• Study of Canadian nurses shows self-confidence can be antidote to burnout

    October 27 2016|Publication: eNews Update

    Nurses who have higher levels of self-efficacy—a belief in their own abilities to achieve a goal or outcome—are less likely to be burned out from stresses at work, according to research published this month in Health Care Management Review.

  • Study: Pathogen transmission from patient rooms just as likely as from patient

    October 27 2016|Publication: eNews Update

    A study at Duke University Hospital finds that it is just as likely for nurses to pick up pathogens from items in a patient’s room, such as a bedrail, as from touching the patient.

  • AHA supports proposed updates to PACE

    October 20 2016|Publication: eNews Update

    In comments on a proposed rule to update the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), the American Hospital Association (AHA) said that it strongly supports the innovations in care delivery and financing pioneered by the program and generally supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) efforts to update the program’s regulatory requirements.

  • AHA survey: Hospital employee wellness programs see more participants

    October 20 2016|Publication: eNews Update

    The share of hospitals offering health and wellness programs or initiatives to employees was unchanged between 2010 and 2015, at about 87 percent, but the programs are changing, more employees are participating and more hospitals are extending them to people in their community, according to a report by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative.

  • AHA-HHS webcast Oct. 27 on 2017 open enrollment

    October 20 2016|Publication: eNews Update

    Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Sylvia Burwell will join American Hospital Association (AHA) President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chairman-elect Gene Woods, president and CEO of Carolinas Healthcare System, for a special AHA members-only webcast Oct. 27 on open enrollment for the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplaces.

  • CDC issues warning on infection risk from heart surgery devices

    October 20 2016|Publication: eNews Update

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned patients and health care providers about the risk of serious bacterial infection from using potentially contaminated Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices in open-heart surgeries, advising patients who have undergone such procedures to seek medical care if they experience infection-related symptoms.

  • CDC: Breast cancer death rates falling, but disparities remain

    October 20 2016|Publication: eNews Update

    Breast cancer death rates fell an average 1.9 percent annually for white women and 1.5 percent annually for black women between 2010 and 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

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