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Monday, January 27, 2020

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.
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What Healthcare Providers Should Know About China’s Coronavirus

The death toll from the mysterious virus similar to SARS and MERs, which first struck Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has reached 17.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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?

7 Stories about Nurses that Warmed Our Hearts This Year

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? From record-breaking numbers of school shootings to political divisions across the country to the possible third presidential impeachment in all of...

New Vaccine Technology Eliminates the Need for Syringes—and EMRs

Each year, approximately 3 million people die due to vaccine preventable diseases, half of which are in children less than 5 years old. For many, a common...

FDA Clears First-Ever Disposable Duodenoscope to Reduce MDR Infections

The device received the FDA's "breakthrough" designation because it will eliminate MDR infections that occur even if duodenoscopes are cleaned properly.
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Hospitals’ Median Earnings Increased 20 Percent in October

October was a profitable month for the nation's hospitals, in the context of both year-over-year and month-over-month earnings.
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Important Takeaways for Health Pros from the AHA’s New Quality Measures for HBP

The new measures prioritize a patient-centered approach and prioritize controlling HBP below the new ACC/AHA target of 130/80 mm Hg.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient: Which is Associated with More Preventable Medical Errors?

Primary and outpatient settings provide the bulk of health care — but do they account for the bulk of errors?

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