ED staff work closely with municipal and state law enforcement officials as well as in-house security workers. That relationship is critical to patient, public, and provider safety. The maintenance of a cordial and functional relationship is imperative. However, it cannot happen at the expense of patients’ health, dignity, and constitutional rights.
Sexual harassment creates toxic work culture for workers, patients
February 5, 2018
It will surprise few employee health professionals that healthcare is no exception to the shocking incidents of sexual harassment being reported nationally in various industries by the #MeToo women’s movement.
‘If you are losing 400 physicians to suicide in a year, that’s a 747 going down’
January 4, 2018
A recent survey of healthcare leaders cited “change fatigue” as one of the primary drivers of burnout among healthcare workers, particularly physicians who work with a traditional autonomy that carries some risk of becoming isolating and depressing.
Large study includes all forms of current hormonal contraception
December 28, 2017
Results from a study of 1.8 million Danish women ages 15-49 indicate that the risk of breast cancer is increased among women who currently or recently used contemporary hormonal contraceptives compared to those women who have never used such methods. While the risk increased with longer use, the absolute increases in risk were small.
Pediatric sepsis is a high-stakes diagnosis that requires vigilance to make an early, timely diagnosis. Aggressive resuscitation, including fluids, antibiotics, and vasoactive agents, may be necessary. Rapidly changing standard of care also makes sepsis a critical diagnosis for clinicians.