In an effort to encourage EMS providers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to participate as vaccine administrators, OH Gov. Mike DeWine included Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, and several other EMS providers in his Coronavirus briefing on Wednesday. Dr. Cunningham is the State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, a board certified emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is the co-principal investigator for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Gu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Medicine Ohio Source Type: news

Watch: OH EMS Medical Director Receives COVID Vaccination
In an effort to encourage EMS providers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to participate as vaccine administrators, OH Gov. Mike DeWine included Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, and several other EMS providers in his Coronavirus briefing on Wednesday. Dr. Cunningham is the State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, a board certified emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is the co-principal investigator for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Gu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Medicine Ohio Source Type: news

Watch: OH EMS Medical Director Receives COVID Vaccination
In an effort to encourage EMS providers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to participate as vaccine administrators, OH Gov. Mike DeWine included Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, and several other EMS providers in his Coronavirus briefing on Wednesday. Dr. Cunningham is the State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, a board certified emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is the co-principal investigator for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Gu...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Medicine Ohio Source Type: news

Watch: OH EMS Medical Director Receives COVID Vaccination
In an effort to encourage EMS providers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as to participate as vaccine administrators, OH Gov. Mike DeWine included Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, and several other EMS providers in his Coronavirus briefing on Wednesday. Dr. Cunningham is the State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, a board certified emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is the co-principal investigator for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Gu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Medicine Ohio Source Type: news

Robins & Morton break ground on Texas hospital expansion
A Birmingham construction firm has broken ground on a new, five-story patient towner addition for South Texas Health System Edinburgh. Robins& Morton will serve as the general contractor with Gresham Smith serving as architect. The 150,000-square-foot facility in Edinburgh, Texas, will house an emergency department, imaging, a cardiac lab, a clinical lab, an intensive care unit (ICU), inpatient rehabilitation and a medical/surgical unit. The facility, which is slated for completion in mid-2022,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

FDA Approves Implant System for Transfemoral Amputations
TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2020 -- The first implant system for transfemoral amputations was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday. The Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) Implant... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Social media and people with traumatic brain injury: a metasynthesis of research informing a framework for rehabilitation clinical practice, policy, and training - Brunner M, Hemsley B, Togher L, Dann S, Palmer S.
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to investigate the experiences of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and rehabilitation professionals in use of social media after TBI. Design Metasynthesis of a multilevel mixed-methods research design was used in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Long COVID patients to get help at more than 60 clinics, NHS England
NHS England has announced patients suffering with the long-term symptoms of Covid-19 can now access specialist help at 69 sites across the country. This comes as NICE publishes guidance on best practice for recognising, investigating and rehabilitating patients with long Covid. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reliability and validity of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale for patients with traumatic brain injury - Cheng Y, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Wu YH, Zhang S.
OBJECTIVE and accurate cognitive assessment scales are essential for guiding cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Sc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

RunEASI wearable enables runners to train and rehabilitate more efficiently
(KU Leuven) Being able to exercise without pain or injury: it's every athlete's dream. RunEASI, a KU Leuven spinoff, created a wearable that measures the impact experienced by runners and provides scientific feedback to help them avoid and recover from injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news