The blanket waiver was announced April 29 among several updates to previous waivers. While the waivers will help lighten the load somewhat, the most critical and often the most time- and money-consuming of the ITM requirements are not part of the waiver.
By Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera Every year around Nurses Week, May 6 to May 12, I write a CNO Perspective Report in which I examine a topic I think is important to nurse leaders. Last year, the report explored cognitive overload and its impact on nurse well-being and patient safety. … Continued
Using GitHub data from the Johns Hopkins Repository and data from The New York Times, the researchers looked at 116 counties in 33 states and found 40,835 confirmed cases and 1,620 confirmed deaths through April 20.
On episode 2 of PSQH: The Podcast, host Jay Kumar talks to Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, vice president of safety programs at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, about communicating with patients and families during a pandemic.
This past month, a nurses union in New York state filed lawsuits against Montefiore Medical Center and Westchester Medical Center due to lack of personal protective equipment and training. Doctors and other medical professionals are also feeling the threat of malpractice lawsuits during the pandemic, and have been lobbying for protection against these lawsuits.
Outpatient hospital visit volumes rose approximately 4% between the weeks of April 5-11 and April 12-18, which was the first increase seen in visit volumes in the time since COVID-19 was labeled a pandemic.
Margaret Mary Health, which features a 25-bed critical access hospital and two health centers, started planning for the pandemic in early March and admitted its first COVID-19 patient on March 13. At the peak of the rural hospital’s COVID-19 surge, nearly 20 coronavirus patients were admitted.
The interim guidance to the agency’s Compliance Safety and Health Officers allows the reuse, in certain circumstances, of filtering facepiece respirators decontaminated using methods that have shown promise in limited research.
Physicians and other frontline healthcare workers on the frontline of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are under physical and psychological strain. As of April 9, more than 9,000 healthcare workers had tested positive for coronavirus, the CDC reported.
AdventHealth recently launched virtual visits for hospitalized patients with the distribution of 1,000 Chromebooks and some iPads throughout the health system’s hospital campuses. The cost of the initiative was minimal because the Chromebooks were already in hand for another project, which has been delayed.