Author | Jan Dyer

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HAIs Didn’t Go Away When COVID-19 Came Along

July 28, 2020

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As the pandemic seems not to abate, patients will start to present to the hospital after delaying crucial primary and preventive care visits, meaning sicker non–COVID-19 infected patients, with the potential for increased CLABSI and CAUTI rates.

COVID-19 Forced Hospitals to Build Negative Pressure Rooms Fast

June 10, 2020

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A portable anteroom can be used as an extra layer of protection between the isolation space and the rest of the hospital. A positively pressured anteroom, for instance, lets staff don PPE in a protected environment.  

Telehealth in the Time of COVID-19: A 20-Year Overnight Success

June 05, 2020

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The Infectious Diseases Society of America updated its position statement to educate its membership on the use of telemedicine and telehealth technologies to provide “evidence-based, cost-effective, subspecialty care.”

When It Comes to Fighting Covid-19, Some Problems Can’t Be Masked

May 07, 2020

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One hospital has asked workers to consider shaving their beards.