Post Tagged with: "GERMS"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Resources Without Repercussions

To Whom It May Concern: We wanted to follow up on the April 4 article in The Hoya concerning the “Save Georgetown Day” initiative [“GUSA Launches Save Georgetown Day Initiative,” The Hoya, April 4, 2017, A5] so that we could further clarify the privacy and confidentiality of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Downgraded Zika Status Raises Concerns

Downgraded Zika Status Raises Concerns

Georgetown professor of global health law Lawrence Gostin is concerned about the World Health Organization’s Nov. 17 decision to formally lift Zika’s emergency status, arguing the move decreases the prospects of funding to fight and cure Zika, and downgrades public concern when certain populations are still at serious risk of[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

GERMS to Host Run in Memory of Andrea Jaime

Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service is hosting a five-kilometer run in honor of Andrea Jaime (NHS ’17) — who passed away from bacterial meningitis September 2014 — and to raise funds for a new scholarship in Jaime’s name for Georgetown’s EMT class at the C&O canal Sunday morning. Donations made[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GERMS Celebrates New Ambulance

The Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service celebrated the addition of their first new ambulance in five years and commemorated the death of a Maryland first responder at a dedication ceremony on Healy Lawn on Sunday. GERMS Unit 10 is the newest addition to the student-run emergency medical service organization. The[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DESHPANDE: Dangers of Living Germ-Free

DESHPANDE: Dangers of Living Germ-Free

Although medical therapeutics can save you from the clutches of Hepatitis C, polio and tetanus, they have one glaring failure that dims their vast and storied accomplishments: ultimately, no medicine in the world will save you from your own immune system. My best friend is allergic to gluten, my cousin[Read More…]

by April 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Icy Paths Endanger Students

Icy Paths Endanger Students

Several students reported icy conditions around campus, causing accidents on the sidewalks late Sunday night and early Monday morning. The university announced a delayed opening and the option for liberal leave on Monday. Andrew Walker (SFS ’16) said the area outside of Lauinger Library was especially treacherous around 1 a.m.[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CHARLIE LOWE/THE HOYA
Construction detours caused GERMS to develop new ambulance routes.

GERMS Adjusts to Construction Detours

The Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service has cited slight increases in response times related to the closure of Library Walk and Tondorf Road because of the construction of the Northeast Triangle Residence Hall and the renovation of the former Jesuit residence. GERMS has had to reroute its traffic on the[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ARIANA TAFTI FOR THE HOYA
The university notified GERMS about a case of bacterial meningitis on campus an hour before the rest of the student body found out. The EMT service was not given special notification about ricin on campus last spring.

Contact Varies Between GU, GERMS

After a failure to notify the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service of previous campus health emergencies, university officials informed the EMT service of the test results confirming a case of bacterial meningitis an hour before emailing the rest of the student body last Thursday. Last March, however, when then-sophomore Daniel[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Medical Amnesty Attached to Code

Georgetown officially added the Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan Policy to the Code of Student Conduct on Feb. 4, which protects anyone in need of medical attention because of the consumption of alcohol or drugs, and their caller. The policy, added as Appendix E because of nuances and specific guidelines,[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

GERMS Wins Service, Engagement Award

Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service received the Excellence in Service Student Group Award from the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact last week for its commitment to voluntary service and civic engagement. Compact, an education association devoted to combining the resources of local universities and their surrounding communities, presents this award annually to[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News