Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Flu admissions jump ahead of Thanksgiving: 4 CDC notes

    Flu activity continues to increase across the U.S., according to the latest CDC data. For the week ending Nov. 11, 2,721 patients with laboratory-confirmed flu cases were admitted to a hospital — up from 1,962 the week prior. 
  • In-person visits outperform telehealth in this situation: Study

    A recent study found patients who utilized telehealth visits had lower rates of follow-up care completion.
  • CDC, WHO report alarming rise in measles cases, deaths

    About 22 million children who were eligible for measles vaccinations in 2022 did not receive them, according to a joint report from the CDC and the World Health Organization, published Nov. 17. Not only has it left a large population of children susceptible to infection and outbreaks — risk of death is also rising.
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  • Hospitals often overlook the dangers of insulin: ISMP

    After multiple nurses have been charged and imprisoned for administering fatal amounts of insulin, it's clear there's a lack of regulation in hospitals and nursing homes, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Nov. 16.
  • Viewpoint: Nurse martyrdom helps no one

    The idea that nursing is not a career but a calling is "false and misleading" and may be an underlying cause of burnout and compassion fatigue in the field, Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, wrote in an opinion piece published on Daily Nurse.
  • FDA's crackdown on probiotics for infants may cost lives, physicians say

    Last month, the FDA warned hospitals to stop giving probiotics to preterm infants following the death of a baby that was linked to the products. Now, some physicians are concerned that a lack of access to the products will subject premature infants to a severe gut disease, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 16. 
  • No states earn 'A' grade on preterm birth rates: March of Dimes

    For the second year straight, March of Dimes has given the U.S. a "D+" for its high preterm birth rate, according to the group's annual report card on maternal and infant health. 
  • 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.
  • Uptake of new COVID shot grows

    Nearly 14% of the nation's adult population — about 35 million people — have received the new COVID-19 shot, according to updated estimates from the CDC. 
  • FDA, CDC rush to increase RSV drug access

    The FDA and CDC are working to deploy more Beyfortus doses as its maker underestimated demand for the first respiratory syncytial virus drug approved for children. 
  • How 2 hospitals are combating 'quiet quitting' and other workforce trends

    Stress, burnout and frustration in the workplace have resulted in workforce trends such as "quiet quitting" and "rage applying," and hospitals are taking aim at the issues that give rise to these movements.
  • WHO deems loneliness a 'pressing health threat'

    The World Health Organization is elevating loneliness as a "pressing health threat" and organizing leadership to drive evidence-based solutions at a global level.
  • 1st Black woman inducted into Academy of Emergency Nurses

    A Texas nurse became the first Black woman to be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nurses, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Nov. 16.
  • HHS creates long COVID committee

    On Nov. 16, HHS launched an advisory committee on long COVID, a condition that studies have found affects 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients. 
  • The long road to 'physician associate'

    The American Association of Physician Associates is still in the early stages of a sweeping effort to rebrand the PA profession — and sunset the title "physician assistant" — but hopes to make important strides in 2024, AAPA CEO Lisa Gables told Becker's. 
  • Ozempic sparks debate on surgery prep

    With the inflation of prescriptions for glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegovy, physicians began seeing a startling amount of regurgitation and aspiration in surgeries. 
  • Is healthcare ready to embrace more young nurses?

    In conversations about the nursing shortage, healthcare leaders often underscore the importance of building a pipeline by stirring interest among younger generations, and getting in front of high schoolers and middle schoolers. But is the industry fully ready to embrace more young nurses?
  • Patients potentially exposed to infection at Massachusetts hospital

    Salem (Mass.) Hospital is notifying some patients who may have been exposed to infection as a result of the improper administration of an intravenous medicine, Boston 25 News reported Nov. 15.
  • CHS cuts serious safety events by 89%

    Over the last decade, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has significantly reduced the incidence of serious patient safety events across its member hospitals.
  • FDA warns Amazon over sale of unapproved eye drops

    The FDA has issued a warning letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy over the sale of unapproved eye drops.
  • Nurses receive 1% of healthcare philanthropy

    The healthcare sector as a whole received $333.3 billion in philanthropic donations between 2015 and 2022. But despite nursing being one of the largest groups of clinicians, nurses received only 1% of those donations, according to a Nov. 15 report released by the American Nurses Foundation.

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