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Best Children's Hospitals 2018-19: Honor Roll and Overview

Congratulation to the hospitals who keep our kids safe and healthy!  Original post @ https://health.usnews.com By: Ben Harder and Avery Comarow This year’s rankings were created from data collected through a clinical survey sent to nearly 200 hospitals and a reputational survey sent to about 11,000 doctors who are pediatric specialists. THE ANNUAL U.S. NEWS Best Children’s Hospitals rankings,…
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Clostridium difficile Infections Have Decreased 36 Percent in Canadian Hospitals

Original Post @ https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com Rates of C. difficile infections have decreased 36 percent in hospitals across Canada, although the virulent NAP1 strain associated with severe illness and deaths is the most common strain, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Clostridium difficile is the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitalized patients…
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This Morning Routine Will Save You 20+ Hours a Week

Full Article @ https://www.inc.com By: Benjamin P. Hardy The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Protect Your Mornings I understand that this schedule will not work for everyone. There are single-parents with kids who simply can’t do something like this. We all need to work within the constraints of our unique contexts. However, if…
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Study on Infection Prevention Programs Find Urgent Need for Increased Staffing

Original Post on: http://www.contagionlive.com By: Saskia v. Popescu How many infection preventionists should hospitals employ? Hospitals spend a lot of time looking at nursing ratios for patients and ensuring enough staff are on the units, but what about the infection prevention program? There have been only a handful of studies to truly address the staffing of…
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Genetic Test Can Rule Out Chemo Use in Early Breast Cancer

Original Post on: https://www.medpagetoday.com  By: Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today CHICAGO — About 70% of women with the most common form of early breast cancer don’t need chemotherapy after surgery, a researcher said. The finding from a randomized clinical trial suggests a change in clinical practice for majority of women with disease that is hormone…
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Managers, don’t make these mistakes when you onboard your new hire

Original Post on: https://www.fastcompany.com By: Meghan E. Butler —THE MUSE Making a new team member feel welcome can go a long way. Baptism by fire. Sink or swim. To the wolves! Call it what you want, but–generally speaking–this isn’t the most effective method to train a new employee. Really. For one thing, it does little to…
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Could a New Universal Tuberculosis Regimen Help End the TB Pandemic?

Original Post on: https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com/ By: Benjamin Patterson, MBBS, Infectious Diseases Specialist As tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s most lethal infectious disease, there is an urgent need to improve the treatment of this bacterial infection. One approach under consideration is the institution of a universal or “pan-TB” regimen comprising new agents capable of treating multidrug-resistant (MDR) and even…
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How to trick your brain into not getting bored

Original Post on: https://www.fastcompany.com  By: Stephanie VozzaTEPHANIE VOZZA Disengagement isn’t a motivation problem–it’s biological. Our brains are built to get excited about new things. Here are three ways you can trigger your brain to release dopamine even when you’re doing something boring. You may have loved your job when you started, but it’s not unusual to get…
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Make Patients on the QI Team the Norm, Not the Exception

Original Post on: http://www.ihi.org By: IHI Multimedia Team Watch Related Video For the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), collecting patient satisfaction data doesn’t go far enough to engage patients in quality improvement (QI). In addition to gathering feedback, ELFT offers interested patients and their caregivers — who they call “service users” and “carers” — opportunities…
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3D Printed Kidneys Saves Life of Two-Year-Old Child

Original Post on: https://3dprintingindustry.com By: Tia Vialva Surgeons at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, have worked with Stratasys’ 3D printing to support the first successful larger-than-average adult kidney transplantation from father to son. The high-risk procedure was performed with the help of two, true-to-life, 3D printed models, which proved vital to surgical preparation. The…
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