Tag: COVID-19

Cancer treatment delays in COVID-19 patients

Cancer treatment delays in COVID-19 patients This large prospective cohort study from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, found that multiple patient factors, underlying primary malignant neoplasm, multimorbidity, geographic location, receipt of vaccine, and COVID-19 severity and diagnosis date were linked to delays in cancer treatment during…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 28, 2022
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Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing reinfection

Editor's Note This study by researchers from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, finds that completing a primary vaccination series after recovering from COVID-19 reduces the risk of reinfection by about half. A total of 95,000 Rhode Island residents participated in this cohort study, including residents and employees of long-term congregate…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 27, 2022
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Moral injury, nurse well-being, resilience in nurses during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, finds an association between working during the COVID-19 pandemic and moral injury, well-being, and resilience among staff nurses and nurse leaders. An electronic survey was sent to 676 RNs practicing in Ohio. Results showed a significant…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 26, 2022
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A team approach to reducing instrumentation, costs during the age of COVID-19

ORs rebounding from the financial impact of COVID-19 are looking for ways to reduce expenses. With rising costs coming from all angles of the economy, some have adopted systemwide processes to reduce, streamline, and improve surgical instrumentation sets. Two major health systems, the Cleveland Clinic and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
July 26, 2022
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Editorial

With inflation hitting yet another record-breaking high—9.1% at the time of publication—hospitals and health systems continue to contend with challenging supply chain disruptions that force leaders into a constant state of putting out fires. Supply chain issues are not new. But instead of having time to plan ahead and implement…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 26, 2022
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Tips to prepare for AAAHC accreditation

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has been accrediting ambulatory healthcare facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), for more than 40 years, with some 6,100 accredited organizations. A top philosophy of AAAHC is “1095 Strong,” which emphasizes the importance of integrating quality practices throughout a facility’s 1,095 days…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
July 26, 2022
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Association between vaccination and MI, stroke after COVID-19 infection

Editor's Note This Korean study finds that full COVID-19 vaccination was associated with a reduced risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke after being infected with COVID-19. Of 592,719 patients with COVID-19 during the study period, 231,037 were included in the analysis, of whom 62,727 were never vaccinated…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 25, 2022
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11 schools starting nursing programs

Editor's Note Eleven schools have recently started nursing programs and partnerships to address the persistent nursing shortages around the country, the July 19 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Included in the list: Yale School of Nursing in Orange, Connecticut, began an online master’s degree program. Penn Nursing in Philadelphia began an…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 25, 2022
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The Joint Commission announces new HCW safety, well-being website

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on July 20 announced a new “Healthcare Workforce Safety and Well-Being” website that provides resources to help healthcare workers (HCWs) advance the safety and resiliency of the organization. The website provides links to materials developed by The Joint Commission and healthcare-related organizations such as the…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 25, 2022
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Effect of resilience training for HCWs during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from the University of Washington, Seattle, finds that a group coaching program designed to reduce stress and teach resilience was associated with improved mental health outcomes in healthcare workers (HCWs) during COVID-19. A total of 153 participants provided informed consent for the study with a mean…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 21, 2022
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