Infection Prevention: Getting as Close to Zero SSIs as Possible

Improved hand hygiene and proper antibiotic administration are part of the protocols that keep infection rates low at Kaiser Permanente Tysons Corner ASC. Click here to read more.  By Adam Taylor, Outpatient Surgery

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COVID Patients’ Crackpot Theories Take Toll on Healthcare Workers

— "Their last dying words are, 'This can't be happening, this isn't real'" Click here to read more.    by Ryan Basen, Enterprise & Investigative Writer, MedPage Today November 19, 2020  

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Obese men with type 2 diabetes face an increased risk of AFib

The authors turned to data from the ACCORD study, a previously completed randomized trial focused on glycemic control, blood pressure control and lipid control. Among more than 10,000 patients with a history of type 2 diabetes and a high risk of cardiovascular disease, 8.4% had a normal weight, 29% were overweight, 53.1% were obese and [...]

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Physicians Among COVID Long-Haulers

— Neurological complications plague doctors for months - Click here to read more. by Judy George, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today October 22, 2020

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When the Doctor Is a Covid ‘Long Hauler’

Coronavirus may leave patients with a condition called POTS that makes the heart rate soar after even the mildest activities.  Click here to read more. By Shannon Gulliver Caspersen, M.D. The New York Times, October 1, 2020, By Shannon Gulliver Caspersen, M.D.  

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ASCs Provided Safe Surgical Care as Pandemic Spread

New survey shows patients were not at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Click her to read more. OutPatient Surgery: Published: October 12, 2020

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Making the Most Out of Nursing School Clinicals — 5 tips for success

WedPageToday, October 4th, 2020, by Dante Hatem, BS, RN, Daily Nurse The key to succeeding as a nurse is to always find ways to learn more, whether you're a student in clinical rotation or an RN on the floor. Here are five tips for making the most of your time in clinicals. Click here to read [...]

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CDC: Among HCPs, Nurses Most Likely to Get COVID-19

— Residential care facilities had highest proportion of infected staff.. click here to read more. by Molly Walker, Associate Editor, MedPage Today September 24, 202

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Magnet Status Is Generally Better for Nurses and Patients

Discussed in this post: “Original Research: How Magnet Hospital Status Affects Nurses, Patients, and Organizations: A Systematic Review” (July, AJN) Is the work it takes to become a Magnet hospital worth it? click here to read more  

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Could COVID-19 Pandemic Increase Physician Burnout, Suicide?

— "This entire culture has to change," said Jennifer Feist, sister of Lorna Breen, MD, who died by suicide Click here to read more. by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today September 17, 2020

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