Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Articles
  • 429 hepatitis cases confirmed in 22 countries: WHO

    More than 400 children worldwide have developed unusual cases of acute hepatitis, and researchers are still searching for the cause of the outbreak, the World Health Organization said May 17.  
  • Why preventing venous thromboembolism is a team effort — 3 insights

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of hospital deaths in the U.S., but about 70 percent of healthcare-associated VTE cases are preventable with the right team and data approach.
  • CDC, CMS and others call for urgent action on patient safety

    A group of federal and industry safety leaders have issued an urgent call for healthcare organizations to rebuild the foundations for safe care that deteriorated during the pandemic. 
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  • 6 schools launching nursing programs

    Several colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages around the country.
  • US surpasses 1 million COVID-19 deaths, and 3 forecasts to know

    More than 1 million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, a grim milestone the U.S. crossed May 16, CDC data shows. 
  • Experts warn of a COVID-19 wave that is 'almost like omicron'

    The increasing prevalence of "unbelievably transmissible" COVID-19 omicron subvariants has experts concerned about a potential new wave of cases that may go partly undetected as people turn to home tests instead of lab tests, The Houston Chronicle reported May 16.
  • Viewpoint: Health systems must start planning for end of Roe v. Wade now

    If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the criminialization of abortion will have a systemwide effect on the healthcare industry — a potenital reality health systems must start preparing for now, Lisa Harris, MD, PhD, wrote in a May 11 article for The New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Gun violence in hospitals: 3 preventive measures

    Hospitals and health systems have seen several incidents of gun violence in recent months.
  • COVID-19 admissions jump for 5th week: 9 CDC findings

    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, though deaths are still falling on the heels of this winter's omicron surge, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 13.
  • 'A backward step for patient safety': Medical groups respond to RaDonda Vaught sentencing

    RaDonda Vaught was sentenced to three years of supervised probation May 13 for a fatal medication error she made in 2017 while working as a nurse at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • More men are going into nursing: What about travel nursing?

    As the number of male nurses continues to increase nationwide and the major demand for travel nurses keeps growing at a record pace, it stands to reason that more men are going into travel nursing. The problem is that very little data exists to support that assumption.
  • RaDonda Vaught gets 3 years probation for fatal medication error

    RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse convicted of a fatal medication error, was sentenced to three years of supervised probation May 13. She received a deferred sentence, meaning charges could be wiped from her record pending successful completion of probation. 
  • US flu activity holds steady into May: CDC

    As summer approaches, flu positivity levels in the U.S. remain unseasonably high, the CDC's latest FluView report shows. 
  • 55% of COVID-19 survivors have at least one symptom 2 years later, study finds

    In what researchers are calling the longest follow-up study to date, findings published May 11 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine suggest more than half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom two years later. 
  • 13 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are 13 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  • Dr. Ashish Jha calls $10B 'bare minimum' needed to curb COVID-19 surges

    While the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve and American's immune protection wanes, $10 billion in federal aid to support the purchase of more tests, therapeutics and vaccines remains tied up in a congressional stalemate. 
  • Rudeness: A care quality issue

    For many people, rude behavior is no more than an unwelcome nuisance. But for those in healthcare, the consequences can be far more detrimental. 
  • Nurses take to streets ahead of RaDonda Vaught sentencing

    Nurses from across the country are heading to Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., this week to march for better working conditions and to show support for RaDonda Vaught. 
  • 25% of Medicare recipients harmed during hospital stays, HHS says

    Twenty-five percent of Medicare enrollees experienced harm during hospital stays in October 2018, according to a May 12 report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General. 
  • Top 5 most challenging requirements in 2021: Joint Commission

    Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections was the most challenging compliance standard for hospitals in 2021, according to The Joint Commission. 

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