There is a run on masks and other protective equipment as concern over the coronavirus grows. U.S. forces in South Korea have raised their alert level to “high” after more than 1,200 infections were confirmed in that country with one American soldier testing positive. In N.J., Holy Name Medical Center is preparing both medical and non-medical staff at the Russell Berrie Institute for Simulation Learning.
Gown, mask, goggles, gloves — Ashley Blanchard, the infection prevention manager at Holy Name Medical Center, reviewed the steps for covering up with the protective gear that health care workers wear to avoid catching contagious illnesses from their patients.
It might be the loudest silent disease out there. Sleep apnea — a nighttime breathing disorder often characterized by thunderous snoring — is a much more serious condition than once believed. The sleep specialists associated with New Jersey hospitals, such as Dr. Theophanis Pavlou of Holy Name Medical Center, are trying to wake people up to that.