Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • 30 systems sign on to new effort to advance age-friendly care

    Thirty health systems are participating in a new collaborative through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that aims to accelerate the adoption of age-friendly care for older adults. 
  • Adults may need whooping cough booster as cases rise: CDC

    In recent months, parts of the U.S. have reported outbreaks of pertussis, or whooping cough. While some regional outbreaks are expected each year, health officials are underscoring the importance of boosters in adults to protect infants from severe illness, NBC News reported April 17. 
  • White House unveils new strategy to prevent future pandemics

    The Biden administration launched a new global health security strategy April 16 to prepare for future outbreaks, pandemics or biological threats. 
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  • 18 hospitals with 6+ Magnet designations

    Eighteen of the 599 Magnet-designated hospitals have received the certification at least six times. 
  • Nurses' workweeks grow longer: 5 notes

    On average, registered nurses' workweeks were 84 minutes longer in 2022 than in 2018, federal data shows.
  • FDA nixes anti-ivermectin posts — but maintains its stance

    The FDA has removed social media posts decrying the use of ivermectin for treating COVID-19 following a court ruling, Bloomberg News reported April 16.
  • After rise in ED visits, melatonin makers asked to tweak standards

    Following a spike in emergency department visits among children ingesting unsafe amounts of melatonin, the Council for Responsible Nutrition recommended melatonin manufacturers adjust their labels and formulations. 
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

    Healthcare-associated infections spiked over the last few years, and proper glove use is vital to help stamp out HAIs. Get tips for picking the right gloves and adhering to best practices here.
  • HHS: Vaccines targeting bird flu strain that infected Texas resident underway

    Vaccines are in development that target the bird flu strain that infected a Texas resident, an HHS official told Politico in an April 12 report. Earlier this month, state and federal officials confirmed a person in Texas who had worked on a dairy farm tested positive for H5N1. 
  • CDC probing illnesses linked to fake Botox in 9 states

    The CDC is working with the FDA to investigate at least 19 reports of harmful reactions linked to counterfeit or mishandled Botox injections in nine states. Nine of the patients were hospitalized, the agency said. 
  • Akron Children's, Cincinnati Children's expand partnership

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital has expanded its collaboration with Cincinnati Children's to provide a wider range of specialty care for children in eastern Ohio, the organization said April 16. 
  • 66,000 qualified nursing applications turned down amid faculty shortages: AACN

    From 2022-23, four-year colleges and universities turned down 65,766 qualified applications — not applicants, as people may apply to more than one program — which likely resulted in thousands of applicants being turned away, according to a new report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 
  • A 4-letter red flag for healthcare leaders

    As chief clinical officer of UNC Health and president of UNC Physicians in Chapel Hill, N.C., Matt Ewend, MD, keeps his ears peeled for one seemingly innocuous word, as it almost always represents an opportunity to break down barriers and help team members improve their collaboration and communication. 
  • Nursing schools struggle to sustain enrollment, new data show: 4 notes

    Enrollment in BSN programs at nursing schools across the U.S. held steady in 2023, though fewer students are entering in master's and PhD programs, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 
  • Diabetes care in the US needs a revamp

    The diabetes epidemic continues unabated in this country. Over the past decade, fewer than 50% of people with the condition have met the recommended A1c goal of below 7. In fact, despite the advent of effective new medications and easier-to-use technology in the past 15 years, A1c levels have been going in the absolutely wrong direction — up, not down.
  • New York City reports rise in leptospirosis cases

     Last year, New York City saw 24 cases of human leptospirosis — the highest number in a single year. Six cases have been reported so far this year, the city's department of health and mental hygiene said in an April 12 health advisory. 
  • US should prep for smallpox's return, experts say

    Smallpox, the only human disease to be fully eradicated, could reappear in the U.S. and across the globe, researchers said in a new report. 
  • Why Nurses Need Coaching Too

    More and more healthcare organizations are seeing the benefits of third-party 1:1 coaching for physicians. Coaching is helping to reduce burnout, provide growth opportunities, and increase retention among these professionals who work under incredibly high pressure daily. However, many personalized coaching programs have historically been reserved solely for physicians.
  • The second leading cause of death worldwide

    Viral hepatitis is the second leading cause of death among non-COVID-19 communicable diseases in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Memorial Hermann aims for 'quick reactivation' of kidney transplants

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is planning to quickly reactivate its kidney transplant program, which the hospital halted earlier this month after discovering evidence of a physician allegedly altering transplant candidates' medical records, the Houston Chronicle reported April 12.
  • 43% of clinicians report administration ignoring workplace violence complaints: Vivian

    Twenty-five percent of clinicians reported seeing more workplace violence in the past year, and 33% reported seeing the same amount, but 48% said their employer has not implemented safety protocols to protect staff, a Vivian report found.

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