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A healthcare system and its laboratories’ experience with Hurricane Ian

Jan. 23, 2023
The same week that Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, researchers from the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
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Creating a successful safety culture in your laboratory

A laboratory safety expert can walk into a department and assess the safety culture fairly quickly. Some obvious clues include the level of use of personal protective equipment...
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FDA Removes N95 Respirators from Medical Device Shortage List, Signaling Sufficient Supply

Aug. 31, 2022
This action is the result of increased domestic manufacturing of N95 respirators, as well as updates to the FDA’s supply chain assessment.
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Air force lab techs prove essential in Afghanistan withdrawal

Following President Biden’s April 14, 2021 announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Air Force Master Sergeant Grace Hodge, section chief of corps lab services...
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Tool helped healthcare workers discern vaccine side effects from COVID-19 symptoms

Dec. 22, 2021
Tool helped healthcare workers discern vaccine side effects from COVID-19 symptoms A decision-support tool helped healthcare workers distinguish symptoms associated with COVID...
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Laboratory safety management roles and responsibilities

Keeping laboratory workers safe is a top priority and challenge for laboratory management. Implementation of a laboratory safety program, efficient laboratory design, and effective...
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Protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19

Oct. 22, 2021
The World Health Organization and partners have issued an urgent call for concrete action to better protect health and care workers worldwide from COVID-19 and other health issues...
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N.C. state healthcare facilities have fully vaccinated staff

Oct. 13, 2021
Nearly all 10,000 employees at state-operated healthcare facilities in North Carolina are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and compliant with a mandatory vaccination requirement...
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Looking back and moving forward with COVID-19 lab safety

When it comes to managing a laboratory safety program, it is always favorable to utilize proactive indicators. The best approach is to use indicators and practices that can prevent...
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$15 Million awarded for mobile crisis intervention

Sept. 22, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $15 million in planning grants to 20 states to support expanding community-based mobile crisis intervention services...