Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • CDC expands COVID, flu, RSV surveillance at major airports

    Four major airports across the U.S. will become sites of an expanded infectious disease surveillance effort from the CDC's Traveler-based Genomic Surveillance program, according to a Nov. 6 news release. 
  • Child firearm injuries doubled during pandemic

    Hospital emergency departments saw child firearm injuries nearly double during the pandemic, a new study found.
  • To Help Solve the Nursing Crisis, Support Diverse International Talent

    The headlines and warnings have been relentless: there are not enough nurses – or people studying to be nurses – in the United States.
  • Transform Your Hospital Operations: A Virtual Summit

    See how your peers are reimagining hospital operations using AI. Join this virtual event here.
  • Seattle hospital probes source of 2 Legionella cases

    The University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake is working with local health officials and the CDC to investigate the source of infection after two patients were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.
  • The emerging specialty of cannabis nursing: 'We've risked our careers'

    Medical cannabis has been approved for use in 38 states as of 2023, but right now there is no certification or credentialing for nurses who want to specialize in this type of medicine. However, that will soon change because of a group of dedicated nurse volunteers with the American Cannabis Nurses Association.
  • Hospitals regain lost ground in HAI fight

    Hospitals are making strides in reducing healthcare-associated infections after a major spike during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from The Leapfrog Group. 
  • CDC panel backs looser guidance on hospital masking

    A CDC advisory committee voted Nov. 3 to finalize a draft of infection control guidelines that recommends healthcare workers wear masks during routine care to prevent the spread of common, endemic respiratory infections — a move National Nurses United has condemned for not going far enough to protect patients and staff from aerosol transmission. 
  • 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.
  • AdventHealth hospitals honored for 'patient falls bootcamp'

    Two AdventHealth hospitals have been recognized for a "patient falls bootcamp" effort that cut incidents by 33%, with some units improving as much as 50% from last year. 
  • New York hospital, university partner on nursing school

    Saint Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, N.Y., has donated $2.5 million to support a partnership with the nursing school at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. 
  • How ChristianaCare cut sepsis deaths to half the national average

    As hospitals nationwide grapple to comply with, and push back on a Biden administration rule that aims to crack down on sepsis deaths nationally or face federal funding losses, ChristianaCare in Newark, Del., claims its sepsis mortality rates are already about half of the national average. 
  • How NYC health officials plan to reverse declining life expectancy

    Life expectancy for New York City residents dropped by nearly five years between 2019 and 2020, and now, the health department is launching a campaign to target the contributing factors that led to the decline. 
  • The value of the second opinion

    Earlier this year, researchers published results from the first study to quantify the burden of misdiagnoses in the U.S., which found nearly 800,000 people are permanently disabled or die from diagnostic errors. 
  • Nurses call out CDC for voting on mask guidance before weighing public comment

    The nation's largest union of registered nurses is criticizing a CDC committee for planning to vote on updated infection control guidance for healthcare settings without reviewing public comment. 
  • 2nd case of dengue confirmed in California

    A second case of rare, locally acquired dengue has been confirmed by California health officials in Long Beach. The report comes just over a week after a first was reported in Pasadena.
  • Nurse-patient ratios can solve staffing crisis: ANA

    The American Nurses Association announced its support of the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act, which would establish minimum nurse-to-patient ratios nationwide.
  • New strategies to reduce catheter infections and hospital costs

    Payal Patel, MD, an infectious disease physician at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health, is the lead researcher behind new recommendations for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections at acute care hospitals worldwide. Employing these essential practices, Dr. Patel asserts, can save hospitals money and improve patient outcomes.
  • 3 hospitals awarded as best workplaces for men in nursing

    The American Association for Men in Nursing awarded three hospitals and health systems as best workplaces for men in nursing at its annual conference in October. The award celebrates organizations that have made strides in recruiting and retaining men in the profession. 
  • US infant death rate rises for 1st time in 20 years

    Infant mortality in the U.S. went up 3% between 2021 and 2022, according to a CDC report published Nov. 1. It's the first time the rate has gone up year over year since 2001-2002. 
  • Where 'automation has not been kind to nursing'

    While automation holds the lucrative promise for many fields of removing mundane tasks from workloads, some nurse leaders are hopeful — but questioning — if emerging technology will do the same in their field.
  • New vaccine could boost immune system to fight HAIs: Study

    A new type of vaccine could stimulate the innate immune system to prevent deaths from hospital-acquired infections caused by a variety of bacteria and fungi, according to a recent study.

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