Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Violence against nurses hits all-time high: 2 new reports

    A growing proportion of nurses say incidents of violence and aggression they face on the job have become routine. As a result, many are considering an exit from the profession altogether. 
  • PA Licensure Compact officially activated

    Seven states have adopted legislation to enact the PA Licensure Compact, meaning the model is now activated, the American Academy of Physician Associates said April 5.
  • RWJBarnabas Health unveils The Institute for Nursing Excellence

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health is aiming to standardize nurse education and professional development across the system via a new institute.
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  • Memorial Hermann halts liver transplants

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston has voluntarily stopped its liver transplant program after learning of and investigating what it calls "irregularities with donor acceptance criteria."
  • Mass General discharges patient after world's 1st pig kidney transplant

    The recipient of the world's first genetically-edited pig kidney was discharged from Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital on April 3, a mere 18 days after undergoing the groundbreaking transplant.
  • US taking bird flu 'very seriously,' CDC says: 5 notes

    While health officials say the threat avian flu poses to humans remains low, the situation is being closely monitored and taken "very seriously," the CDC director told ABC News in an April 3 report — days after a person in Texas tested positive for bird flu.
  • Mass General Brigham adjusts policy on child neglect reports

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham will stop reporting suspected abuse or neglect to child welfare officials solely because a baby is born exposed to drugs, The Boston Globe reported April 2. 
  • 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.
  • 5 most challenging requirements in 2023: Joint Commission

    Maintaining infection prevention and control during disinfection and sterilization activities was the most challenging compliance standard for hospitals in 2023, according to The Joint Commission.
  • How 13 roles rate their hospital's safety culture

    Senior managers have the most positive perceptions of their organization's safety culture, while security workers have the lowest, new data from Press Ganey shows. 
  • Nurse managers' effect on health system performance: 5 findings

    Health systems can significantly improve nurse retention rates by ensuring their nurse managers have a level of support and job structure that enables them to have consistent and meaningful interactions with their team members, according to a new report from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and Laudio.
  • Hospitals' safety culture gap

    Healthcare workers' perceptions of safety at their organizations is improving, though a gap still remains between senior leaders and front-line workers, according to an April 2 Press Ganey report.
  • FDA clears 1st AI sepsis diagnostic tool

    The FDA has authorized the nation's first AI-powered sepsis detection tool, artificial intelligence company Prenosis said April 3. 
  • Leapfrog ranks diagnostic error recommendations

    On April 1, Leapfrog updated its list of 29 diagnostic error practice recommendations after hospital leaders asked for a hierarchy.
  • Only 68% of patients feel 'very safe' in hospitals: Report 

    Patients' perception of hospital safety has worsened since the pandemic, according to an April 2 Press Ganey report.
  • 12% of pneumonia cases are misdiagnosed, study finds

    Among 17,290 adults who were hospitalized for pneumonia in Michigan, 1 in 8 were misdiagnosed, according to a new study. 
  • Physicians jump into 'Wild West' of cosmetic surgery — and some patients suffer

    Every week, the emergency department at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center sees a patient who experienced a serious complication from cosmetic surgery that was performed by a physician with no background in the specialty, according to a March 31 Los Angeles Times report. It is one example of the consequences of physicians with no surgical training flocking to the cosmetics world and patients' potential lack of awareness on the matter.
  • US reports human bird flu case

    A person in Texas has tested positive for bird flu, state and federal health officials confirmed April 1. The individual is believed to have been exposed to dairy cattle in Texas presumed to be infected with the H5N1. 
  • Measles cases jump 51% in 1 week, CDC data shows

    Measles cases have increased sharply in the U.S. over the past week, new CDC data shows. 
  • Details emerge on HCA Mission's EMTALA violation

    CMS has approved HCA Mission Hospital's plan of correction to address a violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act regulators uncovered at the Asheville, N.C., hospital during a visit last November. 
  • The nursing workforce in 21 numbers

    The nation's nursing workforce is becoming more diverse and highly trained, though job satisfaction is falling and shortage projections are increasing through 2036, a new federal report shows. 

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