Skip to content

Gobernador Wolf: Disponibilidad sin cargo de sistemas para descontaminar máscaras N95 para centros médicos, socorristas de primera línea

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 06, 2020 Gobernador Wolf: Disponibilidad sin cargo de sistemas para descontaminar máscaras N95 para centros médicos, socorristas de primera líneacenter_img Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy la disponibilidad de un programa gratuito que ofrece descontaminar las máscaras N95 para centros de atención médica, socorristas de primera línea y otras entidades elegibles que pueden estar sufriendo la escasez de máscaras con filtros de aire debido a la disponibilidad limitada para adquirirlas a través de los canales normales.“Estamos en medio de una escasez sin precedentes de equipos de protección personal”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Este servicio de descontaminación crucial, proporcionado sin costo por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos (US HHS, por sus siglas en inglés), nos brinda otra opción para garantizar que las personas a la vanguardia de esta pandemia tengan los equipos que necesitan para mantenerse a salvo”.El sistema de descontaminación de cuidados intensivos de Battelle (CCDS, por sus siglas en inglés) fue aprobado por la Administración de Medicamentos y Alimentos de los Estados Unidos para la descontaminación y reutilización de las máscaras con filtros de aire N95 según sea necesario durante un momento de crisis. El sistema utiliza peróxido de hidrógeno en fase de vapor para descontaminar las unidades.Un solo sistema de descontaminación de Battelle puede descontaminar decenas de miles de N95 en un día. El proceso de descontaminación permite la reutilización de las máscaras N95. Cada N95 se puede descontaminar hasta 20 veces antes de que sea necesario desecharla. El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Estados Unidos está financiando el funcionamiento de múltiples sistemas de descontaminación de Battelle en todo el país y uno está ubicado en el condado de Delaware.Una entidad elegible que desee utilizar el sistema para la descontaminación de las máscaras N95 debe registrarse y celebrar un acuerdo de uso con Battelle. En ese momento recibirán una guía adicional sobre los tipos de máscaras N95 que están permitidas e instrucciones para el envío y la entrega. El servicio está disponible de forma gratuita para que lo utilicen las entidades elegibles: el gobierno federal absorbe el 100% del costo. El único costo que tiene que pagar la entidad elegible es el envío desde y hacia el sitio.La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias y el US HHS han determinado que las entidades elegibles incluyen hospitales, centros de atención de urgencia, hogares de ancianos, centros de rehabilitación, centros oncológicos, farmacias, centros de diálisis, centros de residencia asistida, laboratorios clínicos, servicios médicos de emergencia (EMS) y centros médicos privados de práctica/para pacientes ambulatorios. El uso no se limita necesariamente a estas entidades. Existen algunas situaciones en las que las siguientes entidades pueden requerir el uso de CCDS de Battelle si atraviesan una escasez crucial de máscaras con filtros de aire N95: agencias de las fuerzas del orden público, empresas de seguridad, departamentos de bomberos, unidades de materiales peligrosos, departamentos de salud pública, obras públicas o empresas de servicios públicos y agencias de gestión de emergencias.La información sobre el servicio se distribuye a las entidades potencialmente elegibles a través de la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias de Pennsylvania, el Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania, la Asociación de Hospitales y Sistemas de Salud de Pennsylvania (HAP, por sus siglas en inglés) y otras agencias estatales.Ver esta página en inglés.last_img read more

McGill close to ending Selby reign

first_img “But I’ve been really impressed with the way he’s held himself together and he’s outplayed Mark Selby so far.” In the afternoon session, four-time world champion John Higgins found himself trailing 9-7 in his last-16 clash with world number three Ding Junhui, having been 5-1 up at one stage on Thursday. Scot Higgins, who last won here in 2011, took a 5-3 lead into Friday’s session after winning five of the first six frames the previous day, but struggled to find form against the Chinese as Ding took the first two frames to move level. The 39-year-old struck back to regain his two-frame advantage with a score of 68 in the 11th – his highest score of the day – before Ding came back and clinched the next three to go ahead for the first time in the match. Former world number one Ding then sealed the last frame of the session as he fought back from a 57-0 deficit to see off his Scottish opponent 69-58 to take a two-frame lead into their Saturday morning session. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen holds a 5-3 lead over Barry Hawkins after they got their second-round match under way in Sheffield. The Hawk from Kent lost the first two before bouncing back to level matters with a score of 82-0 in the fourth, but 2009 semi-finalist Allan clinched the fifth. Hawkins, who reached the last-four here last season, made it 3-3 soon after but his Northern Irish opponent hit back to seal the final two frames of the day to hold the advantage ahead of Saturday’s second session. Press Association McGill, tipped by Ronnie O’Sullivan as a future winner of the tournament at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, rattled off three winning frames to lead the second-round match 10-6 after the rivals had started the day locked on 4-4. All the momentum heading into the evening session will be with the 24-year-old Glaswegian after he seized the last frame 72-3 as breaks of 54 and 18 swept him out of sight. Betfred World Championship debutant Anthony McGill moved within three frames of dispatching reigning champion Mark Selby following a strong end to the opening session of Friday’s action. He was at his most impressive in frame 14, however, when he pieced together a break of 125 to close in on the biggest victory of his career. Selby is in danger of surrendering the title he won for the first time last year in only the second round and enters the evening session knowing he must win all seven remaining frames to progress further at the Crucible. McGill, whose shock of red hair makes him instantly recognisable, was forced to qualify for the World Championship but now stands on the cusp of a famous upset at Selby’s expense. Indications of Selby’s vulnerability were apparent in the opening round when he had to scrap his way to a 10-9 win over Kurt Maflin, battling back after losing five successive frames. He now faces becoming the latest victim of the ‘Curse of the Crucible’, whereby no first-time champion has ever returned to Sheffield to make a successful title defence. Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry has been impressed by the performance of McGill. “The biggest thing is that he is showing tremendous temperament. He looks like he’s been here for years when it’s his debut at the Crucible. Nothing seems to faze him,” Hendry said. “Although he’s had a nice 125, I’d like to see him win more frames from his first scoring visit. If he wants to win the World Championship, he has to do that more often as the tournament progresses. last_img read more

Chase Elliott pumps the brakes: Hendrick Motorsports’ apparent resurgence means nothing in March

first_imgAlmost a week has passed since Alex Bowman’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro all but disappeared from the view of Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif. Before he claimed the checkered flag, Bowman led 110 of the race’s 200 laps. Second-place Busch crossed the finish line almost a full 10 seconds after Bowman did.Simply put: Bowman and the No. 88 team spanked the entire NASCAR Cup Series field at Auto Club Speedway in a way no HMS team has done in years. His teammates — Chase Elliott (fourth), Jimmie Johnson (seventh) and William Byron (15th) — made strong runs, too. The Hendrick teams’ success at Auto Club followed similarly impressive showings at Las Vegas the week prior. Now three of the four drivers are inside the top six in the early season points standings.This is notable considering a Hendrick driver has finished a season in the top 10 in points just four times in the three years since Johnson won the 2016 Cup Series championship. The organization’s average points standings finish in those three seasons among all four teams is 13.4.So, after spending a few years in the tire tracks of Joe Gibbs Racing, Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing, is Hendrick Motorsports back?”I think it is a little early (to say) that,” Elliott told Sporting News during a Friday phone conversation when asked whether HMS’ early 2020 success is a sign of more to come. “As you progress (through) the year, everybody else is going to be getting better, too. People will start to complain, and as that stuff happens, they’ll start to ding you in tech, and this and that.”MORE: Complaining about NASCAR’s move to a single lug design is nutsBusch, the defending series champion, is one of the drivers Elliott can expect to improve from his 19th-place standing in points after just three races. The same goes for 2017 champ Martin Truex Jr., currently 13th. And as well as the Hendrick cars have run, they still share the top six in points with Penske’s Ryan Blaney (first) and Joey Logano (second) as well as Stewart-Haas’ Kevin Harvick (fourth).But now the Hendrick cars are working with the possible benefits associated with the new design of their Camaros, a potential game-changer for the sport’s top Chevrolet team when it comes to competing against the top Fords and Toyotas.Chevy switched to the Camaro ZL1 1LE in the Cup Series for 2020 after two years running the ZL1, and the new body shell supposedly features better aerodynamics. Last month, Richard Petty claimed “Chevrolet’s probably got the best overall program” in NASCAR. Elliott isn’t ready to go that far despite his team’s early success. In fact, Hendrick’s hot streak could be considered fools’ gold.”To be honest with you, I’m not sure that you want to be in your stride currently,” Elliott said. “I’d much rather be in a good stride for the last 10 (playoff races). I think the really good teams can be good all season and have shots to win all year long.”I think it’s a little early to say, A, ‘We think we’re pretty good,’ or B, ‘We have work to do.’ I think we need to run a month or two into the season to really know.”last_img read more