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Nurse-midwives Continue to Play Important Role in Ensuring Safe Deliveries and Maternal Care During COVID-19
“Expectant mothers should be assured that we are engaged in incredible amounts of thought, attention and energy to ensure that their care upon arrival to labor and delivery at Mass General is not only safe but excellent,” says Susan Hernandez, CNM, MSN.
In addressing worries that some have about coming to the hospital for delivery, clinicians at Mass General, in line with the position of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, believe that hospitals remain the safest places to give birth.
In March of 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic. As the rapid spread of the novel virus continues to impact communities worldwide, there has been understandable concern from the celiac community regarding celiac disease susceptibility and risk level. In this short video, Dr. Alessio Fasano shares his medical perspective on the virus as it pertains to people with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders.
At Mass General we provide a full range of services for general care and care to COVID-19 patients. Your safety is our number one priority and we have taken measures to ensure that both general care and COVID-19 care patients are safe. Given this time of uncertainty, it can be confusing to know when to come to the hospital for care, and whether it is safe. These FAQs can help you plan for an appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Hong and Dr. Qadan discuss how the Cancer Center has had to postpone some cancer surgeries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how these patients are being managed and how the Cancer Center is prioritizing each and every patient going forward.
For the first time, a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial testing a new therapy for COVID-19—the antiviral drug remdesivir—has produced positive results.
While telehealth was a convenient tool under normal circumstances, it has become a crucial safety measure for physical distancing and personal protective equipment conservation in the age of COVID-19. It also allows for continued access to clinical expertise when and where it is needed.
Telehealth: The Video Intercom Communication System (VICS) Program Helps Nurses Safely Connect with COVID-19 Patients
In the COVID-19 era, there is an urgent need for telehealth programs like VICS.
John Iafrate, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, and Edward Ryan, MD, director of Global Infectious Diseases at Mass General, break down the basics about antibodies, serology testing and the potential implications of a positive antibody presence in the case of COVID-19.