Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • A gap in front-line staff training — and how Lifespan is closing it

    "If you see something, say something." It's a phrase familiar to front-line staff who hospitals and health systems in large part rely on to report safety risks and events, but in many cases, a key component is missing: Training. 
  • 3 systems win ANCC's nursing development award

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded three hospital systems and four healthcare organizations for excellence in their nursing professional development efforts. 
  • Healthmark Industries Co. Inc. announces acquisition by Getinge

    In a recent press release, Healthmark announced that it has been acquired by Getinge, a Swedish public healthcare provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, sterilization departments, cardiovascular procedures and for life science companies and institutions.
  • How do care-at-home programs fit into your hospital's strategy?

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  • New sepsis rule is too rigid, infectious disease experts say

    Hospitals and infectious disease physicians contend that CMS' final rule on sepsis care is too rigid and does not allow clinicians flexibility to determine how recommendations should apply to their specific patients.
  • Drug error led to immediate jeopardy warning at Pennsylvania hospital

    In August, a nurse at Main Line Health's Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa., mistakenly gave a patient double the prescribed dose of a powerful painkiller. The incident led to state regulators issuing an immediate jeopardy warning, according to an inspection report obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Mount Sinai has faced $700K in arbitration over nurse ratios

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital has racked up $700,000 in arbitration awards it must pay to the New York State Nurses Association, Politico reported Oct. 10.
  • Joint Commission issues safety advisory on pressure injuries 

    The Joint Commission issued a quick safety advisory Oct. 9 with best practices for the early identification of severe pressure injuries. 
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

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  • 15 states that mandate surgical smoke evacuation

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed A.B. 1007 into law which requires healthcare facilities to use all tools feasible to remove surgical smoke plumes — making it the 15th state in the nation to do so.
  • 2 men with guns arrested at New York hospital

    Two men with loaded handguns were arrested Oct. 8 at Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital, CBS affiliate WROC reported.
  • Avian flu in Seattle mammals concerns health experts

    After seals in Seattle's Puget Sound tested positive for H5N1 avian flu in late August, a researcher at the University of Washington Medical School is highlighting the unprecedented wave of cases in the last year and what that means for human health.
  • Man escapes custody at Mount Sinai hospital

    Police are searching for a man who escaped custody at Mount Sinai West in New York City on Oct. 9, according to CW affiliate PIX11. 
  • Healthcare leaders not confident US is prepared for next pandemic

    Forty percent of healthcare leaders are "not confident at all" that the U.S. would be better prepared for a future pandemic, according to a September Becker's LinkedIn poll.
  • 2 patients injured in rehab hospital fire

    Two patients at North Port (Fla.) Rehabilitation Center were injured in a fire at the facility, Fox 13 News reported Oct. 8.
  • 6 in 10 PAs are burned out: 4 findings

    Heavy workloads, long hours and insufficient compensation are fueling burnout among physician assistants, according to Medscape's Physician Assistant Burnout Report published Oct. 6.
  • The disease set to 'take off' in Southern US: Reuters

    Dengue fever, an infection caused by mosquito bites, may become increasingly common across the Southern U.S. within the next decade.
  • Arkansas reports 1st-ever locally acquired malaria case

    The nation's 20-year streak of zero locally acquired malaria cases broke in 2023 after four states have reported infections, including the first-ever case in Arkansas. 
  • 66K qualified BSN applications were turned away in 2022

    In 2022, Bachelor of Science in nursing programs rejected nearly 66,300 applications not because of lacking qualifications, according to American Association of Colleges of Nursing data CNN cited in an Oct. 5 report.
  • Could hospital-acquired infections be prevented with new vaccine?

    Hospital-acquired infections have been on the rise in recent years, but a possible new vaccine developed by researchers could be given to patients upon arrival to help prevent antibiotic-resistant infections. 
  • Massachusetts hospital treats 4 tuberculosis patients

    Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Mass., has recently treated four patients for tuberculosis. While there are about 10 active cases of the disease among residents in the city, officials maintain they are unrelated and therefore it is not considered an outbreak, The Boston Globe reported Oct. 5. 
  • Patient safety goals at the top-ranked hospitals for nurses

    Patient and staff safety goals are top of mind for many nurse leaders, with hospital-acquired infections and fall prevention being two of the most common measures leaders are tackling.

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