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The Importance of HVAC Systems for Alternate Care Facilities

To help treat COVID-19 patients, alternate care sites are being used across the nation. Alternative care facilities offer a quick way to provide urgent medical care to patients during hospital surges. However, it is important to still take proper safety measures to ensure this solution is more helpful than harmful. And that's where the importance…
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Fabric Structures for COVID Visiting Centers

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been forced to choose between two difficult options:  Risk exposing elderly residents to the coronavirus.Prevent them from seeing their loved ones. Not seeing loved ones, especially around the holidays, can be heartbreaking. And for seniors living in long-term care facilities, the…
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How Portable Medical Facilities Can Assist With Distributing the COVID-19 Vaccine

Since March 2020, healthcare providers have faced overwhelming demand for COVID-19 treatment and testing. But what often goes unnoticed are the creative solutions they’ve used to meet those demands. For example, several hospitals teamed up with college campuses across the U.S. to use vacant dorms for patient overflow. This thoughtful and innovative solution helped bring…
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Helpful Ways to Use Hospital Surge Facilities After the Pandemic

It’s no secret that COVID-19 took hospitals by storm this year. Many hospitals expanded their facilities to accommodate the overflow of patients. But what will become of those facilities once the pandemic has subsided? One of the major advantages of BLU-MED Response Systems® facilities is that they can be easily taken down and stored for…
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Field Hospitals Throughout History

Mobile hospitals have been a crucial part of every war in history. From ancient battles and sieges to the combat support hospitals that followed troops throughout Europe during World War II, mobile field hospitals and evacuation hospitals have saved countless lives. In the days before antibiotics, field hospitals were the site of agony and death…
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Key Elements of Pandemic-Ready Healthcare Facilities

Every pandemic in history has been the same in two key ways: (1) each has caught humanity off guard and (2) quickly overrun the existing medical infrastructure. Time and again, this has left healthcare organizations, hospitals, clinics, emergency response teams, and all levels of government agencies scrambling.  The current COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Healthcare…
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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"]…
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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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