Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Articles
  • Woman injured in shooting at Wayne UNC Hospital

    A woman was shot in the leg at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro, N.C., on June 5, which prompted a lockdown at the hospital for nearly an hour.
  • US COVID-19 cases fall for 1st time since March: 9 CDC findings

    The nation's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases has decreased for the first time since late March, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published June 3.
  • HHS aims to improve care for kids with special health needs 

    HHS on June 1 issued a national framework to improve care for the 1 in 5 children in the U.S. who have special healthcare needs.
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  • 13 systems hiring chief nursing officers

    Below are 13 hospitals, health systems and hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  • Nurses lobby for 'RaDonda's Law'

    Nurses have started lobbying for legislation to end the criminalization of medical errors, dubbed "RaDonda's Law," in the wake of former nurse RaDonda Vaught's sentencing for a fatal medication error she made in 2017. 
  • 7 schools launching nursing programs

    Several colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages around the country.
  • 6 recent moves from The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission has issued warnings about the importance of safety timeouts ahead of surgeries, released its list of the most challenging requirements for hospitals in 2021, and launched several new partnerships in the last few months. 
  • Physicians transplant first 3D-printed ear 

    Physicians transplanted the first 3D-printed ear in a woman using her own cells, The New York Times reported June 2. 
  • 5 dead in Oklahoma hospital campus shooting

    Five people were killed and multiple others were injured June 1 in a mass shooting inside a medical office building on a hospital campus in Tulsa, Okla. It was the 233rd mass shooting in the U.S. this year. 
  • 2 dead after shooting at Ohio hospital

    A security guard died June 1 after he was shot by a jail inmate receiving care at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. 
  • Global monkeypox outbreak grows to 550: 5 updates

    Global monkeypox cases have risen to more than 550 across 30 countries, up from 257 confirmed cases on May 26, the World Health Organization said during a June 1 news conference, according to CNBC.
  • Inaccurate pulse ox readings may have delayed, prevented care among minority COVID-19 patients

    Pulse oximeter measurements are less accurate among Black, Hispanic and Asian COVID-19 patients compared to white patients. These inaccuracies may have led to minority patients receiving delayed or no treatment, according to a study published May 31 in JAMA Internal Medicine. 
  • Nurse workload linked to sepsis death risk

    Freeing up nurses to spend more time on patient care may reduce sepsis deaths among the Medicare population, a study published May 27 in JAMA Health Forum suggests.
  • Florida VA hospital failed to provide emergency care to patient, feds find

    Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla., failed to provide emergency care to an unresponsive heart failure patient because hospital staff could not verify his status as a veteran, according to a May 31 report from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General.
  • Justice Department seeks return of transportation mask mandate: 4 COVID-19 updates

    The Justice Department on May 31 asked a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling from a federal judge in Florida that voided the nation's mask mandate on public transportation, including airplanes and airports, NPR reports. 
  • Foggy COVID-19 case counts still helpful, experts say

    The current rise in COVID-19 cases could be 10 to 14 times worse than official counts suggest, but experts say there is still merit in reporting cases, The Atlantic reported May 29. 
  • The consequences of COVID-19 reinfection: 'Still a lot of gray'

    COVID-19 reinfections are becoming a regular occurrence in the U.S. as new variants emerge and surges come and go, but experts are still unclear on the long-term ramifications of these repeat infections, according to The Atlantic.
  • US accounts for 33% of unusual hepatitis cases reported worldwide

    Global health officials have identified 650 probable cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin among children in 33 countries, the World Health Organization said May 27. 
  • Monkeypox pandemic unlikely, WHO says 

    The World Health Organization said a global monkeypox pandemic is unlikely, USA Today reported May 30.
  • COVID-19 admissions to rise through mid-June, CDC forecasts

    Modeling suggests COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths will continue to rise in the U.S. through at least mid-June as the highly transmissible omicron subvariants BA.2 and BA.2.12.1 spread nationwide. 

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