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PGEU (Community Pharmacists) COVID-19 Information Hub

General - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

European community pharmacists are in the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and they are doing everything in their power to support their patients, including in areas currently in lockdown. This pages provides insights in the roles and commitments of community pharmacists in the fight against COVID-19 and gives an overview of useful international and national resources for community pharmacists.

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Austria: COVID-19 (III)

Austria - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Computer based models to predict workload for primary care  The Institute for Information Systems Engineering of the Technical University of Vienna by Niki Popper and his team is calculating simulation-models for different scenarios based on different restrictive measures that are taken by the government. Depending on the taken restrictions and their duration the results show a positive impact on flattening the curve of the number of newly infec...

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Austria: COVID-19 (II)

Austria - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Date: 27th of March 2020 (14.00 pm) Date of 1st positive tested case: 25th February 2020 1st COVID-19 related death: 12th of March 2020 Current number of performed tests: 35.995 (26th of March 2020) Current number positive tested cases: 6.962 Current number of hospitalized cases: 672 Current number of ICU cases: around 128 Current number of deaths: 58   Policy for primary care By 16th of March 2020 the Austrian government declared a mod...

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Austria: COVID-19 (I)

Austria - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Date: 27th of March 2020 (14.00 pm) Date of 1st positive tested case: 25th February 2020 1st COVID-19 related death: 12th of March 2020 Current number of performed tests: 35.995 (26th of March 2020) Current number positive tested cases: 6.962 Current number of hospitalized cases: 672 Current number of ICU cases: around 128 Current number of deaths: 58   Policy for primary care By 16th of March 2020 the Austrian government declared a mod...

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Saving lives by European solidarity and cooperation in response to COVID-19

General - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

By demonstrating solidarity in the ways that Member States cope with infectious disease outbreaks, Europe will provide an enduring example and a precedent for addressing future pandemics. However, solidarity must extend to vulnerable regions outside the European Union – particularly, but not necessarily limited to, low and middle income countries, and especially the most vulnerable within them. Pathogens do not respect national borders. COVID-19...

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Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

General - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

What you need to know • Most patients with covid-19 can be managed remotely with advice on symptomatic management and self isolation • Although such consultations can be done by telephone in many cases, video provides additional visual cues and therapeutic presence • Breathlessness is a concerning symptom, though there is currently no validated tool for assessing it remotely • Safety-netting advice is crucial because some patients deteriorate...

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Rapid adaptation of a primary care team to respond to COVID-19

Spain - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Primary care in Spain is considered a strong primary care system in Europe. One of the key elements is multidisciplinary primary care teams. Given the current circumstance, this set-up is challenged and primary care services need to be reorganised quickly to cope with an increased demand, keep care to most vulnerable, protect health professionals and deter the collapse of hospitals.  CASAP, the primary care team serving the population of Castell...

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Preventing COVID-19 outbreak in prisons: a challenging but essential task for authorities

Prison Health - PRIMORE PROJECT

The guidance provides useful information to staff and health care providers working in prisons, and to prison authorities. It explains how to prevent and address a potential disease outbreak and stresses important human rights elements that must be respected in the response to COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Access to information and adequate health care provision, including for mental disorders, are essential aspects in preser...

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Ideas for good skills exams when we are in isolation mode?

Organization of PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

Both pharmacy and medicine @University of Bergen use an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) to test the skills of their students before they are given their authorization as health professionals. What are our colleagues in Europe doing with their exams - how can we test skills if we cannot bring the students together for an exam? 

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