Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTMothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTA short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her way home from the hospital.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDTNew research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother's...
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTHospital cuts sepsis deaths by 40 percent after introducing relatively simple steps such as increased ward nurse training and a special observation chart.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTSepsis, commonly called blood poisoning, is a common affliction that can affect people of all ages.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDTStudy shows how carefully written, nurse-initiated protocols targeted at certain patients relieved crowding in a busy, inner-city emergency room.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTEach member of the surgical team should be empowered to speak up and take responsibility for patient care.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDTContrary to a previous study, new research from more than 1.3 million births concludes that there is no association between labor induction and autism.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDTBy changing practices spanning ordering, transport, and storage of blood, an academic medical center reduces blood use by 30 percent and saves $2 million.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PDTStudy highlights an important shortfall in the uptake of evidence into practice.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDTCandida auris - a multidrug-resistant, invasive yeast infection with high mortality rates - has hit nine countries, prompting fears of a global emergence.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDTResearch being presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides clear evidence that the gloves of healthcare workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDTSickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common serious genetic disorder in Britain, affecting around 15,000 adults and children.
Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT"OB Nest": Just the name may bring warm feelings to parents and prospective parents. However, at Mayo Clinic, it's much more than a name. It's a new way that Mayo Clinic is providing prenatal care.
Tue, 10 May 2016 09:00:00 PDTA review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.
Thu, 05 May 2016 09:00:00 PDTToday, World Hand Hygiene Day, CDC is launching the new "Clean Hands Count" campaign urging healthcare professionals, patients, and patients' loved ones to prevent healthcare-associated infections...
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDTThe Penn Nursing study is the first to assess whether unmet nursing care contributes to racial/ethnic differences in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDTMaternal and neonatal intrapartum outcomes in the UK are similar during "in-hours," when a senior obstetrician is scheduled to be present on the labour ward, and "out-of-hours," when care is...
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDTAfter living in a controlled dark-light environment that shifted their sleep-wake cycle away from their inbuilt 24-hour clock, women showed more cognitive impairment than men.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDTImplementation of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention with daily checklists, goal setting, and clinician prompting did not reduce in-hospital mortality compared with routine care among...
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDTThe largest analysis of GP and nurse consultations to date shows that workloads in general practice have increased by 16% over the past 7 years, with more frequent and longer consultations.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDTUnited States' out-of-hospital births increased to nearly 60,000 in 2014, continuing a decade-long increase.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDTNew research confirms that hospital patients often eat poorly, and that the hospital mealtime environment may contribute to this problem.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PDTThe FDA have filed a move to ban most medical gloves that contain added powder to make them easier to wear, citing health risks to patients and health professionals.
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PDTWhen women in labor are given more time to deliver their baby than current guidelines recommend, their incidence of cesarean delivery drops by 55 percent, say researchers at Thomas Jefferson...