Washington — A new safety alert from OSHA lists steps that owners of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should take to reduce worker exposure and potential transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boston — Work-related post-traumatic stress disorder is a “growing concern” for nurses, who must keep up with ever-changing workplace responsibilities while balancing demands at home, a recent study review from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests.
Washington — Heart attacks, strokes and other health emergencies don’t stop because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the message the American College of Emergency Physicians is sharing with people who may be putting off necessary medical treatment – in some cases, emergency care – out of fear of contracting the respiratory disease.
Washington — In light of emerging data on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released interim environmental cleaning and disinfection recommendations for community facilities with suspected or confirmed cases of the potentially deadly respiratory illness.
Washington — The American College of Emergency Physicians is urging members of the public to remain at home and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for physical distancing to help keep physicians safe and minimize the risk of spreading the potentially deadly respiratory illness COVID-19.
Washington — How can you minimize your risk of contracting – and potentially spreading – COVID-19? Does wearing a facemask help? If you suspect you may have the potentially deadly respiratory illness, what steps should you take before visiting an emergency room?
Washington — In an effort to preserve the supply of N95 filtering facepiece respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has temporarily suspended its requirement for annual respirator fit testing in the health care industry.