Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • An opaque view of nurse vacancy rates

    Early data and anecdotal evidence suggests some states may be rebounding from the nurse shortage, though concrete data on the topic is sparse, and more time is needed to confirm the trend. 
  • 10 hardest nurse practitioner specialties

    Adult acute care nurse practitioner is the hardest nurse practitioner specialty, according to Nursing Process.
  • Some nursing schools record highest enrollment

    As Florida rebounds from its shortage of nurses, the Gainesville-based University of Florida's College of Nursing enrolled a record number of nursing students for fall 2023 — and a few other nursing programs are noting the same. 
  • Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + Revenue Cycle Live Conference

    From cybersecurity to AI, consumerism & health equity — 240+ speakers at Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM meeting will show how (and when) tech is the silver bullet. Join us this fall.
  • Where COVID-19 admissions are highest, rising fastest

    More than 12,600 new COVID-19 hospital admissions were reported for the week ending Aug. 12, up nearly 22 percent from the week prior. 
  • Hospitals get new CAUTI guidance

    A group of five medical societies released new recommendations aimed at preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in acute care hospitals Aug. 25.
  • West Virginia hospital infection free since 2021 opening

    Since opening in December 2021, there has not been a single hospital-acquired infection at Mon Health Marion Neighborhood Hospital in White Hall, W. Va.. 
  • How NCLEX pass rates compare to pre-COVID stats

    Pass rates of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's new NCLEX testing format were "similar to statistics reported prior to the pandemic," Nicole Williams, MSN, RN, the associate director of examinations told Becker's. 
  • 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.
  • Mass General Brigham's rigorous approach to the 'mundane'

    The rollout of Mass General Brigham's new quality strategy comes with a subtle culture change — one where those working at the organization should always assume that there is room for improvement. 
  • CDC unveils hospital sepsis program: 7 notes

    CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD, detailed the agency's launch of a new hospital program focused on enhancing sepsis care and improving patient outcomes, during an Aug. 24 CDC press call. 
  • Laid-off Optum nurses wanted at West Virginia health system

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based MedExpress Urgent Care, owned by Optum, is laying off all registered nurses at nearly 150 facilities nationwide. In response, Morgantown-based Mon Health System says it welcomes those nurses to apply for "multiple opportunities" within the four-hospital system.
  • Leapfrog debuts new hospital recognition program

    The Leapfrog Group, known for its annual hospital grade rankings, has announced the launch of a new hospital recognition program specifically for facilities and systems that exhibit a commitment to the care and safety of inpatients with diabetes.
  • 21 hospitals, health systems bringing back mask policies

    Heading into fall, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising, according to the CDC's most recent data, and that trend has already prompted several hospitals across the country to reinstate mask policies.
  • Kidnapped US nurse tells former captors, 'My clinic doors are always open to you'

    Alix Dorsainvil, the American nurse who was kidnapped in Haiti with her child for about two weeks, said she would provide care for her former captors if they entered her clinic. 
  • FDA issues warning on more contaminated eye drops

    The FDA on Aug. 22 issued a consumer warning on two eye drop products contaminated with bacteria, fungus or both. 
  • Patient found dead in Montefiore clinic stairwell

    A 57-year-old woman died Aug. 16 in a stairwell at New York City-based Montefiore's Family Health Center and wasn't found until Aug. 21 after someone reported a "foul odor," according to a Politico report. 
  • Hospitalizations rise as experts monitor new COVID-19 variant

    COVID-19 hospitalizations have gone up 21.6 percent and deaths have also risen by 8.9 percent from the week prior, according to the CDC's most recent data, which reflects updated numbers as of Aug. 12. 
  • Michael Dowling: Instead of focusing on safety, technology is being exploited to make guns more dangerous

    Rapid advancements in technology have made nearly every facet of our day-to-day lives safer. 
  • Hospitals enter uncharted territory on masking

    This fall will mark the first virus season since COVID-19 emerged in which hospitals and health systems must independently determine when and how to implement universal masking, if at all. 
  • Why long COVID-19 clinic care shouldn't depend on a positive test result

    New research from Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine found that 41 percent of long COVID patients initially tested negative for the virus, which may have led to several not getting the care they later needed for persistent symptoms, according to an Aug. 23 news release shared with Becker's.
  • Pennsylvania finalizes multistate license practice for nurses

    Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro and his administration took key steps to begin implementing the Nurse Licensure Compact across the state, according to an Aug. 22 news release. 

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