Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Articles
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • WHO launches 1st infection control report

    Healthcare facilities following good hand hygiene and other cost-effective practices can prevent 70 percent of infections, the first infection control report from the World Health Organization found. 
  • Rising hospitalizations put CDC's COVID-19 prevention guidelines to the test

    When COVID-19 cases were on the decline in February after reaching pandemic peaks in January, the CDC updated its guidance for informing COVID-19 prevention measures to rely more on hospitalizations and strain on the healthcare system, rather than the number of new cases alone. As hospitalizations now rise across the country, that strategy could be put to the test, The New York Times reported May 6. 
  • 15M global deaths tied to COVID-19, WHO estimates

    Approximately 14.9 million people have died of COVID-19 since January 2020 directly or indirectly, described as "excess mortality," according to a May 5 report from the World Health Organization.
  • Nurses make exit plans after RaDonda Vaught's conviction

    More than 100,000 nurses left the workforce in 2021, according to an analysis published April 13 in Health Affairs. Now a nurse's criminal conviction for a medical error has the profession worried about how that number might swell. 
  • 228 unusual hepatitis cases identified worldwide: 4 updates

    At least 228 probable cases of severe hepatitis in children have been reported in 20 countries, the World Health Organization said May 4. Another 50 cases are under investigation. 
  • 6 updates on the US' human bird flu case

    Health officials on April 28 confirmed the nation's first human bird flu case after a Colorado man who had been working on a commercial farm with infected poultry tested positive for an H5 virus.
  • Opinion: It's time to call a surge a surge

    The recent rise in COVID-19 cases has led to a series of euphemisms to describe the uptick, but it's time to refer to the situation as what it is: a surge, The Atlantic writer Katherine Wu wrote May 5.
  • Severe COVID-19's effect on brain equivalent to 20 years of aging, small study finds

    The cognitive impairment caused by severe COVID-19 is equivalent to 20 years of aging or the loss of 10 IQ points, according to a small study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. 

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