Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111153
Title: COVID-19 and heat waves: New challenges for healthcare systems
Authors: Bose-O'Reilly, Stephan
Daanen, Hein
Deering, Katharina
Gerrett, Nicola
Huynen, Maud Maria Theresia Elisabeth
JASON LEE KAI WEI 
Karrasch, Stefan
Matthies-Wiesler, Franziska
Mertes, Hanna
Schoierer, Julia
Shumake-Guillemot, Joy
van den Hazel, Peter
van Loenhout, Joris Adriaan Frank
Nowak, Dennis
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Covid-19
Heat wave
Personal protection equipment
PPE
SARS-CoV-2
Summer
Heat related health problem
Health care personnel
PERFORMANCE
STRESS
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2021
Publisher: Elsevier/ Academic Press
Citation: Bose-O'Reilly, Stephan, Daanen, Hein, Deering, Katharina, Gerrett, Nicola, Huynen, Maud Maria Theresia Elisabeth, JASON LEE KAI WEI, Karrasch, Stefan, Matthies-Wiesler, Franziska, Mertes, Hanna, Schoierer, Julia, Shumake-Guillemot, Joy, van den Hazel, Peter, van Loenhout, Joris Adriaan Frank, Nowak, Dennis (2021-07-01). COVID-19 and heat waves: New challenges for healthcare systems. Environmental Research 198. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111153
Abstract: Heat waves and Covid-19 overlap, as this pandemic continues into summer 2021. Using a narrative review, we identified overlapping risk groups and propose coping strategies. The high-risk groups for heat-related health problems as well as for high-risk COVID-19 groups overlap considerably (elderly with pre-existing health conditions). Health care facilities will again be challenged by Covid-19 during heat waves. Health care personnel are also at risk of developing heat related health problems during hot periods due to the use of personal protective equipment to shield themselves from SARS-CoV-2 and must therefore be protected from excessive heat periods. Some existing recommendations for heat health protection contradict recommendations for COVID-19 protection. This paper provides a preliminary overview of possible strategies and interventions to tackle these ambiguities. The existing recommendations for protection against heat-related illnesses need revisions to determine whether they include essential aspects of infection control and occupational safety and how they may be supplemented.
Source Title: Environmental Research
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/193973
ISSN: 0013-9351
1096-0953
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111153
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications
Elements

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
COVID-19 and heat waves New challenges for healthcare systems.pdfPublished version1.54 MBAdobe PDF

OPEN

PublishedView/Download

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

11
checked on Sep 30, 2022

Page view(s)

158
checked on Sep 29, 2022

Download(s)

13
checked on Sep 29, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.