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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of Philips Respironics Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP/Bi-PAP) masks with magnetic closures.
The focus on COVID-19 has decreased the spotlight on seasonal flu. The good news is that steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have an unexpected benefit: significantly fewer cases of flu.
The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center received 10,000 masks for Veteran patients and their families. Five partner organizations made it possible. Pilot Vietnam Vet Ted Forester said, “I’m your man!”
Hundreds of VA staff members of the Reno VA gathered in front of the hospital to memorialize and dedicate a monument to three fallen colleagues who passed away early in the coronavirus pandemic.
Questions about the use of face shields without masks have been raised in situations where physical distancing cannot be maintained or individuals can’t wear masks. Here’s a detailed explanation.
VA is taking action to ensure that all Veterans, including older Veterans, are protected from COVID-19 and receive high-quality testing and care, no matter who they are or where they get their care.
A first-of-its-kind strategic partnership has resulted in massive shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) to VA health care facilities, helping to continue to protect our Veterans and staff.
Many VA health facilities have started to offer in-person care again for many non-urgent needs and appointments. Safety is still our top priority. Read about the safety measures we’ve put in place.
If you are a Veteran in crisis
or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of
them are Veterans themselves.
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Last updated November 26, 2022
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