Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Woman dies after patient attack at Mississippi hospital

    A man is in custody after he allegedly attacked and killed another patient at Merit Health Central in Jackson, Miss. The incident occurred March 5 and is under investigation, police told local news outlets. 
  • New Jersey county reports suspected mumps outbreak

    The New Jersey Department of Health reported a cluster of suspected mumps in Hunterdon County.
  • NNU slams CDC's decision to end 5-day isolation for COVID-19

    National Nurses United, the 225,000 member nursing union, has come out against the CDC's recent walk back of the five-day isolation period once recommended by the federal health agency for people who test positive for COVID-19, the group stated in a March 6 announcement shared with Becker's.
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  • Hospitals are 'failing children with sickle cell anemia', study finds

    Research has emerged from experts at Children's Hospital Los Angeles revealing gaps in preventative care for children with sickle cell anemia, according to a March 6 news release.
  • 5 ways to optimize sepsis education: AMA

    The American Medical Association is underscoring the importance of robust sepsis training, particularly for new hires, as U.S. hospitals are increasingly under pressure to do more to reduce and prevent the 270,000 sepsis-induced deaths that occur annually.
  • Concerns grow over bird flu's human risks

    Avian flu's spread among mammals is elevating concerns about the risk the disease may pose to humans.
  • Common acne products contain carcinogen, lab alerts FDA

    An independent testing laboratory has filed a petition with the FDA after finding common acne products contain elevated levels of benzene, a carcinogen that's previously been detected in other consumer products such as sunscreens and dry shampoos, according to a March 6 Bloomberg report. 
  • 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.
  • Medical debt linked to worse health, early death: Study

    Higher rates of medical debt are associated with poor physical and mental health, and premature death, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. 
  • Man who got 200+ COVID shots had no side effects: Study

    A 62-year-old man who, for private reasons, elected to hypervaccinate, rolling up his sleeves for 217 COVID-19 shots, did not experience any adverse reactions, nor did it boost his immune system more than normal doses of the shot, according to research published March 4 in The Lancet. 
  • Hackensack hospitals set bar as 1st in US to achieve this Joint Commission certification

    Two months after launching a voluntary sustainability certification for hospitals, The Joint Commission has awarded it to four Hackensack Meridian facilities, which are the first in the nation to achieve it, according to a March 6 news release.
  • CoxHealth's international nurse fellowship 1st in US to earn accreditation

    The international nurse fellowship program at Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth has been accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, making it the first such program in the country with the distinction. 
  • CDC says new COVID-19 shot slated for fall: 5 updates

    Another updated version of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be available this fall, around the same time flu shots are rolled out, CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD, told Bloomberg in an interview March 4. 
  • 16 states reporting measles cases

    Measles activity is ticking up in the U.S., with nearly one-third of states reporting new cases in 2024, CDC data shows.
  • Minnesota bill would let nurses refuse to care for unsafe patient assignments

    A bill currently moving through the Minnesota House of Representatives would allow nurses to refuse to care for patients if they feel it staffing levels are inadequate, and also opt not to take on extra patient assignments if they feel they cannot do so safely.
  • Virginia hospital cited for surgical sterilization issues

    An investigation at Carilion Roanoke (Va.) Memorial Hospital revealed sterilization issues with surgical equipment that reportedly occurred between March and September 2023, Cardinal News reported March 4.
  • California bill could extend hospital stay for violent offenders

    California is considering a bill that would allow people with severe mental illness who commit violent crimes to be held in a state mental hospital for up to 30 days instead of only five, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Mar. 4.
  • Patient dead, 2 injured after ambulance accident

    On March 3, an ambulance en route to a University of Kentucky hospital struck a guardrail and flipped over. The patient being transported died, and two EMTs were injured, police told local news outlets. 
  • RaDonda Vaught to speak at CommonSpirit safety event

    RaDonda Vaught is scheduled to speak at a session on systems thinking and patient safety. Nurses who attend the March 12 event, hosted by Chicago-based CommonSpirit, are eligible to earn continuing education credits. 
  • Preparing physicians to treat a disease that was once eradicated

    Once eliminated from the U.S., measles appears to be making a comeback, with 41 cases reported so far in 2024. That amount is already more than half of the total number of cases reported in 2023, according to CDC data.
  • Virus levels still high in 26 states: CDC

    As respiratory virus season's effect on the nation's healthcare system wanes, 26 states are still seeing high levels of activity, according to the CDC's latest update, which reflects data through the week of Feb. 24. 

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