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Covid 19/Education

Defence Forces: The Army Cadetship Podcast

The Irish Defence Forces Podcast aims to provide interesting content on all aspects of the Irish military. It is a production of the Defence Forces Public Relations Branch. In this…

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CRISIS HANDBOOK

How major cities are trying to keep people walking and cycling after the lockdown

Governing bodies are looking at ways to reduce traffic and pollution when the world eventually returns to work. Countries including Italy and Colombia have increased cycle lanes and banned some…

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Covid 19/Business

PPE: What now for the global supply chain?

Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on healthcare supply chains, challenging 30 years of ever growing globalisation, writes Jane Feinmann As 2020 dawned, the idea that a healthcare procurement team should maintain…

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COVID 19

Put me on the Frontline: Ciarán Lanigan

Máirtín Breathnach interviews Ciaran Lanigan, Clinical Lead in the Croke Park testing centre. We were delighted to catch up with Ciaran Lanigan who oversaw the testing of the potentual Covid-19…

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COVID 19

Irish-based firm looks at blood-based alternative to a Covid-19 vaccine

Whether it’s starting from scratch to develop an entirely novel vaccine, or testing the effectiveness of an existing vaccination on Covid-19, healthcare companies across the globe have been working day…

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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 you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Gates in his monthly blog says humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. One of the questions I get asked the most…

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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/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

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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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/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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