Tag: Healthcare policy

Mastering social media responsibility: A guide for OR leaders

In today‚Äôs digital age, social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok are transforming the ways we connect and communicate. Through these platforms, users can share information, ideas, and personal messages, as well as build networks and communities. It is also becoming an integral part of everyday life.…

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By: Melanie Perry, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM
November 15, 2023
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Smaller volume blood draw tubes can prevent excess blood loss in sickest patients

Editor's Note Using a tube that collects about half the blood of a standard tube will still provide enough blood for a lab test while reducing transfusions for critically ill patients, a new investigative study published by JAMA Network reports. The study, titled "Small-Volume Blood Collection Tubes to Reduce Transfusions…

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By: Brita Belli
October 13, 2023
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California to relax mask, vaccination requirements

Editor's Note California health officials, on March 3, announced plans to relax guidance on masking in healthcare and other indoor high-risk settings and to end vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, effective April 3, the March 3 Los Angeles Times reports. Also, starting March 13, those who test positive for COVID-19…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 6, 2023
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New Johns Hopkins program prepares nurses for policy engagement

Editor's Note The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) on October 12 announced that it has created a new Policy Honors Program for nursing students to gain experience and foundational skills in policy analysis and advocacy. The two-semester program will include discussion-based seminars, faculty mentoring sessions, a policy project, and…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 13, 2022
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