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COVID-19: protecting health-care workers

Figures from China's National Health Commission show that more than 3300 health-care workers have been infected as of early March and, according to local media, by the end of February at least 22 had died. In Italy, 20% of responding health-care workers were infected, and some have died. Reports from medical staff describe physical and mental exhaustion, the torment of difficult triage decisions, and the pain of losing patients and colleagues, all in addition to the infection risk.

 
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Construction of an Emergency Management System of Large-Scale Hospitals under the Stress of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) is a newly discovered class B infectious disease managed as class A infectious disease by China. It has caused thousands of cases of infection so far, among which over 3000 were health professionals, and approximately 3,123 died. In this article, the Chinese Hospital Association shares Chinese hospitals' experiences in combatting COVID-19.

 
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Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis

Here is an attempt to answer the question being posed by leaders across the public, private, and social sectors: What will it take to navigate this crisis, now that our traditional metrics and assumptions have been rendered irrelevant? More simply put, it’s our turn to answer a question that many of us once asked of our grandparents: What did you do during the war?

Our answer is a call to act across five stages, leading from the crisis of today to the next normal that will emerge after the battle against coronavirus has been won: Resolve, Resilience, Return, Reimagination, and Reform.

 
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What Hospitals Need to Know

Vizient in the USA hosted a webinar with experts from Emory and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) of America Outbreak Response Training Program who shared details about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and outlined action steps that hospitals can take to address the spread of the virus.

 
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Hospitals made from shipping containers could help tackle COVID-19

Architects have designed intensive care units built inside shipping containers. These mobile hospitals could help ease pressure on health systems. The team behind CURA wants to scale rapidly to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in Africa. An Italian design company has teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create prefabricated intensive care units (ICUs), to deal with escalating numbers of coronavirus patients around the world.

 
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Faster, Better Together: Health System Lessons Learned in Tackling COVID-19

A webinar hosted by HIMSS with Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Providence. She shared her experience at ground zero in the U.S. for the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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