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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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).
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.
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 […]
Negative Pressure Isolation Facility Takes Pressure Off Strained Samoan Hospital System in Its Time of Need
Photo courtesy of Misiona Simo. On the heels of declaring a measles epidemic in mid-October, Dr. Take Naseri, the Director-General of Health for Samoa’s Ministry of Health, officially declared a state of emergency for the measles outbreak on Friday, […]