Tag: COVID19

Going to the Dentist During Covid-19: 10 Hygienist Tips

Dentists and Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association have asked dentists to forego routine and elective procedures in favor of emergency situations. This helped minimize the risk of infection to patients and staff and reduced the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE); dentists do, after all, have to get up close and personal to do their job.

Now, along with other establishments, some dental offices may be opening up for more routine procedures—the cavity that needs filling, or the cleaning you’ve been putting off. With contact comes the risk of Covid-19. “There are always risks because the coronavirus is highly infectious,” says registered dental hygienist JoAnn Gurenlian, PhD, chair for the American Dental Hygienists Association’s (ADHA) Task Force on Return to Work.

So, when should you schedule your dentist appointment? These tips will help you decide when

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Responding to COVID-19 | PA.GOV

On May 4, 2020, Governor Wolf provided guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties that move to the yellow phase of reopening.

All businesses, including non-profits, permitted to conduct in-person operations are subject to this guidance. This guidance is based on the building safety and business safety orders, under which nearly all life-sustaining businesses have been operating during the red phase.

Under the yellow phase of reopening, life-sustaining businesses that could not conduct either all or part of their operations via telework will continue to conduct their operations in-person, and many non-life-sustaining businesses will be permitted to restart their in-person operations through the loosening of some restrictions under the stay-at-home and business closure orders.

Protecting Employees

All businesses that have been conducting their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual teleworking must continue telework operations for each of those employees.

All businesses

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A Dentist And A Hygienist Describe How COVID-19 Disrupts Even Routine Teeth Cleanings | KCUR 89.3

Dental offices across Kansas closed for more than a month to make sure they weren’t using up critical personal protective equipment needed at hospitals.

Now many are beginning to clean molars and bicuspids again.

Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service spoke with David Lawlor, a dentist, and Julie Martin, the president of the Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association, to find out what you can expect when you go and how they’re trying to keep patients and employees safe.


The interviews were performed separately. The questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.


Kansas News Service: What are the expectations for getting back up and running?

David Lawlor: We’ve been pushing patients back for six weeks. I think at first people originally we’re trying to do their best to deal with it. If it’s something I can put off for a while I will. But

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Los Angeles Surge Hospital to Begin Accepting COVID-19 Patients

Facility opening on the campus of the former St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles

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SACRAMENTO – A new COVID-19 treatment center
in the former St. Vincent Medical Center will begin accepting COVID-19 transfer
patients from other hospitals in the region on April 13. The facility will
increase capacity in phases with a maximum capacity of 266
beds. California is leasing the medical center to expand the capacity of the
health care delivery system to prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 cases.

“California continues to prepare our health care delivery
system for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. I am grateful that the
County of Los Angeles, Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente have joined us in
this effort.” said Governor Gavin Newsom.

“This unprecedented public private partnership between the
State of California, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services,
Dignity Health, and

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COVID-19


 

 Visit CDPH News Releases for daily COVID-19 updates.

En Español: Para obtener información en español, visite nuestra página del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Order of the State Public Health Officer (Stay Home Except for Essential Needs) (PDF) – March 19, 2020

Stay Home Except for Essential Needs FAQs – March 20, 2020

As of May 10, 2020, there are a total of 67,939 positive cases and 2,770 deaths in
California.
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For county level data, access the COVID-19 Public Dashboard.  

For skilled nursing facility data, visit Skilled Nursing Facilites: COVID-19.

Racial Demographics – A More Complete Picture 

The California Department of Public Health is committed to health equity
and collecting more detailed racial and ethnic data that will provide
additional understanding for determining future action. Health outcomes are
affected by forces including structural racism, poverty and the
disproportionate prevalence of underlying conditions such as asthma and heart
disease among Latinos

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Mum and newborn leave hospital after beating COVID-19

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A mother who was given a 50 percent survival chance and her newborn baby were discharged from hospital on Monday (May 4) after both fighting COVID-19.

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FitnessAI Unveils Home Workout Features to Meet COVID-19 Fitness Needs


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:30 AM

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 5, 2020 / Today, FitnessAI, the app that uses AI to generate personalized workout plans, has officially rolled out several new features to meet the swelling market demand for at-home fitness applications and equipment during the COVID-19 quarantine.

“FitnessAI is traditionally a strength training app meant for the gym,” details FitnessAI Founder, Jake Mor. “Since gyms are closed, we decided to shift our attention to home workout plans that require absolutely no equipment. Specifically, we’re focusing on two cardio offerings: Home Workouts and The Daily Class.”

FitnessAI is known for its emphasis on strength training, which tailors workouts for users based on their goals. Mor’s algorithm optimizes sets, weights, and reps for optimal muscle growth based on a dataset of more than 6 million workouts from his previous app, Lift Log.

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Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak

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The Brno University Hospital in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, has been hit by a cyberattack right in the middle of a COVID-19 outbreak that is picking up steam in the small central European country.

Hospital officials have not revealed the nature of the security breach; however, the incident was deemed severe enough to postpone urgent surgical interventions, and re-route new acute patients to nearby St. Anne’s University Hospital, local media reported.

The hospital was forced to shut down its entire IT network during the incident, and two of the hospital’s other branches, the Children’s Hospital and the Maternity Hospital, were also impacted.

The infection took root at around 5 a.m. in the morning, local time, Peter Gramantik, a patient in the hospital at the time, and a security researcher with Sucuri told ZDNet via email today.

“The hospital public announcement system started to

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COVID-19 Unit Nurse Says Hospital Forbade Her to Wear N95 Mask

  • A Chicago-area nurse quit her job after the hospital forbade her from wearing an N95 mask.
  • Other nurses have dealt with similar problems.
  • Hospitals across the nation are trying to silence their distraught workers.

Amid a troubling mask shortage, a Chicago-area nurse says she bought her own N95 mask to bring to work. But she alleges the hospital told her she wasn’t allowed to wear it. Not even while caring for a COVID-19 patient in a designated COVID-19 unit.

In a tearful Instagram video, Imarís Vera, RN, explained she felt that she had to quit. Vera said, “I wanted to work,” but she says she left the hospital Monday after her manager wouldn’t allow her to wear her own N95 mask.

According to her LinkedIn, Vera has over three years of experience working in trauma, post-operative, cardiac, medical, surgical, and full-critical nursing care.

She described unseemly conditions for a hospital

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