When civil unrest outside your doors threatens to come inside, be sure staff are trained on screening protocols for identifying people who should not be in your healthcare facility or on your property.
In addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United States and the world continues to be challenged by disasters, such as droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods, severe weather events, and terrorism.
When they occur, nurses are called on to respond during and following a disaster....
Nearly 60% of physicians surveyed reported feelings of burnout, compared to 40% in 2018. Half of the physicians surveyed reported experiencing anger, tearfulness, or anxiety due to the pandemic’s effect on their practice or employment.
A new study has found that 18.1% of COVID-19 patients are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder such as depression, anxiety, or insomnia within 90 days of receiving their COVID-19 diagnosis, 5.8% for the first time.
According to The Joint Commission, intimidating and disruptive behavior in healthcare settings is associated with medical errors, poor patient satisfaction, and preventable adverse outcomes. In June, the AMA Board of Trustees recognized the health consequences of violent police interactions and...
More than half of disposable isolation gowns tested by ECRI failed to meet protection standards and could expose healthcare workers to dangerous viruses, and bloodborne and other pathogens, the safety research organization said.