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Improving communications in PPE: a solution for 'landline telephone communication

Emergency Medicine Journal

Background Emergency care staff wearing elastomeric respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) report difficulties in communicating by telephone. We developed and tested an affordable technological solution aimed at improving telephone call intelligibility for staff wearing PPE.

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RV Assessment in PE | Yuck, Don’t Reuse PPE

JournalFeed

Yuck, Don’t Reuse PPE Spoon Feed: Reusing personal protective equipment (PPE) risks contamination for healthcare workers and should be eliminated as much as possible. See image of contamination below.

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Measles – An Ancient Foe in Modern Times

St. Emlyn

Rapid isolation and appropriate use of PPE are critical for suspected cases. St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Measles is a highly contagious viral disease making a resurgence due to declining vaccination rates. It presents with initial symptoms like high fever and coryza, followed by a rash.

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The Physiological Burden of Prolonged PPE Use on Healthcare Workers during Long Shifts

NIOSH Science Blog

During these extended work shifts, many HCWs are also required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), which may include N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) elastomeric half-mask respirators, or powered air-supplied These long hours can result in fewer adequate breaks for personal care, nutrition, and hydration.

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Comparison of Three Video Laryngoscopes and Direct Laryngoscopy for Emergency Endotracheal Intubation While Wearing PPE-AGP: A Randomized, Crossover, Simulation Trial – PMC

PHARM

Comparison of Three Video Laryngoscopes and Direct Laryngoscopy for Emergency Endotracheal Intubation While Wearing PPE-AGP: A Randomized, Crossover, Simulation Trial – PMC — Read on www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10048466/

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Heat Stress Imposed by PPE Worn in Hot and Humid Environments

NIOSH Science Blog

Heat stress is another potential stress factor that healthcare workers (HCWs) who use personal protective equipment (PPE) and their employers should be aware of in order to recognize the signs and be prepared with the knowledge of how to alleviate the burden. Respirator and Other PPE Use in Warm and Potentially Humid Environments.

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Awake Proning | PPE Works | NSAIDs Fx Non-Union | CAR-T Problems | Trauma to the Cardiac Box

JournalFeed

We cover awake proning; PPE works; NSAIDs, COX-2 and fracture non-union; CAR-T for the ED; and penetrating trauma to the cardiac box. Here is the JournalFeed Podcast for the week of July 6-10, 2020.

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