Nursing

Home Nursing
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available

CDC Plans Cellphone COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking System

Health checks will be done by text messages and email every day during the first week after vaccination
At a meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory board

FDA Needs More Safety Data on COVID-19 Vaccines, Experts Say

Polls show Americans getting more skeptical about a vaccine, worry that approval process is being rushed
The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic

APA: Americans Are Stressed, Particularly Young Adults

American Psychological Association says annual survey points to national mental health crisis
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Oct. 19 to 23

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...
In a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America white paper

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV

Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure-prone procedures
Adequate nursing resources during labor and birth aid maternal and infant health outcomes

Adequate Staffing During Labor, Delivery Boosts Outcomes

Findings link nursing care to skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding, recovery care
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be safely performed in patients with non-MRI-conditional cardiac devices

MRI Safe for Those With Non-MRI-Conditional Cardiac Devices

MRI can be performed safely in patients with non-MRI-conditional devices, including pacemakers
Tocilizumab may be beneficial for adults with COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit

Findings Conflicted for Benefit of Tocilizumab in COVID-19

One trial shows reduction in mortality, but no evidence of efficacy seen in two additional trials
Neonates with prolonged arterial line/central venous line use have fewer skin breaks and have significantly larger thalamic volumes early in life compared with those with restricted line use

Skin Breaks Drop With Prolonged AL/CVL Use in Neonates

Larger thalamic volumes seen with prolonged arterial line, central venous line use and fewer skin breaks
For patients with type 2 diabetes

Green Tea, Coffee Intake Linked to Reduced Mortality in T2DM

Higher levels of consumption of green tea and/or coffee may reduce mortality in those with T2DM