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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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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.

7 Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Healthcare Workers’ Psychological Safety

In a profession often subject to bullying, workplace violence and burnout, ensuring psychological safety is paramount.

See the Skin Patch That Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment and Vaccine Adherence

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells.

This Hilarious Hack Will Make Sure No One Steals Your Favorite Pen Ever Again

Peruse any nursing blog and you'll see endless posts about "the case of the missing pens." At the nurses' station, good pens are one of the hottest commodities.

Why Clinicians Should Ask Patients Where They Live as a Standard Part of Care

That where one live plays an important role in one's health is common knowledge, but many providers don't actually have a handle on this information for their patients, according to a new study.

Poll: Should Primary Care Providers Accept Unvaccinated Patients?

Since 2001, the number of children not vaccinated for preventable diseases has quadrupled. This cultural shift has left pediatricians, as well as primary care and family medicine providers in a tough spot.

3 Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Emergency Departments’ Quality of Care

Emergency departments are under more pressure than ever to provide specialized care, but doing so can seem daunting. Here, 3 cost-effective ways to boost your quality of care.

6 Ways Healthcare Workers Unknowingly Spread Deadly Bacteria

HAIs are on the rise, at least in part because healthcare workers often forget to follow optimal hygiene practices.

This Simple, Evidence-Based Solution Empowers Pharmacists to Become ICU Specialists

Having several pharmacist on staff who specialize in common ICU conditions greatly improves patient care, a new study finds. What's more, teaching them this expertise is highly cost-effective.

The First Study of OUD Recovery Paints a Clearer Picture of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic in the United States is a top concern among healthcare professionals, but there's little research investigating...

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