CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Final Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the FY 2021 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for capital and operating costs of acute care hospitals, make changes to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals and payments to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also provides the market basket updated that applies to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis, updates payment policies and rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital servi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Profile of unnatural deaths in a teaching hospital of West Bengal, India - Mitra S, Panja S.
BACKGROUND: Enquiry into unnatural deaths with all its manners being, suicidal, accidental or homicidal depends on circumstantial evidences for acceptable judgment in court of law. OBJECTIVEs were to study socio-demographic characteristics of the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: We Have a Responsibility to Invest in Our Healthcare System
[Africa Renewal] Dr. Mamadu Baldeh is a 31-year-old medical officer attached to the Infectious Disease and Isolation Unit at the Connaught Hospital, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital complex, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Incidence and etiology of mortality in polytrauma patients: an analysis of material from Multitrauma Centre of the University Teaching Hospital no 1 in Szczecin, over a period of 3 years (2017-2019) - Ciechanowicz D, Samoj ło N, Kozłowski J, Pakulski C, Żyluk A.
The objective of the present study was an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drug-induced acute pancreatitis: prevalence, causative agents, and outcomes - Chadalavada P, Simons-Linares CR, Chahal P.
BACKGROUND: We sought to study the causative drugs, prevalence and outcomes of drug-induced acute pancreatitis (DIAP). METHODS: Retrospective study of DIAP patients at a tertiary teaching hospital. The diagnosis and severity of pancreatitis were determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Final Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the FY 2021 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for capital and operating costs of acute care hospitals, make changes to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals and payments to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also provides the market basket updated that applies to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis, updates payment policies and rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatien...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 3, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Characteristic changes of traumatic dental injuries in a teaching hospital of Wuhan under transmission control measures during the COVID-19 epidemic - Yang YT, Zhang W, Xie L, Li ZB, Li Z.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In December 2019, a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan City, and a retrospective analysis is necessary to provide clinicians with the characteristics of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) during the epidemic. The aim of this study was to eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Getting shielded staff back before winter key priority, says hospital CEO
A teaching hospital which had over a thousand staff shielding or working from home at the peak of the covid outbreak has made getting these employees safely back on site a top priority before winter, its chief executive has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Death certificate errors in three teaching hospitals of Zahedan, southeast of Iran - Alipour J, Karimi A, Hayavi Haghighi MH, Hosseini Teshnizi S, Mehdipour Y.
Accurate completion of death certificates is of critical importance for public health policy and statistical purposes. In assessing 936 available death certificates, most contained one or more errors. Minor errors (e.g. absence of time intervals) were more... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Chair of failing trust replaced as NHSI brokers support from major FT
A failing trust is to be given “targeted support” from a major teaching hospital in a bid to improve its services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Lab Technician Brands Jammeh's HIV/Aids Treatment False
[The Point] Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) lab technician, Landing Momodou Faal, yesterday testified against former President Yahya Jammeh's HIV/AIDS Alternative Treatment in 2007, admitting there is no cure for the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Expert Says Jammeh's HIV & Aids Cure Claim Was False
[Foroyaa] A Lab technician under the Disease Control Department at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul told the Truth Commission (TRRC) that former President Yahya Jammeh's HIV/AIDS Alternative Treatment Program (ATP) was false and meant to swindle people. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teaching hospital ‘totally wrong’ on equality job search
A major teaching trust’s recruitment of a new equality, diversity and inclusion director role has been criticised after candidates were given just 10 days to apply for a temporary role. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among postpartum women at a teaching hospital in Nigeria's Federal Capital City: pattern and materno-fetal outcomes - Akaba GO, Abdullahi HI.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence is an important public health and human rights issue. Previous studies have considered intimate partner violence in pregnancy mainly among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics thereby missing out a few who may en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors Down Tools At Isolation Centre
[Premium Times] Resident doctors working at the COVID-19 isolation centre at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, have embarked on an indefinite industrial action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A study on incidence and patterns of acute poisoning cases in an emergency department of western region of Nepal - Acharya K, Kandel IS, Gupta S, Poudel SD.
The objective of our study is to evaluate the incidence and pattern of acute poisoning cases admitted to the Gandaki Medical Teaching Hospital. Methods: This is cross-se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

When hospitals Harm: Multi-modal entry of SARS-CoV-2 into inpatient healthcare
The primary infection prevention goal for acute care hospitals is to ensure the safety of the patients, families, care team members, and support staff within its walls. Detection of nosocomial transmission of illness signals a failure somewhere along the way with measures in use to prevent such occurrences. There is a paucity of descriptions of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the acute care setting, and thus, we recognize the importance of the paper, Nosocomial transmission of COVID-19: a retrospective study of 66 hospital-acquired cases in a London teaching hospital, by Rickman et al, published in this issue of C...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pattern, clinical and demographic profile of inpatient psychiatry referrals in a tertiary care teaching hospital: a descriptive study - Mudgal V, Rastogi P, Niranjan V, Razdan R.
BACKGROUND: Consultation liaison psychiatry (CLP) as a subspecialty is defined as the area of clinical psychiatry that encompasses clinical understanding, teaching and research activities of psychiatrists and allied health professionals in the non-psychiat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Injury patterns of pedestrians collided with motor bicycles admitted to teaching hospital Karapitiya - Mahanama CT, Warushahennadi J, De Silva DT.
This study was conducted to identify the socio-demographic characteristics, injury patterns, risk factors of pedestrians collided with motor bicycles. Methodology: The pedestr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Teaching trust’s top nurse leaves after 15 years
A major teaching hospital trust’s chief nurse has stepped down after 15 years. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pancreatico duodenal trauma in children: two-year experience at a regional referral center and tertiary care teaching hospital - Chakravorty S, Basu KS, Biswas SK, Bisth J, Ghosh D, Saha K.
BACKGROUND: Pancreatico-Duodenal injuries, though rare, pose a mighty challenge to the surgeon in both diagnosis and treatment. More so in children, where the patho-physiologic threshold is low. Added to this is the absence of any strong guidelines to guid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Analysis of injury patterns of motorcycle riders admitted to teaching hospital, Karapitiya, Sri Lanka - Samadhi DAH, Ruwanpura PR.
INTRODUCTION: The number of fatality and the disability due to motorcycle collisions is being increasing globally and most of them are preventable tragedies. Motorcycle riders are a major vulnerable group of road users and the severity of crashes could be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Comparison of the predictive validity of three fall risk assessment tools and analysis of fall risk factors at a tertiary teaching hospital - Cho EH, Woo YJ, Han A, Chung YC, Kim YH, Park HA.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study was to identify the best fall risk assessment tool, among the Morse Fall Scale, the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool, and the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, for a tertiary teaching hospital. The stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High consequence infectious diseases (HCID), PHE (updated 17th June 2020)
Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England. 17 June 2020 Added Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to the list of airborne HCID treatment centres in England. 21 March 2020 Added explanation of the removal of COVID-19 from the list of HCIDs in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aiming high to be there for our members
UNISON’s COVID-19 response fund was set up to provide a safety net for our members during this crisis. Thanks to the generous donations of the 69 UNISON branches listed below, our dedicated charity, There for You, has been able to give emergency grants to over 900 members. But that need isn’t going away any time soon. That’s why we’ve set a target of £250,000 for branch donations to the COVID-19 response fund – and we want to reach it by the end of June. Sincere thanks to the 69 branches who have very kindly donated from their general funds and/or their industrial action funds. Wil...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Article News coronavirus Covid-19 there for you welfare Source Type: news

Safe working for all NHS staff through COVID-19: case studies, NHS England
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; AT Medics primary care risk assessment; Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust; Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust; Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Thistlemoor Medical Centre. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I Have the Skills, I Have the Training.’ How Refugee Doctors Are Helping the U.S. Fight COVID-19 Even Without a Medical License
Long before he started medical school in Baghdad, Ahmed Al-Sarray knew he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. By the time he graduated in 2015, that search for purpose evolved into a passion for health care in times of crisis. Even a grueling medical residency in the hardest-hit emergency rooms and trauma wards of Baghdad’s war-torn hospitals wasn’t enough to deter him. But the militants were. As rival militias flooded Al-Sarray’s emergency ward starting in 2017, he found himself fighting for his own life as much as those of his patients. Militia leaders demanded that he care for their fi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Monthly Source Type: news

Tanzania: Name Hospital After Shein, Rep Proposes
[Daily News] HEALTH Minister Hamad Rashid Mohamed has asked the House of Representatives to approve the renaming of envisaged Binguni Referral and Teaching Hospital after President Ali Mohamed Shein. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Types of medico-legal cases reported at the casualty department of Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad - Jadoon OK, Shireen F, Seema N, Afzal E, Ahmad I, Irshad R, Khan HS.
BACKGROUND: Medicolegal data is very important for administrators, health officials, philanthropists, social workers, law enforcement agencies. Because it is used for planning and implementation of strategies in order to reduce further incidents. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2021. Includes details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, and inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due by July 10, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 29, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Claim Dead Relatives to Avoid Mass Burial, Teaching Hospital Urges
[Vanguard] Osogbo -The management of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo has charged members of the public with corpse in the hospital morgue to remove the bodies within two weeks to avoid being given mass burial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lockdown - How I Was Assaulted By Nigerian Airforce Officers - Medical Doctor
[Premium Times] It was around 5:10 pm last Monday. Avwebo Otoide, a senior registrar at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, left home for the isolation centre in Yakubu Gowon Stadium where she was to resume for a night shift. She had no idea what fate awaited her on the short walk to her destination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 22-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Gives Birth to Twins in Luth
[This Day] A 22-year-old COVID-19 patient has successfully given birth to a set of twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rural and at Risk for COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic is hitting many rural communities hard, in response, medical schools and teaching hospitals work to set up testing sites, educate patients and physicians, and provide essential care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The impact of cigarette smoking on the efficiency of local anesthesia during simple tooth extraction
Conclusion:The amount of local anesthesia used in smoker patients was higher than that in nonsmoker patients, especially if there were symptoms like pain. The duration of smoking and daily cigarette consumption had no effect on the amount and the onset of local anesthesia. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2021. Includes details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, and inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due by July 10, 2020. This notice will be published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2020. (Source: Federal Register u...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Early onset sepsis calculator implementation is associated with reduced healthcare utilization and financial costs in late preterm and term newborns
Conclusion(s): In addition to the well-known positive impact on antibiotic stewardship, implementation of the EOS calculator is also clearly associated with reductions in healthcare utilization related to suspected EOS in late preterm and term newborns and with a reduction in associated financial costs among those born term.What is Known:* The early-onset sepsis (EOS) calculator is a novel tool for antibiotic stewardship in newborns, associated with a reduction in empiric antibiotic treatment for suspected EOS.What is New:* In newborns at risk for EOS, EOS calculator implementation is associated with a significant reductio...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ogun Doctors Begin Strike Today Over Welfare Package
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State, yesterday announced the commencement of a three-day warning strike effective from today over poor welfare package. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-Pandemic Mental Health Epidemic
Credit: Gopen Rai/NEPALI TIMES ARCHIVEBy Sonia AwaleApr 26 2020 (IPS) The number of Nepalis suffering from mental health issues is increasing with the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown, and the lack of treatment and counselling means the country may be facing an epidemic of psychosocial disorders. Mental health is a hidden pre-existing crisis in Nepal because of social stigma, with a survey three years ago showing that a shocking 37% of the population suffered from some form of mental health problem. “During a time of a disaster or an epidemic, anxiety disorder, phobia, obsessive compulsive tendencies a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an id...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an id...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an id...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Suicide in Belgian psychiatric inpatients. A matched case-control study in a Belgian teaching hospital - Meyfroidt N, Wyckaert S, Bouckaert F, Wampers M, Mazereel V, Bruffaerts R.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital show an increased risk for suicide but specific risk factors are not well understood. METHODS: In this case-control study we describe suicides (n  = 37) that took place durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian University Suspends Professor for Concealing Information On Suspected COVID-19 Case
[Premium Times] The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has suspended Kazeem Salami, the professor and senior consultant accused of concealing vital information about a suspected COVID-19 in Kwara State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

State Senator, Mass. Nurses Association Disagree With Plan To Increase Coronavirus Patients At Morton Hospital
TAUNTON (CBS) – Days ahead of a coronavirus pandemic peak, a new plan to deal with an increase in patients is not going over well in Taunton. “In the community with only one hospital, that’s the hospital they decide to do a COVID-19 facility. That doesn’t make any common sense to me,” said State Senator Marc Pacheco. Over the weekend, Morton Hospital’s owner and operator, Steward Health, announced the Taunton facility will become a dedicated COVID-19 operation. Only emergency care will be open to all. “It isn’t a matter of just going down the street to another hospital. We&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Morton Hospital Taunton News Source Type: news

Taunton ’ s Morton Hospital To Be Coronavirus-Only And Some Don ’ t Like It
TAUNTON (CBS) – Days ahead of a coronavirus pandemic peak, a new plan to deal with an increase in patients is not going over well in Taunton. “In the community with only one hospital, that’s the hospital they decide to do a COVID-19 facility. That doesn’t make any common sense to me,” said State Senator Marc Pacheco. Over the weekend, Morton Hospital’s owner and operator, Steward Health, announced the Taunton facility will become a dedicated COVID-19 operation. Only emergency care will be open to all. “It isn’t a matter of just going down the street to another hospital. We&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Morton Hospital Taunton News Source Type: news

Pharmacists' knowledge and counselling on fall risk increasing drugs in a tertiary teaching hospital in Nigeria - Akande-Sholabi W, Ogundipe FS, Adisa R.
BACKGROUND: Falls and fall-related injuries are a foremost health concern among older adults aged 60  years and above. Fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs) use by older adults is one related cause of falling, and it is frequently used among older adults. Ph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Assessment of the Sociodemographic Profile, Pattern, and Outcomes of Intentional Poisoning Cases in an Emergency Department of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital - Parashar A, Ramesh M.
Background: Intentional self-poisoning has become a major health problem in low- and middle-income countries. Aims: We aimed to assess the sociodemographic profile, pattern, and outcomes of intentional poisoning cases in the emergency department of a te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

UNISON wins U-turn for trainee nursing associates
UNISON won an important victory today, after the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reversed a decision to cut the pay of trainee nursing associates and end their training. The trainees received letters on Monday telling them that, because of the coronavirus crisis, their training would be ended, with no resumption guaranteed. They would also be expected to take a pay cut of up to £1,700 – even as they were deployed to the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Nursing associate training primarily involves on-the-job learning. However, after a quick response by UNISON, and with members showing ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News coronavirus Covid-19 nursing associates Yorkshire and Humberside Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 50,000
Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage7.51pmBSTAfter the widespread participation in last week ’s “clap for carers” event – in which isolated people all over the UK applauded from windows, gardens and balconies in honour of National Health Service workers – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now), Damien Gayle, Alexandra Topping , Aamna Mohdin and Helen Sullivan(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news World news Science Infectious diseases Middle East and North Africa South Africa Russia China Japan Asia Pacific Europe Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news