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Effect of professional coaching on surgeon well-being

Editor's Note This randomized, controlled study led by researchers from the University of Colorado, Denver, and the Mayo Clinic, finds that 6 months of professional coaching can reduce burnout, improve quality of life, and increase resilience among surgeons. A total of 80 surgeons were included in the analysis. At the…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 4, 2023
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Datascope/Getinge expands recall of certain IABPs for risk of unexpected shutdown after PCBA communication loss

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 31 identified the recall by Datascope/Getinge of certain Cardiosave Hybrid and Rescue Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs) for risk of unexpected shutdown after PCBA communication loss as Class I, the most serious. On March 17, the FDA also identified Datascope/Getinge’s recall…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 3, 2023
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ASA urges public to learn to recognize opioid overdose and how to use naloxone

Editor's Note The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), on March 29, issued a news report urging the public to learn to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved naloxone for sale over the counter. Naloxone, which is commonly sold as a…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 30, 2023
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UCLA School of Nursing receives grant to attract minorities to doctoral programs

Editor's Note The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Nursing, on March 20, announced that it has been selected as a recipient of the UC Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative. The initiative is designed to attract underrepresented minorities to doctoral programs with the long-term goal of developing…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2023
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ACS, SVS announce National Quality Verification Program for Vascular Care

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), on March 23, announced the launch of a National Quality Verification Program for Vascular Care (Vascular-VP). Vascular-VP helps participating hospitals improve outcomes and deliver the best treatment for patients having inpatient vascular surgical and interventional procedures.…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 23, 2023
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Study: Redefining multimorbidity in older surgical patients may improve clinical decision-making

Editor's Note In this study, led by the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, researchers developed and validated better surgical specialty-specific multimorbidity definitions based on distinct characteristics of older inpatients undergoing general, orthopedic, or vascular surgery. The researchers used 2016 to 2017 Medicare administrative claims data on patients…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 15, 2023
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Gen Z most likely to leave a toxic workplace

Editor's Note A recent survey by online platform The Muse finds that Generation Z workers are the most likely to leave a job because of a toxic workplace, even though they have spent the least amount of time in the workplace, the March 14 Benefit News reports. The survey showed…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 15, 2023
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The Joint Commission, Kaiser Permanente accepting applications for Tyson Award

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente on March 15 announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity. The award, now in its 3rd year, recognizes a healthcare organization for an intervention that led to…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 15, 2023
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2023 State of Nursing Report released

Editor's Note Nurse.org’s new 2023 State of Nursing Report, released March 8, finds that although 60% of nurses love being a nurse, 62% are concerned about the future of nursing. Other findings of the report include: Nurses are dealing with slightly less burnout, mental health problems, lack of support, and…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2023
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Training and retaining skilled PACU nurses

When Ayumi Fielden, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CPAN, worked as a preceptor in a PACU nurse residency program for new graduate nurses, she realized quickly that something was missing. “The graduate nurses struggled because they were not yet comfortable with basic nursing skills, such as assessments and giving medications. They also…

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By: Catherine Spader, RN
February 22, 2023
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