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Covid 19/Education

Free Emergency Medicine e-Learning Course for all medical students

The International Emergency Medicine Education Project (iEM) has been providing free emergency medicine educational resources for medical students since June 2018. Content produced by 175 contributors from 27 countries has…

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Defence & Security

The Sniper – Infantry Weapons Wing Podcast

The Irish Defence Forces Podcast speaks to Sergeant Karl Johnston of the Infantry Weapons Wing on the history, concept and uses of snipers. Karl is a sniper instructor in the…

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COVID 19

Gardaí approach to Covid-19 policing

An Garda Síochána is putting a few challenging years of transformation behind it. But it really is in its approach to policing the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic that it…

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COVID 19

Millstreet Ambulance Brave the Shave

Four Paramedics from Millstreet Ambulance Station in Cork have decided to shave their heads – in the name of charity. The charities chosen by the participants are: Marymount Hospice, Cork…

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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

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

How will the COVID-19 Crisis End?

One of the questions most people ask is how is this going to end? Ed Yong of the Atlantic outlines the steps that need to be taken. Three months ago,…

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COVID 19/World News

Top Chinese Scientist: Not Wearing Masks-‘a big mistake’

George Gao, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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COVID 19

Decoding Covid-19

Seven human coronaviruses in seven graphics By the end of the day, there will be probably  550,000 Covid-19 cases , resulting in almost 24,000 fatalities worldwide. After its discovery last December, in…

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CRISIS HANDBOOK

Leadership in a Crisis

We’re all living through a crisis right now, but what can leaders do to keep their people and organisation going during these times? In a crisis, a lot of elements…

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Covid 19/Business

Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods

In a thought-provoking article, expert contributors to global consultancy firm McKinsey & Co outline the urgency to win the battle with Covid-19 Everything has changed. Just a few weeks ago, all…

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CRISIS HANDBOOK

Powerful ‘Stay At Home’ from healthcare workers

Powerful video #stayathome ‘’This is serious”“We are frightened”#covid19#wellbeing ⁦@RCPI_news⁩ pic.twitter.com/MpfYACyGIV — Gaye Cunnane (@profgayecunnane) March 22, 2020

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EMS News

National Pandemic Influenza Plan

This National Pandemic Influenza Plan is based on eight core elements: communications strategy telephone hotline outlining the responsibilities of the public surveillance antiviral drugs pandemic vaccine reorganisation of health services…

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Features

20,000 Respond to Government Call For Additional Healthcare Staff Over Covid-19

Health Minister Simon Harris yesterday confirmed that  20,000 people have contacted the HSE  following the governments request for additional health care professionals to help combat Covid-19 in Ireland. Speaking at…

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Covid 19/Advice

March in the Garden, Top Tips

By March, we’re ready to welcome the start of spring – a hopeful, happy time for gardeners. Timely Tips This month’s timely tips are all about getting a head start…

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Features

Love at the Lighthouse

Rugged and romantic, many a love story has blossomed at an Irish lighthouse. Back in the manual lightkeeping days, large families were often stationed on-site with their lightkeeper father. Chance…

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