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Surglogs, AAAHC partner on digital accreditation standards for better compliance

Editor's Note Surglogs, a leading regulatory and accreditation platform in the healthcare industry, is partnering with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in a "strategic collaboration," a March 13 press release reports. This collaboration marks a significant advancement in the accessibility of AAAHC accreditation standards, as they will…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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Two scandals at Harvard spotlight data fabrication problem in academic research

Editor's Note Two separate incidents of data fabrication and manipulation involving Harvard University and its affiliates might be indicative of a much larger fraud problem in the scientific research world, Vox March 1 reports. The most recent of the two incidents happened at the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which faced…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 12, 2024
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CNOR specialty designations distinguish uncommon skillsets

The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) is excited to announce a new development in our certified perioperative nurse (CNOR®) certification program: the introduction of specialty designations. Now, perioperative nurses can specialize in cardiac, bariatric, orthopedic, or vascular surgery, just as RNs can choose oncology, pediatrics, or emergency. A specialty designation…

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By: Melissa R. Nosik, PhD, BCBA-D, ICE-CCP, SHRM-SCP and Dawn Whiteside, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC, RNFA
February 27, 2024
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Updated nursing informatics credential announced

Editor's Note The Nursing Informatics credential is getting an update, from “RN-BC” to “NI-BC,” the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) reported on November 3. The ANCC manages the Informatics Nursing board certification examination, which provides an assessment of RNs' clinical knowledge and skills in informatics after their initial RN licensure.  After…

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By: Brita Belli
November 6, 2023
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Report: Think tank ranking shows hospital segregation persists in some US cities

Editor's Note In a ranking of over 3,000 hospitals done by the Lown Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank in Needham, Massachusetts, researchers found that while inclusion is being prioritized at some hospitals, segregated healthcare markets remain in cities like New Orleans, St. Louis, and Detroit.  The findings were…

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By: Brita Belli
October 6, 2023
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New study shows how initial exposure influences immune responses to COVID-19 variants

Editor's Note A new study suggests that someone's initial exposure to a specific COVID-19 variant shows some influence to their immune response to subsequent variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, the University of Cambridge October 6 reports. The research, published by Science on October 6 and titled "Mapping…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 6, 2023
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Study: Routine ER screening catches undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, prediabetes

Editor's Note Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes often go undetected, and late detection can lead to long-term complications, including heart disease, nerve damage, and retinopathy. Screening for type 2 diabetes in the emergency department could reveal thousands of previously undiagnosed cases each year, EurekAlert! October 3 reports.  These findings…

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By: Brita Belli
October 4, 2023
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Long nursing shifts in mental health wards lead to increased patient incidents

Editor's Note A new study in Journal of Nursing Management, published on September 6, found that when the majority of nursing shifts in mental health and community wards were 12 hours or longer, there was a significant increase in the risk of patient incidents.  Some highlights of the study include:…

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By: Brita Belli
September 21, 2023
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Prevalence, characteristics of nurse leader turnover intention

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at the Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno, investigates the prevalence of nurse leader turnover intention and the contributing factors. Data from 50,273 participants in the 2018 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses were used in the analysis, with a final…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 6, 2023
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Report: Physician starting salary surging, medical specialties in high demand

Editor's Note According to this annual report from the AMN Healthcare’s Physician Solutions division (formerly known as Merritt Hawkins), titled "2023 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" and published on July 24, the average "starting salaries for physicians have rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic," an AMN Healthcare August…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 25, 2023
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