• Primary care, oral health must undo ‘years of separation'

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Patients and clinicians can benefit by closing the gap between primary care and oral health care, speakers at an online event said.
    The event, hosted by the Primary Care Collaborative , focused a recent report titled “Innovations in Oral Health and Primary Care Integration: Alignment with the Shared Principles of Primary Care,” which included data on the cost of unmet oral health needs to patients, taxpayers, the government and society, and it offered strategies on how to integrate oral health with primary care.
    “Just as there is no health without oral health, there is no
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  • Frontline health care workers develop ‘care bundle' that reduces PPE-related injuries

    Frontline health care workers develop ‘care bundle' that reduces PPE-related injuries

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Health care workers said a “care bundle” they created that includes WaterWipes, Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm and Mepitac Tape reduced the number of facial pressure injuries caused by prolonged use of personal protective equipment.
    To address the “clear and present problem” of PPE-related injuries, Zena Moore, PhD, MSc, director of Health Sciences Skin Wounds and Trauma Research Centre at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland's University of Medicine, and colleagues provided 300 employees within their health system's COVID-19 wards, ICUs and EDs
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