Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Joint Commission: How to protect patients after a cyberattack

    The amount of cyberattacks in healthcare is growing, and hospitals should be ramping up their protection efforts, according to The Joint Commission. 
  • Arkansas system sees record month for nurse recruitment

    Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock recruited 125 new nurses in July — the largest cohort in the system's 111-year history.
  • 'Blue legs': Another potential long COVID-19 symptom

    Pooling of blood in the legs causing them to turn a bluish color is the latest symptom researchers have linked to long COVID-19, according to a researcher at the University of Leeds in the U.K.
  • 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.
  • Little known parasite-disease on the rise in the US

    Cases of Chagas, a disease caused by a parasite, have been steadily rising in the United States, but only 1 percent of cases are estimated to have been identified, NBC News reported Aug. 15.
  • The state that's rebounding from the nurse shortage

    Florida hospitals have seen a rebound in nurses returning to the field, with a 9 percent fall in vacancy rate in the last year, the Tampa Bay Times reported Aug. 15.
  • Top 9 most stressful nursing jobs

    The Labor Department's Occupational Network ranked acute care nurses as the most stressful nursing job. 
  • Iowa hospital accuses fired nurse of falsifying reports

    A hospital in West Burlington, Iowa, fired a nurse for an unusual amount of errors in patient records and charts, The Iowa Capital Dispatch reported Aug. 11. 
  • 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.
  • Mississippi to forgive up to $18K in loans per year for new nurses

    A new state-funded initiative in Mississippi will pay up to $6,000 each year for up to three years toward nurses' student loans if they meet certain criteria, CBS affiliate WCBI reported Aug. 11.
  • 5 notes on the tick-borne syndrome many physicians are unfamiliar with

     In July, the CDC published findings indicating up to 450,000 people in the U.S. may have alpha-gal syndrome, a tick-borne meat allergy most clinicians are unfamiliar with. 
  • Longtime nurse administrator dies

    Deborah Grotke, MSN, RN, a longtime nurse administrator, died July 13 at age 72, The Buffalo News reported Aug. 13.
  • MedExpress eliminates RN positions

    Registered nurses working at Morgantown, W.Va.-based urgent care provider MedExpress were told the company will no longer employ nurses starting Sept. 7, WSAZ reported Aug. 12.
  • California hospital fined $75K over teen's death

    State officials have fined Vista del Mar Hospital in Ventura, Calif., $75,000 for care deficiencies tied to a teenage patient's death, the Ventura County Star reported Aug. 11. 
  • 50 highest-paying nurse jobs in 2023

    Chief nurse anesthetist is the highest-paying nurse job in 2023, according to an article on Nursing Process.
  • COVID-19 admissions rise for 5th straight week: 5 updates

    COVID-19-related hospital admissions rose for a fifth straight week at 12.5 percent and deaths were up for the first time this summer by 10 percent, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 
  • Hawaii wildfires: HHS declares PHE, state manages hospital capacity

    HHS declared a public health emergency Aug. 11 for the state of Hawaii due to wildfires, with the extension of resources and flexibilities retroactive to the day the fires began.
  • Person shoots self in leg at Connecticut hospital: Police

    An individual suffered a nonfatal self-inflicted firearm injury at Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital on Aug. 10, according to local authorities. 
  • 15% of Grady's ED patients have substance use disorders

    Physicians at Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital say 15 percent of patients seen in its emergency department have at least one substance use disorder, WABE reported Aug. 10. 
  • Viewpoint: Why these are the happiest nurse positions

    Outpatient case managers and office nurses are some of the happiest in the field, according to an article written by Donna Reese, MSN, RN, and published by Nursing Process.
  • Nursing school taps VR for mass casualty training

    Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, is using virtual reality to teach nursing students how to respond during mass-casualty situations, the Standard-Examiner reported Aug. 10. 
  • Hospitals have a risky noise problem, experts say

    Monitors beeping, equipment shuffling, and patients, nurses and physicians coordinating care can make hospitals uncomfortably loud places for individuals both with or without hearing disorders — heightening anxiety and causing headaches, irritability and more, according to an Aug. 10 viewpoint written by Zina Jawadi and Alexander Chern, MD, and published on the Association of American Medical Colleges website.

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