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Survey Breaks Down Patients’ Biggest ‘Pain Points’ When Seeking Care

Long wait times at primary care offices and walk-in clinics are a deterrent for many people to seeking healthcare, especially younger generations....

Federal Judge Turns Down the ‘Conscience Rule’: What This Means for Clinicians

Voice your opinion on the ethics of the "conscience rule" as a healthcare provider.

How Often Do You Clean the Electronic Devices You Use at Work?

From tablets to smartphones to laptops, electronic devices are increasingly important parts of healthcare settings, but they also pose hygiene challenges. They...

7 High-Tech Products Slowly Replacing the Stethoscope

For more than two hundred years, the stethoscope has remained a fundamental tool for all healthcare providers. But with recent advances in...

Leapfrog Publishes First-Ever Ratings of Outpatient Settings, Finds Quality Lagging

The Leapfrog Group released its first rankings of outpatient care, specifically ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments.

Is Hand Sanitizer as Effective as Hand-Washing to Prevent the Flu?

New research calls into question current CDC and WHO guidelines for hand hygiene to prevent the flu.

The Future of Antibiotic Development Under Threat: What This Means for Your Practice

Another day, another study about the failures of the current healthcare market. According to a recent analysis, drug makers...

No, It’s Not Just Millennials Who Want to Try Telehealth

The results of recent poll asking American adults about their telehealth habits may surprise you, especially when it comes to seniors.

Meet the Team of Nurses Who Revolutionized Their Hospital’s EHR System

This multi-year undertaking called Project Joy has allowed nurses at the UCHealth system to spend more time at the bedside than they'd done in year.

Does Burnout Really Lead to Worse Patient Care?

It's presumed that burnout drastically harms the quality of patient care, but previous research into the subject might be lacking...

Nurses Share Successful Strategies They’ve Tried to Stop Workplace Bullying

In theory, it's up to nurse leaders and administrators to deal with bullying at their facilities, but this often doesn't happen. Then, the responsibility falls on nurses themselves.

These States Have the Lowest Vaccination Rates

The number of unvaccinated individuals has quadrupled since 2001. A report from WalletHub delves into this trend state by state.

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Confirmed in More Than 1,000 People in 48 States, 18 Dead

As the CDC continues its investigation into vaping-related lung disease, more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with the mysterious condition.

Nurses’ Intuition Serves as Valuable Predictor of Patient Decline, Says Recent Study

Recent research confirms what nurses and those who work with them have known for years...

Providers Debate: Does Long Hair Belong in a Clinical Setting?

These days, many nurses wear their hair long and unrestrained with a hair tie rather than pulled back and covered by a...

Negative Experiences with Healthcare Staff Prevent LGBTQ+ Women From Seeking Care

In new research, three women share stories of ignorance and implicit homophobia from healthcare staff that discouraged them from seeking treatment in the future.

How One Nurse Helped Reduce Nurse Turnover At Her Hospital by 50 Percent

As today's workforce ages, along with the overall population, the U.S. will need 3.6 million new nurses by 2026. That — plus...

Health Systems Earned $1 Billion in 2019’s Second Quarter: Report

The nation's largest heath systems reported a more successful second quarter in 2019 than in 2018.

How to Talk to Cancer Survivors About Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

If you treat cancer survivors but avoid recommending lifestyle changes out of fear of overwhelming them or stressing them out, then you're...

Roughly 1 in 6 NPs, PAs Believe They Make Diagnostic Errors Every Day

The survey found diagnostic uncertainty varies drastically between specialties — and that NPs and PAs are, overall, less comfortable with their diagnostic abilities than physicians.

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