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Monday, February 17, 2020

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What Healthcare Providers Should Know About China’s Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

The death toll from the mysterious coronavirus, similar to SARS and MERs, which first struck Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has passed 400.

11 Common Points of Confusion Around Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

When novel coronavirus began to spread in China at the end of 2019, misinformation about the disease inevitably followed.

Using Your Phone at Work Can Lead to Life-Threatening Errors, Study Finds

Cell phone addiction can have deadly consequences when you care for patients for a living.

The Surprising Social Determinant You’re Likely Overlooking: Ageism

A surprising factor might be to blame for worse health outcomes in older individuals: ageism in healthcare settings.

New Study Explores the Psychological Harm of Restraints on ED Patients

With agitated and violent patients, providers often have no choice but to use restraints. That's why new research is exploring the effects of restraints and how to avoid using them in the future.

The Nursing Workforce Now vs. 10 Years Ago: 4 of the Biggest Changes

The national survey of RNs and APRNs from the HHS collects info on nurses' age, race, gender, education, employment salary and more.

ICU Outcomes are Improving in Many U.S. Hospitals — But Not Those Serving Mostly Minorities

Racial disparities in healthcare have long persisted, and new research shows that in certain settings, these differences may be getting worse.

11 Most Common Mistakes Nurses and APPs Make When Preventing and Treating Sepsis

Sepsis just surpassed cancer to become the second-leading cause of death globally, according to a new study.

4 Talking Points to Share with Patients Using Wearable, Health Tech

As wearable health tech explodes in the market, questions remain about its accuracy and safety. Here's what to tell patients.

Critical Care Resuscitation Center Boosts Survival Rate Over ICUs

A specialized intensive-care center helps critical patients receive life-saving treatment faster.

Support of Vaccines Has Fallen 10 Points Since 2001: 4 Strategies for HCPs to Flip This Trend

After 2019's measles outbreak, the news about the American public's perception of vaccines is hardly surprising.

See the Emotional Image Challenging Perceptions of Patient ‘Noncompliance’

It may even convince you to stop using the word "noncompliance" altogether.

For the First Time in Almost 30 Years, Influenza B is the Dominant Virus This Season

Influenza B is more severe in children and young adults. So far, 32 kids have died this season — more at this stage than any previously recorded season.

How Advances in AI and Robotic Surgery Will Affect Nurses and APPs

Robotics and AI can assist with a large portion of typical nursing and APP tasks — but that doesn't mean these roles will become obsolete. Here's why.

5 Key Practices that Improve Provider-Patient Relationships

Simple steps such as chart review, open body language and reading emotional cues can help foster a better connection.

HHS Wants to Hear from YOU About How Scope of Practice Restrictions Hurt Patients

The HHS is making changes to Medicare practice restrictions on NPs and PAs, and they want YOU to share what needs to change.

5 Trends Shaping the Care NPs Will Provide in 2020 and Beyond

The demand for accessible, quality healthcare is undeniable. But in many communities across the country, there is a shortage of providers. 

Hospital Mergers Don’t Improve Patient Care, Study Finds

Provider trade associations have long claimed hospital mergers boost patient care, but recent research funded by HHS calls this into question.

These are the Qualities that the Public Values Most in Nurses

For the 18th year in a row, a national Gallup poll has found that nurses are the most trusted profession, beating out all other medical professionals.

Christmas Eve is the Peak Time for This Surprising Health Condition

Mental health and financial challenges swell around Christmas, but does the stress and merriment of the season take a toll on one's physical body?

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