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Newswise: Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19
University of California San Diego

More that 90 bipartisan, high-level former government officials and experts in the U.S.-China relationship released a joint statement today urging cooperation between the United States and China in a much-needed effort to combat the COVID-19 global health crisis.

Newswise: ATS Publishes New Guidance on COVID-19 Management
Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
ATS Publishes New Guidance on COVID-19 Management
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

An American Thoracic Society-led international task force has released a guidance document to help clinicians manage COVID-19 patients in the face of a worldwide pandemic and minimal empirical evidence to guide treatment. The new guidance – “COVID-19: Interim Guidance on Management Pending Empirical Evidence”– is published as an open access document on the American Thoracic Society’s website.

Newswise: Lack of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses and the Nation
Released: 3-Apr-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Lack of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses and the Nation
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

3-Apr-2020 8:10 AM EDT
The Coronavirus and The Cities
New York University

New data mapping shows that the path of the pandemic in U.S. is predictable, with date of outbreak and population density cited as key factors.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT
COVID-19: American College of Surgeons issues statement on personal protective equipment shortages
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

With many health care facilities facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)—including face masks, gowns, and respirators—during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Surgeons has released a statement on the issue.

Newswise: New guidelines on caring for ICU patients with COVID-19
Released: 1-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
New guidelines on caring for ICU patients with COVID-19
McMaster University

An international team including McMaster University researchers has come together to issue guidelines for health-care workers treating intensive care unit (ICU) patients with COVID-19.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Urges U.S. Government to Address Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment During Global Medical Crisis
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

CHICAGO – During the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, urges the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address crucial personal protective equipment shortages for frontline health care workers and those providing access to food security programs.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Mental Health Care Needed More Than Ever During COVID-19 Pandemic — Telehealth Can Help Make it Happen
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Live video telehealth services are a critical component of the COVID-19 response. Offered by physicians, other clinicians and health-care organizations, telehealth provides a useful method for starting and continuing essential mental health treatment without risk of spreading infection.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:15 PM EDT
ATS Opposes Trump Administration Roll Back of Vehicle Emissions and Mileage Requirements
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The Trump Administration’s decision to roll back emission and mileage standards for cars and trucks is bad for respiratory health.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EDT
CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)—an action that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) deems a critical step for CRNAs to serve the U.S. healthcare system more effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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