Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Articles
  • Rudeness: A care quality issue

    For many people, rude behavior is no more than an unwelcome nuisance. But for those in healthcare, the consequences can be far more detrimental. 
  • Nurses take to streets ahead of RaDonda Vaught sentencing

    Nurses from across the country are heading to Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., this week to march for better working conditions and to show support for RaDonda Vaught. 
  • 25% of Medicare recipients harmed during hospital stays, HHS says

    Twenty-five percent of Medicare enrollees experienced harm during hospital stays in October 2018, according to a May 12 report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General. 
  • Clinical Leadership + Pharmacy Virtual Event

    The clinical landscape is rapidly evolving. Hear how leading healthcare organizations are tackling labor shortages, advancing health literacy + more during Becker's 2022 Clinical Leadership + Pharmacy Virtual Event.
  • Top 5 most challenging requirements in 2021: Joint Commission

    Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections was the most challenging compliance standard for hospitals in 2021, according to The Joint Commission. 
  • Interest in IUDs spiked after leaked Roe v. Wade draft opinion, OB-GYNs say 

    Interest in intrauterine devices and other forms of contraception has spiked in the wake of a leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court may strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which established safe and legal access to abortion as a constitiutional right, The Washington Post reported May 10. 
  • BA.2 subvariant prevalence grows: 4 COVID-19 updates

    The latest CDC variant proportion estimates show a sublineage of the BA.2 omicron variant is gaining foothold in the U.S., coinciding with a nationwide increase in cases and hospitalizations. 
  • Kids' hepatitis outbreak grows to 348 cases: 5 updates

    New reports of unusual hepatitis cases among children in the U.S. have brought the global total to 348 probable cases from 20 countries, the World Health Organization said May 10.
  • 10 executives on quality improvement measures deserving more attention

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused quality leaders to seek innovative solutions to not only maintain but reinvigorate quality efforts, with renewed attention on maintaining measures as hospitalizations have dwindled since the omicron surge.
  • US sees unusual late-season flu uptick

    The nation's flu positivity test rate reached nearly 10 percent in mid-April, making it the first time such an increase has occurred so late in the flu season since 1982, according to an NBC News analysis of CDC flu data from the past seven years.
  • BA.2's prevalence in US falls for 3rd week

    The omicron subvariant BA.2 accounts for a fewer proportion of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as the prevalence of another omicron sublineage — BA.2.12.1 — grows, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates. 
  • US may limit access to next-gen COVID-19 shots if funding falls short, official says

    The next generation of COVID-19 shots may only be available this fall to those at high risk of severe illness if Congress does not approve more emergency funding to buy the shots, a senior administration official told NBC News.
  • 18 hospital execs write thank-you notes to nurses

    National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, is a time to show appreciation for nurses and recognize the crucial role they play in healthcare. 
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations to rise through late May, CDC predicts

    Hospitals will likely see new COVID-19 admissions increase through the end of the month, federal modeling suggests.
  • 29% of nurses considering leaving profession: 5 takeaways from the 2022 nurse salary report

    The 2022 "Nurse Salary Research Report" found 29 percent of nurses are considering leaving the profession — a dramatic increase from the 11 percent who said the same in the 2020 survey. 
  • 5 systems seeking chief quality officers 

    ​​Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  • Researchers turn attention to those who've dodged COVID-19

    Researchers around the world are working to understand how a shrinking number of people have managed to avoid contracting the coronavirus for more than two years in hopes of uncovering better preventive measures and more effective treatments, The Washington Post reported May 8. 
  • CDC investigating 109 severe hepatitis cases in children, 5 deaths

    The CDC is investigating "hepatitis of unknown cause" in 109 children, including five deaths, agency officials said in a May 5 update. 
  • US may see 'pretty sizable' fall COVID-19 surge, Dr. Ashish Jha warns

    The U.S. may see a "pretty sizable wave" of COVID-19 infections this fall and winter as the virus continues to evolve and immunity wanes, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha, MD, said May 8 on ABC News' "This Week."
  • US flu hospitalizations fall for 1st time in months

    A total of 3,070 people in the U.S. were admitted to hospitals for the flu for the week ending April 30, marking the first time flu hospitalizations have dropped since January, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  • COVID-19 admissions jumped 16.6% last week: 9 CDC findings

    The U.S. reported double-digit increases in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations last week, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 5.

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