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Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

TRIAGE AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION This webinar on Thursday at 3pm EST from the Network for Public Health Law includes expert speakers on critical ethical issues related to COVID-19, including ventilator allocation, triage priority, and the consideration of age, disabilities, and Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

HEALTH CARE WORKERS This article focuses on the continued problem of nursing home staffing as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, nursing home shortages of direct-care staff were common and persistent. The fact that nursing home residents Read More
This review was posted on behalf of Spencer Hofschulte-Beck, medical student at Marian University, and approved by Dr. Kathleen Unroe, IU School of Medicine Associate Professor, geriatrician, and IU Center for Aging Research Scientist. COVID-19 Testing of healthcare workers This Read More
This article details an Ontario acute care hospital’s response to COVID-19 outbreaks in nearby nursing homes. The hospital explained the partnership in four phases: “1) engagement, relationship and trust-building; 2) environmental scan, team-building and immediate response; 3) early phase response; Read More
This cross-sectional study found a substantial proportion of mental health issues in healthcare workers (HCWs) during the pandemic, particularly among women and front-line healthcare workers.  Cross-sectional, web-based study collected data between March 27 and March 31, 2020 (days immediately preceding Read More
This study found that 21 days after a single index SARS-CoV-2 patient at Riley Hospital for Children’s dialysis center, 44% of health care workers had positive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and 23% of patients had antibodies.  One week before this study began Read More
This cross-sectional study evaluated the effectiveness of a staff protection and surveillance strategy in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), a 1600-bed multidisciplinary acute-care hospital in Singapore. Since 2003, TTSH has routinely fit-tested staff for high filtration N95 respirators, and established Read More

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