Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine Journal Articles

 
 
  • Telemedicine in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic Telehealth services provide a safe way to virtually connect patients and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Could it continue to play a role in the field of plastic surgery?
  • Designing Health System Support Structures for Nursing Homes This editorial highlights lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic regarding what needs to be done to improve health system support and services for nursing homes.
  • Communicating About EULA and Vaccines in the COVID-19 Pandemic Several polls report substantial hesitancy regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. This brief article offers guidance on what needs to be done to help the public overcome their fears and doubts.
  • Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Early Care Settings Head Start programs can provide a model for how to successfully implement coronavirus protections in child-care settings, according to this CDC report.
  • Delivering the 2020 USPSTF Preventive Care Recommendations Do the patient hours required to deliver the 2020 USPSTF recommended preventive care services place unrealistic expectations on already overwhelmed providers?
  • Personal Protective Equipment in the Time of COVID-19 How effective are intubation barrier devices at reducing health care worker exposure to infectious droplets or aerosols during high-risk procedures, such as intubation or extubation?
  • Excess Deaths Associated With COVID-19, by Age and Ethnicity According to the latest data, excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March 2020--nearly 300,000 more persons than expected have died from all causes.
  • Proper Use of N95 Respirators N95 respirators are the most commonly used face masks in health care settings, but are they being utilized properly? This article offers best practices.
  • Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Glycemic Control in T1DM In what ways did the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact glycemic control among type 1 diabetes patients?
  • Dental Procedures and Safety Protocols in the COVID-19 Era The risk-scoring system presented here classifies common dental procedures according to their infection risk level for SARS-CoV-2 or other pathogens.
  • Connecting With Patients During the Virtual Visit The authors relate their conflicted feelings about the new normal of virtual healthcare. What might be the unintended consequences?
  • Learning From the US COVID-19 Response The authors suggest five strategies to develop a stronger public health infrastructure and help the United States be better prepared for a future pandemic.
  • Parenting-Related Exhaustion During the COVID-19 Lockdown How well are parents coping with the COVID-19 related lockdowns? The findings in this report support the need for preventive programs to support parents throughout the pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Transmission Risk, Protective Protocols in Dentistry What steps must be taken to ensure the safe resumption of dental services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? This review focuses on risks and protocols surrounding transmission in dental settings.
  • Ethics in a Pandemic Caring for patients during a pandemic can bring moral distress and ethical challenges. What strategies may help nurses and other healthcare providers cope during these difficult times?
  • Development of Rapid Response in a COVID-19 Alternate Care Site In this article, the authors detail their use of quality improvement approaches and in situ simulation to develop a coordinated, effective response to COVID-19 in a large temporary field hospital.
  • Social Distancing Impacts on COVID-19 Healthcare Demand In what ways has the implementation of social distancing measures impacted the demand for COVID-19 related healthcare needs?
  • A Nurse Executive's Frontline Pandemic Response What can we learn from the current pandemic that will help nurses better prepare for the future?
  • Disability, Ethics, and Health Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic How has the COVID-19 pandemic uniquely impacted people with disabilities? This article examines key concerns and challenges affecting the health care of this community during the pandemic.
  • The Aftermath of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Once the COVID-19 emergency is over, what changes might it bring to the field of nephrology?