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High School Magnet Programs Hoping To Chip Away Healthcare Worker Shortage

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RICHARDSON (CBS11) – As the nation ages, the much discussed shortage of healthcare workers is fast moving from nagging concern to full blown crisis. 398 more words


Old-School Nurse in a New Paradigm

I’m an old-school nurse working in a new paradigm.

That’s me in the pictures, nearly thirty years ago.  The white dress, pin and cap, along with white hose, white slip, white shoes, white cardigan and a… 400 more words


Barriers to the Use of PPE to Prevent Pertussis Exposures in a Pediatric Primary Care Network.

The resurgence of pertussis is contributing to mounting healthcare worker (HCW) exposures, especially within pediatric outpatient settings. Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines for ambulatory sites exist, but are not uniformly implemented. 227 more words


Comparative acceptance of pertussis and influenza immunization among health-care personnel.

Pertussis and influenza immunization in health-care professionals (HCP) has been shown to lead to significant reduction of nosocomial infections. Parallel campaigns of pertussis and seasonal influenza immunization gave us a unique opportunity to compare attitudes towards influenza and pertussis immunization among HCP and to determine acceptance rates for both or either one of the two immunizations or refusal of both. 184 more words


The 10 Most Stressful Jobs & Their Salaries

Thanks to “Business Insider” for crunching the data to come up with a new ranking of the most stressful jobs.  Did your oppupation make the top 10 list? 269 more words


Why Are Flu Shots Mandatory for Healthcare Workers?

Many hospitals have announced mandatory flu shots for their healthcare workers (HCW). Some employees are outraged at the choice between influenza immunization and losing their jobs. 26 more words


Stopping a Good Investment in the Health of Africa

August is of course Winter in the southern hemisphere, but we are just finishing the “dog days of summer” here in Boston. As we do so at the Harvard T.H. 751 more words