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Posted: May 6, 2020

Nursing college in Pennsylvania launches national COVID-19 study of health care, first responders, service workers

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University has launched the national COVID-19 Caring About Health for All Study (CHAMPS) of health care, first responder and service workers for the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing the health care needs of COVID-19 patients has had a tremendous impact not only on the lives of those delivering health care directly but on those who support that effort, from ambulance drivers to maintenance and housekeeping staff whose service has been essential to maintain the health care enterprise.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Eureka Alert
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Posted: May 5, 2020

T-Mobile Loses GAO Appeal

On April 8, 2020 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that T-Mobile could not meet the public safety requirements that were established in a Request for Qualification (RFQ) that was issued by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency which is an independent Federal entity. This RFQ for cellular services had as a requirement “enhanced priority-type features” which the agency identified as “AT&T FirstNet or equal”.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: All Things FirstNet
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Posted: May 5, 2020

An inside look into Alabama’s Unified Command for COVID-19 Response team

Information about the coronavirus is changing day by day, and that is why the state of Alabama has a team of state agencies working side by side to gather information and compile data about COVID-19 as the worldwide pandemic continues to unfold. Located in the RSA Tower in downtown Montgomery, Alabama’s Unified Command for COVID-19 Response is a team comprised of four state agencies - the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), Alabama National Guard, and Alabama Forestry Commission.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSFA-TV CBS 12 News Montgomery
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Posted: May 5, 2020

As new firefighters join fight against COVID-19, Maryland academy takes steps to protect recruits

When Chase Sherrard completed field training ride-alongs for the Frederick County fire academy in February, the novel coronavirus was far from the major global threat it has become when his class graduated last week. “Things are a lot different now than when we were doing ride-alongs, especially on [medical/sick person] calls,” the probationary firefighter said.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Frederick News Post - Metered Site
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Posted: May 5, 2020

Study: EMS may be spreading COVID-19 due to lack of consistent protocols

Recently published results of a survey of EMS providers from across the U.S. revealed inconsistent protocols, policies and training related to COVID-19 response could be contributing to the spread of the virus. Cody Vaugh Gibson and Dr. George Donald Collier of the Calhoun Community College Biological Sciences Research Group; and Christian Ventura, a researcher at the Center for Mind and Brain Studies at Bard College, published preliminary results of their study this week, with the goal to “investigate available resources, PPE availability, sanitation practices, institutional policies and opinions” of EMS providers through a self-reported survey.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: EMS1
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