FDA Takes Actions to Expand Use of Treatment for Outpatients with Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19
The FDA took two actions to expand the use of the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) to certain non-hospitalized adults and pediatric patients for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease in places such as skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare settings and outpatient facilities. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 21, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Vaccine Effectiveness Against Symptomatic COVID - 19 Wanes
But protection against COVID - 19 hospitalization, death after two doses of BNT162b2 or CHAdOx1 - S is more durable (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Local magnet high school alumni thrive at YSN
Graduates of New Haven ’s Hill Regional Career Magnet High School share how their educational experiences led them to success at the Yale School of Nursing. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Few Countries Do Well Caring for the Dying
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Nurse Workforce Decline During COVID'Unprecedented': Study Nurse Workforce Decline During COVID'Unprecedented': Study
A national study of nurse employment during the first 15 months of the pandemic shows first major decline in healthcare staffing in at least 30 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting: What Worked, Proved Challenging Intermittent Fasting: What Worked, Proved Challenging
A nurse describes how she dealt with the rigors of one of the more successful programs for weight loss.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Blog Source Type: news

‘Babies at risk’ as NHS faces losing nearly one in 10 midwives over mandatory jabs
The NHS could be forced to dismiss almost 2,000 midwives by the government’s mandatory vaccination policy, amid warnings from a former chief nurse of England that mothers and babies will be put at risk. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top-Rated Nursing Homes
Information on The List was obtained from Medicare ’s Nursing Home Compare database and could not be independently verified. Although every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of The Lists, omissions sometimes occur. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. Local and Memphis area refers to Shelby, Tipton, and Fayet te counties in Tenn.; DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica counties in Miss. and Crittenden County, Ark. List only includes local nursing homes with a three-star or greater overall rating. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) creates an overall star rating for...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Staff augmentation during disaster response - Fairley R, Emanuel T, Goettl B.
This article outlines a disaster medicine team response to the Texas-Mexico border during a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surge. The team consisted of emergency medicine attending providers, as well as a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Challenges and collaborations: a case study for successful sexual assault nurse examiner education in rural communities during the CoViD pandemic - Thomas T, Nobrega JC, Britton-Susino S.
Challenges can often only be overcome with collaboration. In this case report of a Health Resources and Services Administration-funded program for Advancing Nurse Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, we describe the unique challenges and collaboratio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Performance of the nurse in front of the user victim of trauma caused by firearms projectiles: an experience report - Lopes MEB, Vieira WKL, Silva JSN, Lima ACS, Pereira JB.
Firearm trauma is considered one of the main reasons for morbidity and mortality in Brazil. In view of its destructive capacity of organs and tissues that come into contact with the fragments of the bullet. This work aims to report the experience of three ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bridging didactic learning and the complexity of practice through clinical immersion: evaluating the sexual assault nurse examiner trainee experience - Moore G, Lutenbacher M, Waynick-Rogers P, Wilbeck J, Raman R, Schorn MN.
In this article, we discuss the development and evaluation of the Vanderbilt Nursing Education Program for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (VEP-SANE), a 3-day clinical immersion (CI) program, including the lessons learned and the challenges experienced with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Alcohol use and binge drinking in baccalaureate nursing students: a descriptive study - Ruth-Sahd LA, Schneider MA.
BACKGROUND: Current literature validates that drinking is a problem on many college and university campuses. While educators are aware that drinking negatively impacts learning, it is imperative that nursing educators understand why this behavior exists an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The autonomy of the elderly facing nursing care: integrative review - Santos AO, Souza RMS.
The objective of this study is to evaluate in the existing literature the actions developed by the nursing performed to demonstrate the autonomy of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

POCUS on par with x-ray for COVID-19 diagnosis, management
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for lung imaging is noninferior to chest x-ra...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use of ultrasound contrast lags, despite its clear benefits Ultrasound fetal monitoring takes time for maternity nurses Ultrasound has tradeoffs for detecting skin cancer metastases Ultrasound best in margin assessment for breast surgery Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Gained Weight During First Year of Pandemic
Significant predictors of pandemic weight gain were psychological distress, prepandemic weight, and children at home (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 20, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Long - Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL
Life challenges more negatively impacted in younger, female, relapsed patients; socializing more positively impacted in older patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 20, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Exclusive: How NOVA is building a solution to the region's nursing shortage
The community college is expanding its education campus in Springfield. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Denham Source Type: news

Amid Rampant Provider Burnout, Marketplace Platform Companies Focus On Clinician Experience
Not only are patients noticing their doctors ’ and nurses’ stress levels, but one in four Wheel survey respondents said they personally know a clinician that would switch careers immediately if they could. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Joseph, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Venture Capital /venture-capital Source Type: news

Nevada Enlisting Nursing Students for Hospital Staff Crisis Nevada Enlisting Nursing Students for Hospital Staff Crisis
Last week, patient care was dependent on"overtime, team nursing and other mitigation steps" that were"not sustainable."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Proning Teams Benefit From Wound Care Specialist Nurse
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- The inclusion of a certified wound and skin care nurse on a multiprofessional prone-positioning team significantly reduces the odds of pressure injuries developing in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pandemic Anxiety Is Fueling OCD Symptoms —Even for People Without the Disorder
Rosalyn (not her real name) had no idea what she intended to do with the three boxes of spaghetti she had just dumped into her shopping cart. She didn’t want them—she certainly didn’t need them—but never mind, she had to buy them. And the spaghetti boxes weren’t the only unwanted items she picked up in the grocery store that day during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. If she so much as grazed one item while she was reaching for another, into the shopping cart it went. “Everything my hand touched I had to buy,” she said. “I didn’t feel I had a choice. There was t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The lessons of COVID-19, two years on
When Robert Kim-Farley heard that COVID-19 had reached the United States, on Jan. 20, 2020, he immediately recalled the grim images from China that he had been seeing online, with people dying in the streets outside of overwhelmed hospitals.“The pandemic has reached us, and it’s going to be bad,” the UCLA epidemiologist thought.With the U.S. reaching the second anniversary of that first U.S. case, Kim-Farley has been reflecting on what the scientific community got right during the medical crisis, and what it could have done better.On a scale of 1 to 10, he said he ’d give the U.S. a 7 for how local,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lack of lateral flow tests in schools putting staff and children at risk, says UNISON
​Nearly a third (32%) of school ​support ​and nursery staff say their employers are unable to provide them with enough lateral flow tests to do ​the recommended twice-weekly checks, says UNISON today (Thursday). A survey of more than 2,300 school support staff – ​including teaching assistants, ​administrators and cleaners – revealed they ​were unable to follow government guidance ​for tw​ice-weekly tests ​as their school did not have an adequate supply of kits. That means many were going into school not knowing i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release covid education Mike Short Source Type: news

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID - 19
Monoclonal antibody treatment used infrequently among all racial, ethnic groups; Hispanics received mAbs less often than non - Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cardiac Outcomes Good for Children With COVID - 19 - Related MIS - C
All deformation parameters on echocardiogram recovered within first week, including LV global longitudinal strain, peak left atrial strain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effective Against Severe COVID - 19 in Adolescents
Two doses highly effective against COVID - 19 - related hospitalization and critical illness for those aged 12 to 18 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Nursing home fire kills 6, hospitalizes 17 in eastern Spain
Spanish authorities say six residents of a nursing home near Valencia have died in a fire (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nursing home fire kills 6 in eastern Spain
Spanish authorities say six residents of a nursing home near Valencia have died in a fire (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nursing tech startup snags $60M Series A from investment firm with growing interest in Tampa
The firm, which previously invested in multiple local powerhouses, invested the entire amount into the Tampa startup. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Coffey Source Type: news

Strike resolved, Catholic Health enters 2022 with a complex financial future
The region's second largest health system is still recovering from the financial fallout of this fall's nurses strike, in addition to ongoing stress from the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The role of the school nurse in tackling serious youth violence: an analysis of healthcare provision - Stephens A, Sayer L.
Background Incidents of serious youth violence have increased; however, the effectiveness of school nurse interventions in reducing these incidents lacks evidence. Aim To better understand the current role of the school nurse in relation to serio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Too Soon to Tell if Omicron Will End Pandemic: Fauci
There are suggestions that omicron could result in COVID - 19 transitioning from a pandemic to an endemic situation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

NHS 111 mental health triage service
NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with partners, including people with lived experience, to develop a seamless, single point of access to mental health crisis support using mental health nurses working in NHS 111. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID Deaths and Cases Are Rising Again at US Nursing Homes COVID Deaths and Cases Are Rising Again at US Nursing Homes
Nursing homes were the lethal epicenter of the pandemic early on, before the vaccine allowed many of them to reopen to visitors last year. But the wildly contagious variant has dealt them a setback.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Cases Surge Again in U.S. Nursing Homes
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- Residents of nursing homes have been a particularly high-risk group throughout the pandemic, and the advent of the fast-spreading omicron variant has them facing another wave of infections and deaths, new data show. During... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Los Angeles nurse killed in unprovoked bus stop attack was about to retire
A Los Angeles nurse who was killed in an unprovoked attack at a bus stop was a dedicated caregiver readying to retire after nearly four decades on the job. #busstop #caregiver #busstopattack (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Blames Nurses for Stillbirth
[New Era] A 25-year-old woman, who lost her baby boy before delivery on Monday morning at Outjo district hospital in the Kunene region, allegedly due to a nurse's negligence, is asking the hospital to assist her with funeral arrangements, as she cannot afford a burial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Differential effects of rude coworkers and patients on nurses' safety performance: an emotional labor perspective - Andel SA, Porter COLH, Amber B, Lukjan KPX.
PURPOSE This paper examines how nurses differentially respond, both emotionally and behaviorally, to incivility from coworkers (i.e. other healthcare staff) and from their patients. Specifically, the authors explore how coworker and patient incivility dist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Overtime and alertness of rotating-shift nurses: an observational study using ecological momentary assessment - Min A, Hong HC, Son S, Scott LD.
This study aimed to determine the effect of overtime on alertness at work among rotating-shift nurses in South Korea and to investigate whether these effects of overtime vary across the different types of shifts. BACKGROUND: Nu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Feds send nurses to Nunavut after territory reports another COVID-19 death
The federal government is providing Nunavut with three nurses and nine contact tracers to help handle the wave of COVID-19 that is spreading across the territory. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

COVID surge, nurse burnout make mess out of hospital staffing
The hospital COVID census in San Bernardino County has nearly tripled from 398 before Christmas to 1,107 as of Jan. 13. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittny Mejia Source Type: news

Ghana: Protect Children Against Covid-19 Pandemic - Parents Advised
[Ghanaian Times] A Paediatric Nurse Specialist at the Weija/Gbawe Municipal Hospital (WGMA), Matilda Gyamfi-Addae, has advised parents and guardians not to be negligent with the COVID-19 safety protocols so as not to infect children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

It ’s time to vote for your Health Heroes of 2022
The finalists for the Skills for Health – Our Health Heroes Awards 2022 have been revealed, with voting now open until 4 February. From porters and cleaners to receptionists, gardeners and security guards, these often unsung heroes make up roughly 40% of the NHS’s million-strong workforce. The awards celebrate the achievements of those wider healthcare workers that support our NHS doctors and nurses on the frontline and provide an opportunity to show our appreciation for the vital role that they play in keeping our health service functioning. John Rogers, the chief executive of Skills for Health, which del...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News health NHS Our Health Heroes Source Type: news

Nurse dies in hospital where she worked after random attack
Sandra Shells had served for 38 years in the hospital where she died (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quebec calls on bureaucrats to work in hospitals amid staffing shortage
Bureaucrats are being asked to opt-in to work in a hospital setting as service aides, taking over non-medical tasks normally performed by nurses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

COVID Cases Surge Again in U.S. Nursing Homes
MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 -- Residents of nursing homes have been a particularly at-risk group throughout the pandemic, and the advent of the fast-spreading Omicron variant has them facing another wave of infections and deaths, new data shows. During... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ghana: Kramokrom Residents Appeal for Support to Provide Accommodation for Nurses
[Ghanaian Times] Residents of KramoKrom at Konongo Odumase, in the Ashanti Region, have appealed for support to complete a building for nurses working at a Community Health-Based Planning Services, also known as (CHPS compound). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring infection prevention practices in home-based nursing care: A qualitative observational study
This article explores infection prevention practices and related behavioural factors in both nurses and clients to identify barriers and facilitators of infection prevention practices in home-based nursing care. A qualitative, exploratory design. Four healthcare organisations providing home-based nursing care in the Netherlands. Participant observations were used as the main source of data collection complemented with focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews. Participant observations: 16 nurses, three professional caregivers and 80 clients. Semi-structured interviews: 11 clients. Focus group discussions: 15 n...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of Hand Hygiene Using 4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate or Natural Soap During Hand Rubbing Followed by Alcohol-Based 1% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Sanitizer Lotion in the Operating Room
Objective: Hand hygiene using either 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) or natural soap during hand rubbing, followed by alcohol-based 1% CHG sanitizer lotion in the operating room was compared to assess bacterial reduction, skin moisture, skin texture, and hand hygiene using qualitative questionnaires. Approach: A crossover study with 36 professional scrub nurses at two medical centers was performed to compare 4% CHG followed by alcohol-based 1% CHG sanitizer lotion, the Two-stage method with handwashing using natural soap followed by alcohol-based 1% CHG sanitizer lotion, and the Waterless method, after a period of 10 days...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news