Tag Archives: Care

How Health Care Workers Can Take Care of Themselves – Harvard Business Review

Angela Weiss/Getty Images We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. The anesthesiologist’s beeper goes off — it’s an emergency call to place a breathing tube in a patient critically ill with coronavirus, a dangerous procedure due… Read More »

Is it safe to see an audiologist or hearing care provider during the pandemic? A checklist

If you’ve been putting off seeing an audiologist or hearing care specialist while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s understandable. Many Americans have chosen to delay non-emergency medical care while waiting for things to improve. At the same time, keep in mind that untreated hearing loss is not benign, and the longer you put off… Read More »

New helmet and tent aim to protect health care workers from the coronavirus – Science Magazine

Kevin Ward, a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, emergency medicine physician, tests a negative pressure helmet he helped design. Michigan Medicine and FlexSys, Inc. By Rodrigo Pérez Ortega May. 15, 2020 , 5:05 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. COVID-19 is a threat to the very people fighting it—nurses, doctors, and… Read More »

Medical care is being rationed, but not in the way you think

As the pandemic loomed, there was widespread concern about running out of crucial medical resources, such as mechanical ventilators. We watched as the crisis escalated in Italy and elsewhere, where hospitals seemed overwhelmed. We prepared for the surge. Hospitals, industry, and government clamored to secure both ventilators and other valuable resources such as personal protective… Read More »