As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on both staff and residents, taking the time to provide a leadership team with a refresher on psychological first aid can go a long way, according to a panel of experts during a McKnight’s Online Forum in April.
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.
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.
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.
Approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults use fitness trackers, smartwatches and other wearables to monitor their activity and improve health habits, according to a 2019 Gallup poll. Increasingly, these devices also are being used to identify and monitor individuals when they are ill.
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.
In an effort to reduce ongoing turnover issues and promote workforce stability, Louisville-based long-term care provider Trilogy Health Services has entered into a partnership that gives its employees easier access to four-year degrees.
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.