According to the Houston Health Department, new cases of the novel coronavirus in Houston have hit a record high of over 200 cases per day, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, New York, and Texas.
Daihnia Dunkley, an RN and professor at Farmingdale State College, recently interviewed Black women who are current or former CNOs and found the obstacles they've faced in their roles hit three major themes. Here's what she found—and recommendations for how organizations can better support Black nurses.
More health care organizations are revisiting their strategy around community partnerships to meet the social needs of their patients—but most don’t have sufficient data and input from Black patients. Advisory Board's Clare Wirth and Virginia Reid outline steps you can take to better understand Black patients' social needs and successfully implement long-term solutions.
Over the past few months, there has been a surge in the market for materials laced with copper—including face masks, bedsheets, and socks—with manufacturers touting the metal's germ-killing ability. But experts say consumers should be cautious, as copper isn't a cure-all against the new coronavirus.
Hospitals in some states are becoming overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients, as the United States on Wednesday reported its highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases since the start of the country's epidemic.
So far, officials have reported nearly 122,000 U.S. deaths tied to the novel coronavirus. But the country's epidemic likely has taken far more American lives than are included in that figure—and not just because of Covid-19, Markian Hawryluk reports for Kaiser Health News.
This month, learn how Covid-19 affects the ability of patients with opioid use disorder to access treatment, read recent CDC data showing that both fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses increased between 2016 and 2017, and learn about a recent study showing the relationship between opioid prescriptions among family members and youth overdose.
More than half of U.S. states over the past two weeks have seen increases in their daily numbers of newly reported coronavirus cases—and officials have reported that new outbreaks of the virus are occurring among Americans visiting certain places and taking part in certain activities.