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American Society of Anesthesiologists Thanks the House Ways and Means Committee for its Work to Address Surprise Medical Bills

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) on behalf of its 54,000 members thanked the House Ways and Means Committee for its framework to address surprise medical bills.

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12-Dec-2019 2:30 PM EST
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'Fuzzy Logic' System May Help Neonatal Nurses Prevent IV Catheter Failure

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

A "fuzzy logic" alarm system may help nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) predict impending catheter infusion failure – and prevent complications in critically ill newborns, reports a study in the October issue of Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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11-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
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Newswise: €4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

€4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

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10-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Medical Errors Remain Problem 20 Years after Critical Report on Patient Safety

Medical Errors Remain Problem 20 Years after Critical Report on Patient Safety

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Medical errors remain as vexing a problem, according to Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Kathleen Sutcliffe of Johns Hopkins University. She discusses the issue in her new book Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine, co-authored with Robert Wears.

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9-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death
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Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death

University of Vermont

Researchers at the University of Vermont have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand end-of-life conversations. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story types, the researchers identified several common elements in these conversations. That knowledge could eventually help healthcare practitioners understand what makes a “good” conversation about palliative care.

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5-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage

Nationwide Children's Hospital

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding eye exposures associated with household cleaning products from 2000 through 2016 and found a decrease in the number of exposures during this period. However, the number of these exposures among young children remains high.

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6-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
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Registration Opens for Premier Critical Care Nursing Conference

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for critically ill patients and their families can now register for the 2020 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Indianapolis, May 4-7. The conference offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and hospitals’ bottom line, with a comprehensive program that incorporates leading evidence-based education.

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5-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
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Study Finds Little Increased Risk of Injury in High-Intensity Functional Training Program

Mayo Clinic

High-intensity group workout classes are increasingly popular at fitness centers. While research has shown that these workouts can have cardiovascular and other benefits, few studies have been conducted on whether they lead to more injuries.

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2-Dec-2019 3:40 PM EST
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Sustaining simulation education requires evidence of effectiveness

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Simulation education has evolved significantly over the years and has become essential to preparing nurses for clinical practice, but sustaining its evolution will require greater evidence of its effectiveness, according to a summary of Columbia University School of Nursing’s 2018 inaugural “Innovations in Simulation Summit,” which appears in the October 2019 issue of Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

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3-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST
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