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  • New nursing specialty certifications introduced in 2023

    U.S. nurses can now become certified in two additional specialties: burn nursing and cannabis.
  • Detecting COVID-19 gets murkier ahead of winter months

    A quarter of the nation's CDC-sponsored wastewater testing sites are shut down indefinitely as the agency looks to replace the firm it has worked with on wastewater surveillance since 2020, sparking concerns among public health officials that the nation will have little insight into COVID-19's spread as colder months arrive, Politico reported Oct. 26. 
  • Yale School of Nursing gets record gift

    An anonymous donor has gifted $11.1 million to Yale School of Nursing in New Haven, Conn., marking the single largest donation in the school's history. The university has committed to match the gift, according to an Oct. 25 news release. 
  • Transform Your Hospital Operations: A Virtual Summit

    See how your peers are reimagining hospital operations using AI. Join this virtual event here.
  • Handwashing before gloving-up isn't necessary, study finds

    Handwashing in clinical settings prior to putting on gloves may not actually be the best policy for infection prevention, a new study has found.
  • CDC panel recommends broader use of mpox vaccine

    A CDC vaccine advisory group recommended the two-dose mpox vaccine for people 18 and older who are at higher risk, according to an Oct. 25 report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
  • CDC advisory panel OKs Pfizer's 5 in 1 meningitis vaccine

    The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices formally recommended Pfizer's meningitis vaccine Oct. 25, five days after the FDA granted it full approval.
  • 6 things to know about dengue fever

    Concerns are growing among U.S. health experts about rising cases of dengue fever, an infection caused by mosquito bites that could become endemic to some states within the next decade. 
  • 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.
  • 31% of ventilator patients at Maryland facilities were colonized with pathogens

    Nearly one-third of patients in Maryland hospitals were colonized with Acinetobacter baumannii and Candida auris, two pathogens that are becoming growing infection-threats in hospital settings.
  • Childhood arthritis diagnoses are climbing

    More than 220,000 children were diagnosed with arthritis between 2017 and 2021, a CDC report published in July estimates. The majority of diagnoses were adolescents between 12 and 18 years old. 
  • Why 1 chief nurse nixed 'challenges' from her vocabulary

    Dianne Aroh, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer at Tacoma, Wash.-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, is passionate about turning every challenge into an opportunity.
  • 12 million Americans have received new COVID-19 shots: CDC

    The nation's new COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been off to a slow start, with about 12 million Americans receiving the shots since mid-September, according to an Oct. 24 report from Politico.
  • Chief medical officer role gets a makeover

    The chief medical officer role is expanding.
  • How 1 ED boosted pediatric readiness

    A 25-bed hospital in Colorado is among the most prepared facilities in the nation to treat pediatric patients in its emergency department, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 25. 
  • Sterilization issues pause surgeries at California hospital

    Providence Santa Rosa (Calif.) Memorial Hospital has diverted or paused nearly all elective surgeries in the last week due to concerns about the water used in sterilizing instruments, the Press Democrat reported Oct. 24.
  • 5 patients identified with C. auris at Kentucky hospital

    An outbreak of colonized C. auris was confirmed at Lexington, Ky.-based Albert B. Chandler Hospital, NBC affiliate WLEX reported Oct. 24.
  • 15 Washington hospitals adopt TeamBirth

    TeamBirth, a novel care delivery model developed in 2021 that slowly rolled out across top hospitals like Cleveland Clinic, has made its way to the West Coast, being implemented across 15 hospitals in Washington, according to an Oct. 23 news release.
  • 5,000 nurses trained, $42M saved from NYC residency program

    A nurse residency program that was rolled out in New York City in 2019 has trained 5,000 nurses, Mayor Eric Adams announced in a press release. 
  • Vermont hospital training staff to be nurses

    Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vt., created an employee-to-nurse pipeline to ease its nurse shortage, ABC affiliate WCAX reported Oct. 24.
  • Patient feedback positive on virtual nursing at OSF Healthcare

    About four months into a virtual nursing pilot, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., is seeing positive feedback from patients. 
  • Changing the perceptions of contingent staffing

    Travel nurses and other contingent staff play a crucial role in improving health services in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. However, their role is frequently misunderstood and their skill set is often undervalued.

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