Healthcare News & Insights

Benefits of nurse staffing levels vary by type of hospital

While a high nurse staffing level is generally a good goal, some facilities get more of a quality boost from it than others.

Contaminated IVs suspected in deaths of nine patients

Alabama public health officials are investigating an outbreak of bacterial infections at six hospitals in the state. 

Nine hospitals test a radical new informed consent form

Any clinician has seen a patient’s eyes glaze over — or widen in terror — when faced with a consent form that includes dozens of potential risks ranging from infection to death. A process to better inform patients often only confuses them.

Med students used single-use needle on multiple patients

It doesn’t seem as if you need to be highly trained to know that re-using a single-use blood testing device is a bad idea. But these students thought it was A-Ok.