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'𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻* is an important line of defence for infection control in the healthcare environment.' @NHSEngland
✍️1,077,993 people currently predicted to have symptomatic COVID in the UK: report @Join_ZOE 9 May 2023.
Healthcare settings to note:… Image
✍️Important notice for healthcare settings:
'Application of #HEPA filter devices for air cleaning in healthcare spaces: guidance and standards.'
✍️Ventilation* is an important line of defence for infection control in the healthcare environment. @NHSEngland… Image
The current focus on #𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 highlighted areas of 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 due to 𝗽𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 and 𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 in 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘀 and other 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀. @NHSEngland… Image
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After analysing 60+ leaflets, working in healthcare 15 yrs and being a patient advocate for many years, here's the thread with 23 poster visuals all hospitals can do to empower patients to lead on their care. Fully educating, empowering and encouraging patients can save lives 👇 Image
1/23 Let’s start with falls. Do all patients know what to do to prevent a fall? Do they know an assessment is done? They don’t need an overly complicated leaflet, they just need to know what to do and what is done. Simple = more people will understand it #FallsAwarenessWeek ImageImage
2/23 Let’s move to hand hygiene. We have reports, targets, audits and working groups for this; but again, do patients know what we are aiming for? Do they know when to challenges us and what hand hygiene means? After all it’s for them we do it... #infectioncontrol ImageImage
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"No matter how outrageous a claim may initially seem, we all need to consider the possibility that it might actually be true – just consider how many things that you never thought would be possible are now reality." -- Rebecca Sherry Eshraghi…
Sustaining Antimicrobial Stewardship in a High–Antibiotic Resistance Setting | Clinical Decision Support…
#AntibioticResistance, #AntimicrobialStewardship, #ClinicalDecisionSupport, #CohortStudy
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1/7 While transmission data models don’t use case-based surveillance data to predict, they do use data on known epidemiological parameters that influence how #COVID19 spreads, e.g. average # of contacts, duration of infectiousness etc.,
2/7 Together with data on how #publichealth & intervention measures can impact spread. This way the model can show us how different options for intervention might change the epidemic trajectory. #COVID19
3/7 These models can predict numbers of cases but their strength is in guiding planning by illustrating which trajectory is best between e.g. an option A. “do nothing worst case scenario” vs. option “B” or “C” intervention scenarios. #COVID19 Image
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Some thoughts after week 2 of working in an #ICU here in #Seattle: (1/10)
The “new normal” is still in flux, but certain things are becoming more routine. I’ve adjusted to the slower pace of entering rooms with #InfectionControl precautions, online meetings are less buggy, and ordering some tests for patients has become easier. (2/10)
I’ve been surprised by the amount of fear not just from the public but also from other healthcare workers. I am becoming accustomed to caring for people with #COVID19, yet many are still not. It manifests as friction and pushback when calling a consult. (3/10)
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Chief Medical Officer Dr. Theresa Tam: doctors can test very ill patients in hospitals, in care for #covid19Canada “the net has been cast wider than travel”
but need rapid massive testing even mild illness, no travel, contacts of contacts in places w/ #covid19 infection control. Image
#Canada citing need to use “science,” expert-based evidence for #covid19canada.
Here’s science: Harvard infectious disease expert @BillHanage calls for stringent measures test rapidly, widely, even mild illness, no travel, contacts of contacts.
#PrecautionaryPrinciple #covid19
Canada needs to step up #COVID19canada testing, locate clusters now, prevent Italy catastrophic outbreak.
Can’t wait for very ill patients to show up in hospitals, care homes, doctor’s offices.
Do these places have adequate #covid19 #InfectionControl
Risk wide #CommunitySpread
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After a week of working in the #ICU here in #Seattle caring for patients with #COVID19 (and other illnesses), here are some thoughts. #medtwitter (1/10)
We try to have a high index of suspicion for #SARSCoV2 and test critically-ill patients broadly. However, this means that many patients we test are actually negative. This presents a challenge for clinical reasoning. (2/10)
It takes more energy than usual to avoid anchoring too early and to keep a broad differential.

This is complicated further by the limits of rigorous #Isolation and attempts to preserve #PPE. (3/10)
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An #outbreak of 27 cases of unidentified viral #pneumonia in #China, including potential exposures at a local market, has drawn comparisons to the emergence of #SARS. But does the evidence support those concerns? #OutbreakThursday…
#Wuhan Update- Jan 3: 44 cases of viral #pneumonia, incl 11 "critically ill." Monitoring 121 contacts. Still no evidence of person-to-person transmission or HCW infections & no identified cause. Conducting genetic and culture tests. #SARS #Flu #China…
#Singapore has identified a #pneumonia patient with recent travel to #Wuhan. Preliminary tests are positive for #RespiratorySyncytialVirus (#RSV) & the patient is in isolation as a precaution. #China #SARS #Outbreak…
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