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Anaesthesiologists launch CoVent-19 Challenge to boost ventilator design

A dozen anaesthesiology residents based in Boston have launched eight-week hackathon the CoVent-19 Challenge, hosted on GrabCAD.com, to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator for patients with Covid-19-related

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SleepAngel® Pillow: an effective barrier to coronavirus

Promotional feature The SleepAngel® pillow – available from Central Medical Supplies – can help reduce the risk of infection and has been tested against Human Coronavirus 229E, which includes COVID-19

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17,000 doctors and nurses training during COVID-19 using virtual simulation technology

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals worldwide have an urgent need for doctors and nurses. Huge numbers of retired doctors and nurses have been called up – 20,000 in the

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IMI Precision Engineering teams adapt to meet demand increase for ventilator components

IMI Precision Engineering has undertaken a rapid adaptation of its Switzerland-based manufacturing capability to meet the urgent requirement for more ventilator units from the life sciences marketplace. Production of the

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Team communication App deployed free of charge to help NHS and wider care sector amid COVID-19

With tens of thousands of retired medics asked to return to work and a quarter of a million volunteers needed to help the NHS through the coronavirus crisis, OurPeople has developed a

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Medical devices startup to create jobs with new £650k investment

A new North Yorkshire-based medical device supplier has secured six-figure funding to expand its workforce and its global footprint. GI UK Medical has secured £650k investment from NPIF – Mercia

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COVID-19: Experts issue first guidance on caring for critically-ill patients and protecting doctors in intensive care units

Intensive Care Units are at the frontline of the struggle against coronavirus. Now doctors have issued the first guidance on what works and what doesn’t in treating critically-ill Covid-19 patients

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NHS Digital to be handed more powers to help counter Covid-19 spread

New powers have been given to NHS Digital as part of measures to help counter the spread of Covid-19. This includes collecting and analysing data to help doctors, nurses and

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Existing pressure on the NHS can’t be ignored during coronavirus outbreak

With the coronavrius outbreak being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Barney Gilbert, NHS doctor and CEO of Pando Health explores why existing pressures on the NHS

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Study finds surgery with anaesthesia not linked to indicator of Alzheimer’s

Older adults who have surgery with general anaesthesia may experience a modest acceleration of cognitive decline, even years later. But there’s no evidence of a link to Alzheimer’s disease, according