Isolation

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 23, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 5:00pm

This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Key Points: 
  • This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • Both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including spread to high risk populations and settings.
  • Canada needs a collective effort, from individuals and public health authorities, to support and sustain the response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences.
  • What comes next for us this Fall and Winter is for every one of us to determine, through our decisions and actions.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 22, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Key Points: 
  • This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • Both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including spread to high risk populations and settings.
  • Canada needs a collective effort, from individuals and public health authorities, to support and sustain the response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences.
  • What comes next for us this Fall and Winter is for every one of us to determine, through our decisions and actions.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 21, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 5:00pm

This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Key Points: 
  • This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • Both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including spread to high risk populations and settings.
  • Canada needs a collective effort, from individuals and public health authorities, to support and sustain the response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences.
  • What comes next for us this Fall and Winter is for every one of us to determine, through our decisions and actions.

New Hospital Visitation Policy Uses Color Codes to Set Standard Safety Precautions for Patients, Visitors and Staff

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 7:07pm

The goal is to balance the importance of visitation for patients and their loved ones with the necessary safety precautions to protect patients, visitors, and staff.

Key Points: 
  • The goal is to balance the importance of visitation for patients and their loved ones with the necessary safety precautions to protect patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Level Green, reflecting a lower level of COVID-19 risk, permits hospital visitors, with some limits.
  • No visitors are allowed for those who are immunocompromised, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • Once in the hospital, visitors must remain in the patient's room (or emergency department bay) throughout the visit, except when directed otherwise by hospital staff.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 19, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 5:53pm

This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Key Points: 
  • This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • Both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including spread to high risk populations and settings.
  • This is why it is so important for people of all ages to maintain public health practices that keep respiratory infection rates low.
  • Canada needs a collective effort to support and sustain the public health response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences.

TIME Names Carrier's OptiClean a Best Invention of 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 5:09pm

The OptiClean was developed through rapid innovation in early 2020 to help support infectious isolation rooms in hospitals.

Key Points: 
  • The OptiClean was developed through rapid innovation in early 2020 to help support infectious isolation rooms in hospitals.
  • TIME featured OptiClean in the Medical Care category of itsprestigious annual list that recognizes 100 ground-breaking inventions that are making the world better and smarter.
  • OptiClean can plug into standard wall outlets and has a footprint of less than three square feet.
  • To view the full TIME 2020 Best Inventions list visit time.com/best-inventions-2020 .

TIME Names Carrier's OptiClean a Best Invention of 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:56pm

The OptiClean was developed through rapid innovation in early 2020 to help support infectious isolation rooms in hospitals.

Key Points: 
  • The OptiClean was developed through rapid innovation in early 2020 to help support infectious isolation rooms in hospitals.
  • TIME featured OptiClean in the Medical Care category of itsprestigious annual list that recognizes 100 ground-breaking inventions that are making the world better and smarter.
  • OptiClean can plug into standard wall outlets and has a footprint of less than three square feet.
  • To view the full TIME 2020 Best Inventions list visit time.com/best-inventions-2020 .

Premier and 34 Leading Health Systems Partner with DeRoyal to Expand Domestic Production of Isolation Gowns

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 5:01am

(NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, and 34 member health systems partnered with DeRoyal Industries Inc., a global medical manufacturer, to create a new joint venture dedicated to the domestic production of isolation gowns.

Key Points: 
  • (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, and 34 member health systems partnered with DeRoyal Industries Inc., a global medical manufacturer, to create a new joint venture dedicated to the domestic production of isolation gowns.
  • A new entrant in the market, the joint venture will produce isolation gowns in an existing facility just outside Knoxville, TN.
  • To support the venture long-term, health system co-investors also signed multi-year commitments to purchase a portion of the isolation gowns used each year from the joint venture.
  • Medical products critical to the daily operations of health systems are overwhelmingly sourced overseas, with approximately 80 percent of PPE coming from Southeast Asia.

Sara Alert™ Academic Available for Universities to Use to Help Monitor Individuals With COVID-19 as Cases Escalate

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:47pm

Sara Alert Academic provides secure infectious disease monitoring and reporting tailored specifically for universities, said ORAU Vice President of Research and University Partnerships Ken Tobin, Ph.D.

Key Points: 
  • Sara Alert Academic provides secure infectious disease monitoring and reporting tailored specifically for universities, said ORAU Vice President of Research and University Partnerships Ken Tobin, Ph.D.
  • Students, faculty or staff with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, called monitorees, are enrolled into Sara Alert Academic by the university.
  • Sara Alert Academic segments monitorees into one of two workflows based on their response: exposure or isolation.
  • For more information about Sara Alert Academic or to schedule a live demo, visit www.saraalertacademic.org or contact info@saraalertacademic.org .

Canadian Innovators Take Rising COVID Cases Head-On

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Canadian Innovators at MACH32 have vowed to build better protection for healthcare personnel as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country.

Key Points: 
  • Canadian Innovators at MACH32 have vowed to build better protection for healthcare personnel as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country.
  • MACH32 says negative pressure patient isolation for high risk procedures is the key to making hospital environments safer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201110005864/en/
    Dr. Marc Curial demonstrates use of the portable Aerosol Containment Tent (ACT) on a mannequin.
  • Im proud of my dedicated team for rising to the COVID challenge and building this innovative solution.