Home Nursing

Quality, Cost of Care Similar for Allopathic, Osteopathic Hospitalists

No important differences observed in terms of patient mortality, readmission, length of stay, health care spending among Medicare beneficiaries

FDA Approves Extended-Release Injection for Opioid Use Disorder

Extended-release injection available in lower doses to be administered in health care settings by health care providers

FDA Approves Xacduro for Difficult-to-Treat Bacterial Pneumonia

Approval is for hospital-acquired bacterial or ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex

U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach Record Low

Hospitalizations are among the few COVID-19 metrics still being monitored by public health officials

Allowing Bedside Nurses to Order C. Difficile Testing Cuts Time to Results

However, change in policy not tied to difference seen in time to initiating treatment

Schoolchildren Should Learn Basic Life Support

First links in chain of survival can be assessed by children from age 4; regular training in basic life support consolidates long-term skills

71 Percent of Mpox Cases Occurred in Large Central Urban Areas

In both rural and urban areas, incidence was consistently higher among Black and Hispanic versus White persons

Baby Boomers Push Median Age of Americans Up as Births Decline

The share of people 65 years and older grew by more than one-third between the 2010 census and the 2020 census

FDA Grants Full Approval to Paxlovid to Treat COVID-19

Paxlovid has been taken by seniors and others at high risk for severe COVID-19 under an emergency use approval

More Mpox Cases Reported as Health Officials Fear a Summer Resurgence

U.S. cases are still at less than three per day, with 32 infections diagnosed in May so far