Protected code blue: using in situ simulation to develop a protected code blue and modify staff training protocol-experience in a large community teaching hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The surge in clinical demand, shortage in personal protective equipment and high-exposure risk for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged hospital common practices and forced a reassessment of […]

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Empower to connect and connect to empower: experience in using a humanistic approach to improve patients’ access to, and experience of, care in isolation wards during the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore.

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Patients admitted to the isolation ward during the COVID-19 outbreak face multiple psychosocial stressors including the disruptive experience of being in quarantine, anxiety over contracting a newly emerging infectious disease […]

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Improving management of hospitalised patients with COVID-19: algorithms and tools for implementation and measurement.

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The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge to healthcare systems and nations across the world. Particularly challenging are the lack of agreed-upon management guidelines and variations in practice. Our hospital […]

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Bundled interventions for consumption management and monitoring of personal protective equipment in COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong local hospitals.

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in December 2019, there had been global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) supply due to the breakage of supply chain and also the forbidding […]

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Rapid implementation and improvement of a virtual student placement model in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Practice-based learning via clinical placement is a core part of a physiotherapy degree with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy requiring completion of 1000 placement hours over a preregistration degree programme. […]

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Elective cardiovascular care in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic: managing tragic choices.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant morbidity and mortality globally. As health systems grapple with caring for patients affected with COVID-19, cardiovascular procedures that are deemed ‘elective’ have been […]

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How to rapidly design and operationalise PPE donning and doffing areas for a COVID-19 care facility: quality improvement initiative.

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Effective implementation of standard precautions specific to COVID-19 is a challenge for hospitals within the existing constraints of time and resources.To rapidly design and operationalise personal protective equipment (PPE) donning […]

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Assisting beginners in root cause analysis operations: analysis and recommendations regarding the spread of COVID-19 in nursing facilities for the elderly.

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To analyse a medical accident, much time and experience are needed. However, people without experience in analysis have difficulty understanding its conditions and methods, and as a result it takes […]

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Rapid implementation of virtual clinics due to COVID-19: report and early evaluation of a quality improvement initiative.

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The COVID-19 outbreak has placed the National Health Service under significant strain. Social distancing measures were introduced in the UK in March 2020 and virtual consultations (via telephone or video […]

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