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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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ECRI: Pediatric mental health crisis tops patient safety concerns

Editor's Note ECRI, on March 13, released its annual Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns, which identifies potential sources of danger for patients and healthcare staff. ECRI also provides detailed steps that organizations can take to prevent adverse incidents. Many of the concerns on the list are exacerbated by ongoing staffing…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 13, 2023
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Association of COVID-19 containment policies with children’s mental health

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian, New York City, and the University of California, Berkeley, finds that family financial disruptions caused by COVID-19 containment policies worsened children’s mental health. This analysis included a nationwide cohort of 6,030 US children aged 10 to…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 13, 2023
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Lessening the effects of daylight saving time change

Editor's Note Disrupted sleep rhythms because of the daylight saving time change can throw people off schedule, leading to cumulative sleep loss, the March 9 npr.org reports. Studies have shown there is a higher risk of strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, automobile accidents, workplace injuries, and mental health issues…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 13, 2023
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Healthcare employment up in February

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in February to a seasonally adjusted 16,688,300 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 10. That’s up 44,200 since January. Hospital employment also was up by 19,400 jobs. The overall unemployment rate for March was 3.6%, for a…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 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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Reducing opioids prescribed after total joints

Editor's Note This study from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, finds that total hip (THA) and total knee (TKA) arthroplasty patients could be prescribed less opioids after surgery without the need for refills. The analysis included a cohort of 120,889 opioid-naïve primary total joint arthroplasty patients aged 18 to…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2023
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Study: COVID-19 infection raises risk of long-term GI disorders

Editor's Note An analysis of federal health data, done by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care system, showed that those who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus are at “increased risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) disorders within…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 10, 2023
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Higher fracture risk after THA with cementless prosthesis

Editor's Note This study led by researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, finds that total hip arthroplasty (THA) performed with a cementless prosthesis for a femoral neck fracture led to a higher rate of a second fracture and revision surgery. The multicenter analysis included 709 THAs…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 9, 2023
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The Joint Commission approves new, revised Patient Blood Management Certification requirements

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on March 8 announced that it has approved new and revised requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals certified under the Patient Blood Management Certification program, effective July 1. The requirements have been updated to maintain alignment with the Association for the Advancement of Blood…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 9, 2023
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