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February 2023
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Session: Creative staffing during a time of shortages

Editor’s Note Amanda Brown, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, CNS-CP, CNOR, Nurse Professional Development Specialist, Lutheran Medical Center, Intermountain Health and recently retired Deborah Hedrick, MA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Perioperative Services, Lutheran Medical Center, shared the creative staffing program they implemented at their institution in a Tuesday session at OR Business…

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By: Bridget Brown
February 8, 2023
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The Joint Commission announces new search site for SUD treatment providers

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on February 1 announced a new search site that is available for finding Joint Commission-accredited organizations that provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and the levels of care they provide. Individuals seeking care, providers, state authorities, and payers can search by organization name or location…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 3, 2023
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More anesthesiology residency positions may help with staffing costs, workforce shortages

Editor's Note Adding more anesthesiology residency positions, even without federal funding, may help hospitals save staffing costs and address shortages of anesthesia personnel, finds a study presented January 27 at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ ADVANCE 2023, in Orlando, Florida. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center compared the…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 1, 2023
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37% of aspiring nurses in fraudulent degree scheme passed NCLEX

Editor's Note The New York Times on January 27 reported that 37% of aspiring nurses who allegedly purchased fraudulent degrees to bypass coursework and training required to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) passed the test. Many of the 7,600 individuals who paid between $10,000 and $15,000 for…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 1, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of Medtronic Mahurkar Acute Dual Lumen High Flow Hemodialysis Catheters

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 30 identified the recall by Medtronic of its Mahurkar Acute Dual Lumen High Flow (13.5 French) Hemodialysis Catheters (Mahurkar QPlus) as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of a potential catheter hub defect that may cause…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 1, 2023
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COVID-19 national, public health emergencies to end May 11

Editor's Note The Biden administration announced on January 30 that it will end the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the January 31 APnews reports. The move gives healthcare providers and other stakeholders about 100 days to prepare for the termination. The national and public health emergencies…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 31, 2023
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Hospital quality, neighborhood deprivation linked to postop mortality

Editor's Note This study led by researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, finds that characteristics of patients’ neighborhoods and hospitals where they received treatment were both associated with postoperative mortality. This analysis included 1,898,829 Medicare beneficiaries from all neighborhood types undergoing one of five common surgical procedures in…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 30, 2023
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State Boards of Nursing investigating fraudulent degrees

Editor's Note State Boards of Nursing are investigating those who allegedly bought fraudulent nursing degrees and diplomas as part of a widespread scheme to fast-track the process to take the National Council Licensure Examination, the January 27 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Twenty-five individuals have been charged by the Justice Department…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 30, 2023
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FDA: Addition to Class I recall of LivaNova LifeSPARC System Controller

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 27 posted an addition to the Class I recall by LivaNova (TandemLife) of its LifeSPARC System Controller. The addition to the recall provides information about a software update now available to address the previous software malfunction and recall. The System…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 30, 2023
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Study: Procrastination harms mental, physical health

Editor's Note This study of Swedish university students finds that procrastination is associated with a range of subsequent adverse health outcomes. This analysis included data on 3,525 university students from 8 universities in the greater Stockholm area and Orebro. They were followed-up at 3 time points, and 16 self-reported health…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 26, 2023
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