The Covid-19 epidemic has driven more bedside nurses than ever to leave their jobs—but even before the coronavirus struck, nurse turnover had been rising for nearly a decade. Here's why it's so hard to keep nurses from leaving, and how you can convince them to stay, according to Advisory Board's Junhong Peng and Lauren Rewers.
Concerns about waning immunity against the coronavirus have led many people to seek antibody tests to determine whether they are still protected—but several health experts say it's not currently clear what antibody levels are needed for immunity.
Natural immunity to Covid-19 is likely to fade relatively quickly, meaning unvaccinated people who have recovered from the disease are at significant risk of reinfection from the coronavirus, according to research published in The Lancet Microbe.
As deadlines for several health care worker Covid-19 vaccine mandates have passed, health systems in various states are handling employees who remain unvaccinated differently—ranging from large-scale terminations to unpaid "grace periods."
Patients increasingly are able to access medical records and physician notes through portals, but often they encounter medical jargon that can cause confusion, or in some cases, even anger, Tara Parker-Pope reports for the New York Times.