Amy Novotney, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

Amy Novotney

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Study: PPE causing serious skin injuries

A new study has found that nearly half of medical staff treating patients with COVID-19 experienced serious skin injuries from the use of personal protective equipment, including masks, goggles, face shields and protective gowns.

COVID-19 affecting nurses’ mental health

The coronavirus could be wreaking havoc on the mental health of nurses and other frontline healthcare workers. A new study of nearly 1,300 healthcare workers in China who dealt with COVID-19 patients is an early indicator that such a concern is true.

A mobile IC isolation pod for facilities

An international task force of designers, engineers, medical professionals and military experts has designed a mobile intensive-care isolation pod in response to the shortage of ICU beds available and the spread of COVID-19 worldwide.

Toxic combo: Compassion fatigue, burnout

Nurses are constantly exposed to a variety of stressors and ethically complex decision-making that can lead to compassion fatigue. A new study shows that when you add high levels of compassion fatigue to high levels of burnout, nurses are less likely to stay with their current employer.

EHRs need to be equipped for best results

Electronic health records and other data-driven healthcare technologies offer potential for streamlining care delivery, as long as they are equipped with the right data and tools to make use of it, a report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center said.

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