Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Hawaii health officials warn Maui residents to avoid toxic ash

    Following the August wildfires that decimated parts of Maui, the state's department of health issued a new warning Oct. 15 urging the public residents and visitors to avoid contact with toxic ash remnants. 
  • Patients more likely to go home if anesthesiologist does sedation: Study

    A study found patients who receive sedation from an anesthesiologist, instead of a physician who is not a trained anesthesiologist, are nearly 70% more likely to be discharged home than to a long-term care facility.
  • Viewpoint: 1 problem fueling preventable deaths

    A lack of emergency blood transfusions is a national crisis "fueling" preventable deaths, three physicians wrote in a JAMA opinion piece Oct. 12.
  • Transform Your Hospital Operations: A Virtual Summit

    See how your peers are reimagining hospital operations using AI. Join this virtual event here.
  • How UNC Health reduced nurse turnover by 20%

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health has reduced nurse turnover by 20% with its UNC Health for Me program.
  • COVID down. RSV, flu up: 4 notes

    New weekly COVID-19 admissions are down for the fourth week straight, according to the latest data from the CDC. Meanwhile, flu and respiratory syncytial virus are starting to rise. 
  • The 10 diseases that caused 75% of US deaths in 2021

    Heart disease, cancer and COVID-19 were responsible for nearly half of U.S. deaths in 2021, according to a report by USA Facts, a nonprofit organization that conducts data analysis.
  • Massachusetts nursing program that faced shutdown remains open

    Milton, Mass.-based Labouré College of Healthcare narrowly avoided a July vote that would have shut down its nursing program, but the school was given until Oct. 11 to produce an update on its efforts to correct regulatory deficiencies and remain in operation. 
  • 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.
  • 8 hospitals, systems seeking chief nursing officers

    Here are eight health systems and hospitals in the U.S. currently seeking chief nursing officers.
  • U of Utah's new population health clinic aims to find unmet care needs

    Salt Lake City-based University of Utah has cut the ribbon on its new population health clinic, which it hopes will improve patient outcomes, identify unmet care needs and lower the overall cost of care, according to an Oct. 12 news release.
  • 4 developments in sepsis care in 2023

    The U.S. is cracking down on hospitals to improve sepsis care. A rule finalized in August by CMS and the Biden administration will give health systems until 2026 to comply with the new standards. In the meantime, researchers are pushing ahead with techniques and tools aimed at improving outcomes. 
  • The top nurse initiatives that make a difference, per 6 leaders

    Code Lavender, escape rooms, professional development and flexible scheduling are just some of the nurse initiatives top hospitals are implementing to create an excellent nurse workplace.
  • Brain death guidance updated for first time in a decade

    The American Academy of Neurology recently updated the guidelines for determining brain death in adult and pediatric patients.
  • How hospitals can prevent the most common sentinel event

    Falls are the most common sentinel event resulting in harm or death of hospital patients so far in 2023, according to data from The Joint Commission. 
  • 40% of disabled patients report unfair treatment

    Four in 10 adults with a disability reported experiencing unfair healthcare treatment, an Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report found.
  • 6 Joint Commission sentinel alerts, safety advisories in 2023

    So far in 2023, The Joint Commission has issued a total of six sentinel alerts and safety advisories.
  • California makes RN license for retired nurses

    Amid a shortage of nurses, California is turning to retirees to fill the gap. 
  • FDA warns providers against ketamine for psychiatric disorders

    The FDA issued an alert Oct. 10 to healthcare providers about dangers associated with treating psychiatric disorders with ketamine.
  • 'We're angry': RSV, COVID shot rollout hits wall

    Health experts are betting on a collection of vaccines and a monoclonal antibody to prevent severe illness and minimize capacity strain on hospitals from flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus this respiratory virus season. However, hurdles in accessing the shots may prevent those most at risk for severe illness from getting vaccinated before virus season is in full swing. 
  • Michigan ANA opposes nurse-ratio bill

    The American Nurses Association-Michigan released a letter opposing state legislation that would mandate patient ratios for hospital nurses.
  • New AI tool designed to predict COVID-19 strains

    Researchers at Boston-based Harvard Medical School and University of Oxford in England have created an AI tool to forecast which COVID-19 strains will grow in dominance, according to an Oct. 11 article in Nature. 

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