Health professionals – MHWWB http://mhwwb.org/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 20:34:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://mhwwb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-34-150x150.png Health professionals – MHWWB http://mhwwb.org/ 32 32 Mental health professionals assist University of Guelph campus security guards with student calls https://mhwwb.org/mental-health-professionals-assist-university-of-guelph-campus-security-guards-with-student-calls/ https://mhwwb.org/mental-health-professionals-assist-university-of-guelph-campus-security-guards-with-student-calls/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:43:14 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/mental-health-professionals-assist-university-of-guelph-campus-security-guards-with-student-calls/ FOOD – Mental health workers will be available to help campus security guards answer calls from students at the University of Guelph this year. The mental health intervention program is designed to help students in crisis, the university said in a press release. Mental health workers will be available four days a week thanks to […]]]>

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Mental health workers will be available to help campus security guards answer calls from students at the University of Guelph this year.

The mental health intervention program is designed to help students in crisis, the university said in a press release. Mental health workers will be available four days a week thanks to a new partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington.

The program will go into effect on October 21 as part of a one-year pilot project.

Alison Burnett, director of student welfare services at U of G, said she believed it was the first university to send mental health professionals with campus safety.

“With the return to campus for classes, there are concerns and evidence that people may have mental health issues during the pandemic,” she said in a press release. “We want to increase the available resources.

Mobile Integrated Police and Crisis Team (IMPACT) workers will be dispatched to calls with a security guard through the campus security office.

Most responses to those calls, including transferring people to hospital or referral to on and off campus services, will be done by the IMPACT worker trained in intervention and assessment, the release said.

“With IMPACT, you have a highly skilled person who knows what the resources are and how to assess people,” David Lee, director of the Campus Security Office, said in the statement. “They can tell us if anyone can be better cared for and supported in the hospital or on campus.”

IMPACT workers will be on campus Thursdays from 3 p.m. to midnight and Friday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to midnight.

Staff can also report issues throughout the week to IMPACT employees when they come to campus.


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Ibaneis announces booster doses for healthcare professionals in DF https://mhwwb.org/ibaneis-announces-booster-doses-for-healthcare-professionals-in-df/ https://mhwwb.org/ibaneis-announces-booster-doses-for-healthcare-professionals-in-df/#respond Sun, 03 Oct 2021 03:29:31 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/ibaneis-announces-booster-doses-for-healthcare-professionals-in-df/ Posted 02/02/2021 19:16 / Updated 10/2/2021 19:30 Saturday morning (2/10), the Federal District received a new batch of vaccines, with 64,350 doses of Pfizer. Of this total, 53,820 will be allocated to the booster dose for health workers. The announcement was made by Governor Ibañes Rocha (MDB) via Twitter. According to the local chief executive, […]]]>

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Saturday morning (2/10), the Federal District received a new batch of vaccines, with 64,350 doses of Pfizer. Of this total, 53,820 will be allocated to the booster dose for health workers. The announcement was made by Governor Ibañes Rocha (MDB) via Twitter.

According to the local chief executive, the remainder of the doses, 10530, will be for the booster dose for the elderly. Ibanes also mentioned that vaccination strategies for healthcare professionals will be discussed by the DF vaccination committee on Monday (4/10).

Friday (10/10), A The Department of Health announced the application of the booster dose for people aged 70 and over in DF. The booster is applied to those who completed a vaccination cycle with the second dose at least six months ago. To get vaccinated, all you need to do is go to the nearest vaccination point with your identity document and your vaccination record proving your D2 date.

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Today, Saturday, the Department of Health (SES-DF) reported eight deaths from the novel Corona virus and 593 cases of the disease recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the dossier’s epidemiological bulletin.

The deaths occurred between September 23 and current Saturday, and today three people have died from the disease. Among the victims, two were between 40 and 59 years old and six between 70 and over 80 years old. All with comorbidities.


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Columbus Health Professionals Offer COVID-19 Advice | Local https://mhwwb.org/columbus-health-professionals-offer-covid-19-advice-local/ https://mhwwb.org/columbus-health-professionals-offer-covid-19-advice-local/#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:30:00 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/columbus-health-professionals-offer-covid-19-advice-local/ Support local journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} • Congestion or runny nose. Rosenquist emphasizes the importance of COVID-19 testing for the overall health of our community, but also for the mental well-being of healthcare workers. Lemke “I am really concerned about the overall mental health of the healthcare industry,” he said. “Doctors, […]]]>

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“I am really concerned about the overall mental health of the healthcare industry,” he said. “Doctors, advanced care providers, nurses and other staff care about their patients, and it is their responsibility to watch people suffer and know they don’t have to. “

Generally, Columbus health professionals recommend the guidelines below for when to get tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

– Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested, regardless of their vaccination status or previous infection.

– For people with symptoms, vaccinated or not, a rapid negative COVID-19 test does not completely rule out the disease. It may still be recommended to take a dispatch test and continue the quarantine until it is appropriate to return to work or school.

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– A vaccinated person who does not have symptoms can continue to go to work or school, while wearing a mask and monitoring symptoms closely for 14 days.


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Evidence from healthcare professionals perpetuating Covid myths – CMO – The Royal Gazette https://mhwwb.org/evidence-from-healthcare-professionals-perpetuating-covid-myths-cmo-the-royal-gazette/ https://mhwwb.org/evidence-from-healthcare-professionals-perpetuating-covid-myths-cmo-the-royal-gazette/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 21:09:59 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/evidence-from-healthcare-professionals-perpetuating-covid-myths-cmo-the-royal-gazette/ Updated: 01 Oct 2021 10:53 AM Chief medical officer Dr Ayoola Oyinloye (file photo) Some medical professionals are perpetuating myths that home remedies are able to treat Covid-19, according to Bermuda’s chief medical officer. And he urged them to honor their Hippocratic Oath – to “do no harm”. Ayo Oyinloye was speaking at a Covid […]]]>

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Chief medical officer Dr Ayoola Oyinloye (file photo)

Some medical professionals are perpetuating myths that home remedies are able to treat Covid-19, according to Bermuda’s chief medical officer.

And he urged them to honor their Hippocratic Oath – to “do no harm”.

Ayo Oyinloye was speaking at a Covid briefing yesterday afternoon when he revealed that some members of the medical profession were endorsing a ‘home remedy cocktail’ and drugs such as ivermectin to visit their doctor or to the emergency room for treatment.

Prime Minister David Burt also announced that the 12:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew would be extended by two weeks and that schools could resume learning in school as early as next week. The Minister of Education is due to take stock today at 3 p.m.

Dr Oyinloye said: “We have evidence that some healthcare professionals perpetuate some of these myths in our society. Please remember your oath to do no harm. It is important that we update ourselves with the most recent evidence regarding the management of this disease and that we do not inadvertently spread this lie and perpetuate this myth that hurts all of us.

Although Dr Oyinloye did not name any healthcare professional, The Royal Gazettereported in May that a handful of doctors were prescribing ivermectin – an antiparasitic drug – despite warnings against its use for the coronavirus by the World Health Organization, the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States. European Medicines Agency.

Dr Oyinloye added, “There was a cocktail of vitamins, ivermectin and things like that that people were asked to take. Let’s be clear, this does not replace your GP, they know your medical history. “

He said many were leaving too late to seek treatment for the coronavirus.

“Unfortunately, I’ve seen a number of people test positive and stay away from health care until it’s too late, and in a few cases there are people who haven’t even not bother to test at all. We can do better than these Bermuda Islands.

Dr Oyinloye set out to dispel another myth that vaccinated people are the source of the current epidemic because they remove peak proteins from the virus.

“It’s just not true,” he said.

“There is no basis for this in biology – vaccines do not contain viruses. Please speak to trusted healthcare professionals.

He added that another myth was that the high number of locally transmitted cases is due to SafeKey testing of the unvaccinated.

The Prime Minister has said getting students back to school safely is a priority.

“The government has made it a priority to get students back to classrooms,” Burt said.

“Students, parents and teachers have shown resilience and we know everyone is eager to return to their classrooms. We thank everyone for their patience as the government takes special care to ensure that we do this in the safest way possible and that going back to school does not put us back on the path to ending this epidemic. “

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Seven in ten Covid-19 deaths announced on Wednesday have claimed the lives of people over 80, the Prime Minister David Burt has revealed.

According to Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, from January 11 to September 25, of 235 hospital admissions, 215 or 91% were not fully vaccinated.

Of the 48 deaths this year, 39 or 81% have been in people not fully immunized.

In people who were fully vaccinated, the age groups in both categories ranged from over 40 to over 80.

For the unvaccinated, it was over 20 to over 80.

Ayo Oyinloye, the chief medical officer, also confirmed that the deaths among the unvaccinated “were occurring in younger age groups.”

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, called the current epidemic “frightening”.

She said: “Bermuda is a small community and these deaths affect us all.

“We all know someone or knew someone who got very sick or died from Covid.”

She strongly urged members of the community to do everything in their power to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Ms Wilson said the booster vaccines will be available by next week.

Recommended target groups for booster vaccines are people with immunosuppressive disorders and chronic diseases, healthcare workers, essential workers and people over 50 years of age.

The Royal Gazette asked the Department of Health if the chief medical officer would name the medical professionals who worried him and for more details on the myths they perpetuated. There hasn’t been a response yet.


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Cache Valley health and medical professionals ask for masks in schools – Cache Valley Daily https://mhwwb.org/cache-valley-health-and-medical-professionals-ask-for-masks-in-schools-cache-valley-daily/ https://mhwwb.org/cache-valley-health-and-medical-professionals-ask-for-masks-in-schools-cache-valley-daily/#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 19:30:47 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/cache-valley-health-and-medical-professionals-ask-for-masks-in-schools-cache-valley-daily/ To: Governor Cox, Board of Directors and Officers of BRHD; and the following officials who serve in Cache County: state legislators, county executive and council, mayors and council members, school boards and school administrators We are local doctors and health professionals who live and work in the communities of Cache Valley. Many of you may […]]]>
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To: Governor Cox, Board of Directors and Officers of BRHD; and the following officials who serve in Cache County: state legislators, county executive and council, mayors and council members, school boards and school administrators

We are local doctors and health professionals who live and work in the communities of Cache Valley. Many of you may know us, or know our names, as we may have taken care of you or your loved ones over the years. You might see us at church, at the grocery store, and at local events. Our children can go to school together. Thank you for entrusting us with your care.

As this latest wave of COVID-19 converges with the start of the 2021 school year, we face a new and heightened challenge. The social and educational benefits of in-person schooling are well documented for K-12 students and university students. We need to make sure these students and schools are safe.

Cache County has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and is classified as high risk for COVID transmission and extremely high risk for those not vaccinated. In response to the increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the CDC and other professional organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their guidelines for strongly recommend universal interior masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of their immunization status. Universal masking in schools is essential to mitigate COVID infections and limit disruptive quarantines for students and families or closures of entire classrooms or schools.

We all look forward to the end of the pandemic, but low vaccination rates in Cache County and the faster spread of the Delta variant have delayed that end. Case rates are increasing, especially among school-aged children, and are now more than four times what they were a year ago when students were required to mask themselves and many learned at home. Just weeks into the school year, two Utah schools (including our own Sky View High) are already approaching the case count threshold for a Test-to-Stay event, in which students must have a negative COVID test to continue in-person schooling. Given that cases have recently increased in Cache, it is likely that an increase in illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths will follow in the coming weeks.

Utah House Bill 1007 (HB 1007) prevents schools and universities from requiring face masks, although the use of masks has proven to be a key part of protecting our children and our community. The bill was passed in May of this year as the number of cases dwindled and we all hoped the pandemic was drawing to an end. We hope those of you in leadership positions in our state and community choose to respond with empathy in your management. Governor Spencer Cox may recall our state legislature in session to amend legislation in light of changes in state-level pandemic circumstances. In late August, Governor Cox announced he would issue an executive order allowing local education officials to require masks for students and school staff, placing the onus on them. The law also allows county health departments to issue public health orders, provided the county approves it, and it is clearly time they did. Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall has issued an ordinance requiring masks in K-12 schools, and a similar ordinance could be developed for towns in Cache Valley.

Because we care about the children in our community and their families, we ask Governor Cox, the Bear River Health Department, our state legislators, Cache County elected officials, and county municipal officials, as well that members of the school boards of Logan City and Cache County school districts, to unite to create public health standards and community ordinances that require masks in schools. Experience shows that school-aged children are motivated to stay healthy and stay in school. They have shown that they can easily wear masks for their own health and that of their friends. Until there is widespread vaccination in all age groups, universal masking remains one of our best strategies to protect children and prevent further transmission.

We look forward to a day when our daily lives will not be so drastically affected by the pandemic. Today, school-aged children rely on leadership adults to help keep them safe. As you have entrusted your care to us, we hope you will take these recommendations into consideration and we implore you to work together for a healthy and productive school year. Thank you.

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Katelyn E Battles, BSN-RN
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T. Michael Bishop
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Medical Minds Matter: Valuing the mental health of future health professionals https://mhwwb.org/medical-minds-matter-valuing-the-mental-health-of-future-health-professionals/ https://mhwwb.org/medical-minds-matter-valuing-the-mental-health-of-future-health-professionals/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/medical-minds-matter-valuing-the-mental-health-of-future-health-professionals/ “How would you describe the process of transitioning from a pre-med student to a doctor? I asked my roommate. “Trauma,” she said. After being subjected to hours of biology classes, anatomy classes, and organic chemistry labs – and the myriad other demands for undergraduate medical students – the hard work doesn’t stop after graduation. of […]]]>

“How would you describe the process of transitioning from a pre-med student to a doctor? I asked my roommate.

“Trauma,” she said.

After being subjected to hours of biology classes, anatomy classes, and organic chemistry labs – and the myriad other demands for undergraduate medical students – the hard work doesn’t stop after graduation. of the diploma. Assuming you’ve already been accepted, medical school is the epitome of probing, piling up learning all about human medicine in four years.

After that, residency is usually a three to seven year ordeal that involves doing all of the duties of a doctor except you end up in a junior position, getting paid a fraction of what the average doctor earns. And once that period is over, finally, you become a doctor, where managing people’s lives through trauma, tragedy and pain becomes a normal part of working life.

In short, being a pre-med student is just the start of a long and stressful journey towards a long and stressful career, and most of your time as a pre-med student has been spent dreading this. who will follow. Of course, all of this has an impact, and for some it is more than others. As a graduate in molecular cell biology, Derek Pan, a former student of the University of Connecticut, saw the harmful effects of this phenomenon and decided to take the initiative by founding Medical Minds Matter.

As described on its website, “Medical Minds Matter is a volunteer-led, startup nonprofit that seeks to transform the narrative of mental health in the medical field through storytelling, community building. and grassroots advocacy efforts. The organization provides opportunities to members of the medical community around the world through a platform called the “AnonyMed Initiative,” where members can share their mental health issues anonymously. They strive to promote advocacy through collaborations with institutions and other organizations, and their goal “is to become a national movement with chapters in medical schools and health workplaces across. the United States “- UConn included.

The UConn Medical Minds Matter Chapter was founded in April 2021 as a place where other premedical majors can come together and participate in a community effort to ease the burden of medical travel. The organization’s general meetings are held every two weeks, with many new events and opportunities planned for the semester, including a healthcare panel.

Saumya Vodapally, a seventh semester in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a double major in WGSS, is Chairman of the Board. She went through the panel’s plans in detail, while also discussing UConn Health’s upcoming speakers and a new mentorship program.

“Whether they are medical students, residents, fellows, doctors or pre-doctors themselves, it is essentially for them to come and talk about their own struggles and what they are doing. have lived and just create a safe space for open discussion, ”Vodapally mentioned. “We are also planning to bring in students from the UConn Health section and have these medical students come and talk to our pre-doctors and all of us about it. We have a big-little program that we want to do that pairs first-class students with upper-class students who have similar majors and similar interests so that underclass students can have someone to talk to and ask for advice for courses and how to go about this process.

Vodapally went on to describe his reasoning for joining the chapter.

“I think the reason I joined personally is that a lot of people close to me are in the medical field – my dad, my brother, my sister-in-law – so it really touches me when I hear about this. that they ‘and I see what they’re going through firsthand, “said Vodapally.” When I see my own friends or roommates going through the same things, it’s really hard to see and know that in this community in general a lot of people go through this but they don’t have the space to talk about it. see our friend derek [Pan] solving this problem and wanting to create a safe space for it all across the country was something that once I saw I really wanted to be a part of it.

Every stage of the medical field, from undergraduate to completing as a registered physician (and even beyond), is known to cause chronic distress. This perpetuates the unhealthy assumption that poor mental health should be anticipated and therefore concealed, rather than recognized and corrected. Vice Chairman of the Board, Sumeet Kadian, fifth semester molecular and cellular biology major, provided his perspective on the matter.

“Yesterday at our general meeting we posted some statistics,” said Kadian, who leads an individualized health study. “We have 304 doctors who commit suicide [on average] each year, double the rate of the general population. We have 40 percent of doctors who avoid seeking treatment because [of the risk of losing] their license, then a quarter of pre-physicians feel stress and anxiety all the time. Just looking at these statistics is amazing enough, but then you start to think, “Well, doctors are supposed to take care of people, aren’t they? And the irony is, they don’t take care of themselves.

When asked about his views on the mental health services UConn offers, Kadian said that even though programs like Student Health and Wellbeing have tried to improve their accessibility, students are still reluctant to use this accessibility to themselves.

“I think SHAW is trying to make improvements,” Kadian said. “I think they’re trying to improve their hours, they’re trying to improve their accessibility to people. People know how to access it; I think it’s about making sure people are comfortable accessing it and know when to access it. Because sometimes I feel like students think – I’ve seen this in pre-medical culture and I’m sure it extends to other areas as well – people just think, “Oh, this that I’m going through is normal, everyone is going through it, it’s okay, it’s okay ”, but then they avoid asking for help because they think it’s stigmatized or they think it’s wrong to seeing this as a problem, so mainly the problem comes down to making sure that the students understand that it is okay to ask for help, that it shouldn’t be a problem and that it is encouraged.

Responding to the same question, Vodapally stressed the importance for students to take it upon themselves to create safe spaces and look out for each other when institutional services don’t seem to offer effective solutions.

“We want to recognize that there are resources on campus, but in case those don’t work, we can’t just rely on those,” Vodapally said. “It’s kind of bypassing the system and realizing that there are flaws in it and those are inevitable and there isn’t really much we can do to change them. So create a different outlet, say, “Hey, even if that doesn’t work for you, you can come see us” – these are other ways to ask for that help and to talk to people. We are there for you, come talk to us, we are going through the same things as you.

Medical Minds Matter aims to ensure that medical minds are taken care of in the same way they would care for future patients – that all health, especially mental health, would be prioritized by those who are supposed to help. Building a community to fight together against these struggles and advance everyone’s medical careers is the objective of the UConn chapter.

For more information on the Medical Minds Matter chapter at UConn, be sure to visit @mmm_uconn on Instagram.



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“The health department will step up COVID-related training for health professionals and frontline workers” https://mhwwb.org/the-health-department-will-step-up-covid-related-training-for-health-professionals-and-frontline-workers/ https://mhwwb.org/the-health-department-will-step-up-covid-related-training-for-health-professionals-and-frontline-workers/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:21:44 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/the-health-department-will-step-up-covid-related-training-for-health-professionals-and-frontline-workers/ Added September 23, 2021 Image news network Srinagar: Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a meeting to review preparations put in place to alleviate the COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir through extensive COVID-related training. So far, Jammu and Kashmir has vaccinated 77% of its eligible population by administering more than 1 crore […]]]>


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Srinagar: Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a meeting to review preparations put in place to alleviate the COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir through extensive COVID-related training.

So far, Jammu and Kashmir has vaccinated 77% of its eligible population by administering more than 1 crore in doses with no reported cases of serious complications.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, GAD Commissioner / Secretary, CEO Ayushman Bharat, Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), Director of Family Welfare, as well as relevant officers participated in the meeting.

It has been informed that to contain the spread of COVID and mitigate the disease, Jammu and Kashmir has adopted a robust mechanism for appropriate training of associated workforce based on the operational guidelines of the Ministry of Health. and Indian Government Family Welfare. In-depth training on the fundamentals of infection prevention; donning and doffing of PPE kits; disinfection of surfaces; vaccination protocols; vaccination for pregnant and lactating women; and the management of biomedical waste have been passed on to health professionals in a progressive manner.

To date, 7,262 vaccinators and medical advisers have been trained during 203 training sessions organized throughout the Union. In addition, various refresher training, online portal training, eVINAE cascade training and bridge training were organized to purposefully train chief physicians, vaccinators, cold chain managers, MNAs, ASHA agents. and other health workers at the block level.

Particular emphasis was placed on training health professionals, in particular in monitoring home isolation, testing and monitoring microzones of containment, identifying symptoms, and subsequently referral to higher medical establishments and the operationalization of COVID care centers at the Panchayat level.

In addition, the Department of Health has also conducted various trainings on oxygen consumption and management for intensive care personnel, in addition to providing training for hospital-level technicians to properly operate various generation plants. oxygen.

The Chief Secretary mentioned the vulnerability of children to COVID infection and urged the department to deploy appropriate training modules for medical and paramedical staff to optimally manage pediatric wards and intensive care units, in addition to developing a divisional pediatric center of excellence at both GMC Jammu and Srinagar.

In addition, the National Health Mission has been requested to continue the IEC campaign dedicated to COVID to educate the masses on the various preventive measures and appropriate behavior for COVID.



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Whitmer stands in the way of health professionals – Mackinac Center https://mhwwb.org/whitmer-stands-in-the-way-of-health-professionals-mackinac-center/ https://mhwwb.org/whitmer-stands-in-the-way-of-health-professionals-mackinac-center/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/whitmer-stands-in-the-way-of-health-professionals-mackinac-center/ Michigan hospitals say they are short of nurses, making the fight against COVID-19 more difficult. Unfortunately, Governor Whitmer has made it more difficult for nurses to find jobs and do the work for which they are qualified. The Henry Ford Health System says the number of job applicants has declined at a time when it […]]]>

Michigan hospitals say they are short of nurses, making the fight against COVID-19 more difficult. Unfortunately, Governor Whitmer has made it more difficult for nurses to find jobs and do the work for which they are qualified.

The Henry Ford Health System says the number of job applicants has declined at a time when it has an increased need for new employees, including nurses. This has forced those in charge of the hospital system to reduce 120 beds because they cannot find the staff. Nationally, the demand for critical care nurses has nearly tripled.

Henry Ford President and CEO Wright Lassiter III recently said his organization would go overseas, mainly to the Philippines, to find nurses. At the same time, the Michigan Health and Hospital Association is calling on state lawmakers to relax licensing requirements to make it easier to find new workers.

It would be a much needed change, and lawmakers should adopt the association’s proposal. Sadly, they’ve already tried, but Whitmer rolled back previous actions to ease licensing restrictions and vetoed a bill that would make it easier for American workers to come to Michigan.

At the start of the pandemic, the governor relaxed the rules on the scope of medical practice, which allowed Michigan nurses to do more. She said it “saved countless lives” – but quickly reinstated them.

The governor’s own health adviser, Deena Kelly Costa of the University of Michigan, noted that Michigan has some of the country’s most restrictive scope of practice rules for advanced practice nurses. Costa said the state should permanently repeal those regulations, but the current rules are a barrier for nurses wanting to move and work in Michigan. The governor should support efforts to permanently repeal these unnecessary regulations, as other states have done.

In 2020 Michigan lawmakers passed a bill that would have put us in an interstate nursing deal with 38 other states. This bill would have encouraged nurses in most other states to move here and start working almost immediately. It would also allow Michigan nurses to provide medical services by traveling elsewhere or by telemedicine. Since medicine is uniform from state to state, these reforms seem like common sense.

But at the end of the year, Whitmer vetoed the bill.

Removing these restrictions would make it easier for skilled healthcare professionals to work, prevent people from having to travel and find work outside of Michigan, and provide our patients with better access to hospital beds and taking care. Michigan lawmakers should reform the licensing and scope of practice rules for medical workers for the benefit of all.


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Health professionals help troubled adolescents https://mhwwb.org/health-professionals-help-troubled-adolescents/ https://mhwwb.org/health-professionals-help-troubled-adolescents/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/health-professionals-help-troubled-adolescents/ DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and a local health expert is helping to raise awareness of an underdiagnosed disease that can lead to suicide in adolescents. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 24. But even much younger children […]]]>

DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and a local health expert is helping to raise awareness of an underdiagnosed disease that can lead to suicide in adolescents.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 24. But even much younger children fall victim to it, which a certified psychiatrist attributes in large part to undiagnosed mental illness.

Being a child or a teenager, especially in the 21st century, is not easy. It is even more difficult for young people struggling with a major mental health disorder like depression.

“Depression and suicidal thoughts seem to increase more throughout the pandemic,” said Geisinger child and adolescent psychiatry specialist Dr Angelica Kloos.

But Dr Kloos says there aren’t enough of us paying attention. What is behind this disconnection?

“We’re all in our own rooms and we’re on our computers and phones and we don’t interact the same way we used to and I think it’s harder for parents to really tell when there’s a problem.” said Dr Kloos.

Family, schools and the community in general have a significant impact on children and their mental well-being. Social networks too. Researchers at Facebook, which owns Instagram, accuse the photo-sharing app of making one in three teenage girls feel bad about their bodies.

Dr Kloos says that a teenager who spends too much time online doesn’t necessarily mean he’s depressed, but sometimes it does.

“Discovering that difference, I think, really comes down to understanding your child, getting to know your child and letting them know that you are there for them and it’s not always easy,” said Dr Kloos.

Dr. Kloos urges children to have their depression or other mental health problem recognized, diagnosed and appropriately treated.

“One of the biggest problems we have as a society and especially really in this area is that it can take a while to access health services and I think the pandemic has only done so make it worse, ”explained Dr Kloos.

That’s why she believes coordinated care and integrated access involving psychologists, social workers and pediatricians, which Geisinger does, are essential to help prevent a preventable tragedy.

“Start the process immediately instead of waiting for a phone call, an email, things like that,” Dr. Kloos said.

Dr Kloos emphasizes that we can all help prevent suicide. Eyewitness News has resources listed for anyone in difficulty and for if you know someone who is in difficulty.


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Edo seeks partnership with health professionals to counter vaccine hesitation | The Guardian Nigeria News https://mhwwb.org/edo-seeks-partnership-with-health-professionals-to-counter-vaccine-hesitation-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ https://mhwwb.org/edo-seeks-partnership-with-health-professionals-to-counter-vaccine-hesitation-the-guardian-nigeria-news/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/edo-seeks-partnership-with-health-professionals-to-counter-vaccine-hesitation-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ Edo state government called for collaboration and assistance from state health professionals to address reluctance to COVID-19 vaccine and improve vaccine use by agents and other residents of Edo. Edo State Service Chief (HOS) Mr. Anthony Okungbowa made the call when he greeted the executive members of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria […]]]>

Edo state government called for collaboration and assistance from state health professionals to address reluctance to COVID-19 vaccine and improve vaccine use by agents and other residents of Edo.

Edo State Service Chief (HOS) Mr. Anthony Okungbowa made the call when he greeted the executive members of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), a branch of the Edo State, during a courtesy visit to Government House on Thursday, Benin.

Okungbowa, who has denounced the increase in the number of deaths and infections from the deadly virus, called for support from health workers to increase vaccination to protect the majority of citizens from the virus.

The HOS urged all residents to complement the government’s efforts to defeat the pandemic by going out to get the vaccines, noting that the vaccines were the safest way to ensure the protection of the population.

He said the vaccines were free, safe and effective, adding: “In addition to getting vaccinated, residents are encouraged to ensure strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions to contain the pandemic and protect citizens from the dreaded COVID-virus. 19 ”.

“The latest report we have on the virus is frightening, even with the case where some deaths go unreported.

“It is the duty of the government, in accordance with its constitutional mandate to protect the life and property of its citizens, hence the need to ensure that the majority of the people of Edo get vaccinated in order to stay healthy. and alive.

“The vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. We ask for your collaboration and support. All hands should be on the bridge to make sure your members not only take the vaccines, but encourage others to do the same, ”added the HOS.

Okungbowa, who reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving the state’s health sector, said the state administration ensures that every sector of the state’s workforce is properly equipped to function optimally and provide quality service to the residents of Edo.

Previously, AMLSN Edo President Comrade Nosakare Idemudia praised the government’s efforts to ensure that the majority of Edo residents were vaccinated and protected against the deadly virus.


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