Tag: COVID-19

Nurses’ resilience and intentions to quit during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from Finland examines nurses’ assessments of their resilience, job satisfaction, quality of care, and intentions to quit during the third wave of COVID-19. A total of 437 Finnish RNs responded to an electronic survey. The findings show that: nurses had good resilience, but a significant proportion…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2023
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AHA: COVID-19 HIPAA rules for telehealth expire

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA), on August 9, announced that COVID-19 HIPAA rules for telehealth would expire at 11:59 pm. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) implemented a HIPAA policy for telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency, which provided enforcement discretion…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 10, 2023
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EG.5 is dominant COVID-19 variant in US

Editor's Note The COVID-19 Omicron subvariant EG.5 is now the dominant variant in the US, replacing Arcturus XBB.1.16, according to the August 4 US News & World Report. EG.5 accounts for more than 17% of new COVID-19 cases in the US in the past 2 weeks, and it is increasing…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 8, 2023
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Effect of surgical nurses’ personality traits on fear, work stress, resilience during COVID-19

Editor's Note In this study, nurse researchers from Turkey, examine the effects of personality traits of surgical nurses (ie, OR, ICU, ED, and surgical services) on work stress, COVID-19 fear, and psychological resilience during the pandemic.  A total of 357 nurses were included in the analysis.  Among the findings:  The…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 3, 2023
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Pandemic experiences of infections preventionists resulted in moral distress

Editor's Note This study, led by nurse researchers at the College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, explores the experiences of infection preventionists (IPs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Responses from 61 IPs surveyed were included in the analysis. Among the findings: The initial phases of COVID-19 was a time of clinical…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 25, 2023
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CDC data show COVID-19 indicators on the rise

Editor's Note Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data is showing an uptick in COVID-19 positivity rates and emergency department visits after months of decline, according to the July 24 US News and World Report. Cases of the Omicron subvariant EG.5, which was recently added to the World Health…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 25, 2023
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Predictors of COVID-19 booster uptake by nurses

Editor's Note This study by researchers at South Dakota State University, Brookings, investigates why COVID-19 booster uptake has been a challenge among nurses. A total of 1,084 nurses were included in the analysis. Results showed that the odds ratio (OR) for booster uptake was associated with: Partisan self-identification (OR 0.40)…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 24, 2023
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Nurse resiliency, health before and during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study by led nurse researchers at the Deaconess Health System, Evansville, Indiana, compares the degree of resilience and physical and mental health in nurses before and during COVID-19. A higher proportion of nurses surveyed during COVID-19 reported working more than 8 hours of overtime per week, had…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 20, 2023
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The Joint Commission no longer evaluating COVID-19 vaccination compliance

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on July 5, announced that its surveyors will no longer be evaluating compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for accreditation. The standard will remain in the current manual until the next standards release later this year, The Joint Commission says.

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By: Judy Mathias
July 10, 2023
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CDC tracking new COVID-19 variant

Editor's Note The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking a new COVID-19 Omicron variant, EU.1.1, that is responsible for 1.7% of new cases in the US and up to 8.7% of those in the western regions of Montana, Colorado, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah, the…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 28, 2023
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