Bill would protect healthcare workers from lifting injuries; Huntington Memorial lays off six top managers;

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> A new bill known as The Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act seeks to shield staffers from the dangers of manually lifting patients, a practice that can lead to debilitating musculoskeletal injuries, Medscape reports. Article

> Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California, which has been under recent scrutiny from the National Labor Relations Board, eliminated three executive-level managers and three director-level managers as part of a restructuring effort, according to the Pasadena Star-News. Article

>  Research recently presented at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses' annual National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in San Diego, indicates that the survival of patients who experience cardiac arrest in the hospital is directly tied to nurse staffing levels and quality of the work environment, Medscape reports. Article

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> Safety-net hospital leaders this week were successful in their efforts to keep the 340B drug program intact. Article

> The cost of providing healthcare for a family of four in the United States is now approaching $25,000, according to new data from the actuarial firm Milliman. Article

And Finally… Jumping to conclusions. Article

 

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