• No Boosters for Gen X!? Killer Nurse Convicted; Dupixent OK'd for Kids' Asthma By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    NO BOOSTERS FOR GEN X!? KILLER NURSE CONVICTED; DUPIXENT OK'D FOR KIDS' ASTHMA

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Pfizer announced the first data from its phase III COVID-19 booster...

    Asthma
  • Reference Ranges: Lab Values for Normal Adults By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    REFERENCE RANGES: LAB VALUES FOR NORMAL ADULTS

    Following are the normal ranges for common lab tests for adults. Sources include Labcorp, Quest Diagnostics, and Rush University. Lipids Cholesterol...

    Cholesterol
  • Hospital Visitation Restrictions Are Hurting Patients and Nurses By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    HOSPITAL VISITATION RESTRICTIONS ARE HURTING PATIENTS AND NURSES

    As COVID-19 began rapidly spreading across the U.S., hospitals adopted policies that prohibited patient visitation - a move that was...

    Hospital
  • 'Forced to Lie': Med Titration Standards Put Critical Care Nurses on Shaky Ground By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    'FORCED TO LIE': MED TITRATION STANDARDS PUT CRITICAL CARE NURSES ON SHAKY GROUND

    Most critical care nurses reported that they departed from "profoundly unrealistic" medication management titration standards - and...

  • Hernia Surgery Went Well. Then Why Did the Patient Regret Having It? By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    HERNIA SURGERY WENT WELL. THEN WHY DID THE PATIENT REGRET HAVING IT?

    About one in 10 patients undergoing hernia repair surgery expressed misgivings afterward, with no obvious reason, researchers found. So,...

  • The LMNOPs of Caring for the Nursing Workforce By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    THE LMNOPS OF CARING FOR THE NURSING WORKFORCE

    In the pandemic Dark Ages - spring 2020 - I was asked to speak to union representatives besieged by nurses needing quick emotional...

  • Crisis Standards Activated in Idaho as Hospitals Overflow By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    CRISIS STANDARDS ACTIVATED IN IDAHO AS HOSPITALS OVERFLOW

    An overwhelming number of hospitalizations primarily due to COVID-19 has led Idaho to invoke its crisis standards of care for two regions,...

    Hospital
  • Durable Response with Immunotherapy Combos in NSCLC with Brain Metastases By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    DURABLE RESPONSE WITH IMMUNOTHERAPY COMBOS IN NSCLC WITH BRAIN METASTASES

    Combination nivolumab and ipilimumab with chemotherapy offered a durable survival benefit versus chemotherapy alone in advanced non-small...

    Brain, Cancer
  • Triplet Therapy Proves Safe in Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    TRIPLET THERAPY PROVES SAFE IN RESECTABLE MALIGNANT PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA

    A three-agent neoadjuvant regimen met safety criteria, with 60% of eligible patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma moving on...

  • For the First Time, Top College Rankings Include Undergrad Nursing Programs By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    FOR THE FIRST TIME, TOP COLLEGE RANKINGS INCLUDE UNDERGRAD NURSING PROGRAMS

    The demand for nurses is reaching new heights as a result of the pandemic. For those looking to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing...

  • Keep Screening Women for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, Says USPSTF By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    KEEP SCREENING WOMEN FOR CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRHEA, SAYS USPSTF

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmed its 2014 guidance on recommending chlamydia and gonorrhea screening in all sexually...

  • Delivery Room Painkiller Tied to Newborns' Infections By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    DELIVERY ROOM PAINKILLER TIED TO NEWBORNS' INFECTIONS

    For women in labor, epidural anesthesia offers relief from some of the worst pain that anyone can experience. But could it pose a risk...

    Baby
  • Stressed Healthcare Workers Face Another Threat: Harassment By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    STRESSED HEALTHCARE WORKERS FACE ANOTHER THREAT: HARASSMENT

    Healthcare workers across the country, already strained by the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients, face another threat in the...

    Face, Stress
  • More Than a Nursing Shortage: A 'Skills Gap', Too By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    MORE THAN A NURSING SHORTAGE: A 'SKILLS GAP', TOO

    During the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have closed beds, shut down elective surgeries, and called in federal assistance...

    Hospital
  • Can Lighter-Weight Mesh Cut Pain in Open Ventral Hernia Repair? By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    CAN LIGHTER-WEIGHT MESH CUT PAIN IN OPEN VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR?

    While offering similar clinical benefits at 1 year, a medium-weight polypropylene mesh was no better for pain control than a heavy-weight...

  • Nurse Glitzes Up Gloomy Times With Vaccine Chandelier By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    NURSE GLITZES UP GLOOMY TIMES WITH VACCINE CHANDELIER

    Laura Weiss, RN, stays positive. A retired nurse who teamed up with the Boulder County Public Health department in February for their...

    Vaccination
  • Are Doctors Drowning in Inbox Overload? By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    ARE DOCTORS DROWNING IN INBOX OVERLOAD?

    Overflowing inboxes were a problem before the pandemic, but physicians and other healthcare workers recently have observed a pronounced...

  • Where's the Evidence Guiding Updated Titration Standards? By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    WHERE'S THE EVIDENCE GUIDING UPDATED TITRATION STANDARDS?

    In two recently published manuscripts, hundreds of nurses reported delays in care, suboptimal care, nursing moral distress, falsifying...

  • Boosting Frontline Workers Bolsters Our Healthcare Workforce By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    BOOSTING FRONTLINE WORKERS BOLSTERS OUR HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE

    "How is your staffing tonight?" I was on the phone with a nurse practitioner in an intensive care unit at a small community hospital....

    Eye, Hospital
  • 'Bundling' Intervention Boosts Mental Health Care for Suicidal Kids in the ED By MedPage Today   -   Oct 24, 2021

    'BUNDLING' INTERVENTION BOOSTS MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR SUICIDAL KIDS IN THE ED

    A mother brings her daughter to the emergency department and says, "We need help. wants to kill herself." Before the visit, the mother...

    Child