Delivering the first internationally accessible massive online open course (MOOC) on suicide prevention: a case study and insights into best practice - Sharp L, Karadzhov D, Langan-Martin J.
To date, little guidance exists on how to design safe and effective online programming on sensitive and/or controversial topics. Massive online open courses (MOOCs) represent a unique opportunity for delivering inclusive and accessible teaching to internat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
The Unexpected Ways Climate Change is Reshaping College Education
In 2018, Scott McAulay had a “Wizard of Oz moment.” He was a final-year architecture student at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland when the U.N. published a report warning that the world had 12 years to transform society to avoid catastrophic, irreversible climate change. Buildings, the report said, account for 20% of energy-related global greenhouse-gas emissions, and the architecture and construction sectors needed to rapidly overhaul their practices. Sitting in classes, McAulay had a sinking feeling: his professors, the wizards behind the curtain, had no magical solution. “We’re talking ab...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Londontime Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news
Nigeria: Drama As Patients Protest Poor Food, Sanitation At Esut Teaching Hospital
[Vanguard] There was pandemonium at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT Teaching Hospital/ParkLane General Hospital, Enugu, on Wednesday as patients and their relatives protested the poor food offered to patients as well as the poor sanitation witnessed in the hospital as a result of lack of water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Setting up a voluntary buddying scheme
Building on breakout discussions from NHS Providers' online events, the governor team and non-executive directors at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explain how they introduced a governor to a non-executive director buddying scheme and its benefits. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
How to gain a sense of well-being, free and online
Two new studies suggest that free online courses that teach principles of positive psychology can enrich the lives of millions of people. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks
This family in Tuvalu* is at the frontline of the effects of climate change. The water is only 10 metres from their house at high tide. Tuvalu rarely exceeds 3 metres above sea level, and at its widest point it spans about 200 meters. Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels combined with extreme weather events is contributing to the inundation of low-lying areas. Coastal erosion is also a major problem in Tuvalu, particularly on the western side of the islands. Credit: Mark Garten/UN PhotoBy Liu ZhenminUNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2021 (IPS) Millions of lives lost. Trillions of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Liu Zhenmin Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
UOC to provide teachers in Europe with training to improve online teaching
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)) The aim of the project is to examine the way in which e-learning is used throughout Europe and to share practices for improving online teaching in higher education, which can then be passed on to political and academic authorities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
CMS: Medicare Program; FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2021 (FY 2022)
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the FY 2022 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. The proposed rule also updates and clarifies the IPF teaching policy with respect to IPF hospital closures and displaced residents, proposes a technical change to the 2016-based IPF market basket price proxies, and updates quality measures and reporting require...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
A 6-year epidemiological study of mandibular fractures in traumatic patients in north of Iran: review of 463 patients - Farzan R, Farzan A, Farzan A, Karimpour M, Tolouie M.
BACKGROUND: Mandibular fracture is considered the second most common facial fracture worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiology of mandibular fractures in traumatic patients hospitalized at Velayat Teaching Hospital in Rasht, Iran for 6-year. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Teaching privacy: a flawed strategy for children's online safety - Finkelhor D, Jones L, Mitchell K.
Teaching young people about "privacy" has serious defects if the goal is to promote children's online safety. This commentary points out some the key problems to programs and educational modules with this privacy orientation. Privacy is an abstract and com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
In memoriam: Steven Wallace, 63, renowned expert in public health equity and beloved mentor
Steven Wallace, an internationally renowned scholar on aging in communities of color and immigrant health and health policy, has died. He was 63.Among his important research and community-based projects with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Wallace developed new approaches to assessing the economic security of older people through the California Elder Economic Security Standard Index, a tool that measures the actual cost of basic necessities for older adults, which was adopted into law in California and was used by the World Health Organization in its 2020 Decade of Healthy Aging report and will be used in Calif...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
7 Questions with Dr. Makasa
By Patricia Egessa , Senior Communications ManagerApril 09, 2021Dr. Mpundu Makasa is a clinician and public health practitioner who works in the primary health care setting. She has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology. Dr. Makasa is currently enrolled in the University of Zambia’s (UNZA) Family Medicine Residency Program that is supported by Seed Global Health. Later this year, Dr. Makasa will be the first graduate of the program. She will become a faculty member after graduation, reinvesting her newfound skills and experience to teach for the program. Seed Global Health talked to he...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Health Workers Source Type: news
Comparison of the quick Sepsisrelated Organ Failure Assessment and adult sepsis pathway in predicting adverse outcomes among adult patients in general wards: a retrospective observational cohort study, Internal Medicine Journal
Background: Quick Sepsis ‐related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) is recommended for use by the most recent international sepsis definition taskforce to identify suspected sepsis in patients outside the intensive care unit (ICU) at risk of adverse outcomes. Evidence of its comparative effectiveness with existing sepsis r ecognition tools is important to guide decisions about its widespread implementation. Aim: To compare the performance of qSOFA with the adult sepsis pathway (ASP), a current sepsis recognition tool widely used in NSW hospitals and systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria in predicting advers e o...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Job vacancies in evidence synthesis with Cochrane Infectious Diseases group - Liverpool, UK
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane ’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.Two job positions are currently being advertised with the Centre (Research Assistant and Clinical Research Associate in evidence synthesis)...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
What Bears Can Teach Us About Our Exercise Habits
Scientists have found that grizzlies, like people, seem to choose the path of least resistance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Animal Behavior Bears Content Type: Service Exercise Wilderness Areas Navigation Journal of Experimental Biology Washington State University Yellowstone National Park Source Type: news
‘Epoch-making’ paper on importance of handwashing goes to auction
A scientific journal covering a Hungarian doctor ’s discovery is up for sale, alongside a letter from Edward Jenner, apologising for a delay in vaccine supplyAfter the last year, handwashing is anything but a novelty. But a 19th-century Hungarian doctor ’s “epoch-making” – and controversial – announcement on the importance of clean hands is going up for auction.Ignaz Semmelweis was a young house officer at the first obstetrical clinic of the Vienna General Hospital ’s teaching unit. In 1847, he spotted that there was an extremely high rate of maternal and neonatal mortality in one ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alison Flood Tags: Manuscripts and letters Books Science Culture Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news
Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2021 (FY 2022)
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the FY 2022 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. The proposed rule also updates and clarifies the IPF teaching policy with respect to IPF hospital closures and displaced residents, proposes a technical change to the 2016-based IPF market basket price proxies, and updates quality measures and r...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Could Mario Kart teach us how to reduce world poverty and improve sustainability?
(Boston University) New study shows how the principles of Mario Kart especially the parts of it that make the game fun for players can be applied to reduce world poverty and improve sustainability in farming and agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Born to Be Lazy? What Bears Can Teach Us About Our Exercise Habits
Scientists have found that grizzlies, like people, seem to choose the path of least resistance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Animal Behavior Bears Content Type: Service Exercise Wilderness Areas Navigation Journal of Experimental Biology Washington State University Yellowstone National Park Source Type: news
Derek Chauvin ‘Absolutely’ Violated Policy, Minneapolis Police Chief Says
“That is not what we teach,” Chief Medaria Arradondo said of Mr. Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd for more than nine minutes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Teaching suicide risk assessment: spotlight on the therapeutic relationship - Foster A, Alderman M, Safin D, Aponte X, McCoy K, Caughey M, Galynker I.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Saving Endangered Bonobos Teaches A Lesson In Empathy
At an animal sanctuary in the Congo, young students are learning why the gentle, endangered apes known as bonobos should be seen as a national treasure.(Image credit: Ley Uwera for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news
Child maltreatment: knowledge, attitudes and reporting behaviour of physicians in teaching hospitals, Egypt - Saeed N, Sultan EA, Salama N, Galal M, Ghanem M.
This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of physicians in Alexandria University teaching hospitals about the diagnosis and repo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Herd Immunity In Honeybees Can Teach Us How A Community Gets It Done
As we aim to approach herd immunity from Covid-19 infections, honeybee herd immunity can help show us how it works. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news
Studying Shakespeare 'could help medical students connect with patients'
The works of William Shakespeare should be built into the medical undergraduate curriculum to teach students how to connect more closely with their patients, a scientist suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Public service workers aren ’t fooled by this April’s pay rise
The government has today increased its national living wage to £8.91 an hour – an increase that UNISON welcomes, but says is a far cry from what workers need to earn in order to get by and have a decent living standard. According to the Living Wage Foundation, five years on from its introduction, national living wage earners have fallen a total of £10 billion short of what they would have earned if they had been paid the real living wage. This includes millions of key workers, who have collectively earned £1.6 billion less than they would have if they had been paid at least the real l...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health pay pay in education social care Source Type: news
What the History of Pandemics Can Teach Us About Resilience
Widespread disease outbreaks have the potential to shock societies into new ways of living. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna North Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Economic Conditions and Trends Income Inequality History (Academic Subject) England Europe South Africa Source Type: news
The future regulation of nurse and midwife education
The requirement for student nurses and midwives to spend such a large amount of hours in clinical practice during their training has long been contentious. Critics of this regulation argue that nursing purports to be an evidence-based profession, how can we continue to insist upon such a burden for students, educators and mentors which has no basis in evidence? Others insist a lengthy grounding in clinical practice is essential for students to gain experience and put their academic learning into practice. What’s certain is that the current model is creaking loudly at the seams. Pressures on clinicians make adequately...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Hassan Govia Tags: Article Source Type: news
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS) I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Africa: Past Vaccination Campaigns Can Teach Us How to Immunise Billions
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] I have managed immunization programs in the hardest-to-reach areas including displacement camps. We are in uncharted territory but a lot can be learned from previous efforts (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Development of a program to prevent sexual violence among teens in Japan: education using DVD video teaching materials and web-based learning - Nagamatsu M, Ooshige N, Sonoda N, Niina M, Hara KI.
This study aimed to develop an education system using DVD video-based teaching materials or web-based learning to reduce sexual violence among teens in Japan. METHODS: During the first stage, June 2018 to March 2019, an education progra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
SAGE shares free teaching resources from their 2021 TAA Award-Winning Textbooks
(SAGE) SAGE Publishing has shared resources from nine titles that received 2021 Textbook& Academic Authors Association (TAA) Awards. The free-to-access materials from the winning texts (see the full list of titles below) support online teaching and learning and include webinars, videos, student activities, and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Pediatrician provides a voice for youth traumatized by family separation
Growing up in Brentwood,Dr. Elizabeth Barnert was raised to be acutely aware of two versions of Los Angeles — one of privilege and one of social injustice.Her psychiatrist father instilled in his daughter a love of science and big-picture thinking. Her mother, who fled Castro ’s Cuba alone at 15, worked as a social worker counseling troubled high-school students, many of them first-generation Americans who butted heads with their immigrant parents over issues like cultural identity and gangs.“My father took me to the library every Saturday and taught me the importance of life-long learning,” said Ba...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
What Are Indications for a Ileostomy?
Discussion There are three types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease (CD) – can affect entire gastrointestinal tract but often is discontinuous (i.e., has skipped areas), has transmural inflammation and disease, has granulomas Ulcerative colitis (UC) – affects the colon, is continuous (i.e., has no skipped areas) and has superficial mucosal ulcerations Unclassified IBD – has chronic colitis but not specific features of CD or UC The specific pathogenesis appears to be multifactorial with having a genetic predisposition (1.6 – 30% risk of developing UC if patient has first deg...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
FDAnews Announces — Modern SOP and Quality Systems: Streamlined,...
Two-day virtual workshop teaches the practical techniques needed for writing clear, flexible and compliant SOPs. Register today.(PRWeb March 29, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/fdanews_announces_modern_sop_and_quality_systems_streamlined_effective_and_flexible_compliance_for_the_21st_century_virtual_workshop_may_11_may_13_2021/prweb17830075.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Addressing Public Perception: My Favorite Things About Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
During the first six years of my nursing career, I worked in a busy inpatient psychiatric unit as a staff nurse in a large teaching hospital on the East Coast. Because I was the new nurse on the unit, my patient assignment was determined following the input of more senior nurses. My assignments varied, but typically half the patients I worked with were older adults who had been admitted to inpatient psychiatry for treatment of severe major depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or treatment-refractory neuropsychiatric symptoms in the context of dementia. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news
Celebrating Anne Anderson and Cochrane diversity with new designs: interview with artist Heather Tubwon
Interview with Heather Tubwon, the artist that created thenew limited edition designs in the Cochrane store celebrating Anne Anderson and our diverse community.The global Cochrane community areparticipating in a virtual walk and raising money for the annual Anne Anderson Award, which is given to a Cochrane member who has contributed meaningfully to the promotion of women as leaders and contributors to the organization. To mark thisoccasion, we have addedlimited editions designs to the Cochrane store,with sales going to the Anne Anderson Award. We caught up with the artist, Heather Tubwon, to learn mo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
Pfizer-BioNTech Have Started Testing Their COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Under 12
Alejandra and Marisol Gerardo are nine years old but already making a little bit of history. The twin sisters are among the first young children to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 shot in Pfizer-BioNTech’s study of its vaccine in kids under age 12. Alejandra and Marisol had their blood drawn in the morning on March 24, then got their first dose of the two-dose vaccine later that afternoon at Duke University Medical Center, one of four study sites in the U.S. for the trial. “Their primary concern was, ‘is it going to hurt,’” says their father, Dr. Charles Gerardo, chief of emergency medicine at ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Face coverings in schools make staff feel safer
The introduction of face coverings in schools have made school support staff feel safer. Taking them away when infection rates are still high and rising in some areas would be a mistake, warns UNISON today (Thursday). Seven in ten (71%) teaching, learning and special needs assistants, administrators, lunchtime supervisors and facility staff in England believe face coverings in secondary schools are an important safety measure. More than six in ten (63%) say face coverings make them feel safer at work, accord...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release education face coverings Jon Richards Source Type: news
You can learn to be happy: UK ’ s first Science of Happiness course gives students conclusive mental health boost
A university course aimed at teaching students how to improve their mental health has a discernable increase in mental wellbeing, new research reveals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Health, Student notices, Undergraduate; Faculty of Life Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news
Babies prefer baby talk, whether they ’re learning one language or two
This study is one of the first published by theManyBabies Consortium, a multi-lab group of researchers. Byers-Heinlein believes the unusual international, multilingual collaboration creates a model for future studies that include a similar breadth of languages and cultures.“We can really make progress in understanding bilingualism, and especially the variability of bilingualism, thanks to our access to all these different communities,” she said.As the research continues, parents can babble to their babies in one language or two, and rest easy knowing they won ’t cause any confusion. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Be Bold, Be Proud, Speak Up: Raising Asian American Daughters Now
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive it every Sunday. Well hello! I’m so happy you’re here. This week we have a special guest columnist: Ellen Oh is an arts program director and mother of two young girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about what keeps her hopeful and what it means to raise her two young girls in an age of activism and heightened fears in the Asian community. We also have the Coping Kit below as usual, plus some evidence of human kindness. (Send thoughts to me at Susanna@Time.com.) On Raising Asian American Daughte...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news
Access to Safe Water Never Loses Value
COVID precautions at Safe Water Network iJal Station in India. Credit: Safe Water NetworkBy Nathan YardyNEW YORK, Mar 20 2021 (IPS) The global community is celebrating World Water Day 2021. In the COVID-19 pandemic era, the importance and value of water for all people has never been clearer. Access to safe water is essential for public health and thriving communities. Before COVID, we knew that 4 billion people, or about two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water scarcity at least one month every year. One of the most important defenses against the coronavirus, washing hands with soap and water, is out ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nathan Yardy Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day 2021 Source Type: news
UCLA leaders share plans for expanding campus operations
With COVID-19 vaccinations increasing and the number of cases in Los Angeles County declining, UCLA officials on March 18 offered plans for a more robust return to on-campus operations.UCLA administrative leaders and faculty members hosted avirtual town hall for faculty and staff, addressing plans for the spring quarter that starts March 29 and projections for a “substantial” return to in-person education in fall 2021. The changes are spurred in part by Los Angeles County entering the less restrictive red tier of protocols on March 15. Michael Beck, administrative vice chancellor and co-chair of UCLA’s CO...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers in a large teaching hospital in the North West of England: a period prevalence survey, BMJ Open
Study at a teaching hospital in North West of England (n=4474 staff) found that seroprevalence was 17.4%. Staff working in clinical areas where patients with COVID-19 were nursed were more likely to have detectable antibodies. (OR 2.68, 95% 2.27 to 3.15). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Do clinical pharmacy activities have an impact on the re-hospitalization rate of elderly patients admitted in an Elderly Emergency Medicine (EMM) unit for fall? - Clementz A, Jost J, Lacour A, Ratsimbazafy V, Tchalla A.
To evaluate the effect of clinical pharmacy interventions on the unplanned rehospitalizations rates of elderly people admitted for fall to the elderly emergency medicine (EEM) unit in a teaching hospital. DESIGN AND MEASURES: This was a longitudinal, compa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Teaching youth to resist abuse: evaluation of a strengths-based child maltreatment curriculum for high school students - Diaz MJ, Wolfersteig W, Moreland D, Yoder G, Dustman P, Harthun ML.
Child maltreatment (CM) is a serious and prevalent public health problem in the United States (U.S.) yet programming to combat the issue often overlooks high school aged youth (those aged 14-17). In 2017, over 90,000 youth in the U.S. experienced CM during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
COVID-19 dampens Sectra's Q3 results
Limited sales opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a stronger Swedis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra inks deal with Emory Healthcare Sectra inks subscription-based PACS deal with Ohio hospital Sectra inks deal with RSA Biomedical Sectra goes live at NSW Health Care Sectra inks deal with Mexican university for teaching software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Using generalization-enhanced behavioral skills training to teach poison safety skills to children with autism - Morosohk E, Miltenberger R.
This study examined a generalization-enhanced behavioral skills training package to teach children wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news