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The Joint Commission seeking comments on proposed new emergency management requirements

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on September 1 announced that it is seeking comments on new and revised emergency management (EM) requirements for its hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs. The aim of the proposed standards is to help healthcare organizations develop and improve their actions and responses to…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 2, 2021
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Resurgence of COVID-19 infection in fully vaccinated HCWs in San Diego

Editor's Note This study finds that fully vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) at University of California San Diego Health experienced a rapid increase in COVID-19 infections from June to July 2021. Vaccinations began in mid-December, and by March 2021, 76% of HCWs were fully vaccinated. This rose to 83% by July.…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 2, 2021
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Poll: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy drops to new low

Editor's Note An Axios-Ipsos poll published August 31 finds that COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy may be waning. Among the findings: 20% are not likely at all or not very likely to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, down from 23% 2 weeks ago and 34% in March 68% with K-12 children have either…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 2, 2021
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Effect of household exposure on risk for COVID-19 infection in vaccinated HCWs

Editor's Note This Israeli study finds that exposure to COVID-19- positive household members was a risk factor associated with COVID-19 infection in vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs). Of 171 HCWs analyzed, exposure to a positive household member was significantly more common among vaccinated HCWs who were COVID-19-positive (56%) than nonvaccinated HCWs…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 1, 2021
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Racial, ethnic differences in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among HCWs

Editor's Note This survey study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, finds that COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is high among healthcare workers (HCWs), and there are substantial differences in vaccine hesitancy by race and ethnicity. Of 10,871 surveyed—compared with White HCWs—vaccine hesitancy was increased: nearly five-fold among Black HCWs…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 30, 2021
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Cleveland Clinic, UH CEOs concerned that COVID-19 vaccine mandates could lead to HCW shortages

Editor's Note CEOs of Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals (UH), Cleveland, say they are concerned that COVID-19 vaccine mandates could lead to healthcare worker (HCW), shortages, endangering patient care, the August 26 cleveland.com reports. Strict COVID-19 measures were keeping patients safe before the vaccines and are still doing the job,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 30, 2021
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Higher postop VTE risk linked to COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at University Hospital Birmingham, UK, finds that COVID-19 is associated with a significantly increased risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). This analysis of more than 128,000 patients at 1,630 hospitals in 115 countries found that the likelihood of postoperative VTE was 50% higher…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 30, 2021
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Nebraska governor orders hospitals to limit elective surgical procedures

Editor's Note On August 26, Nebraska Gov Pete Ricketts announced multiple initiatives to increase bed capacity and boost hospital staffing in his state amid the latest wave of COVID-19, including a health measure to limit elective surgical procedures. He directed hospitals to cancel elective inpatient surgical procedures “that can wait…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 30, 2021
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Prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in HCWs at an academic medical center

Editor's Note This study of healthcare workers (HCWs) at the University of Kentucky Healthcare in Lexington finds a low and similar antibody positivity rate between HCWs and patients. Of 322 HCWs, 5 were antibody positive for an overall rate of 1.55%. The antibody positivity rate of COVID-19 infected patients at…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 26, 2021
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New study shows how frequently COVID-19 spreads through households, impact on communities of color

Editor's Note This study by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, finds that household crowding amplifies the spread of COVID-19, potentially contributing to the disproportionate impact on communities of color. Researchers followed 100 COVID-19-positive patients and 208 additional household members from April to October,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 26, 2021
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