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Protect health workers to save patients, WHO reiterates on World Patient Safety Day

“No country, hospital or clinic can keep its patients safe unless it keeps its health workers safe,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. Towards that end, to ensure health workers have the safe working conditions, training, pay and respect they deserve, the UN health agency released the Health Worker Safety Charter, on Thursday, coinciding with the World Patient Safety Day. The Charter calls on governments and those …

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Here’s how OSHA is protecting workers from heat this summer

Seen in Green Wire As temperatures rise this summer, employers across the nation are on notice: For the first time ever, federal inspectors could stop by unannounced to ensure workers are safe from heat exposure. That’s thanks to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “National Emphasis Program” for heat. Under the program, OSHA inspectors will target workplaces in more than …

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Biological Hazards for Healthcare Workers: Occupational Exposure to Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus as an Example of a New Challenge

Seen in Karger Introduction In hospitals, healthcare workers do a wide range of tasks, most of them related with patients’ care. While performing their work, they are potentially exposed to many occupational hazards, including physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic-related, and psychological hazards. They can interact among each other in a complex way. For example, some health effects caused by biological agents …

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What doctors wish patients knew about wearing N95 masks

Visto en AMA Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians and other health professionals have continued to stress the everyday necessity and importance of wearing masks to protect against the spread of SARS-CoV-2. While reusable cloth masks have been recommended until recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other experts acknowledge N95, KN95 or KF94 masks provide the most …

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Omicron Variant Appears to Cause Less Damage to Lungs, Studies Say

Seen in Web MD The Omicron variant appears to cause less damage to the lungs, as compared to previous coronavirus variants, which could be why it causes less severe disease. In new studies on mice and hamsters, the Omicron variant led to less damaging infections and appeared to be limited to the upper airway, which includes the nose, throat, and …

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

Seen in World Health Organization On 17 November 2021, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified WHO of one laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in UAE. The case is a 60-year-old male from the Abu Dhabi region, UAE. He developed fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, and a runny nose on 3 November …

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Healthcare innovation, powered by Microsoft Azure

Seen in Technology Record Many organisations are leveraging the cloud to modernise and unify operations. Open Systems is working with Microsoft to help these businesses make the most of their migration Working with Microsoft, we enabled a leading clinical research organisation (CRO) to maximise its use of the cloud to achieve ambitious business goals and save money in the process. …

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World Health Assembly agrees to launch process to develop historic global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

Seen in World Health Orgnaization In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the World Health Assembly today agreed to kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Actively Working to Investigate, Address Potential Impacts of Omicron Variant; Urges Vaccination and Boosters

Seen in  FDA news As we have with previous emerging COVID-19 variants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively working with our federal partners, international regulators and medical product companies to quickly address any potential impacts of the new omicron variant on the tools to fight the pandemic. The agency is working as quickly as possible to evaluate the …