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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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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 often lose money after developing...

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.

How Much Does the Average Nurse Make? RN Wages Depend on Many Factors

Medscape’s annual survey of the yearly compensation of registered nurses reveals that their full-time earnings don't reflect what one would expect with the steadily growing job market.
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HHS Issues First Opioid Guidance in Years: Don’t Abruptly Change Prescriptions

HHS is going back on previous recommendations that prompted clinicians to reduce opioid patients' intake with little to no tapering.
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CDC Releases New Guidelines for Treating Suspected, Vaping-Related Lung Injury

As the number of people reported to be experiencing lung injury as a result of vaping or using e-cigarettes grows to more than 1,200, the Centers for...

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.
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The 2019 Magnet Nurses of the Year Will Make You Proud to Be a Nurse

The 2019 recipients of the Magnet Nurse of the Year Award all achieved recognition for the same reason: They wanted to do better for their patients.
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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...
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4 Common Myths Patients Believe About Breast Cancer & Nutrition

Many people suffering from breast cancer are interested in maintaining a healthy diet, but there’s a ton of misinformation floating around, so separating fact from fiction can be tricky for patients.

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.

3 Important Milestones for PAs Within the Past Year

As we celebrate PAs, it's important to recognize some of the biggest milestones from the past year, while looking ahead at what the future may hold.
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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.

Magnet Conference 2019: What’s New This Year & Can’t-Miss Events

The annual Magnet Conference, hosted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, kicks off Thursday, October 10, in sunny Orlando.
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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.
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7 Can’t-Miss Talking Points When Patients Ask You about Trying Cannabis

As laws change, you can be sure more patients will ask you about marijuana — either recreational or medicinal — and you have a responsibility to give them info that will keep them safe.

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 cap as they once did. But...

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 high turnover due to burnout,...

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Survey: These are the Highest-Paid Specialities for NPs and PAs

Healthcare facilities, hospitals, and medical groups are looking to hire more medical specialists and fewer primary care practitioners than in previous years — but PCPs are still the most in-demand specialty.