Implementation of a Warm Zone Model During the COVID-19 Pandemic

"In March 2020, in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the executive leadership of an academic medical center in Atlanta tasked an interprofessional quality improvement (QI) team with identifying ways to improve..." Click here to read more. AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2021 - Volume 121 - Issue 1  

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Hospital Visiting Policies in the Days of COVID-19

So when we asked on AJN’s Facebook page (December 13), “Should hospitals allow patients with Covid-19 to have visitors?”, I was surprised that the comments were split. Click here to read more. 

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Nursing homes are in the pandemic’s crosshairs. They can’t be neglected.

FEWER THAN half of 1 percent of Americans reside in nursing homes, but they account for roughly 3,600 coronavirus deaths, more than 15 percent of the 22,000 in the United States as of Monday, according to a tally by the Associated Press. Click here to read more.

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OP-ED: Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first? Social justice must be a factor

Click here to read more. Craig Klugman and Angira Patel, Chicago Tribune (TNS), Dec 2020

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COVID vaccine: even healthcare workers may be hesitant – but new evidence can be reassuring

Why might there be a level of vaccine hesitancy among health workers, and how can we address their concerns? Click here to read more.

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Got A-fib? It Could Heighten COVID Risks

The investigators found that those who suffered an a-fib episode during their stay had a substantially worse prognosis -- being more likely to develop heart or kidney complications, or to die. Click here to read more HealthDay, by Amy Norton 2020

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Coronavirus: Doctors, nurses and health workers ‘burning out’, warns WHO

Click here to read more. By Euronews, Oct. 29, 2020

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Spotting the Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans over 40 don't know the signs of diabetic retinopathy, a new survey finds. Click here to read more.

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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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