After widespread criticism from the medical community, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped a controversial recommendation that de-emphasized the importance of testing asymptomatic contacts of COVID-19 cases.
Avoid high-velocity gas flow procedures, if possible
July 2, 2020
The authors of a new study on limiting aerosolization and occupational exposures to COVID-19 outlined methods to interrupt disbursement of the novel coronavirus. They also made several recommendations for consideration.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated infection control guidelines for COVID-19 in dental settings, including new information on facility and equipment considerations and using test-based strategies to inform patient care.
The bruised faces of healthcare workers have become a badge of courage, the price they are willing to pay for wearing respirators, masks, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) over long work shifts caring for COVID-19 patients. The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel has issued some general guidance to help healthcare workers — with the caveat that PPE effectiveness must not be compromised.
Emergency physicians and other frontline clinicians are trying to hold the line against an accelerating coronavirus pandemic in the United States, even as they fear for their own safety and that of their families and colleagues. A shortage of personal protective equipment — particularly N95 respirators — ratcheted up the anxiety, as did the accumulating media reports of healthcare worker deaths, illness, and home quarantine.