Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better hospital nurse staffing tied to fewer sepsis deaths

(HealthDay)—Improving hospital nurse staffing could significantly reduce deaths from sepsis, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home health care improves COVID-19 outcomes

Survivors of COVID-19 are a vulnerable population who often have health ramifications from their illness and hospital stay. Upon returning home from acute care, large proportions of survivors experience functional dependencies, ...

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Virus-drained nurses hang up uniforms for other jobs

One is a pastry-cook. Another dreams of becoming a bookseller. All have slammed the door on the hospitals where they used to work, exhausted by wave after wave of COVID-19 patients.

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