• Labor Department Requests Vaccine Rule Reinstatement

    Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Labor November 23 asked a federal appeals court to lift judicial restrictions on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to implement a program of COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing and face coverings to protect unvaccinated workers.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Helps Coronavirus ‘Long Haulers’

    One of the more mysterious characteristics of COVID-19 is that a significant number of patients who are long haulers experience symptoms for weeks or months after recovering from the acute phase of the illness. Coronavirus long haulers have a range of physical symptoms, including cough, shortness of breath, constitutional symptoms such as numbness and tingling, cardiac issues, hair loss, and deconditioning.

  • OSHA Suspends Enforcement of its Vaccine Mandate

    OSHA has suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) while the requirement is challenged in court, according to a statement on the agency’s ETS information website.

  • PSQH: The Podcast Episode 41 – The Valuable and Expanding Role of Physician Assistants

    On episode 41 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Dawn Morton-Rias, CEO of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, talks about how the role of physician assistants has evolved over the years.

  • CMS Releases its Final Guidance for Hospitals With Co-Located Services

    While the memo has many of the same sections on contracted staff, emergency services and identification of shared spaces, much of the more prescriptive sections are either shortened or deleted. That includes guidance for surveyors to ask for floor plans to evaluate how patients are transported from one space to another and examples of when the use of floating nurses are in violation of CoP requirements.