Category Archives: Patient Safety Activism

Hospital Visitation Restrictions Are Hurting Patients and Nurses — New protocols and COVID mitigation techniques can enable safe visitation

September 8, 2021

Medpage Today |  by Karen Cox, PhD, RN, and Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH September 2, 2021 As COVID-19 began rapidly spreading across the U.S., hospitals adopted policies that prohibited patient visitation — a

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Long past time for affordable health care — a real public option

April 28, 2021

CT VIEWPOINTS   by KATE FARRAR AND JILLIAN GILCHREST    FEBRUARY 16, 2021 The COVID-19 health and economic crisis lays bare the need for a real public option healthcare bill in Connecticut. Senate Bill

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Some reliable resources about who should get the COVID-19 vaccine and what to consider

January 8, 2021

Whether or not you, as an individual, should get the COVID-19 vaccine should be a decision made on an person by person basis.  We are not making any recommendations either

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: How COVID Spreads Indoors

October 7, 2020

   October 6, 2020  |   Frank Diamond While reiterating that SARS-CoV-2 most commonly spreads through close contact (less than 6 feet, and for about 15 minutes) with a symptomatic or

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Staying Active While Social Distancing: Questions and Answers

July 8, 2020

During our new way of life, as we deal with the novel coronavirus, it is quite important that we remember that life is not only about the virus. For many

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Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

July 8, 2020

The New York Times  |  The Coronavirus Outbreak  |  By Apoorva Mandavilli  |  July 6, 2020 Leer en español The coronavirus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in stagnant air, infecting

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COVID-19 and Health Equity — Serving the Underserved, Poorly Served, and Never Served

June 10, 2020

National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine  |  Feature Story | May 5, 2020  |  By Stephanie Miceli The novel coronavirus has been called “the great equalizer,” when in reality, it has only

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From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities

June 3, 2020

 Shots    HEALTH NEWS FROM NPR THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS May 23, 20201:55 PM ET  |   ALLISON AUBREY, LAUREL WAMSLEY, CARMEL WROTH 6-Minute Listen  Download Meredith Miotke for NPR It has been around two months

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As states reopen, here’s how you protect yourself from the coming surge

May 7, 2020

Food for thought…. When/As the rules are being relaxed, and just because you will now be allowed to go out in public doesn’t mean you should. Is this the right

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Measuring Maternal Mortality

May 2, 2020

February 6, 2020  Laurie Zephyrin, M.D.  and Eugene Declercq Last week, for the first time since 2007, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reported new data on maternal mortality in the

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