Trending News - April 2020

CDC warns of counterfeit N95 masks

Real masks are marked as being approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


High school gym in New Mexico reopens as coronavirus hospital

Other places in the school are also being transformed, such as locker rooms to shower rooms, classrooms to medical staff lounges and storage and the snack bar to a pharmacy


Michigan hospital shut down to prepare for next surge of COVID-19 patients

The system is redeploying hospital staff to its other sites


Coronavirus kills at Least 7,000 in U.S. nursing homes

About a fifth of U.S. virus deaths are linked to nursing facilities


Coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes jumps in April

The largest increase was in New York state


More than $1 billion in makeshift field hospitals are being built

FEMA has funded some 32 missions in 25 states


HVAC increases in relative humidity may help fight COVID-19

The range of 40 to 60 percent RH may reduce contagion


Patient at Seattle healthcare facility likely got coronavirus at the hospital

Harborview Medical Center has recorded a COVID-19 patient as a hospital-acquired infection, its first during the outbreak


Sixty-eight bed field hospital set up in Central Park

The Central Park facility has 10 I.C.U. beds and ventilators, seven of which were being used at the beginning of last week


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: GFCI receptacles

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for GFCI receptacles


CMS ‘hospitals without walls’ waiver allows ASCs to provide hospitals relief

The waiver is intended to ensure that local healthcare facilities have the capacity to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Smoke barrier or smoke partition?

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for smoke barriers or smoke partitions


N.Y. hospitals face $400 million in cuts amid coronavirus crisis

The funding cuts were proposed before the virus had reached the United States


Dallas convention center will get Texas’ first pop-up hospital in pandemic

As many as 1,400 beds could be housed at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


A photo tour of the first 1,000-bed temporary hospital at the Javits Center

The Army Corp of Engineers have identified four additional sites for temporary hospitals


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Annual testing of fire pump

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for annual testing of fire pumps



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