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“MomForce” takes on the talent shortage for Atlanta pediatric healthcare provider

Editor's Note Children's Healthcare of Atlanta aims has an unusual strategy for addressing the healthcare worker shortage: providing a pipeline for parents who want to rejoin the workforce.  Officially known as “MomForce,” this pipeline of fresh talent launched in 2013. As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review January 5, the number…

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By: Brita Belli
February 13, 2024
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Pilot OR achieves faster, safer hip replacements

Editor's Note A hospital system in Canada is pioneering a safer, more efficient approach to anterior hip replacements that could become a model for improving flow and addressing surgical backlogs, Hospital News reported on December 28. Developed by Humber River Health in Toronto, the Hyper-Throughput Operating Room leverages lean processing…

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By: Brita Belli
January 3, 2024
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Stem cell subset shows promise for preventing amputation

Editor's Note Researchers have discovered a new way to prompt blood vessel growth and prevent amputations in diseases such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. Findings were published December 19 in Cell Reports Medicine.  The study consisted of an in-depth examination of two patients involved in a clinical trial who…

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By: Brita Belli
December 20, 2023
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Taking a hands-on approach: A day in the OR manager role

Kim Rosencrans, RN, BSN, has worked as a surgical nurse in a number of successively more senior roles over the past 20 plus years—and she has retained a hands-on approach, even as an OR manager in the Surgery Department at Trinity Health in North Dakota, one of the nation’s largest…

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By: Brita Belli
December 20, 2023
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Award winners stress collaboration, flexibility, asking for help

Emerging from the thick of the pandemic has been tough for OR managers and clinicians, between rampant healthcare industry burnout and other challenges. Yet the winners of this year’s OR Manager leadership awards, presented at the OR Manager Conference, are proving that the right combination of hard work, empathy, and…

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By: Marisa Torrieri
December 20, 2023
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AI tool determines postoperative mortality risk

Editor's Note A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai could help doctors better understand which patients are at greatest risk of dying following surgery, according to a December 15 report in Newswise. Based on findings originally published in the Lancet Digital…

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By: Brita Belli
December 19, 2023
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Postoperative opioid prescriptions falling, but more improvement needed

Editor's Note A new study finds that while opioid prescriptions for postoperative pain relief have continued to decline, that downward trend has slowed since 2020, indicating the need for continued work to right-size opioid prescriptions for surgery patients. The findings were published by JAMA Network on December 7. Researchers looking…

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By: Brita Belli
December 7, 2023
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Balanced IV solutions may benefit critically ill patients

Editor's Note Using balanced solutions in intravenous fluid (IV) therapy instead of saline can reduce the risk of death in critically ill patients in intensive care by 4%. These findings were published by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine on November 30. Patients in intensive care typically receive IV fluids, which can…

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By: Brita Belli
November 30, 2023
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Stronger quads shown to reduce need for knee replacement surgery

Editor's Note Stronger thigh muscles could help patients to avoid knee replacement surgery, HealthLine November 27 reports. Preliminary research findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Osteoarthritis is caused by age-related wear and tear and often occurs in those over 50. According to…

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By: Brita Belli
November 28, 2023
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Kaiser Permanente workers agree to new labor contract post-strike

Editor's Note Kaiser Permanente union workers have agreed to a new 4-year contract that includes 21% raises along with new minimum wages and provisions to improve staffing shortages, Chief Healthcare Executive November 10 reports.  In October of this year, more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers, including nurses and technicians,…

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By: Brita Belli
November 17, 2023
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