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Nurse Leader Weekly 1/28/19

In Case You Missed It … CBD Goes Mainstream as Bars and Coffee Shops add Weed-Related Drinks to Menus Saturday, January 26 CNBC CBD, or cannabidiol, is the compound found in the cannabis plant and it’s being put into just about everything. From lotions and beauty products to coffee and cocktails, users say CBD-laced products […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 1/21/19

In Case You Missed It … Florida Health Board Suspends Licenses Over Student Loan Defaults Monday, January 14 ABC Some Florida healthcare workers are in danger of losing their licenses over the past two years if they were in default of their student loans. The Board clarified it worked out repayment plans with most of […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 1/14/19

In Case You Missed It … Hospital Mergers Are Getting Bigger by the Year Friday, January 11 Forbes As medical care providers attempt to scale up to compete with national health insurers, bigger hospital and health system mergers have taken place. The 2018 average seller size hit $409 million in revenue and has grown at […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 1/7/19

In Case You Missed It … J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conferences This Week Monday, January 7 CNBC One of healthcare’s biggest gathering starts Monday in San Francisco. With major mergers and industry-level shifts, companies ranging from biotech to pharma to the insurance industry are bound to be disrupted.   Healthcare Added 50,000+ Jobs Last Month Friday, […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 12/17

In Case You Missed It … Texas Judge Rules Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional Friday, December 14 NYTimes On Friday, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional on the grounds that “requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the rest of the law cannot stand without it.”   Chicago […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 12/10

In Case You Missed It … Hospital-Acquired Diseases are Declining Monday, December 10 NYTimes Hospital-acquired infections are declining revealing an improvement in hospital cleanliness and efficiency. New safety guidelines have helped hospitals cut down on improper use of medical equipment while implementing sanitary protocols for existing ones.   Americans Paid $10,739 on Average for Healthcare […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 12/3

In Case You Missed It … FDA To Speed Up Medical Equipment Approval Process Monday, November 26 CNBC The FDA is planning to overhaul a 40-year-old clearance process for medical devices. The commissioner says there is new, exciting technology waiting to emerge from the field. Some say the sudden change could leave patients at risk. […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 11/26

In Case You Missed It … How Cannabis Legislation Will Affect Nurses Tuesday, November 20 ScrubsMag Today’s nurses must now become familiar with the effects of cannabis on a patient. For patients with qualifying conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, terminal illnesses, and chronic nausea, the use of the treatment and it’s effects could vary. New […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 11/19

In Case You Missed It … House Introduces Bill to Protect Millions of Health Care Workers Monday, November 19 Vox It’s isn’t hard to believe that healthcare workers experience an unusually high-rate of violence on the job. Some patients can be extremely difficult to work with and some cases can turn violent. A group of […]

Nurse Leader Weekly 11/5

In Case You Missed It … The Jewish Nurse Who Cared For The Accused Shooter Monday, November 5 Washington Post Jewish Nurse, Ari Mahler, treated the accused shooter, Robert Bowers after the deadly synagogue shooting tells his story.   Should There Be A Limit On Number of Patients Assigned To A Nurse? Monday, November 5 […]