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Treatment-in-Place Medicare Bill Introduced in the Senate

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The treatment-in-place legislation would provide the Health and Human Services Secretary the authority to reimburse ambulance providers for services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries.

Paramedicine Strategic Planning

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This event was recorded and is now available for on demand viewing.

The flaws in the current emergency medical system design are coming to light in the wake of COVID-19. The EMS system in the U.S. has fallen behind other countries on many quality indicators. Paramedicine clinicians remain very poorly paid, and the U.S. paramedicine system remains isolated and underfunded.

Dr. Maguire, and others, are proposing a new paramedicine system in the U.S., and urges all EMS professionals to call on federal, state and local representatives to immediately invest in the EMS system in order to care for current COVID-19 victims, to prepare for the next wave of this pandemic and to create the 21st century paramedicine system in the U.S.

Georgetown U. Medical Students Organize to Collect and Donate PPE Nationwide

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A group of five Georgetown University medical students are using their newly found spare time to help front line medical workers affected by a shortage of supplies during the COVID-19 crisis by creating "Med-Supply-Drive."

CA Doctor’s Invention Protects Medical Workers Caring for Coronavirus Patients

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Dr. Mark Comunale, chairman of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's anesthesia department in Colton, California, has used his experiences during the 2014 Ebola crisis to invent a device that could soon be used to help care for COVID-19 patients.

University of NE Medical Center Joins with COVAXX for Antibody Testing

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In the past, COVAXX has been successful in finding medications for many illnesses. However, finding the role that antibodies have played in respiratory illnesses has proven more difficult.

New Orleans (LA) Firefighters Returning to Work After Recovering from Coronavirus

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Fifty members of the New Orleans (LA) Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19. However, 42 members have now returned to work.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to Begin Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

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In the coming weeks, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will be one of four four sites in the country to begin human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fort Worth (TX) Opens Regional Hub for Recycling Medical Masks

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Inside an unused cattle barn at Fort Worth's Will Rogers Memorial Center, workers in full protective gear are recycling up to 80,000 masks a day for first responders and health care workers.

Mental Health Issues Befalling Healthcare Professionals Working the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The recent suicide of Dr. Lorna Breen after working directly with COVID-19 patients at a New York City hospital was another sobering reminder of the emotional burden health care workers face as they work the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

At least 12 UNC Medical Center Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

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The spokesman said that UNC Health said it is "aggressively" testing employees who present symptoms and are tracking people they have contacted if they test positive.