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Study: Surgical team diversity improves patient outcomes

Editor's Note The more diverse the surgical team, the better the outcomes for patients and the lower the cost of care, according to a study of more than 700,000 operations at 88 hospitals in Ontario, Canada. Published May 15 in the British Journal of Surgery, findings show that surgeon-anesthetist teams…

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By: Matt Danford
May 15, 2024
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Survey: More than half of nurses pessimistic about 2024, ready to change jobs

Editor's Note Most nurses think this year will be “no better or worse” than last year, and more than one-third are “extremely likely” to change jobs, according to a national survey by Texas healthcare workforce solutions company AMN Healthcare. Fox News reported on the findings May 10. Specifically, 80% of…

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By: Matt Danford
May 14, 2024
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Mental health, violence top list of concerns in biennial nursing report

Editor's Note The 2024 Nurse Salary and Work-Life Report, a biennial survey from nurse.com, asked participants for the first time this year about workplace violence and how work affects their mental health and wellness. According to an April 9 press release, 64% reported verbal abuse and 23% reported physical assault…

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By: Matt Danford
May 10, 2024
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Joint Commission identifies most cited certification performance requirements

Editor's Note Recognizing that complying with some standards is more difficult than complying with others, The Joint Commission regularly evaluates which areas are most difficult so it can tailor education accordingly. To that end, a May 7 report reveals the top 5 most frequently cited elements of performance (EPs) in…

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By: Matt Danford
May 10, 2024
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OR Manager survey-takers earn gift cards, free event passes

Editor's Note We rely heavily on the input of OR leaders to shape our editorial coverage, and the annual OR Manager Salary/Career survey is one of our main means of securing that input. However, we have more to offer participants in this year’s survey than the satisfaction of knowing they…

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By: Matt Danford
May 9, 2024
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Premature mortality rates higher for lesbian, bisexual female nurses

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Editor's Note Sexual orientation has a significant impact on all-cause mortality rates among female nurses, according to a study published April 25 in Jama. The prospective cohort study focused on 90,833 women initially recruited in 1989 for Nurses’ Health Study II whose sexual orientation had been identified in 1995. Of…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Lit-up landmarks spotlight caretaker contributions for National Nurses Week

Editor's Note Have you noticed anything different about your home city’s skyline this week? In honor of National Nurses Week, buildings and landmarks across the country are lighting up in support of what Gallup has ranked for more than 20 years as the country’s most trusted profession. The force behind…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Study: Nurses ideally positioned but not sufficiently educated to combat human trafficking

Editor's Note Education about human trafficking is lacking in pre-licensure undergraduate nursing curricula, according to an October 2023 study in Nurse Education Today. Most victims see a healthcare provider at some point during their trafficking, yet remain unidentified, researchers write. The more than 4 million nurses in the US are…

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By: Matt Danford
May 6, 2024
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State grant helps build healthcare talent pipeline

Editor's Note A health system in Colorado is benefitting handsomely from Opportunity Now Colorado, a state grant program designed to provide a growing workforce with a variety of new job opportunities. Intermountain Health, which announced the $1.9 million seed grant in an April 25 press release, will reportedly use the…

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By: Matt Danford
May 6, 2024
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Healthcare employment up in April

Editor's Note Healthcare employment in the US rose by 56,000 from April to May, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released on May 3. That is compared to an overall monthly gain of 175,000 in April. In April, healthcare employment also trended up in: ambulatory…

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By: Matt Danford
May 3, 2024
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