There has been a worrying jump in successful ransomware attacks in the U.S. as healthcare organizations are prime targets for other types of malware and computer viruses, too, because they are relatively easy targets and have the resources to pay off hackers.
A majority of the events included verbal abuse and intimidating behavior, and other issues reported were work interference and humiliating and threatening behavior. The events occurred in many areas of care, especially in perioperative care, medical/surgical units, and emergency departments, and were often prompted by procedural errors and complications.
Clinician handoffs spiked in 2011 after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education implemented rules to limit the number of hours residents worked.
More than 25 patients and families, from Pennsylvania to California, have sued Olympus alleging wrongful death, negligence or fraud. Federal prosecutors also are investigating Olympus and two smaller manufacturers over their potential roles in patient infections.
The procedural vote Tuesday afternoon narrowly pushed through, 51-50, with the help of Vice President Mike Pence.
The Senate Parliamentarian advised major parts of the proposed healthcare bill cannot be passed with a simple majority, but instead require a super majority of 60 votes.
The student conducted rounds and placed sutures in a patient’s arm – under a physician’s supervision.
More than 70% of significant WPV injuries occur in healthcare and social service settings. That number has been on the rise, and the victims are primarily healthcare workers, according to the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation.
Orlando Health’s corporate manager of emergency preparedness talks about his experience with the Pulse nightclub shooting and how healthcare leaders can better prepare their organizations to handle disasters.
The first nurses strike at a Boston hospital in more than 30 years ended with nurses returning to work Monday. Contract negotiations will resume at an unknown date.