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Saturday, November 22, 2014

They may be our biggest rivals on the ice, but when it comes to honouring our American neighbours, Canadians don't pass up on the opportunity to chime in. The video above, filmed Nov. 18, shows the opening of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Nashville Predators hockey game. When Canadian singer Michelle Madeira began the American national anthem, her microphone failed. So what did the Canadian crowd do? They picked up right where she left off. read more

Friday, November 14, 2014

On behalf of registered nurses and other healthcare workers across the United States, we understand that the only way to adequately confront the Ebola crisis, which the World Health Organization has termed the most significant health crisis in modern history, is for the President to invoke his executive authority to mandate uniform, national standards for care and protocols that all hospitals must follow to safely protect patients, registered nurses, other front-line healthcare workers, and the public. Every healthcare employer must be directed to follow the Precautionary Principle and institute optimal protocols and personal protective equipment for Ebola that meets the highest standards used by Nebraska Medical Center, or a higher standard... read more

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has blasted more stringent state policies for dealing with health care workers returning from West Africa, saying the change could lead to medical professionals being treated like "criminals and prisoners." In a first-person account in the Dallas Morning News, Kaci Hickox wrote that she was ordered placed in quarantine at a hospital, where she has now tested negative in two tests for Ebola. Still, hospital officials told her she must remain under quarantine for 21 days. "This is not a situation I would wish on anyone, and I am scared for those who will follow me," she wrote. read more

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An entry from This Week in Virology (blog written by a virologist Vincent Racaniello) about a new biosafety level (BSL) 4 facility in Boston and what it's like to work in a BSL4. read more


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