A recent research article found patients with complex medical and social needs that were engaged in the Camden Coalition’s care management model had significantly lower hospital readmissions than similar patients who were not engaged in the care management model.
NPs could ease “care deserts” created by physician shortages and rural hospital closings. Nearly 80% of rural U.S. counties are medical deserts, according to the NRHA. About 35% of all U.S. counties are “total maternity deserts”—no access to prenatal or delivery services—and another 54% are considered partial deserts, which equates to 7 million women without access to maternity care, according to the March of Dimes.
Patient volume has been a barometer of the financial health of providers following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the largest for-profit hospitals reported encouraging admission totals in the second quarter of the year, which contributed to stabilizing operating margins.
Among healthcare professionals, the hunger for the most current knowledge requires constant feeding. Medical knowledge is always evolving. The latest research will always inform a hospital’s best practices, regardless of the type of medicine being practiced. Research bears this out.
According to a study on the unintended consequences of national EHR adoption, poor interoperability can lead to medical errors, fragmentation of patient data, redundant testing, and an overall increase in costs.
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) predicts “significant” patient care “disruptions” will result from the EPA’s proposed regulations to slash ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions by 80%, according to Radiology Business.
Karmanos employs employment strategies typical of most hospitals—sign-on bonuses, competitive salaries, and additional education—but its mission of cancer care seems to resonate strongly in the nurses who work there.
Any infection can result in sepsis, and the CDC states that nearly 87% of sepsis cases start before the patient gets to the hospital. Sepsis is also a notable cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In America, 1.7 million adults develop sepsis, and 350,000 die during their hospitalization, according to the CDC.
Among the key findings, the survey finds that 83% of respondents believe they should be offering formal programs to help care for members with cognitive decline. Health plan leaders are enthusiastic about innovative interventions and support, including reducing social isolation, improving balance and physical health, and nonpharmaceutical treatments.
A recent profile in the peer-reviewed journal Expert Review of Medical Devices by Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, BSN, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC, looks at the Orchid SRV tension-activated breakaway safety release valve and how introducing an accessory between IV tubing and the catheter could protect against dislodgement.