Six cases of rare but severe blood clots include one death and three other hospitalizations. Providers should be wary of administering standard therapy like heparin to symptomatic patients recently vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine.
These academic institutions collaborate with each other and the CDC to perform cutting-edge infection prevention research, so they may have better compliance with PPE and other measures than, for example, small community and rural hospitals.
The Department of Health and Human Services has been distributing $175 billion to “eligible healthcare providers” on the front lines of the coronavirus response in various phases, but that money comes with many obligations. Failure to comply with all the requirements can result in substantial liability.
‘We are lucky that SARS-CoV-2 is not as variable as flu, HIV’
March 17, 2021
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been the biggest challenge in the history of modern infection prevention, but it also has raised the profile and importance of infection preventionists in a way that should secure future program resources.
A meta-analysis and systematic review that included 24 studies mostly from China found that the rates of preterm birth and cesarean delivery were higher in women with COVID-19 compared to international averages.
The sudden appearance of COVID-19 has created an additional challenge to the evaluation of children with "flu-like" symptoms. This article compares and contrasts influenza and coronavirus and provides a critical update on a timely topic.
During the period of study, 5.9% of individuals hospitalized for COVID-19-related reasons were healthcare providers (HCP), with approximately one-third involving HCP who were not expected to have direct patient contact in the course of their work.