If a patient expresses intent to harm an individual or a group while in visiting an emergency provider, that provider should try to warn the individual or group of possible harm and also contact law enforcement.
In an initiative that should complement the efforts of infection preventionists, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched on online interactive training network on infection control aimed at both frontline healthcare workers and other personnel.
Responding to respirator shortages during the outbreak of novel coronavirus, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a memorandum allowing enforcement discretion” by compliance officers citing the Respiratory Protection standard (29 CFR § 1910.134).
At hospitals across the United States, administrators had to quickly create effective processes to separate COVID-19 patients from other patients. Revenue cycle leaders have been closely involved in this.
Transplacental antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum Schizont Egress Antigen-1 may protect infants from severe malarial infection during the first year of life. This new knowledge about these antibodies potentially can inform vaccine development.