Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • 35 measles cases reported in 15 states: CDC

    Louisiana and Indiana have joined the ranks of 13 other states reporting measles cases this year amid a national resurgence of the virus. 
  • Norovirus climbs across US

    Norovirus has been on the rise since October, and the stomach virus is now positive in 12.4% of tests sent to labs, according to CDC data. 
  • 'Adjusting the sails': Hackensack hospital's path to a rare Magnet achievement

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center has been recertified as a Magnet-designated hospital for the seventh consecutive year. Chief Nursing Officer Ramonita Jimenez, DNP, RN, says the achievement is one any facility can reach; it is all about "adjusting the sails."
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  • Patients undergo 'promising' long COVID therapy

    A type of respiratory therapy that involves breathing 100% pure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber improved symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, mood and pain in patients experiencing long COVID-19.
  • C.diff guidelines revised for patients with recurrent infections

    A common practice for treating patients with gastrointestinal conditions has been revised by the American Gastroenterological Association, it announced Feb. 21.
  • CHS adds 1K+ bedside nurses; contract labor down $260M

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems added more than 1,000 bedside nurses as part of its centralized clinical recruitment strategy in 2023, executives said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call on Feb. 21.
  • AMA, National Quality Forum partner to standardize patient symptom data

    To tackle the persistent challenge of diagnostic errors, the American Medical Association and National Quality Forum have partnered to establish standards for collecting and sharing patient symptom data in clinical care. 
  • 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.
  • The strategies that dropped vacancy rates at 10 systems

    In the midst of staff shortages, health systems and healthcare groups have become more creative and focused on retention strategies.
  • How to close the research gap in women's leading cause of death: Viewpoint

    In 1912, a researcher described cardiovascular disease in men. It was not until 1928, however, that the same researcher wrote another paper showing women also suffered from the disease. This is one example of how research into and treatments for heart disease in women, the leading cause of death in women, has lagged for decades, a Feb. 1 Circulation Research article said.
  • Results are in on 'tripledemic' viruses' hospital burden this season: 4 notes

    The combined effects of flu, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19 this season led to similar levels of hospitalizations and illness, but there were smaller peaks of COVID-19 and RSV compared to the 2022-2023 virus season.
  • 10 states where 'nurse burnout' is Googled most

    Arizona Googled the term "nurse burnout" the most out of all states, a study found.
  • AACN's new tool simplifies ICU nurse onboarding

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses launched a knowledge assessment tool, Feb. 13 to more easily find knowledge gaps and personalize new training to streamline onboarding time for ICU nurses. 
  • HCA Mission Hospital enacts changes in wake of CMS warning: Report

    Patients triaged and assigned a nurse within 10 minutes of ED arrival. Lab orders collected within 30 minutes. These are among the policies HCA Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., has enacted as part of its plan of correction to address serious deficiencies the facility was cited for in January, according to internal documents obtained by The Asheville Watchdog. 
  • States by NPs per capita: 2024

    Tennessee has the most active nurse practitioners per capita of any state, while Hawaii has the fewest for the second year in a row, according to a ranking from KFF. 
  • Grocery spending drops among Ozempic users

    New data points to yet another ripple effect from the rising popularity of weight loss drugs: a drop in grocery spending, Bloomberg reported Feb. 16.
  • Researchers create 'laboratory testicles'

    In a groundbreaking medical advancement, Israeli researchers have grown synthetic testicles in a laboratory setting, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences. 
  • A growing amputation trend

    Since 2001, the number of diagnosed diabetes nationwide has increased by 7%, but the number of amputations among diabetics has grown by 18%, ABC News reported Feb. 19.
  • 50 years, 9 lessons — 1 CNO on long-term nursing trends

    Nancy Bisco, BSN, RN, has many life lessons to share after her 50-year career, most of which was spent in leadership roles.
  • Providence details improvements for prevention of sepsis in newborns

    Group B streptococcus is notorious for leading to sepsis in newborns. While there are guidelines for treating the condition, adhering to them is not always followed. 
  • Americans are overdoing 'alone time'

    Americans spend far less time face-to-face today than they did 20 years ago, reaching a new low for "social fitness" that spills over to other dimensions of health and wellbeing.

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