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Omicron Variant – Preliminary Findings

Omicron Variant – Preliminary Findings

VOC: Omicron The World Health Organization officially stamped the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant as a variant of concern (VOC) on November 26. Omicron was first identified in South Africa and has been detected in more than twenty-eight countries worldwide, including the...

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Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Headaches in the ED

Headaches are common in the ED department, making up for approximately 2% of ED visits. Primary Headache Disorder includes migraine, tension headaches, and trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TACS). That’s up to 1.2 million patients walking in the Emergency Department to...

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The Emergence of the Delta Variant

Sena Seged, Pharm D August 27, 2021Overview of Coronaviruses Coronaviruses are not new to us – they are a family of RNA or protein-based viruses that rarely infect humans. Coronaviruses are responsible for causing common colds and lower respiratory tract infections....

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The Latest Variant of Interest: Lambda C.37

The Lambda Variant The Lambda variant of SARS-CoV-2 currently spreading through South America has been classified as a Variant of Interest by the World Health Organization on June 14, 2021. The Lambda C.37 variant was first reported in Peru in December 2020 and has...

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The Delta Variant & U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Delta Variant Dominant in U.S. As of July 19, 2021, the Delta variant represents 57.6% of total U.S. COVID-19 cases. In some parts of the country, this percent is higher, especially in areas with low vaccination rates. Since the Delta variant was first detected in the...

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CVST with Thrombocytopenia following J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

April 23, 2021 Update The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) concluded the benefits of resuming the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older outweighed the risks. In the advisory meeting 10 participants voted yes, 4 voted no, and 1 abstained....

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Tools that Improve Patient Safety

During Patient Safety Awareness Week, we're highlighting fast and easy-to-use tools that improve patient safety at the point-of-care to avoid ADRs, improve patient education, & verify clinical conditions.March 14-20 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Patient Safety...

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11 Tips For First-Year Residents

11 Tips for First-Year Residents: You matched! After earning your bachelor’s, completing medical school, acing your residency application, and nailing your residency interview, you now are getting ready for the next phase in your medical training: residency.With Match...

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Thank A Resident Day

Thank a Resident Day is February 26, 2021 Thank A Resident Day was initiated by the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2018 to honor residents for their hard work and dedication to providing excellent patient care. Residents serve as an integral part of the healthcare...

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PEPID in 2020: A Year in Review

PEPID in 2020: A Year in Review 2020 is a year to remember, no doubt. Amidst government-mandated lock-downs, spikes in COVID-19 cases, and a roll-out of multiple COVID vaccines, the PEPID Team has continued to innovate and update PEPID products to support professional...

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The Obesity Epidemic

Let's take a moment in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, to discuss one of the other major issues within America today: the obesity epidemic. Obesity is the term used when a person is grossly overweight. This is determined by analyzing body mass index (BMI) or a...

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COVID-19: Where We Are Now?

10 Months Later On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus, now named COVID-19, a global pandemic. 10 months after being declared a global emergency, the pandemic in the United States of America is seeing record-breaking...

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Preparing for Holiday Catastrophes with PEPID

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but that’s not always the case. In fact, for some the holiday season could mean it’s time to deck the halls with gauze and band-aids. In 100 hospitals spread throughout the U.S., The Consumer Product Safety...

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