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April 2024
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Data resource details causes, health implications of sleep deprivation

Editor's Note An advisory published March 7 by The National Council on Aging (NCOA) offers newly updated information details the impact of sleep deprivation on health as well as the causes and warning signs of the most common sleep disorders. According to the publication, 35.5% of American adults reported sleeping…

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By: Matt Danford
April 11, 2024
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Nurses who left profession cite poor working conditions as primary driver

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Editor's Note Poor working conditions are driving many nurses to leave the profession, according to a new study from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR). The findings were published in JAMA Network Open on April 9.  While previous studies have looked at…

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By: Brita Belli
April 9, 2024
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Urologists advocate for resources to help surgeons prepare for, cope with adverse events

Editor's Note Adverse events are a ubiquitous, inevitable consequence of surgical practice, and more must be done to support surgeons before and after they occur. This is the central message of a video published March 27 by Urology Times, in which British urologist Kevin Turner, MA DM FRCS, of Royal…

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By: Matt Danford
April 8, 2024
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CDC releases 'hospital-tested' guide to combat worker burnout

Editor's Note The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), of the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is releasing an innovative, hospital-tested guide aimed at addressing and mitigating healthcare worker burnout, a CDC March 18 press release reports. This initiative is a cornerstone of the Impact…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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Ambient clinical documentation lets clinicians focus on patients

Editor's Note Ambient clinical documentation is making big inroads among physicians, according to a report on the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference published by CNBC on March 16. This year’s conference attracted more than 30,000 health and technology professionals to Orlando, Florida March 3-6. Highlights of…

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By: Brita Belli
March 18, 2024
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Surgeons, anesthesiology rank high on “stressful job” list

Editor's Note Citing research from Dolman Law Group, a March 11 article in Becker’s ASC Review notes that surgeons have the second-most stressful job of any profession in the US. Anesthesiology was third most stressful, while paramedic was fourth. Steelworker topped the list. The Dolman Law Group research examined data…

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By: Matt Danford
March 15, 2024
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Study links nurses’ intention to quit, patient mortality

Editor's Note A study published March 8 in the journal Health Policy finds that nurses’ intention to leave the profession has a significant association with patient mortality.   Researchers looked at data from approximately 37,000 patients aged 50 and older admitted to 15 public hospitals in Italy in 2015 for…

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By: Brita Belli
March 15, 2024
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Survey: Healthcare worker burnout rates particularly high for women

Editor's Note Although burnout rates are high for all healthcare workers, females are particularly susceptible, according to a March 8 report in The Hill detailing a recent survey. Conducted by nursing marketplace firm ShiftKey, the survey found that 86 percent of all women in healthcare reported experiencing burnout, with 64…

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By: Matt Danford
March 13, 2024
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Renowned mental health educator Sheila Robinson-Kiss to deliver keynote address at OR Manager Conference 2024

The 2024 event takes place October 28-30, 2024, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV Rockville, MD – March 5, 2024 – The OR Manager Conference 2024 is proud to announce Sheila Robinson-Kiss, MSW, LCSW, a distinguished mental health educator and founder of The Rebalancing America and Beyond Initiative,…

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By: Lindsay Botts
March 4, 2024
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Nurse leaders on how to improve nurse wellness, reduce burnout

Takeaways Research shows that there are high nurse burnout rates from systemic workplace issues, including unmanageable case-loads, poor communication, excessive administrative burdens and an overall lack of care. Nurse wellness programs—including resilience training, peer-to-peer counseling, and meditation—are critical, because of high exposure to trauma and suffering, but these efforts need…

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By: Brita Belli
February 27, 2024
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