COVID 19

What is a serological test?

Countries are scrambling to test hundreds of thousands of people to see if they are infected by the coronavirus. That test, which employs a technique called PCR, looks directly for…

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COVID 19

5 Lessons From A Firefighter Life

Frédéric Jacquet is a retired volunteer firefighter based in France who has written about the shared lessons in both digital transformaton and firefighting. A couple of years ago, on top…

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Covid 19/Health

The Comparison Syndrome

Ctrl Alt Delete is hosted by author and broadcaster Emma Gannon where she discussses modern dilemmas such as people’s relationship with the internet and social media. In this episode of her…

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COVID 19/World News

Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Neurological Symptoms

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, those afflicted are reporting neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. In the vast…

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COVID 19

Defence Forces Joint Task Force ‘Fortitude’

The Defence Forces response to supportthe civil authorities and principal response agencies throughout the COVD19 pandemic is co-ordinated by a Joint Task Force named ‘Fortitude’, with a staff of circa…

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COVID 19

Coughvid app will tell if you have Covid-19

Your smartphone will soon be able to listen to your cough and predict whether you’ve contracted COVID-19. Coronavirus patients have a distinctive cough that sounds different than other illnesses and…

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Defence & Security

Civil Defence commended for its COVID-19 crisis response

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D, speaking at the Civil Defence HQ, paid tribute to the significant contribution of Civil Defence and its volunteers to the national response to COVID-19. Nationally…

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Covid 19/Research

Remdesivir V Covid-19: New data supports it as a treatment

Rhesus macaques with COVID-19 that were given Gilead Sciences‘ remdesivir on the same infusion schedule as that being tested in human clinical trials saw their symptoms improve, researchers reported. Gilead…

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Covid 19/Advice

Stress Control Online

The first session of the HSE’s Stress Control Online is to be repeated again today at 2pm and 8.30pm. There was great feedback from those who participated in this the…

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Covid 19/Research

What Is R0?: Gauging Contagious Infections

Understanding the possibilities R0 is pronounced “R naught.” It’s a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is. It’s also referred to as the reproduction number. As an…

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Covid 19/Health

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Pre-hospital emergency care workers live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Even with longer training…

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Covid 19/Education

Dealing with Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome also known as Serotonin Toxicity is a potentially life-threatening drug-induced condition caused by increased serotonergic activity in the brain’s synaptic clefts.* Common drugs that cause Serotonin Syndrome Antidepressants: e.g. SSRI,…

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EMS News

Hellfire extinguished

Under a Super Moon Rathfarnham firefighters tonight extinguished a gorse wildfire at the Hellfire Club. If you’re parking remember we need 24/7 access 👀 It’s dry out there. When you’re…

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Covid 19/Technology

New secure communication portal for GPs from Wellola

A collaboration between the HSE and Irish portal firm Wellola has resulted in the launch of a new secure communication portal for GPs and primary care providers. HSE COVID19 Portal…

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Covid 19/Business

Work from Home: The G2 Guide

Expect more! G2 is giving tips to work from home. https://learn.g2.com/hub/wfh-week

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Covid 19/Education

COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

Learn to manage critical care patients whilst protecting yourself and your peers Edinburgh University have launched an online course aimed at healthcare staff on supporting the those on the frontline working…

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COVID 19

This robotic nurse is helping treat coronavirus patients:

This robotic nurse is helping treat coronavirus patients: pic.twitter.com/wl5ZFammW2 — Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) April 5, 2020

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COVID 19

Defence Forces Launches Re-enlistment Scheme for Former Members

The Defence Forces have launched a campaign to re-enlist former members in the fight against the Coronavirus crisis and former Defence Forces members will be able to re-enlist for as short as…

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COVID 19

TRIAGE TRENT LOGISTICS

Triage and treatment tents have become ubiquitous in the current pandemic, improving throughput and keeping infectious but relatively well patients outside of the hospital. Emergency physician Josh Bucher, assistant professor…

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Covid 19/Education

Emergency Prioritisation tools and their effectiveness

In recently published research involving professionals from across the Canadian emergency medical spectrum, they outline their finding on the tools available to prioritise patients. Waiting lists should be managed as…

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