The United States has led the world in reported coronavirus deaths. As of Oct. 15, more than 221,000 Americans had died of COVID-19, according to worldometer. The country with the next highest death count was Brazil at more than 150,000.
The co-authors of the recent research article wrote that the study provides “provisional support” for using ECMO to treat coronavirus patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. “In ECMO-supported patients with COVID-19 and characterized as having ARDS, estimated in-hospital mortality 90 days after ECMO initiation was 38.0%, consistent with previous mortality rates in non-COVID-19 ECMO-supported patients with ARDS and acute respiratory failure.”
OSHA instructed compliance safety and health officers to exercise discretion in response to ongoing respirator shortages during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers used the Premier Healthcare Database to look at clinical records from 419 hospitals that treated 3,222 hospitalized COVID-19 patients aged 18-34.
Patients with cardiovascular risk factors represented 37% of the young people hospitalized, while 24.5% of patients had obesity and morbid obesity, 18.2% had diabetes and 16% had hypertension.
A 2020 study found that one or more of six disruptive behaviors were reported at 97.8% of healthcare workplaces, with disruptive behaviors associated with poorer teamwork climate, safety climate, job satisfaction, and perceptions of management.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., one of the first action items to help the healthcare sector continue to treat patients was the temporary lifting of a variety of federal restrictions against telehealth usage. These changes, announced by Medicare chief Seema Verma, unleashed telehealth from HIPAA regulations that had historically hampered the adoption of telemedicine across state lines.
By: Susannah Noel Protecting patients from blood clots With the global coronavirus pandemic causing heightened focus on patient care, we’re highlighting patient safety in hospitals. A top way to avoid unnecessary complications and deaths is to work on preventing blood clots — or venous thromboembolisms (VTE). Every year, 350,000 to 600,000 people are affected by VTE, which … Continued
The summit is being hosted by The Ohio State University colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health, social work, and veterinary medicine, as well as The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.
On episode 13 of PSQH: The Podcast, host Jay Kumar talks to Scott McFarland, CEO of Integrimedical, about needle-free technology and his own experience of contracting COVID-19.
As our experience shows, standardizing PIVC insertion practices can help an organization achieve the Triple Aim by improving patient safety and satisfaction, while significantly decreasing hospital costs. More than five years after beginning this journey, we are sharing our experience as a road map for other facilities looking to improve their processes and quality of care for a procedure that impacts nearly every patient in the hospital.