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