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Analyzing impact of long COVID on cognitive health, surgical outcomes

Editor's Note The term "perioperative neurocognitive disorder" has been adopted to describe cognitive impairments identified during the perioperative period, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) May 8 reports. Postoperative delirium, in particular, is an acute complication manifesting as confusion and fluctuating levels of consciousness and attention. The incidence of this…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 8, 2024
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Premature mortality rates higher for lesbian, bisexual female nurses

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Editor's Note Sexual orientation has a significant impact on all-cause mortality rates among female nurses, according to a study published April 25 in Jama. The prospective cohort study focused on 90,833 women initially recruited in 1989 for Nurses’ Health Study II whose sexual orientation had been identified in 1995. Of…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Lit-up landmarks spotlight caretaker contributions for National Nurses Week

Editor's Note Have you noticed anything different about your home city’s skyline this week? In honor of National Nurses Week, buildings and landmarks across the country are lighting up in support of what Gallup has ranked for more than 20 years as the country’s most trusted profession. The force behind…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Study: Nurses ideally positioned but not sufficiently educated to combat human trafficking

Editor's Note Education about human trafficking is lacking in pre-licensure undergraduate nursing curricula, according to an October 2023 study in Nurse Education Today. Most victims see a healthcare provider at some point during their trafficking, yet remain unidentified, researchers write. The more than 4 million nurses in the US are…

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By: Matt Danford
May 6, 2024
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State grant helps build healthcare talent pipeline

Editor's Note A health system in Colorado is benefitting handsomely from Opportunity Now Colorado, a state grant program designed to provide a growing workforce with a variety of new job opportunities. Intermountain Health, which announced the $1.9 million seed grant in an April 25 press release, will reportedly use the…

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By: Matt Danford
May 6, 2024
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Healthcare employment up in April

Editor's Note Healthcare employment in the US rose by 56,000 from April to May, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released on May 3. That is compared to an overall monthly gain of 175,000 in April. In April, healthcare employment also trended up in: ambulatory…

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By: Matt Danford
May 3, 2024
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Kentucky passes first-ever state law decriminalizing medical mistakes

Editor's Note Healthcare workers in Kentucky will become the first in the country to gain protection from criminal prosecution for medical errors, WKYT reported April 30. Passed unanimously by both chambers of the Kentucky legislature and signed by Gov. Andy Beshear in March, the law was championed by the Kentucky…

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By: Matt Danford
May 1, 2024
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Report: Consistent, purposeful manager-team engagement reduces RN turnover

Editor's Note Ensuring regular recognition and check-ins with team members is an effective strategy for nurse leaders hoping to reduce staff turnover, according to a press release published April 3 by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). Presented earlier this month at AONL’s annual conference, the inaugural edition of…

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By: Matt Danford
April 26, 2024
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Study finds workforce readiness gap in new nurses

Editor's Note A study published March 30 in Nurse Education in Practice found that the majority of nurses with less than 2 years of work experience are uncomfortable performing more complex procedures independently. Conducted by Singapore General Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital, and Singapore Institute of Technology, the study aimed to…

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By: Brita Belli
April 25, 2024
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Contribute to perioperative education with the 2024 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey

Editor's Note How does your experience compare to that of your fellow perioperative leaders? The 2024 Salary/Career Survey is your chance to find out—and to contribute to the education of the broader community. We’ve published an article on a decade's worth of data from the annual survey in every issue…

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By: Matt Danford
April 23, 2024
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