Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • 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.
  • How do care-at-home programs fit into your hospital's strategy?

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  • 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.
  • Life expectancy gap widens between men and women: 5 notes

    The life expectancy gap between men and women in the U.S. has widened to the largest difference since 1996, with women expected to live almost six years longer than men, according to a recent study.
  • Can healthcare's fastest growing job solve nurse shortages?

    In just one year, the nurse practitioner profession has added 30,000 employees to the workforce, according to data released Nov. 13 by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  • 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.
  • 3 in 5 children don't receive needed flu medicine, VUMC study finds

    Sixty percent of children diagnosed with the flu aren't receiving antiviral medications, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers. 
  • 1 in 5 patients get 'rebound COVID' after taking Paxlovid: Study

    More than 20% of patients who take Paxlovid experience a virologic rebound of COVID-19 after stopping treatment, according to research published Nov. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. 
  • Valley fever fungus expected to spread; costs $1.5B in just 2 states

    Already, Valley fever costs about $1.5 billion per year in Arizona and California, and experts anticipate the fungus that causes the illness will widen its reach in the country over the next few decades, The Washington Post reported Nov. 13.
  • Flu, prescription activity on the rise: 4 notes

    Flu cases are increasing steadily while antiviral prescriptions increase only slightly, according to the latest CDC data.
  • UAB physicians care for woman with double uterus, 2 pregnancies

    A woman with a uterine didelphys, or double uterus, is carrying a pregnancy in each uterus, ABC reported Nov. 13.
  • NP workforce grows 8% in 1 year

    The number of nurse practitioners has grown 8.5% since 2022, American Association of Nurse Practitioners data found.
  • This state saw a 193% increase in C. auris cases in 1 year

    Nevada has one of the highest C. auris rates in the country, and cases have grown 193% since November 2022, CBS affiliate KLAS reported Nov. 12.
  • Virus season heats up ahead of holiday gatherings

    Respiratory virus season is heating up in the U.S., and hospitals are starting to feel the effects amid an influx of respiratory syncytial virus and influenza patients. Meanwhile, new COVID-19 admissions, which had been declining for several weeks straight, have stabilized. 
  • Flu activity ramps up nationwide: 4 FluView notes

    Flu activity is beginning to rise across several regions of the U.S. including the South Central, Southeast and West Coast regions, according to the latest CDC data.
  • Women get Lupus 9x more, Johns Hopkins learns why

    Women and biological females are nine times more likely to be diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Lupus than males, and now researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins have found why. 
  • Oklahoma hospital latest to adopt TeamBirth initiative

    Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., is one of the latest hospitals in the nation to adopt TeamBirth — a care model that 94% of clinicians say improves patient outcomes.
  • The nursing crisis has reached a breaking point: ANA

    The nurse staffing crisis is not new, but it has reached the proverbial breaking point, Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, RN, president of the American Nurses Association, wrote in an op-ed piece published in The Hill on Nov. 11.
  • How AdventHealth makes safety grade success a 'clinical imperative'

    At AdventHealth, The Leapfrog Group's hospital safety grades aren't just another nice-to-have recognition or rating — it's a core part of the clinical agenda, which is reflected in 32 of the health system's 42 eligible hospitals receiving an "A" grade this fall,and its Daytona Beach (Fla.) hospital achieving its 24th straight 'A.'

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