Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Articles
  • Public health failures spurred RSV surge, nurses say

    The notion that rising cases of respiratory syncytial virus are due to children's lack of exposure amid masking and stay-at-home orders is "flawed conjecture that is not based on science," National Nurses United said Nov. 14.
  • Dementia rates fell 30% over 16 years — working and education may deserve credit

    Researchers from RAND Corporation, a nonprofit think tank, found dementia rates dropped by 30.1 percent among individuals 65 and older over a 16-year period.
  • Nurse celebrated for 56-year run at PeaceHealth

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth recently held a ceremony to celebrate Sister Aileen Trainor, who has worked as a nurse in nearly every unit at the system's hospital in Springfield, Ore., since joining in 1971, The Register Guard reported Nov. 14.
  • Negative pressure wound therapy advancements are life-changing for chronic wound patients

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  • 10 hospitals seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  • Another pandemic surge: Demand for CMOs

    From healthcare companies to government employers, the demand for chief medical officer roles has grown tremendously since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to a Nov. 13 report from Yahoo News. 
  • 3 COVID-19 forecasts to know this week

    COVID-19 cases are projected to increase by more than 100 percent over the next two weeks, though national disease modeling offers a foggier picture for hospitalizations and deaths. 
  • Repeat COVID-19 infections are 'Russian roulette': study

    Repeat COVID-19 infections contribute significant additional risk of adverse health outcomes, including hospitalization and death, according to findings published Nov. 10 in Nature Medicine.
  • Using digital platforms to drive network value for healthcare organizations

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  • HAIs continued to rise in 2021, CDC finds

    The incidence of several common healthcare-associated infections reported by U.S. hospitals increased in 2021, new CDC data shows. 
  • 'Escape variants' now dominant in US

    Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 are now dominant in the U.S., accounting for more than 40 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases, CDC data shows.
  • Infant COVID-19 admissions jumped amid omicron, CDC finds

    During this summer's omicron wave, COVID-19 hospitalizations were higher among young infants compared to every other age group except those over 65, a Nov. 11 CDC report found.
  • 14 states report 'very high' flu activity: 9 FluView notes

    The nation's flu positivity rate and hospitalizations continue to climb, with Southeastern and South-Central states reporting the highest levels of activity, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  • 66 US hospitals with 'meritorious' surgical outcomes: American College of Surgeons

    The American College of Surgeons has recognized 78 hospitals worldwide for achieving "meritorious outcomes" for adult inpatient and outpatient surgical care in 2021.
  • Hospital where nurse called 911 faces accreditation delay

    Silverdale, Wash.-based St. Michael Medical Center, where a nurse called emergency services in response to staffing issues, is in the process of ensuring full accreditation after The Joint Commission issued a "preliminary denial of accreditation" in September. 
  • 6 systems launching nursing programs

    Several colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages nationwide.
  • Life stressors up long COVID-19 risk, study suggests

    Major life stressors such as financial or food insecurity, death of a loved one or new disability are strong predictors of whether hospitalized COVID-19 patients will develop long COVID-19, according to findings published Nov. 5 in Journal of the Neurological Sciences.
  • Maine psych hospital cited over patient death

    Health officials cited Westbrook, Maine-based Spring Harbor Hospital for failing to ensure a safe environment after a patient death occurred at the psychiatric hospital in June, Bangor Daily News reported Nov. 9.
  • WHO: $88M needed to curb Ebola outbreak

    The World Health Organization published an emergency appeal Nov. 9, calling for $88.2 million to curb Uganda's Ebola outbreak and prevent the virus from spreading to other districts in the country as well as neighboring countries. 
  • Pediatric COVID-19 cases jump for 2nd week

    COVID-19 cases among children have been rising nationwide for two consecutive weeks, according to a Nov. 3 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Michigan Medicine rolls out 'post-mortality' surveys to guide care improvements

    Michigan Medicine recently implemented post-mortality surveys, which are sent to caregivers after an inpatient death and meant to serve as a resource to identify areas for care improvement. 
  • COVID-19 deaths down 90% since February: WHO

    COVID-19 deaths have fallen significantly over the last nine months, but the world must remain vigilant as new subvariants spread, the World Health Organization's top official said Nov. 9.

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