Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Articles
  • UnityPoint Health's nurse camps foster interest in nursing among kids

    Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health has taken a different approach to addressing the national nursing shortage: instilling a passion for the profession at a young age.
  • Substance abuse hits new peaks in ages 19-30: 8 things to know

    Marijuana, nicotine and hallucinogenic use in people ages 19 to 30 hit historic highs in 2021, according to a National Institute on Drug Abuse study released Aug. 22. However, a few habits are on a downward trend. 
  • Incubation shorter with each new COVID-19 variant, study shows

    With each new COVID-19 variant, the interval between exposure and symptom development appeared to shorten, according to a study published Aug. 22 in JAMA Network Open. 
  • Consensus recommendations: A new approach to NPWT

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  • 26 states reporting BA.2.75 cases

    An omicron subvariant that's only accounted for a sprinkle of COVID-19 infections has been detected in 26 states and Washington, D.C., according to tracking estimates. 
  • 11 systems seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 11 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  • 5 states where COVID-19 cases are projected to fall most by Labor Day weekend  

    Most states will see a decrease in their COVID-19 case rate by Labor Day weekend, according to forecasts from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. South Dakota, Rhode Island and Virginia are the only states projected to see increases. 
  • Where long COVID-19 stands: 4 thoughts from Dr. Eric Topol 

    Researchers' efforts to unravel the mysteries surrounding long COVID-19 are beginning to pay off, Eric Topol, MD, wrote for The Los Angeles Times Aug. 21.
  • Patient care navigation: The differentiator for health systems

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  • Suggestions roll in to rename monkeypox

    "Humanpox," "lymphpox and "mpox" are among suggestions submitted to the World Health Organization after the agency on Aug. 12 said it was accepting proposals to rename monkeypox in an effort to reduce stigma and align with current best practices for naming diseases.
  • 5 states with highest, lowest CAUTI rates

    Vermont hospitals have the highest catheter associated urinary tract infection rate in the country, while hospitals in Washington, D.C., have the lowest, CDC data shows. 
  • CDC reports evidence of monkeypox virus on household surfaces: 5 updates

    Monkeypox virus DNA was found on high contact surfaces in the Utah home of two infected individuals, the CDC said in an Aug. 19 report. 
  • Healthcare pros speak out against Amazon Care

    Some healthcare professionals who worked for Amazon Care say the retail and tech giant's healthcare arm prioritized convenience before the best standard of care, according to an Aug. 19 report in The Washington Post. 
  • What New York's polio case means for the US

    While health experts have referred to New York's polio case as the "tip of the iceberg," a national outbreak similar to COVID-19 or monkeypox is not expected, USA Today reported Aug. 19.
  • New omicron offshoot ticks up in US: 4 notes

    The highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5 remains dominant in the U.S. But another omicron offshoot, BA.4.6, is slowly gaining traction, CDC estimates on variant proportions show. 
  • US COVID-19 cases fall for 4th week: 8 CDC findings

    The nation's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases decreased by nearly 10 percent this week, marking the fourth consecutive week of decline, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Aug. 19.
  • Breakthrough monkeypox cases emerge

    Preliminary reports on monkeypox vaccinations suggest the vaccine is not 100 percent effective, and some breakthrough cases are occurring, the World Health Organization said during an Aug. 17 media briefing. 
  • Viewpoint: No need to rename monkeypox

    Renaming monkeypox will not solve missteps in the nation's response to its outbreak and would do little to prevent hateful people from shaming others, a physician writes in a piece published Aug. 17 in The Atlantic.
  • The 3 most common words in Dr. Michael Osterholm's vocabulary right now 

    Though COVID-19 in the U.S. has plateaued, uncertainty still surrounds the trajectory of the pandemic and symptoms associated with the virus. 
  • 5 states with highest, lowest MRSA rates

    Hospitals in Vermont have the lowest rate of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in the country, CDC data shows. 
  • Beaumont-Spectrum system invests $20M to address nursing shortage

    BHSH System will invest more than $20 million over the next five years to increase Michigan's nursing workforce through a partnership with Oakland (Mich.) University.
  • 31% of NPs may leave healthcare: 5 survey findings

    A survey of more than 2,000 U.S. nurse practitioners found nearly a third are considering leaving healthcare, according to Medscape's first report on nurse practitioner burnout and depression published Aug. 18. 

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