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May 29, 2020
For three weeks, beginning May 4 and ending May 24, the Department of Health and Human Services said it delivered to states, territories and government agencies more than 12,000 cases of 40 vials each of remdesivir to help treat COVID-19 infections.
May 29, 2020
AHA voiced support for legislation that would provide an additional $2 billion for hospitals and other health care providers to expand broadband and telehealth services during the COVID-19 crisis through the Federal Communication Commission Rural Health Care Program.
May 29, 2020 by Rick Pollack
The Census Bureau recently reported that “a third of Americans now show signs of clinical anxiety or depression” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also been reported that Americans are increasingly at risk for “deaths of despair” from substance misuse and suicide, forecasting that the mental health crisis could approach levels of loss similar to COVID-19.
May 28, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, Robyn Begley, AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer, along with Parkview Health leaders Charles Clark, president of behavioral health, and Paula Bostwick, vice president of behavioral health hospital services, discuss how the health system’s efforts to engage its clinical staff and increase training contributed to a decrease in reported workplace violence and improved safety for patients.
May 28, 2020
The AHA responded to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services request for information by offering solutions for improving maternal and child health in rural communities.
May 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges for health care providers, including the way teams communicate and work together.
May 28, 2020
FDA issued a reminder to health care facilities’ reprocessing staffs to follow the agency-outlined decontamination cycle when using the ASP STERRAD Sterilization System to decontaminate N95 or N95-equivalent respirators for reuse via vaporized hydrogen peroxide.
May 28, 2020
The FDA authorized the emergency use of certain personal protective equipment to help address insufficient supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020
The House Education and Labor Committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee held a hearing examining federal actions to protect workers from COVID-19, which featured witnesses from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
May 28, 2020
The Federal Reserve has announced that it is establishing a Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.