University of Kentucky students in the Textile Testing Laboratory are helping develop durable, reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers is working to improve the design, function and safety of PPE for health care workers. The team received a $1.8 million grant from the CDC to support the work, which will focus on developing biological self-decontaminating fabrics to protect against live pathogens.
Study links changes in heart rate variability with degree of resilience, as part of larger effort to understand and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on health care workers
Many unvaccinated health care workers will soon be subject to a federal vaccine requirement announced by President Biden. A new poll shows most older adults support a vaccination mandate for doctors, nurses and others.
A study measured effectiveness of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines among health workers, most notably during the emergence of delta virus variant and coincident with end of state’s mask mandate, finding protection waned over time, dropping sharply 6-8 months after full vaccination.
Amid the new surge of COVID-19 cases across the U.S., the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and eight professional societies associated with the specialty, are strongly encouraging the nation’s health care workers and all eligible Americans to get fully vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines. ASA and the associated societies remind the public that widespread vaccination is the most effective way to reduce illness and death.
Rush University Medical Center will require all staff, contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 1.
Brian L. Strom, chancellor at the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and executive vice president for Rutgers Health Affairs is available to discuss why it’s important for health care and public safety workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the…
Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, has joined forces with nine other U.S. health system leaders to form the CEO Coalition and set new safety standards for the nation’s health care workers.
Investigators from UC San Diego and UCLA report COVID-19 infection rates for a cohort of health care workers previously vaccinated for the novel coronavirus. Risk of infection is minuscule, but exists.
Research from the University of Georgia shows that state laws promoting flu vaccinations for hospital workers can substantially reduce the number of influenza-related deaths.
Vaccines that prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are being rolled out around the world. Below are five things about vaccine science of which you may be unaware. Additionally, here is a video about how vaccines are determined safe.
Rush University’s Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) is leading the way in innovative education in the field of orthopedics. Launching the Rush International Spine Education (RISE) initiative, the world’s first academically supported, international program in blended learning for spine specialists.
Support staff and Black and Latinx hospital employees with and without patient care responsibilities are at highest risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection in health care settings, a Rutgers study found.
University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Don Edwards and his wife, Anne Edwards, have pledged $100,000 to establish the UI Health Employee Relief Fund, which will support health care workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.
The unprecedented level of stress faced by frontline health care workers – separated from loved ones and often unable to process their feelings during this global coronavirus pandemic – may lead to long-term mental health issues, says Maureen Brogan, the statewide program manager for the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
Despite PPE use, reports show that many health care workers contracted COVID-19. A novel training technique reinforces the importance of using proper procedures to put on and take off PPE when caring for patients during the pandemic. Researchers vividly demonstrate how aerosol-generating procedures can lead to exposure of the contagion with improper PPE use. The most common error made by the health care workers was contaminating the face or forearms during PPE removal.
Health care workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, or UI Health, are participating in a national registry of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The HERO Registry seeks to engage health care workers, understand their experiences and track health outcomes — from COVID-19 infection to stress and burnout.
Now more than ever it’s important to think about self-care and keeping a healthy mindset. While so many mental health and health care professionals are working around the clock to support others, now is also the time that we—the clinical…
The Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry launched this week, inviting U.S. health care workers to share clinical and life experiences in order to understand the perspectives and problems faced by those on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines.
Indiana University researchers and clinicians are helping the state’s health care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free virtual training focused on issues related to the novel coronavirus.
Keck Medicine of USC and USC have launched a comprehensive program to ease the job stress that Keck Medicine health care workers are experiencing during the coronavirus pandemic
Health care facilities have been at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The challenges that hospitals are facing include a scarcity of supplies, exponential increase in patients, and broader need to keep health care workers safe by…