GW Experts Available: More than 75,000 union health care workers are set to strike Wednesday

More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers are poised to walk off the job in five states and the District of Columbia after labor talks failed to advance over the weekend. A coalition of unions representing Kaiser workers had…

Service-Obligated Program Providers Help Address Health Worker Shortages in New York State

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health released a new report— Service-Obligated Providers in New York State —that shows how service-obligated programs are helping fill critical health care gaps in underserved regions across New York State.
The report maps where health care professionals who received incentives, such as loan repayment, are fulfilling their service obligations, and includes regional breakdowns by provider type and programs utilized.

Health Care Jobs Continue to Grow in New York, Yet Shortages Remain

The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health released a new report this month that provides an update on the state of the New York’s health care workforce, including data on job growth and employment projections.

Mount Sinai Researchers Use Wearable Devices to Identify Psychological Effects of Pandemic

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

With Time and Without Masks, COVID-19 Vaccines Wane in Protection

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.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Strongly Encourages all Health Care Personnel to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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.

Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on Covid-19

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 Is Bringing Innovative Education To The Table

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.

The Invisible Behavioral Health Issues Facing COVID-19 Health Care Providers

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.

Ultraviolet Light Exposes Contagion Spread from Improper PPE Use

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.

UIC joins registry of COVID-19 frontline care providers, preventive drug trial

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.

UNC Health Workers Called to Join National PCORnet® Study to Fight COVID-19

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.