Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • CDC updates risk assessment on BA.2.86

    The CDC updated its risk assessment on distant omicron relative BA.2.86 on Aug. 30, saying the strain — which has concerned experts over the large number of mutations it carries — has been detected in at least four states. 
  • Patients cancel appointments at Ohio hospital over rumors of Legionnaires' outbreak

    Patients have been canceling appointments at Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Regional Medical Center over rumors and concerns about a Legionnaires' disease outbreak, which the health system has since described as "misinformation." 
  • 30 least stressful nursing jobs that pay well

    Postpartum care nurses were ranked the least stressful job that paid the best, according to Nursing Process.
  • Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + Revenue Cycle Live Conference

    From cybersecurity to AI, consumerism & health equity — 240+ speakers at Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM meeting will show how (and when) tech is the silver bullet. Join us this fall.
  • Virginia health officials see 3x jump in meningococcal disease

    Health officials in Virginia are warning clinicians about an outbreak of meningococcal disease, according to an Aug. 30 news release from the state's department of health.
  • Brain-eating amoeba kills one in Texas

    A Texas resident died after being exposed to Naegleria fowleri — the bacteria that causes a brain-eating amoeba infection — from swimming in a lake in Travis County near Austin, Texas, according to an Aug. 30 news release.
  • 3 ways BA.2.86 could play out

    While the COVID-19 variant EG.5 accounts for more than 20 percent of cases across the U.S., according to CDC data, the emergence of a new subvariant, BA.2.86 is drawing close attention from health experts.
  • CDC's new flu shot guidelines: 1 key change to know

    The CDC updated its annual flu shot recommendations Aug. 23, with experts noting one key change: People with egg allergies can now get any flu vaccine, egg-based or non-egg based. 
  • 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.
  • This virus could be a treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria infections

    Researchers used a virus to treat patients with an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection and found good clinical outcomes in 86.6 percent of patients.
  • The tie between hurricanes and infectious diseases

    Hurricane Idalia put Florida hospitals on high alert this week, preparing for potential flooding or power outages that could disrupt operations. Clinical leaders and health officials should also be vigilant for a separate threat in the coming weeks: infectious diseases. 
  • Maine hospital refutes safety claims by former employee's son

    Bangor-based Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical is refuting patient safety claims made by a 15-year-old and his mother, once a physician at the facility, and has put the mother on notice for defamation.
  • When to adopt COVID-19 admissions testing: Study

    A new study suggests hospitals should test all patients for COVID-19 upon admission as an infection control measure to prevent hospital-onset cases when community infection rates are high. 
  • COVID-19 admissions up in 37 states: 5 updates

    COVID-19 admissions are increasing in 37 states — with more than half of states reporting a "substantial" jump — as new virus strains circulate nationwide, CDC data shows.
  • 4 recent moves from The Joint Commission

    In the last month, The Joint Commission acquired the National Quality Forum, updated medication compounding requirements and more. 
  • Masks come back as admissions rise: 3 COVID-19 updates

    At least eight hospitals in the U.S. have brought back mandatory mask rules as COVID-19 admissions tick up.
  • 4 notable nurse layoffs in 2023

    A difficult financial climate for health systems means not even registered nurses — in high demand amid a nationwide shortage — are immune from layoffs. 
  • 5 best states for nurses: Forbes

    California ranked among the top five states for nurses in three out of four categories, according to Forbes Advisor.
  • How the government aims to support growing demand for NP programs

    Nurse practitioner is the fastest growing occupation in the country, with employment in the profession expected to increase 46 percent within 10 years. The government has issued a fresh round of funding to support nursing schools in expanding training for students.
  • 'I never said no to an opportunity': MetroHealth's chief nursing officer on change

    Melissa Kline, DNP, RN, did not intend to go into leadership when she started as a staff nurse at Cleveland-based MetroHealth. But over the last 20 years, she realized leadership is where she belonged.
  • Some physicians optimistic hospitals won't see 'tripledemic' repeat

    Despite the emergence of the latest COVID-19 mutation-heavy variant, BA.2.86, and a recent uptick in hospital admissions due to the virus, some clinicians are still optimistic that this fall and winter will not become a 'tripledemic' repeat.
  • An opaque view of nurse vacancy rates

    Early data and anecdotal evidence suggests some states may be rebounding from the nurse shortage, though concrete data on the topic is sparse, and more time is needed to confirm the trend. 

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