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  1. The best strategies to engage millennial nurse leaders

    Nurses entering practice today need to be trained on how to become the next generation of nurse leaders. In order for that to happen, there are time-tested principles/practices that need to be observed, but the way in which those are delivered must evolve to reflect how this new class of "millennial" nurses absorbs and processes information. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Former FDA Commissioner faces federal lawsuit for 'defrauding consumers' — 6 things to know

    Six patients who took the antibiotic Levaquin filed a federal lawsuit against former FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, MD, claiming the Commissioner defrauded consumers and conspired with Johnson & Johnson to conceal information about the harmful effects of Levaquin, according to abc 8 news.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Texas providers screen pregnant women for Zika virus following 7 confirmed cases: 5 insights

    Following seven confirmed cases of Zika virus in Houston, healthcare providers are screening pregnant women for Zika virus.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 4th transplant patient dies after contracting fungal infection during a mold outbreak at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: 5 things to know

    A fourth patient treated at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center passed away after contracting a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at the hospital, according to Fox News Health.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Dr. Brian Kendall named to South Carolina hospital safety council: 5 points

    South Carolina Hospital Association's Quality Advisory Council appointed Brian W. Kendall, MD, to its panel, according to The Times and Democrat.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Texas adolescents coming down with RSV: 3 quick facts

    Austin, Texas-based St. David's Children's Hospital has seen an increasing number of adolescent respiratory syncytial virus cases, according to Fox 7.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Ben Taub Hospital receives Beacon Award for Excellence in patient care: 5 observations

    Houston-based Ben Taub Hospital Surgical Unit received the Beacon Award for Excellence in patient care.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. High quality of care may lower mortality risk in patients who are prescribed opioids for pain: 4 things to know

    New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University researchers found better quality of care may reduce the mortality risk in patients who are treated with opioid painkillers, according to News-Medical.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Coast Health Alliance physicians discuss new vaccination requirements — 5 takeaways

    Point Reyes Station, Calif.-based nonprofit Coastal Health Alliance met with the community to discuss vaccination changes presented in Senate Bill 277, according to Point Reyes Light.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Chronic viral infections may add to cognitive decline in elderly — 5 insights

    Some chronic viral infections may contribute to cognitive complications as adults age, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University study. Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, MD, psychiatry professor at Pittsburgh School of Medicine, lead the study.  By Megan Wood -
  4. 4 observations about Montana State's new virus discovery technique

    Bozeman-based Montana State University researchers established a new methodology for discovering viruses. Journal of Virology published the findings in January.  By Megan Wood -
  1. Virginia Patient Safety Summit holds 5th annual meeting: 5 notes

    Virginia Patient Safety Summit is hosting its 5th annual meeting in Richmond this week, according to Inside Business.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Hospital Association of Southern California offers patient safety program: 5 observations

    The Hospital Association of Southern California is offering TeamSTEPPS workshops to enhance hospitals' culture of safety.  By Megan Wood -
  3. 3k+ Swedish Medical Center patients may be at risk for HIV, hepatitis B, C; Police investigate former surgical technician

    Englewood (Colo.) and Swedish Medical Center administrators are investigating a former surgical technician who may have put almost 3,000 surgical patients at risk for HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, according to Denver 7.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. WellOK works to enhance healthcare quality, cost: 5 highlights

    Tulsa, Okla.-based WellOK is working on various initiatives to bring quality healthcare at a reduced cost to residents, according to Tulsa World.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Pullman Regional Hospital to use Pavisse to improve patient safety: 4 takeaways

    Pullman Regional Hospital (Wash.) is implementing Pavisse, a new incident management and patient safety system.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. The University of Kansas Hospital chooses Omnicell to improve patient safety: 5 points

    Kansas City-based The University of Kansas Hospital chose Omnicell's medication management automation and software.  By Megan Wood -
  7. 3 universities partner to research global health challenges: 5 insights

    Tempe-based Arizona State University, King's College London and Sydney-based University of New South Wales Australia are NY state health officials discuss Zika virus in an online information session for physicians: 3 points the PLuS Alliance.    By Megan Wood -
  8. NY state health officials discuss Zika virus in an online information session for physicians: 3 points

    New York's state health officials conducted an online session with physicians and health professionals in the state to discuss the Zika virus, according to a Times Union report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 8 hand-hygiene compliance solution providers form Electronic Hand-hygiene Compliance Organization: 5 takeaways

    Eight U.S. hand-hygiene compliance solution providers formed an alliance, Electronic Hand-hygiene Compliance Organization.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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