Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Nursing schools struggle to sustain enrollment, new data show: 4 notes

    Enrollment in BSN programs at nursing schools across the U.S. held steady in 2023, though fewer students are entering in master's and PhD programs, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 
  • Diabetes care in the US needs a revamp

    The diabetes epidemic continues unabated in this country. Over the past decade, fewer than 50% of people with the condition have met the recommended A1c goal of below 7. In fact, despite the advent of effective new medications and easier-to-use technology in the past 15 years, A1c levels have been going in the absolutely wrong direction — up, not down.
  • New York City reports rise in leptospirosis cases

     Last year, New York City saw 24 cases of human leptospirosis — the highest number in a single year. Six cases have been reported so far this year, the city's department of health and mental hygiene said in an April 12 health advisory. 
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  • US should prep for smallpox's return, experts say

    Smallpox, the only human disease to be fully eradicated, could reappear in the U.S. and across the globe, researchers said in a new report. 
  • Why Nurses Need Coaching Too

    More and more healthcare organizations are seeing the benefits of third-party 1:1 coaching for physicians. Coaching is helping to reduce burnout, provide growth opportunities, and increase retention among these professionals who work under incredibly high pressure daily. However, many personalized coaching programs have historically been reserved solely for physicians.
  • The second leading cause of death worldwide

    Viral hepatitis is the second leading cause of death among non-COVID-19 communicable diseases in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Memorial Hermann aims for 'quick reactivation' of kidney transplants

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is planning to quickly reactivate its kidney transplant program, which the hospital halted earlier this month after discovering evidence of a physician allegedly altering transplant candidates' medical records, the Houston Chronicle reported April 12.
  • 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.
  • 43% of clinicians report administration ignoring workplace violence complaints: Vivian

    Twenty-five percent of clinicians reported seeing more workplace violence in the past year, and 33% reported seeing the same amount, but 48% said their employer has not implemented safety protocols to protect staff, a Vivian report found.
  • Measles spike poses 'renewed threat' to elimination: CDC

    Nearly one-third of U.S. measles cases reported since 2020 have occurred this year, the CDC said in an April 11 report. 
  • Kaiser launches Food is Medicine Center of Excellence

    Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest nonprofit health system, established its Food Is Medicine Center of Excellence on April 11. 
  • 12 changes that would improve quality of care most, per providers

    Clinicians said improving staffing ratios and increasing annual salary could have the biggest effect on quality of care for patients, according to an April 11 Soliant Health report.
  • New York hospital physician fired after maternal, infant deaths

    A physician was fired, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull was placed in immediate jeopardy, following two patient deaths in the hospital's maternity ward, The New York Times reported April 11.
  • Medtronic device recalled after Lifespan hospital reports infection cluster

    Providence-based Rhode Island Hospital saw an increase in external ventricular drain infections after switching to a Medtronic device that has since been recalled, the CDC said April 11.
  • Bernie Sanders proposes $10B long COVID moonshot

    Sen. Bernie Sanders on April 9 released a draft proposal for legislation that calls for $10 billion in mandatory funding over the next 10 years to address long COVID-19, which affects millions of Americans. 
  • New initiative aims to diversify PA workforce

    The American Academy of Physician Associates is aiming to increase diversity within the profession via a new initiative, the organization said April 11.
  • 86% of post-surgery infections caused by preexisting skin bacteria: Study

    About 86% of infections following spine surgery could be linked to the patient's natural skin microbiome, a recent study from Seattle-based University of Washington School of Medicine found.
  • Uptick in mysterious condition puzzles physicians

    Physicians are reporting a surge in a mysterious medical condition notably affecting young, athletic women since the onset of the pandemic, The Washington Post reported April 10. 
  • 4 hospitalized from fake Botox injections: CDC

    The CDC is investigating fake Botox injections that have hospitalized at least four people in two states, NBC News reported April 10.
  • The state of nurse pay, work-life balance

    Pay has increased for some nurses, and the same can be said for the number of nurses seeking a higher degree or additional certification — but workplace violence also is on the rise, a report found.
  • To predict pressure injuries, new tool 20% better than current 'coin flip'

    A machine learning model accurately predicted the risk of about 3 in 4 hospital-acquired pressure injuries, according to a new study. 

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