COVID-19’s Impact on the Point-of-Care Ecosystem

COVID-19 profoundly changed the point-of-care ecosystem. Business as usual was no longer possible, and healthcare organizations had to reassess the point of care in order to keep staff and patients safe. Making the best of an unprecedented situation, the industry saw new ideas, new workflows, and new technologies emerge, enabling game-changing best practices that are set to continue long after the pandemic is over.

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Hospital at Home Program Rises to Coronavirus Pandemic Challenge

The new research article, which was published by the Journal of General Internal Medicine, highlights the performance of the Brigham Health Home Hospital at Brigham and Women’s Hospital program during the early phase of the pandemic. The study covers the period from March 15, 2020, to June 18, 2020, when the Boston area experienced its first COVID-19 patient surge.

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AIHA Voices Concerns About COVID-19 ETS

AIHA argued the ETS does not recognize that all healthcare workers are at risk of inhalation exposure given the strong possibility for pre- or asymptomatic transmission in healthcare settings. OSHA should consider the likelihood of aerosol inhalation, as well as droplet transmission of SARS-CoV-2, in its rulemaking, according to the group.

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Consensus Statement Sets 10 Leadership Imperatives for Recovery Phase of Pandemic

According to a novel model for the pandemic and other global crises, there are four progressive stages in a crisis: escalation, emergency, recovery, and resolution. The co-authors of the consensus statement say the pandemic has reached the recovery phase, which includes leadership challenges such as balancing competing priorities, maintaining staff engagement, and avoiding burnout.

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Nurses Urge CDC to Reinstate Universal Masking

Noting that the “COVID-19 pandemic is far from over,” with most states seeing increasing cases, National Nurses United (NNU) sent a letter Monday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asking the agency to once again recommend that masks be worn in public to reduce the increasing spread of the virus.

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Why Pandemic-Initiated Safety Protocols Are Here to Stay

Healthcare facilities were acutely aware of the need to consistently enforce protocols for verifying who was in a building at a given time. In response, mobile COVID-19 health screening apps became part of the procedure, integrating with credentialing kiosks to provide healthcare facilities with a consistent approach to creating safer spaces for patients, providers, visitors, and vendors.

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