A pilot program at an Orlando, Florida, hospital aims at reducing autistic children's stress during visits to the emergency room, according to Bay News 9.
Amid nationwide concerns about hospital violence, Massachusetts healthcare workers have often gotten the worst of it, such as a murder-suicide involving a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital last year. Now, according to Boston.com, Bay State nurses are organizing to demand improved protection from what increasingly feels like healthcare's new status quo.
A recent report found blame to go around for a series of bacterial infection outbreaks linked to contaminated medical scopes, with regulators, hospitals and manufacturers all dropping the ball. Now new evidence indicates the problems with the scopes were apparent nearly four years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times, but major players in healthcare oppose a key feature that would prevent a delay in notification from happening again.
Strategies to engage more value-conscious patients and consumers are among eight key healthcare trends that will develop over the next five years, according to a new report issued by the American Hospital Association's Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Financial challenges top the list of concerns for community hospital CEOs for at least the fourth year running, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives' annual survey.
A new study examines the role of specific antibiotics in the development of Clostridium difficile infections, a drug-resistant, bacterial "superbug" that now rivals Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as the most common and severe infection resistant to antibiotics.
Hospital emergency departments have great potential as a potential source to shed light on police shootings, according to National Public Radio.
Surgical safety checklists can save lives and reduce lengths of stay but only if they are properly implemented in the operating room, according to a new study.
It may now be easier for hospitals to improve outcomes at lower costs by claiming both "urban" and "rural" status, thanks to a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
Federal officials have released a plan aimed at improving care in hospitals serving Native Americans in four Great Plains states, according to the Associated Press.
Hospital-based wellness centers are changing the healthcare model by providing convenient access to early treatment, preventive care and pro-active wellness programs.
A federal initiative to reduce preventable hospital admissions among nursing home residents has returned encouraging early results, according to a new report.
It's been nearly two years since public health agencies' efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola dominated the headlines and now those agencies, as well as individual healthcare providers, have their work similarly cut out for them to combat the Zika virus.
The looming nursing shortage and questions about just how severe it's going to be continues to prompt concern among hospital leaders and healthcare industry watchers.
Efforts to improve patient outcomes and cut costs remain an uphill struggle for many hospitals, and much of the blame may lie with failure to use evidence-based practices, according to research published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine says that longer shifts for surgical residents pose no safety risk to patients. These findings lend weight to the argument that resticting the traditionally long residency shifts of new doctors does not significantly improve patient outcomes and in fact may lead to problems with patients' continuity of care.
The threat of violence increasingly feels like the "new normal" for hospitals, and now emergency nurses are taking steps to prepare for such incidents, according to Nurse.com.
A new study in the February issue of Critical Care Nurse highlights the important role nurses at critical access hospitals play in meeting the need for high-quality palliative care in rural settings.