personnel hospitalier

Do hospital staff feel prepared?

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Marie Bossard, a specialist in the social psychology of health, has been studying the feeling of preparedness among hospital staff in the face of exceptional health situations in her PhD since 2018. She explores the factors that may influence…
planetary boundaries, urgence climatique, planet's limits

Covid-19 Epidemic: an early warning signal that we’ve reached the planet’s limits?

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Natacha Gondran, Mines Saint-Étienne – Institut Mines-Télécom and Aurélien Boutaud, Mines Saint-Étienne – Institut Mines-Télécom [divider style="normal" top="20" bottom="20"] This article was published for the Fête de la Science…
contact tracing applications

COVID-19: contact tracing applications and new conversational perimeter

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The original version of this article (in French) was published in the quarterly newsletter of the Values and Policies of Personal Information Chair (no. 18, September 2020). [divider style="normal" top="20" bottom="20"] [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n…
silent cities project

Locked-down world, silent cities

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Last spring, France decided to impose a lockdown to respond to the health crisis. Our cities came to a standstill and cars disappeared from the streets, allowing residents to rediscover quieter sounds like birdsong. A team of researchers decided…

Protective masks: towards widespread reuse?

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How can protective masks be recycled and reused without risking safety? Scientists, medical practitioners and manufacturers have teamed up to explore different treatment methods. As part of this consortium, IMT Atlantique researchers are studying…
digital simulation

In the midst of a crisis, hospitals are using digital simulation to organize care

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Thierry Garaix and Raksmey Phan are systems engineering researchers at Mines Saint-Étienne[1]. In response to the current health crisis, they are making digital simulation and digital twins available to health services to inform their decision-making.…
surgical masks

Testing the efficiency of protective masks

A Mines Saint-Étienne and Jean-Monnet University laboratory has been accredited to certify the bacterial filtration efficiency of surgical masks. Jérémie Pourchez, a researcher in healthcare engineering at Mines Saint-Étienne, describes…

Reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation with a statistical theory

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A team of researchers from IMT Atlantique has developed an algorithm that can automatically detect anomalies in mechanical ventilation by using a new statistical theory. The goal is to improve synchronization between the patient and ventilator,…
Capture d'écran des cartes du Tarn pour visualiser l'épidémie de Covid-19, crisis management

Covid-19 crisis management maps

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The prefecture of the Tarn department worked with a research team from IMT Mines Albi to meet their needs in managing the Covid-19 crisis. Frédérick Benaben, an industrial engineering researcher, explains the tool they developed to help local…
EHPAD, Covid19, Coronavirus, nursing homes

In French nursing homes, the Covid-19 crisis has revealed the detrimental effects of austerity policies

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This article was originally published (in French) in the Conversation.  By Laura Nirello, IMT Lille Douai, and Ilona Delouette, University of Lille. [divider style="normal" top="20" bottom="20"]   [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith apocalyptic…