Nurse work environment affects patient outcome

(HealthDay)—Surgical patients in hospitals with good nurse work environments have lower odds of intensive care unit admission and mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in AACN Advanced Critical Care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital room surfaces pose low risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2

Hospital rooms where COVID patients were treated had little to no active virus contaminations on surfaces, according to a study at Duke University Hospital that adds to the body of research on how the pandemic respiratory ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer care needs mass COVID-19 testing

Thousands of cancer patients in the UK have had their treatment stopped or delayed because of COVID-19, and with pressures mounting on the health service, Cancer Research UK calls for widespread testing to prevent unnecessary ...


Improved work environments enhance patient and nurse satisfaction

Healthcare provider burnout is a mounting public health crisis with up to half of all physicians and one in three nurses reporting high burnout, data show. Burnout rates among nurses also correlate with lower patient satisfaction. ...

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