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Setting Up a Drive-Through Testing Station

Over the last several months, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has continued its spread throughout the country, making the case for nation-wide testing incredibly strong. One method for slowing the spread, containing the virus, and providing low-risk testing is to set up drive-through testing centers.  In this article we’ll discuss the necessity of widespread…
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Resurgence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pushes State Hospitals To Capacity

New coronavirus cases set a 41-day record on Sunday, July 19 as the seven-day average of infections in the United States continues to trend upward. More than 3.779 million Americans have tested positive and over 140,000 have died since COVID-19 reached the United States six months ago. Texas, Florida, California, and other sun belt states…
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Setting Up a Trauma Center

Over recent years, the U.S. has seen a surge in trauma centers opening up as hospitals expand their offerings to treat critically injured patients while also increasing their bottom line. At the same time, dangerous remote work operations and emergency response teams are realizing the importance of having trauma centers on hand to reduce permanent…
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Preparing for the Potential Return of COVID-19

The question of whether a second wave of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 will occur is no longer up for debate. Now scientists are considering what that return may look like, and three potential scenarios have emerged — all of which require hospitals to prepare to scale their facilities both short- and long-term. A…
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Airborne Diseases: an Overview

Airborne diseases come in many forms and range in severity, but there’s one thing that aids in combating them all: knowledge. Arm yourself with information on airborne disease types, symptoms, prevention, and more. The following is for informational purposes. Please seek professional medical advice should you require medical assistance or medical care. What Is an…
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Guide to Creating Space for Medical Surge

The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has been an eye-opener for hospitals around the nation and the world that did not have the infrastructure to accommodate such a sudden increase in demand. Faced with patients in need of urgent care and nowhere to treat them, hospitals in outbreak epicenters have had to get creative: One…
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‘Military Grade Facilities’ Added Outside University Medical Center for Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Edward Michelson Discusses How University Medical Center is using BLU-MED Medical Shelters.Video courtesy of KVIA-TV in El Paso. El Paso, Texas – Erik Elkin with KVIA-TV recently reported how University Medical Center (UMC) is using three BLU-MED medical shelters to screen and isolate patients potentially infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus). [caption id="attachment_5903" align="alignleft" width="300"] BLU-MED…
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Grand Strand Regional Medical Center Using BLU-MED Medical Shelters For COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 Amy Gurano, Director of Emergency Services and Matt Tumbleson, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Security at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center discuss how they are using BLU-MED medical shelters to test and treat patients with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). #BLUMED #MedicalShelters #NegativePressureIsolation #MobileHospital #EmergencyManagement #EmergencyServices #HospitalManagement #COVID19 #Coronavirus
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Vice-President Mike Pence Considers Field Hospitals for Coronavirus Hotspots as All 50 States Report Cases of the Coronavirus

Yesterday, West Virginia reported its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All 50 States now have confirmed cases. The U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recently stated, “We are at a critical inflection point in this country…”. His comment was later followed by, “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be Italy.”

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Declared a Pandemic

On Wednesday, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) a pandemic based on its worldwide reach and the likelihood of it continuing to spread from person to person throughout a community (known as community spread).

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University of Utah Hospital Using BLU-MED Medical Shelters with Negative Pressure Isolation Systems for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Salt Lake City – As of Monday, March 9, only two individuals in Utah have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The University of Utah Health is being proactive and establishing areas for the containment and treatment of patients infected with coronavirus outside of the hospital by setting up medical shelters equipped with negative pressure isolation systems.

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Tour the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre Warehouse

Abigail Trewin, Director of the Disaster Preparedness and Response, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, discusses Australia's foreign policy, gives a tour of their warehouse – "the supermarket of disasters," and how the AUSMAT is able to rapidly respond to crises around the world. Video courtesy of the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs…
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US Army Pacific (USARPAC) “Going in Light” Research Discusses Viability of Rapid Deployment Medical Component to Support Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief (HA/DR)

Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response team provides life-saving surgeries in a BLU-MED® mobile medical facility following Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines (2013). A 2016 research article written by the United States Army, Medical Operations and Planning Office, discusses the viability and need for light-weight, highly adaptable, and mobile medical facilities to support a…
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BLU-MED Medical Facilities and Mobile Field Hospitals vs. Expandable Hospital Containers

When man-made or natural disasters require an immediate emergency response, deployable medical facilities allow hospitals, first responders, governments, and relief organizations to quickly respond with medical facilities capable of providing basic to advanced-level care …when and where needed™. Whether it is part of a state-level emergency preparedness plan, hospitals establishing an alternate emergency operation center…
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Santa Cruz County Prepares With Mobile Hospitals From Blu-Med

Photo courtesy of KION News Channel 5/46. Full article and video available here. Santa Cruz County, California recently acquired 6 BLU-MED® mobile hospitals from the state. The mobile hospitals will be used to provide emergency and medical response services following man-made or natural disasters including earthquakes, fires, and mud slides. “The goal is to be…
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AmeriCares Deploys BLU-MED Medical Facilities in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

The 155 MPH winds from Hurricane Maria caused wide-spread damage to much of the island’s utilities, infrastructure and homes. In San Lorenzo, the two-story COSSMA non-profit health center was destroyed and rendered unusable when sections of the roof were blown away. The clinic provides medical services to approximately 5,000 patients a year.

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International Medical Corps Deploys BLU-MED Mobile Hospital in Los Angeles

In partnership with FedEx, a team from the nonprofit International Medical Corps setup a BLU-MED mobile field hospital in downtown Los Angeles to respond to a simulated cholera outbreak following a crisis or natural disaster. The complete 9,000 square foot mobile hospital consists of 12-modules and is fully equipped with medical equipment and supplies, power…
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