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Message from the HCW Steering Committee Chair

Behrooz Shirazi
2019 2019 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW)  
These are the proceedings of the "28th Heterogeneity in Computing Workshop," also known as HCW 2019.  ...  A few years ago, the title of the workshop was changed from the original title of "Heterogeneous Computing Workshop" to reflect the breadth of the impact of heterogeneity, as well as to stress that the  ...  He provided valuable guidance to John (as John will do for the next Technical Program Chair in his capacity as General Chair for HCW 2020).  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipdpsw.2019.00008 dblp:conf/ipps/Shirazi19 fatcat:h2k6onvrrzgwpnzqjvrzrpl3tu

Message from the HCW Program Committee Chair

John K. Antonio
2019 2019 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW)  
Viktor Prasanna, the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California, will give the opening keynote  ...  This great program could not have been realized without the expert contributions from a strong and diverse program committee working from nine countries.  ...  Sudeep Pasricha (serving as HCW 2019 General Chair), Behrooz Shirazi (HCW Steering Committee Chair), and H. J.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipdpsw.2019.00010 dblp:conf/ipps/Antonio19 fatcat:xwqjohdgtrecjau5jd7myoztfi

Message from the HCW Steering Committee Chair

2021 2021 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW)  
These are the proceedings of the "30th Heterogeneity in Computing Workshop," also known as HCW 2021.  ...  A few years ago, the title of the workshop was changed from the original title of "Heterogeneous Computing Workshop" to reflect the breadth of the impact of heterogeneity, as well as to stress that the  ...  She provided valuable guidance to Ryan (as Ryan will do for the next Technical Program Chair in his capacity as General Chair for HCW 2022).  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipdpsw52791.2021.00008 fatcat:ylyhaqyv25gs7kcmfoz6ekkyve

Message from the HCW Steering Committee Chair

Behrooz Shirazi
2018 2018 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW)  
These are the proceedings of the "27th Heterogeneity in Computing Workshop," also known as HCW 2018.  ...  A few years ago, the title of the workshop was changed from the original title of "Heterogeneous Computing Workshop" to reflect the breadth of the impact of heterogeneity, as well as to stress that the  ...  He provided valuable guidance to Sudeep (as Sudeep will do for the next Technical Program Chair in his capacity as General Chair for HCW 2019).  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipdpsw.2018.00008 dblp:conf/ipps/Shirazi18 fatcat:nkl7mtk3sfdublapvlyhqxziw4

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine side effects among healthcare workers in Malta

S Cuschieri, M Borg, S Agius, J Souness, A Brincat, V Grech
2021 European Journal of Public Health  
Background COVID-19 vaccination is critical to protect healthcare workers (HCWs) from serious infection. The first vaccine approved for emergency use was the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.  ...  Key messages Vaccination benefits outweigh the minor side effects experienced. Caring physicians should be notified of the female higher susceptibility to side effects.  ...  Interactivity: After the chair persons have introduced the topic the panel discussion will go in three rounds addressing different aspects: a) core message (related to the topic); b) the problem of 'siloed  ... 
doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckab164.100 fatcat:ozym5ytdxje25dgroj25areyju

Impact of mhealth messages and environmental cues on hand hygiene practice among healthcare workers in the greater Kampala metropolitan area, Uganda: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Richard K. Mugambe, Jane Sembuche Mselle, Tonny Ssekamatte, Moses Ntanda, John Bosco Isunju, Solomon T. Wafula, Winnifred K. Kansiime, Prossy Isubikalu, David Ssemwanga, Habib Yakubu, Christine L. Moe
2021 BMC Health Services Research  
HCWs in the intervention arm, in addition to the HH facilities and supplies, will receive environmental cues and mhealth messages.  ...  Discussion The study will provide critical findings on barriers and facilitators to HH practice among HCWs, and the impact of environmental cues and mhealth messages on HCWs' HH practice.  ...  We also acknowledge the support from the staff at the Environmental Health department, Ministry of Health.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-021-06082-3 pmid:33499864 fatcat:b46po2sxnnamdo5cjtsagcxg6i

Establishment of a hospital-based health care workers surveillance programme to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Diane Woei-Quan Chong, Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal, Mas Ayu Said, Nik Daliana Nik Farid, Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki, Noran Naqiah Hairi, Victor Chee-Wai Hoe, Marzuki Isahak, Sasheela Ponnampalavanar, Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar, I-Ching Sam (+4 others)
2020 Journal of Global Health  
However, HCWs may also acquire infection from other HCWs or the community.  ...  In general, these activities follow the criteria and guidelines issued by the MoH but are adapted to allow for the nature of clinical work performed by HCWs.  ... 
doi:10.7189/jogh.10.0203100 pmid:33304566 pmcid:PMC7714316 fatcat:34nff3q3fvfhhfyggfzrjze3ui

Infection prevention and control of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, 2014–2015: key challenges and successes

Catherine Cooper, Dale Fisher, Neil Gupta, Rose MaCauley, Carmem L. Pessoa-Silva
2016 BMC Medicine  
implementing standardized messaging and IPC training for the health workforce.  ...  Efforts to improve IPC early in the outbreak were ad hoc and messaging was inconsistent.  ...  The list is not conclusive and is in alphabetical order: April  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0548-4 pmid:26732586 pmcid:PMC4702360 fatcat:xbblan6rcrhalnmnkziyqp6ciu

Barriers to Physical Distancing among Healthcare Workers on an Academic Hospital Unit During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sara C Keller, Sara Pau, Alejandra B Salinas, Opeyemi Oladapo-Shittu, Sara E Cosgrove, Robin Lewis-Cherry, Briana Vecchio-Pagan, Patience Osei, Ayse P Gurses, Clare Rock, Anna C Sick-Samuels
2021 Infection control and hospital epidemiology  
Setting: A non-COVID adult general medical unit in an academic tertiary hospital. Participants: HCWs based on the unit.  ...  Physical distancing among healthcare workers (HCW) is an essential strategy in preventing HCW-to-HCW transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  ...  Downloaded from https://www.cambridge.org/core. 14 Apr 2021 at 19:08:08, subject to the Cambridge Core terms of use.  ... 
doi:10.1017/ice.2021.154 pmid:33823950 pmcid:PMC8111196 fatcat:aswmr25izfbprkjccflnzeylqq

Ethnic differences in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in United Kingdom healthcare workers: Results from the UK-REACH prospective nationwide cohort study [article]

Katherine Woolf, Ian Christopher McManus, Christopher A Martin, Laura B Nellums, Anna Louise Guyatt, Carl Melbourne, Luke Bryant, Mayuri Gogoi, Fatimah Wobi, Amani Al-Oraibi, Osama B Hassan, Amit Gupta (+12 others)
2021 medRxiv   pre-print
Concerns have been raised that HCWs from ethnic minority groups are more likely to be vaccine hesitant (defined by the World Health Organisation as refusing or delaying a vaccination) than those of White  ...  Compared to White British HCWs (21.3% hesitant), HCWs from Black Caribbean (54.2%), Mixed White and Black Caribbean (38.1%), Black African (34.4%), Chinese (33.1%), Pakistani (30.4%), and White Other (  ...  in setting up the study from the regulatory bodies: Kerrin  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.04.26.21255788 fatcat:w6dzszziqbb4diestjohatewda

When the phone rings - factors influencing its impact on the experience of patients and healthcare workers during primary care consultation: a qualitative study

A. Y. L. Koong, D. Koot, S. K. Eng, A. Purani, A. Yusoff, C. C. Goh, S. S. H. Teo, N. C. Tan
2015 BMC Family Practice  
Calls from the desk phone answered by HCWs were perceived by most patients to be relevant to healthcare services, with the assumption that HCWs exercised professionalism and would not attend to personal  ...  The key themes that emerged from these FGDs were patients' and HCWs' attitudes toward professionalism and respect, task and thought interruption, call characteristics, the impact on patient safety and  ...  Acknowledgement The authors appreciate the time and feedbacks accorded by the participants, both patients and HCWs in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0330-x pmid:26330170 pmcid:PMC4557219 fatcat:4e7v54qc2recxlsy7333c2cdse

Healthcare worker risk of COVID-19: A 20-month analysis of protective measures from vaccination and beyond [article]

Annalee Yassi, Stephen Barker, Karen Lockhart, Jennifer M. Grant, Arnold Ikedichi Okpani, Stacy Sprague, Muzimkhulu Zungu, Stan Lubin, Chad Kim Sing
2021 medRxiv   pre-print
Licensed practical nurses and care aides had the highest risk of infection among HCWs, more than double that of medical staff.  ...  -2 infection rates compared to community counterparts, and within the HCW workforce, assessing the role of occupation, testing accessibility, vaccination rates, and vaccine effectiveness over time.  ...  Acknowledgements: The authors wish to offer our gratitude to all the healthcare workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.12.02.21267190 fatcat:pffqzusnanb63ablox2ctsukxa

Breathability and Safety Testing of Personal Protective Equipment: The "Human-Comfort" Factor Remains Undefined

Narayan Prasad, Aditya Kapoor, Afzal Azim, Gaurav Agarwal, Richa Mishra, Arvind Kumar Baronia, Vivek Anand Saraswat
2021 Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine  
Healthcare workers (HCWs) taking care of these patients need personal protective equipments (PPEs) standardized for full protection from droplets and aerosols carrying viral load to variable distances.  ...  As a result, most of the PPE kits, despite having appropriate SBPT certifications from regulatory agencies, have extremely poor permeability and breathability.  ...  Heat generation is matched by heat dissipation from body surfaces and evaporation of sweat and the resultant cooling effect helps the body temperature to remain controlled.  ... 
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23598 pmid:33603295 pmcid:PMC7874299 fatcat:dqm6mpl5ivbvrh53picuobklsq

The Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic on Healthcare Workers with Pre-Existing Psychiatric Conditions

Megan MacKenzie, Sydney Daviskiba, Miriam Dow, Peyton Johnston, Richard Balon, Arash Javanbakht, Cynthia L. Arfken
2021 Psychiatric quarterly  
HCWs with psychiatric diagnoses reported a range of perception of the impact of the pandemic on their symptoms with increased severity associated with worse psychiatric outcomes and more stress from avoiding  ...  Their perception of the impact severity on symptoms was significantly correlated with all the mental health scales and with stress from avoiding physical contact.  ...  Her training include a PhD in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University and a postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol research from the University of California in Berkeley.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11126-020-09870-y pmid:33411127 pmcid:PMC7788543 fatcat:heurhvrmynf2ndgxp5csusltdm

No cases of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare staff in a city under lockdown restrictions: lessons to inform 'Operation Moonshot'

Christopher A Martin, David R Jenkins, Prashanth Patel, Charles Goss, Arthur Price, Linda Barton, Pankaj Gupta, Francesco Zaccardi, Nigel J Brunskill, Pranab Haldar, Kamlesh Khunti, Manish Pareek
2020 Journal of public health  
We combined the result of this assay with demographic information from the electronic staff record. Results A total of 1150 staff (~8% of the workforce) volunteered.  ...  Methods Between 20 July and 14 August 2020, we invited all HCWs at UHL to attend for SARS-CoV-2 testing by nucleic acid amplification (NAAT).  ...  What is already known on this topic There is evidence to suggest that healthcare workers (HCWs) face a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection than the general population. 5 Recent work conducted in a population  ... 
doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdaa237 pmid:33367759 pmcid:PMC7798961 fatcat:yjcuezvuznexvlt7sayu73k47u
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